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A snapshot on Disability in the USA (source CDC.gov)
Fact sheet on disabilities (Global impact) Courtesy of Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability book: Beyond Suffering: A Christian view of Disability ministry; Appendix A (pp.261-262)
Disability.Gov: the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide
Disability is Natural: The mission of Disability is Natural is to encourage new ways of thinking about developmental disabilities, in the belief that our attitudes drive our actions, and changes in our attitudes and actions can help create a society where all children and adults with developmental disabilities have opportunities to live the lives of their dreams, included in all areas of life. Learn about how our attitudes-Language, families and children, strategies and more. TAMBIEN EN ESPAÑOL!
Children’s disabilities Information: Essential articles and resources to empower parents of children with disabilities and special needs.
Parents.com: Early Signs of Autism
Center for Parent Information and Resources- Disabilities: The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) offers information and connections to the full spectrum of disabilities in children, including developmental delays and rare disorders
Adult With Disability Resources
National Organization on Disability: The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 56 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
National Council on Independent Living: NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully
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People First Language: People first language is used to speak appropriately and respectfully about individuals with a disability. People first language emphasizes the person first not the disability.