This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores education issues for people with disabilities and is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The concise, engaging presentational style emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Annotated List of Organizations and Associations

Annotated List of Organizations and Associations

Annotated list of organizations and associations
MichelleRaaschMinyoungKimLanaCollet-Klingenberg, and CherylHanley-Maxwell

This chapter provides an annotated list of organizations and associations affiliated with education for individuals with disabilities. This list spans infancy through adulthood and is organized into five major sections. The first four sections (assistive technology, transition, government agencies, and national disability organizations) cut across disability categories. The fifth section focuses on organizations associated with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) disability categories. This list is not and could never be complete because new organizations and associations continue to be created. Throughout the chapter, major special education journals are identified within the descriptions of their parent organizations.

1. Assistive Technology

AAC Institute

1000 Killarney Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Telephone: (412) 523–6424

Fax: (330) 263–4829


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