hands for organizationsNational Organizations

Below the links you will find details to national organizations to continue your research.

Part One – Definitions & Requirements

Part Two – Misconceptions & Benefits

Part Three – Being on The Child’s Team

List of Medical Conditions & Disorders

List of Acronyms & Abbreviations

List of Frequently Asked Questions

ada dot govADA Information, National Office

The Department of Justice operates an ADA Infor¬mation Line. Information Specialists are available to answer general and technical questions during business hours on the weekdays.

The Information Line also provides 24-hour automated services for ordering ADA materials and an automated fax back system that delivers technical assistance materials to fax machines or modems.

Tel: (800) 514-0301 (voice)

Internet: www.ada.gov

Children’s Foundation (CF)

CF has been involved with family child care for more than 25 years and has developed training materials that relate to working with children with disabilities.

Tel: (202)347-3300

child care lawChild Care Law Center (CCLC)

The CCLC is a national non-profit legal services organization founded in 1978. CCLC’s primary objective is to use legal tools to foster the de-velopment of high quality, affordable child care for every child, every parent, and every com¬munity.

Tel: (415)394-7144

Fax: (415)394-7140

E-mail: info@childcarelaw.org

Internet: www.childcarelaw.org

cecThe Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division for Early Childhood (DEC)

CEC is a nonprofit organization advocating for individuals who work with or on behalf of chil-dren with special needs, birth through age eight,  and their families. The Division is dedicated to promoting policies and practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of children.

Tel: (800)224-6830

E-mail: cec@cec.sped.org

Internet: www.cec.sped.org

Federal Resource Center (FRC) for Special Education

The FRC is a five-year contract between the Acad¬emy for Educational Development, its partner, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Special Education Programs.The FRC supports a nationwide techni¬cal assistance network to respond to the needs of children and youth with disabilities, especially students from under-represented populations.

Tel: (202)884-8215 or (202) 884-8200 TTY

Fax: (202) 884-8443

E-mail: nectac@unc.edu

Internet: www.rrfcnetwork.org

naeycThe National Association for the Education of Younq Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood educa¬tion and programs for children. It offers many services, including publications.

Tel: (800) 424-2460 or (202) 232-8777

Fax: (202)328-1846

E-mail: naeyc@naeyc.org

Internet: www.naeyc.org

National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)

Provides information on child care.

Tel: (800)616-2242

Fax: (800)716-2242

E-mail: bscott@nccic.org

Internet: www.nccic.org

ectaNational Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

This is a consortium working to support states, jurisdictions, and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.

Tel: (919)962-2001 voice or (919) 843-3269 TTY

Fax: (919)966-7463

E-mail: nectac@unc.edu

Internet: www.nectac.org

National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

The NIDRR is within the Office of Special Educa¬tion and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education.They have established ten regional centers throughout the U.S. to pro¬vide information, training, and technical assis¬tance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under ADA.

Tel: (800) 949-4232 V/TTY

Fax: (703) 525-3585

Internet: www.adata.org

zero to threeZero to Three/National Center for lnfants, Toddlers, and Families

This is the nation’s leading resource on the first three years of life. It is a national non-profit chari¬table organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners, and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.

Tel: (202) 638-1144 or (800) 899-4301

to order publications Fax: (202)638-0851

E-mail: 0to3@zerotothree.org

Internet: http://www.zerotothree.org

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List of Medical Conditions & Disorders

List of Acronyms & Abbreviations

List of Frequently Asked Questions

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