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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 123,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Read more about ASHA.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
The ASHFoundation is a charitable organization that supports the advancement of knowledge in this field and seeks to improve the lives of people with speech, language, or hearing disorders.

The Arc
Arc is a national organization on intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Assistive Technology Industry Association
The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASCD is a community of educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner.

Closing The Gap -
Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
A bi-monthly newspaper full of product information and articles by leading experts, detailing the successfull implementation of assistive technology at home, work, and in educational settings.

ConnSENSE Bulletin
This site is dedicated to bringing you practical resources on assistive technology that will help individuals with disabilities.

Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

Different Roads to Learning
Here's an on-line catalog specializing in learning materials and playthings for children with developmental delays and challenges.

MacArthur Communication Development Inventories
The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories are parent report forms for assessing language and communication skills in infants and young children.

Minnesota Department of Human Services
The Minnesota Department of Human Services helps people meet their basic needs by providing or administering health care coverage, economic assistance, and a variety of services for children, people with disabilities and older Minnesotans.

National Center for Voice and Speech
The National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS) shall conduct research, disseminate information, educate special populations, and provide clinical service in the area of voice and speech.

National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND)
The National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND) was established to provide a presence and national voice for parents of children, youth, and adults with special needs.

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders.

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD)
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States focused entirely on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. No other organization lobbies the government more aggressively to increase funding for Duchenne. PPMD strives to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by DMD through research, advocacy, education, and compassion.

Resources for Speech-Language Pathologists is a community organization and website portal dedicated to the sharing of resources and information about the field of speech-language pathology.

Speech Language Pathology Open Website Directory Project
The SLP/AUD Open Directory Project Is a link directory that is managed by Speech Language Pathologists (you can participate). It's goal is to create a source for all possible links relating to Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. The site can be found at and, an alternate URL for the same site.

Tadpole Adaptive
Tadpole Adaptive is an online retailer specializing in products for pediatric mobility. They offer a great selection of products for children and adults with special needs. They also assist families with product funding through their Tadpole Adaptive Registry.

Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
This is a useful and varied Web site. Be sure to visit the Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities sections.