Resources

> Parental Rights in Special Education (“PRISE”)
> Education Law Center “Right to Special Education in New Jersey:  A Guide for Advocates, 2d edition”
> Statewide Parent Advocacy Network – SPAN offers in-person trainings, web-based teleconferences, online information, lists of parent advisory groups and disability support groups, and much, much more. This is NJ’s “go-to” site for general and special education info as well as information for families of children with healthcare needs.
> National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
> New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
> US Education Department, Office of Special Education Programs
> Special Child Health Services Case Management Units – Each County has a Case Management Unit available to work with children of all ages who have identified complex medical healthcare needs, such as autism, cleft lip/palate, HIV/AIDS, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, PKU and a variety of other developmental and other syndromes and diseases.
> NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
> NJ Coalition on Inclusive Education
> What Works Clearinghouse, http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

Disability-specific resources:
> NICHCY – offers fact sheets on many specific disabilities

Brain Injury:
> Brain Injury Alliance of NJ

Tourette Syndrome:
> NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders
> Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey

Autism:
> Parents of Autistic Children
> Autism New Jersey
> Asperger Syndrome Education Network

Learning Disabilities:
> Learning Disabilities Association of NJ
> International Dyslexia Association

Spina Bifida:
> Spina Bifida Association
> NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities

ADHD:
> Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Deficit Activity Disorder

Mental Health:
> National Alliance on Mental Illness
> New Jersey Children’s Behavioral Health

Down Syndrome:
> National Down Syndrome Society
> NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:
> International OCD Foundation

Epilepsy:
> Epilepsy Foundation of NJ

Intellectual and other developmental disabilities:
> The ARC of NJ
> Family Support Center of NJ
> NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities

Cerebral Palsy
> Advancing Opportunities
> NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities