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Please take a moment to visit these important related websites.

Minnesota Links

ARC Minnesota - Advocacy and Support for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families
Children, Youth, & Families Consortium at the University of Minnesota – Building Bridges for the Well-Being of Children, Youth, and Families
Courage Center– Where Abilities and Disabilities Become Possibilities
Fraser - Serving Children, Adults and Families with Special Needs, and Assisting Them in Maximizing Their Abilities and Realizing Their Potentials
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare – Where Kids With Disabilities Come First
Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota - Developing Strategies and Resources that Strengthen the Ability of Agencies, Programs, and Organizations to Provide Quality Services and Supports for Persons with Disabilities
Lifeworks – Services for People With Disabilities, for Business, and the Community
Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning - Special Education -Making a Difference in Educating Minnesota's Children and Youth who have Disabilities
PACER Center - Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
Special Olympics Minnesota - Providing Year-Round Programs of Sports Training and Competition for People with Mental Disabilities that Contributes to Lifelong Physical Fitness, Personal Growth and Achievement
UPSTREAM ARTS: Moving Against the Current - Enhancing the lives of youth with disabilities by promoting social and vocational independence through the power of arts education

National Links

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ARC of the United States - Working to Include All Children and Adults With Cognitive, Intellectual, and Developmental Disabilities in Every Community
Best Buddies International - Enhancing the Lives of People With Intellectual Disabilities by Providing Opportunities for One-to-One Friendships and Integrated Employment

Coloring Therapy - An alternative to formal meditation practices with a potential for family and interpersonal team-building skill development. Guidelines and resources to help you inexpensively improve your coping and awareness skills through an enjoyable activity.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Know the ADA: A Parent-Teacher Guide to Learning Disabilities
National Down Syndrome Society
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Special Olympics International