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National Association of Special Education Teachers
The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is the only national membership organization dedicated solely to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching.
National Autism Association
The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.
Autism Society of America
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
Autism Information Center
CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASDs, search for risk factors and causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASDs as early as possible.
- American Hyperlexia Association
- Council for Exceptional Children
CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
- International Dyslexia Association
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
Learning Disabilities Association of America has grown to serve tens of thousands of members with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them.
- National Association of Gifted Children
- National Association of State Director of Special Education
NASDSE works tirelessly with these education agencies to align policies and proven practices in order to ensure students with disabilities are afforded full participation in their education and successful transition to post-school education, employment and independent living.
- National Center to Improve Practice in Spec. Ed. Through Technology, Media & Materials
FSC strengthens schools and school systems so that they foster learning and development for all students.
- National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities
Great go-to guide.
- National Dissemination Center for Children and with Disabilities (NICHCY)
NICHCY serves the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.
- National Down Syndrome Society
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- The Arc
- National Association for Down Syndrome
Research Focused Organizations