Resources For States and Partners
We work within the national and state levels to provide assistance with federal funding, family support, progressive policy implementation, research, education, and quality of life enhancement.
- Supporting progressive policies
- Enhancing quality of life
American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, education and information on effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
National Autism Society
The Autism Society has affiliates in almost every state. If a local community does not have an affiliate serving its residents, the Autism Society National office supports the needs of individuals and families by providing information and referral services, advocacy, and education.
US DHHS Office of Administration of Disabilities
Under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Office of Disabilities includes the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), the Independent Living Administration (ILA), and the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Austism-specific information can also be found here.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
The AUCD links people to a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
National Association of Council on Developmental Disabilities
NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories. Each state has a DD Council and receives federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.
National Downs Syndrome Society
The National Downs Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. They work toward a future where all people with Down syndrome have opportunities to enhance their quality of life and turn their aspirations into realities.