Reviewed Intellectual Disabilities Information Links
(viewing 1 - 5 of 6)Special Olympics
The main website for Special Olympics, an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with mental retardation to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with mental retardation year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
National Fragile X Foundation
This site provides a great deal of information about Fragile X and related conditions (such as Autism), including definitions, causes, testing, interventions, and resources. The site is easy to navigate and the information is thorough and yet understandable. A great site to check out!
Sibling Support Project
This Web site is a project of the Arc. It is dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs. Offers access to a newsletter, sibshop program, and other resources.
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) offers information and connections to the full spectrum of disabilities in children, including developmental delays and rare disorders. The website provides several publications including typical developmental milestones in childhood, specific disabilities and disorders, and the disability categories in the U.S. special education law (IDEA) that qualify a child for special education services.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disorders
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Mental Retardation (RRTCAMR) is a national resource for researchers, planners, providers, self-advocates, families and students in the field of aging and mental retardation. Here you will find online research publications, an information clearinghouse on topics having to do with supporting aging developmentally disordered people (Health Promotion, Family, Housing, etc.), A list of conferences and meetings, advocacy organizations, and links to other sites. All in all a very useful resource.