This document is an excerpt from the book
Children with Disabilities, Seventh Edition
Childhood Disabilities Resources, Services, For more information visit: and Organizations
Edited by Mark L. Batshaw, M.D., Nancy J. Roizen, M.D., & Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, Ed.D., Ph.D.
Childhood Disabilities Resources, Services, and Organizations
This appendix lists a number of organizations, Internet sources, and other resources that provide services and assist in research in the area of childhood developmental disabilities. The resources cited are a representative sample and are not intended to be all inclusive. A brief description follows each listing.
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Established in 1912 as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Provides funding and governs programs designed to ensure equal access for all to quality health care in a supportive, culturally competent, family, and community setting. Office of Disability Employment Policy http://www.dol.gov/odep One of theinoldest committees in Established 1912 aspresidential part of the Health Resources the United States. Promotes acceptance of peoand Services Administration (HRSA). Provides ple withand physical and intellectual disabilities in funding governs programs designed to ensure the world of work, in both the public and the equal access for all to quality health care in a supprivate thefamily, elimination of portive, sectors. culturallyPromotes competent, and combarriers, both physical and attitudinal, to the munity setting. employment of people with disabilities. Office of Disability Employment Policy Office of Special Education and http://www.dol.gov/odep Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) One of the oldest presidential committees in http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers the United States. Promotes acceptance of peoPart of the U.S.and Department Education. ple with physical intellectualofdisabilities in Responds to inquiries, and researches the world of work, in both the public and and the documents information on the operations serving private sectors. Promotes elimination of the field of disabilities. Specializes in providing barriers, both physical and attitudinal, to the information federalwith funding for programs empl