Developmental Disabilities

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities ensures that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services they need. http://www.scdd.ca.gov/

Department of Developmental Services provides information on the Frank D. Lanterman act and explains the appeals, complaints and comments process.
AB 1402 Disclosure (916) 654-1987. http://www.dds.ca.gov/complaints

North Los Angeles County Regional Center site describes services and events for people with developmental disabilities in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. http://www.nlacrc.org/

The American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) offers resources at www.aamr.org including publications, periodicals and abstracts from around the web. http://www.aamr.org/

The National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils promotes national policy that enables individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to make choices regarding the quality of their lives and be included in the community. http://www.nacdd.org/

Developmental Disabilities: Resources for Healthcare Providers is a site geared towards medical professionals, but is also very informative and may be helpful to anyone concerned about the healthcare of someone with a developmental disability. http://www.ddhealthinfo.org/

The Autism Research Institute offers very current information about autism and potential treatments and therapies. http://www.autism.com/

The Center for the Study of Autism operates an especially comprehensive site offering information on various issues and therapies. http://www.autism.org/

The United Cerebral Palsy site provides leading source of information regarding innovative projects, advocacy and research pertaining to cerebral palsy. http://www.ucp.org/

The National Down Syndrome Society offers comprehensive information about Down syndrome. http://www.ndss.org/

The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles offers information on Down Syndrome, different programs and resources available in the Greater Los Angeles area. http://www.dsala.org/

The FRAXA Research Foundation site provides some good, basic information about Fragile X Syndrome. http://www.fraxa.org/

The National Fragile X Foundation site provides very comprehensive information about Fragile X Syndrome. http://www.nfxf.org/

The Prader-Willi California Foundation offers a site with information as to the diagnosis criteria, treatment and progression of PWS. http://www.pwcf.org/

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is a similar site with a national focus. http://www.pwsausa.org/