Web Links

1)  The ARC: http://www.thearc.org/

The ARC is the world's largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The ARC is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2) The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): http://www.cec.sped.org/

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilties, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropraite governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional developmen, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

3) Learning Disabilities Association (LDA): http://www.ldanatl.org/

LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. LDA's mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in the future.

4) Christian Mothers with Special Needs Children:     (317-826-4399)

Support meetings for special needs children.

5) Solo Flight (St. Luke's Singles): www.stlukesumc.com

Offers single parents' self-support group that provide custodial and non-custodial parents the opportunity to explore ways to maintain closeness with their children.

6) Parent to Parent Networking: www.ai.org/ipin

Provides statewide network for professionals and parents of children with special needs to share information and resources.

7) Prevail:     (317-773-6942)

Offers the following support groups: RSVP - Rape and Sexyal Violence Program (adult and teen survivor support groups); sexual harassment group; New Beginnings (domestic violence support group); co-dependency support group; Ups 'N' Downs (child support group addressing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, domestic violence, and divorce, and custody issues); and a parenting group.

8) Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder: www.adhaadvantage.com

Offers a support group for parents of children with ADD.

9) Families Reaching for Rainbows:     (317-251-0005)

Provides a support group for parents and other caregivers of children with emotional difficulties including ADD/ADHD

10) Hancock Memorial Hospital: www.hmhhs.org

Offers a support group for parents of children with ADD.

11) Novice of Procedural Safeguards and Parents Rights: http://doe.state.in.us/exceptional/speced/pub_ProcedSafeguard.html

The following are the revised Procedural Safeguards and Parent Rights in Special Education.