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Albinism/ Hypopigmnetation
National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmnetation
International Albinism Center
Albinism World Alliance
Facts About Albinism
How Albinism Works
 PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research

Asperger Syndrome
See also Autism

O.A.S.I.S. (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) - Florida Support Groups
NINDS Asperger Syndrome Information Page
Aspergers Syndrome
Autism Society-What’s Unique About Aspergers Syndrome?
Aspergers Syndrome Support Network
Asperger Foundation International
Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN)

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Educational Network of Florida (ATEN)
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
Assistive Technology – Miami-Dade Public Schools
Assistive Technology Solutions (ATS)
EASI - Equal Access to Software and Information
ABILITY Magazine
Alliance for Technology Access
Business Week-Assistive Technology Archive
Closing the Gap
The Family Center on Technology and Disability
Infinitec: Infinite Potential through Assistive Technology
Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center
Public School's Special Education System: Funding Source for Assistive Technology
The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
Assistive Technology Online Project

Attention Deficit Disorder
CHADD-Florida Chapters
Adult ADHD Support Groups in Florida
ADD Association

See also Aspergers Syndrome

Autism Society of Florida  
Autism Speaks – Florida Resources
Autism Speaks – Florida News
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD):
CARD Florida State University
CARD University of Central Florida
CARD University of Florida
CARD University of Miami
CARD University of South Florida
Autism Speaks
National Autism Association
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-Autism
Autism Fact Sheet
Blindness and Visual Impairments
Conklin Centers for the Blind
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Lighthouse of the Blind
Florida Center for the Blind
Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches
New York Institute for Special Education-Blindness Resources
BLIST: Blindness Related Email Lists
V.I. Guide
National Eye Institute
The Hatlen Center for the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind

Internet Public Library-Vision & Eye Conditions
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Prevent Blindness America

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Florida, Inc. (BIAF)
Florida Department of Health - Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
 Brain Injury Association of America
Family Caregiver Alliance
Brain Injury Resource Center
The Perspectives Network
Traumatic Brain Injury Central

Cerebral Palsy  
UCP of South Florida
 Cerebral Palsy-A Guide for Care
Cerebral Palsy-Hope Through Research
Cerebral Palsy-How Can I Help?
United Cerebral Palsy
KidsHealth-Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Info Central

Communication Disorders
See also Deafness and Hearing Impairments, Speech Disorders

Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Florida Telecommunications Relay
Aphasia FL Support Groups
Florida Yahoo Apraxia Online Support Group
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)

Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Florida Chapters
CF Centers in Florida
Cystic Fibrosis Information
Cystic Fibrosis Center at Stanford
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis-What You Need to Know
CF Living

See Communication Disorders

Florida State Resources for the Deaf-Blind
Florida Outreach Project
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
Deaf-Blind Children
Helen Keller National Center
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind

Deafness and Hearing Impairments
Florida Association for the Deaf
Florida Dog Guides For The Deaf
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Florida Deaf Network
Families With Deaf Children
National Association of the Deaf
National Deaf Education Project
Deaf Women United

Developmental Disabilities
See also General, Multi-Service Agencies

ARC Florida
Hope Center
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council  
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
Understanding Developmental Disabilities
Center for Disease Control: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Down Syndrome  
PODS Angels Support Foundation
Down Syndrome Support – South Florida
F.R.I.E.N.D.S Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome-Health Issues
Down Syndrome Online Resources
Downs City
National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome Society
Bringing Up Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Information Guide
Up With Down
Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Dwarfism: Frequently Asked Questions
Little People of America
Billy Barty Foundation
Human Growth Foundation
Magic Foundation
Dwarf Athletic Association of America
Little People Research Fund, Inc. - Dwarfism

International Dyslexia Foundation Florida Branch
Dyslexia Research Institute
Florida Center for Reading Research
International Dyslexia Association
Dyslexia Talk-Online Support Group
Information and Resources for Dyslexia – Understanding Dyslexia

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Supported Employment in Florida
Local Resources for Employment of People with Disabilities in Florida
FL Association for Persons in Supported Employment
The Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN)
US Department of Labor
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Partners in Employment
The Red Book
Social Security Administration
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supporters and Job Retention
Employment Support Institute
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

American Epilepsy Society
Cure Epilepsy
Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation-Australia
Ketogenic Diet-Stanford Medical Center
Epilepsy Information Page

Fragile X
Fragile X Research Foundation
National Fragile X Foundation
Fragile X Syndrome Online Support Group on Yahoo
Care Place Fragile X Syndrome Online Support Group
Genetics Home Reference: Fragile X Syndrome Information
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – Fragile X Syndrome Information
eMedicine: Fragile X Syndrome
University of Michigan Health System – Fragile X Syndrome
Families and Fragile X Syndrome (PDF)

Health (General)
Florida Department of Health and Human Services
Health A to Z
National Institutes of Health
Mayo Clinic
Consumer and Patient Health Information
MERCK Manual

Inclusion/Independent (Community) Living
South Florida Center for Independent Living (CIL)
Florida Independent Living Council
Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living, Inc.
Florida Inclusion Network
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Institute for Human Centered Design-Adaptive Environments
Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
The Center for an Accessible Society
Center for Housing and New Community Economics (CHANCE)
Center for Neighborhood Technology
The Center on Human Policy-Syracuse University
The Center for Universal Design
The Community Imperative
Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living (CIRCL)
New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
Inclusion Daily Express
Independent Living Research Utilization
United States Access Board
United We Ride
World Institute on Disability
Inclusion of Students with Special Needs
Learning Disabilities
See also Attention Deficit Disorder

Practitioners' Task Force on Adults with Learning Disabilities
Florida State Resources (NALLD)
Florida State Resources (LD OnLine)
Learning Disabilities Association of Florida
LD Online
LD Resources
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Center for Learning Disabilities
NLD Online
Multi-Service Agencies

Abilities of Florida
Easter Seals Florida
Easter Seals South Florida
Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) – Area Offices
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
Multiple Sclerosis  
National Multiple Sclerosis Society-South Florida Chapter
Computer Literate Advocates for Multiple Sclerosis (CLAMS)
MS Crossroads
MS World
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Multiple Sclerosis Information Page
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
National MS Society

Phenyleketonuria (PKU)
PKU of Florida
PKU News
Save Babies - PKU
PKU-Allied Disorders
Children’s PKU Network
National PKU Alliance
PKU-Newborn Screening

Prader-Willi Syndrome
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Prader-Willi Syndrome Information
The Genetics of Prader-Willi Syndrome
The International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization

Rett Syndrome
International Rett Syndrome Foundation
Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance
Rett Syndrome Research Foundation
Rett Syndrome Magazine
Rett Syndrome Fact Sheet

Speech Impairments
See also Communication Disorders

Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (FLSHA)

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida
Nemours-Spina Bifida Programs in Florida
Spina Bifida Association-Clinics in Florida
Association for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus
Children and Adults with Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus
International Federation for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus
Spina Bifida Association

Spinal Cord Injury
Florida Department of Health - Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center 
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
 Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure
Informed Consumer's Guide to Assistive Technology for People with Spinal Cord Injuries
Paralyzed Veterans of America
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
U-M Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System-University of Michigan
The Spinal Cord Information Pages
National Stuttering Association-Florida Support Groups
The National Center for Stuttering
National Stuttering Association
Stuttering Therapy and Support Groups
Online Stuttering Support Group
The Stuttering Foundation

Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Association of Florida
The Facts About Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Information Page
Tourette Syndrome Association
Tourette Syndrome “Plus”
Tourette’s Disorder
Internet Public Library-Tourette Syndrome


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