Parent Organizations

Parent Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Network

Network provides technical assistance, resources, and information across the nation to all families of children with disabilities, ages birth to 26 years, and to the professionals who work with them: www.ParentCenterNetwork.org; 1-888-248-0822 (Voice) or 1-952-838-0190 (TTY)

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

A national organization serving families of children with disabilities—infants, toddlers, children, and youth—informing them on the nation’s general education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and special education law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as best practices for providing effective education to children with special needs: www.nichy.org; 1-800-695-0285 (Voice/TTY).

Family Voices

Clearinghouse for information and education; works with policy makers to provide family perspective or health issues: www.FamilyVoices.org; 1-888-835-5669.

The Arc

Through its local chapters and national Web site, The Arc provides cross-disability information, services, and resources: www.TheArc.org; 1-800-433-5255.

TASH, the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps 

1025 Vermont Ave., Floor 7,
Washington, DC 20005
www.tash.org
800- 482-8274 (toll free);
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