TASH is an international grassroots leader in advancing inclusive communities through research, education and advocacy. There are several TASH New England chapters.

NICHCY (National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities) serves as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; IDEA, the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices.

The Arc is the world’s largest community-based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Provides an array of services and support for families and individuals, includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 780 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Although there is currently no state chapter in New Hampshire, there are several regional chapters, including Concord, Manchester and Salem.

Ability Online a free interned community where children and youth with disabilities or illnesses and their parents can meet others, make friends from all over the world, share hopes and fears, find role models and mentor, and feel like they belong.

Disability Scoop
National news website billed as the premier source for Developmental Disability news. Updated frequently.

Provides helpful info to individuals who are applying for disability, thinking of applying, or who need to file an appeal after they've been denied. The person who heads the website was a Social Security disability examiner.

Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Good resource for information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families. This site ncludes an excellent presentation on the History of Human Services by Wolf Wolfensberger, Ph.Der.

Social Role Valorization
The Social Role Valorization Implementation Project (SRVIP) is a human service training, evaluation and consultation effort aimed at addressing the social devaluation of impaired and other vulnerable people in contemporary society. Social Role Valorization (SRV), as articulated by Wolf Wolfensberger, PhD, is our theoretical base. For more information about SRV please read "An Overview of Social Role Valorization Theory."

Transition Coalition
Online information, support, and linkages for all people interested and involved in the transition of students with disabilities from school to adult life.

The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education.

Other Web Sites

US Department of Health and Human Services’ New Freedom Initiative

Cerebral Palsy Guide - website and organization providing information on the education and care of children with cerebral palsy, providing resources, support, and information about the causes, treatment, and care of children with CP.

Inclusion Research Institute—a nonprofit organization whose activities include education, research and dissemination of information promoting inclusion

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Organization on Disability

Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality

Maine Handicapped Skiing—offers year-round recreation for people with physical disabilities free of charge

Information on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability and related benefits

Information on the Social Security Ticket to Work program