Parents As Advocates


Federation for Children with Special Needs
This organization provides a wealth of information, support and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional caregivers and partners, and their communities.  Programs include a Special Education Parent Center, a Family Support Center, a Health Advocacy Center, a Family and Community Engagement Center and a Parent-Professional Leadership Center.

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities & State Councils  
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is a national membership organization representing the 56 State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities. NACDD is a non-profit organization that works to develop and sustain inclusive communities and self-directed services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities.

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) 

The National Directory of State Protection and Advocacy Agencies for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness
NDRN is a non-profit organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP).  There is a P&A and CAP agency in every state and U.S. territory.  This network is the largest provider of legally-based advocacy services to persons with disabilities in the country.

Wright’s Law
Wrightslaw is a leading comprehensive website about special education law and advocacy, with a myriad of articles, cases, and resources (some free of charge and some for purchase) about various topics related to special education for children and teens with disabilities.