The federal government supports many clearinghouses, information centers, and institutes that focus on specific topics. In addition to publishing and distributing extensive free material on disability-related subjects, many of the clearinghouses, centers, and institutes also provide referrals to local resources.  For more information on federal and federally-funded information resources, contact:

NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities): 1-800-695-0285

NARIC (National Rehabilitation Information Center): 1-800-346-2742

NHIC (National Health Information Center): 1-800-336-4797

 

Accessibility The Access Board http://www.accessboard.gov
  Center for Universal Design http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud
Accessible Playgrounds Boundless Playgrounds, Inc. http://www.boundlessplaygrounds.org
Adoption AASK: Adopt a Special Kid http://www.adoptaspecialkid.org
  Adoptive Families http://www.AdoptiveFamiliesMagazine.com
  Jewish Children's Adoption Network http://www.users.qwest.net/~jcan
  National Adoption Center http://www.adopt.org
  Spaulding for Children http://www.spaulding.org
Advocacy Advocates Across America http://www.axa.org
  Children's Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org
  Council for Exceptional Children http://www.cec.sped.org
  SNAP: Special Needs Advocacy for Parents http://www.snapinfo.org
AIDS CDC National Prevention Information Network http://www.cdcnpin.org
  CDC National STD & Aids Hotlines http://www.sashastd.org
http://www.iwannaknow.org
Allergy & Infectious Diseases National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov
Arts National Arts & Disability Council http://www.nadc.ucla.edu
Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation Equipment Abledata http://www.abledata.com
  Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education http://www.wiu.edu/users/mimacp/wiu
  Lekotek's CompuPlay Programs http://www.lekotek.org
Bereavement Support Center for Loss in Multiple Birth, Inc. (CLIMB) http://www.climbsupport.org
  Compassionate Friends, Inc. http://www.compassionatefriends.org
  Pen-Parents http://www.pages.prodigy.com/nv/fgck08a/penparents.html
  Pregnancy & Infant Loss Center http://www/pilc.org
Birth Defects National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities http://www.centersfordiseasecontrol(cdc).gov/ncbddd
  Birth Defect Research for Children http://www.birthdefects.org
  Easter Seals http://www.easter-seal.org
  March of Dimes http://www.modimes.org
Breastfeeding La Leche League International http://www.lalecheleague.org
Cancer Cancer Information Service National Cancer Institute http://www.nci.hih.gov
Caregivers National Family Caregivers Association http://www.nfcacares.org
Child Care Child Care Plus http://www.ccplus.org
  Canadian Special Link National Center for Child Care Inclusion http://www.specialinkcanada.org
Developmental Disabilities AAC-RERC on Communication http://www.aac-rerc.com
  Developmental Delay Registry http://www.devdelay.org
Diabetes National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Digestive Diseases National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Disabilities Association of University Centers on Disabilities http://www.aucd.org
  NICHCY (National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities) http://www.nichcy.org
  Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/add
  National Council on Disability http://www.ncd.gov
  National Clearinghouse Canada http://www.indie.ca/odihrdc~orhc:gc.ca
  World Institute on Disability http://www.wid.org
Early Intervention Pathways Awareness Foundation http://www.pathwaysawareness.org
Education ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities & Gifted Children http://www.nci.nih.gov
  NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children http://www.naeyc.org
  American Council on Education http://www.heath-resource-center.org
  Federal Resource Center for Special Education http://www.dssc.org/frc
  Office of Special Education & Rehabilitation Services http://www.ed.gov/offices/osers
Employment Electronic Industries Foundation http://www.eiafoundation.org
  Job Accommodation Network http://www.jan.wuv.edu
  Job Opportunities for the Blind http://www.nfb.org
  Just One Break, Inc. http://www.justonebreak.com
  Mainstream http://www.mainstreaminc.org
  National Industries for the Severely Handicapped http://www.nish.org
  Office of Disability Employment Policy - US Department of Labor http://www.dol.gov/dol/odep
Family Health Agency for Health Care Research & Quality http://www.ahrq.gov
  Family voices http://www.familyvoices.org
  KDWB Variety Family Center http://www.peds.umn.edu/peds-adol
  National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health http://www.ncemch.org
  National Center for Health Statistics http://www.centersfordiseasecontrol(cdc).gov/nchs
  HSC Health Care System http://www.hscsn.org
  National Health Information Center http://www.healthfinder.gov
  National Institute of Child Health & Human Development NICHD http://www.nichd.nih.gov
  National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Diseases http://www.rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ord
  National Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse http://www.cirsol.com
Fathers  Washington State National Father's Network http://www.fathersnetwork.org
Genetics BridgeMar Research Foundation http://www.bridge-mar.org
  Genetic Alliance http://www.geneticalliance.org
  Hereditary Disease Foundation http://www.hdfoundation.org
Healthcare National Health Council http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org
  St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children http://www.stmaryskids.org
Hearing Impairments National Deaf Education Network & Clearinghouse http://www.clerccenter.gallaudet.edu
  National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders http://www.nidcd.nih.gov
Heart, Lung & Blood Disorders National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Information Center http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Hospitality Housing/Hospice Children's Hospice International http://www.chionline.org
  Hospitality Program http://www.hosp.org
  National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses http://www.nahhh.org
Housing Housing & Urban Development http://www.huduser.org
  Office for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity http://www.hud.gov
Independent Living Disabled & Alone Life Services for the Handicapped http://www.disabledandalone.org
  Independent Living Research Utilization Program http://www.ilru.org
Information & Referrals Brave Kids http://www.bravekids.org
  National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities http://www.nichcy.org
Kidney & Urologic Diseases National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Legal Assistance DREDF: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund http://www.dredf.org
  National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems http://www.protectionandadvocacy.com
  Pike Institute on Law & Disability http://www.bu.edu/law/pice
Mental Health National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network http://www.mentalhealth.org
  Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health http://www.rtc.pdx.edu
Mental Retardation The ARC of the US http://www.TheArc.org
Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases National Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse http://www.nih.gov/niams
Neurological Disorders National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
Oral Health National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse http://www.nohic.nider.nih.gov
Parenting National Parent Network on Disabilities NPND http://www.npnd.org
  STOMP Specialized Training of Military Parents http://www.washingtonpave.org
Perinatal NPA: National Perinatal Association http://www.nationalperinatal.org
Prematurity The Alexis Foundation for Premature Infants and Children http://www.thealexisfoundation.org
Primary Care National Clearinghouse for Primary Care Information http://www.bahc.hosa.gov/ncpci/publist
Rare Disorders Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.cord.ca
  MUMS: National Parent to Parent Network http://www.netnet.net/mums
  NORD: National Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org
Rehabilitation Easter Seals - March of Dimes National Council http://www.esmodnc.org
  Easter Seals http://www.easterseal.org
  NARIC - National Rehabilitation Information Center http://www.naric.com
Respite Care National Respite Locator Service http://www.chtop.com/locator.htm
Self-Help American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse http://www.selfhelpgroups.org
  National Self-Help Clearinghouse http://www.selfhelp-web.org
Sexuality Sexuality Information & Education Council of the US http://www.siecus.org
Sibling Support Sibling Support Project http://www.chmc.org/departmt/sibsupp
Social Security Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov
Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention http://www.afsp.org
Support Friends Health Connection http://www.friendshealthconnection.org
Toy Lending & Adaptations The National Lekotek Center http://www.lekotek.org
Training Programs Project DOCC Delivery of Chronic Care http://www.projectDOCC.org
Transitioning National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities NTA http://www.ed.uluc.edu/sped/tri/institute.html
Travel & Transportation Mobility International USA http://www.miusa.org
  National Patient Travel Center http://www.PatientTravel.org
  Society for the Advancement of Travel for the Handicapped & Elderly  (SATH)  http://www.sath.org
Vaccines National Vacine Network http://www.909shot.com
Visual Impairments National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov
  National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped http://www.loc.gov/nls
Wish Organizations Children's Hopes & Dreams http://www.childrenswishes.org
  Children's Wish Foundation http://www.childrenswish.org
  Grant-A-Wish The Children's Promise Foundation http://grant-a-wish.org
  Make-A-Wish Foundation http://www.wish.org
  The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada http://www.childrenswish.ca
  The Dream Factory http://www.dreamfactoryinc.org