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
  Center for Universal Design
Accessible Playgrounds Boundless Playgrounds, Inc.
Adoption AASK: Adopt a Special Kid
  Adoptive Families
  Jewish Children's Adoption Network
  National Adoption Center
  Spaulding for Children
Advocacy Advocates Across America
  Children's Defense Fund
  Council for Exceptional Children
  SNAP: Special Needs Advocacy for Parents
AIDS CDC National Prevention Information Network
  CDC National STD & Aids Hotlines
Allergy & Infectious Diseases National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Arts National Arts & Disability Council
Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation Equipment Abledata
  Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
  Lekotek's CompuPlay Programs
Bereavement Support Center for Loss in Multiple Birth, Inc. (CLIMB)
  Compassionate Friends, Inc.
  Pregnancy & Infant Loss Center http://www/
Birth Defects National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities http://www.centersfordiseasecontrol(cdc).gov/ncbddd
  Birth Defect Research for Children
  Easter Seals
  March of Dimes
Breastfeeding La Leche League International
Cancer Cancer Information Service National Cancer Institute
Caregivers National Family Caregivers Association
Child Care Child Care Plus
  Canadian Special Link National Center for Child Care Inclusion
Developmental Disabilities AAC-RERC on Communication
  Developmental Delay Registry
Diabetes National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Digestive Diseases National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Disabilities Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  NICHCY (National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities)
  Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
  National Council on Disability
  National Clearinghouse Canada
  World Institute on Disability
Early Intervention Pathways Awareness Foundation
Education ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities & Gifted Children
  NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children
  American Council on Education
  Federal Resource Center for Special Education
  Office of Special Education & Rehabilitation Services
Employment Electronic Industries Foundation
  Job Accommodation Network
  Job Opportunities for the Blind
  Just One Break, Inc.
  National Industries for the Severely Handicapped
  Office of Disability Employment Policy - US Department of Labor
Family Health Agency for Health Care Research & Quality
  Family voices
  KDWB Variety Family Center
  National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health
  National Center for Health Statistics http://www.centersfordiseasecontrol(cdc).gov/nchs
  HSC Health Care System
  National Health Information Center
  National Institute of Child Health & Human Development NICHD
  National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Diseases
  National Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse
Fathers  Washington State National Father's Network
Genetics BridgeMar Research Foundation
  Genetic Alliance
  Hereditary Disease Foundation
Healthcare National Health Council
  St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children
Hearing Impairments National Deaf Education Network & Clearinghouse
  National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders
Heart, Lung & Blood Disorders National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Information Center
Hospitality Housing/Hospice Children's Hospice International
  Hospitality Program
  National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
Housing Housing & Urban Development
  Office for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity
Independent Living Disabled & Alone Life Services for the Handicapped
  Independent Living Research Utilization Program
Information & Referrals Brave Kids
  National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities
Kidney & Urologic Diseases National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Legal Assistance DREDF: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
  Pike Institute on Law & Disability
Mental Health National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network
  Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
Mental Retardation The ARC of the US
Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases National Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Neurological Disorders National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
Oral Health National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
Parenting National Parent Network on Disabilities NPND
  STOMP Specialized Training of Military Parents
Perinatal NPA: National Perinatal Association
Prematurity The Alexis Foundation for Premature Infants and Children
Primary Care National Clearinghouse for Primary Care Information
Rare Disorders Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders
  MUMS: National Parent to Parent Network
  NORD: National Organization for Rare Disorders
Rehabilitation Easter Seals - March of Dimes National Council
  Easter Seals
  NARIC - National Rehabilitation Information Center
Respite Care National Respite Locator Service
Self-Help American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
  National Self-Help Clearinghouse
Sexuality Sexuality Information & Education Council of the US
Sibling Support Sibling Support Project
Social Security Social Security Administration
Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Support Friends Health Connection
Toy Lending & Adaptations The National Lekotek Center
Training Programs Project DOCC Delivery of Chronic Care
Transitioning National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities NTA
Travel & Transportation Mobility International USA
  National Patient Travel Center
  Society for the Advancement of Travel for the Handicapped & Elderly  (SATH)
Vaccines National Vacine Network
Visual Impairments National Eye Institute
  National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
Wish Organizations Children's Hopes & Dreams
  Children's Wish Foundation
  Grant-A-Wish The Children's Promise Foundation
  Make-A-Wish Foundation
  The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
  The Dream Factory