Parent Resources

North Dakota Resources:
Parent’s Guide to Special Education
Parental Rights

PASS – Parent Assistance and Supportive Schools
Statewide Parent Information and Resource Center located within the Pathfinder Family Center.
Pathfinder Family Center
Telephone: 1-888-763-7277

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Special Education Division
Telephone: 1-701-328-2277
URL: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/students-parents/SpecialEducation

 

Autism:

Autism Hotline
Autism Services Center
Telephone: (304) 525-8014

Autism Society of America
Telephone: 1-800-328-8476
URL: http://www.autism-society.org

 

Emotional Disturbance:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Public Information Office
Telephone: (800) 333-7636
URL: http://www.med.umich.edu/psych/child/index.htm

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
Telephone: 1-800-328-0272
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Telephone: 1-703-684-7710
URL: http://www.ffcmh.org
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Telephone: 1-800-950-6264
URL: http://www.nami.org
National Clearinghouse on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health
Telephone: 1-800-628-1696
National Mental Health Association
Telephone: 1-800-969-6642
URL: http://www.nmha.org

 

Health Impairments:

United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.
Telephone: 1-800-872-5827
URL: http://ucp.org

Easter Seals – National Office
Telephone: 1-800-221-6827
URL: http://www.easter-seals.org
Spina Bifida Association of America
Telephone: 1-800-621-3141
URL: http://spinabifidaassociation.org/
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Telephone: 1-914-428-7100
URL: http://www.modimes.org
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Telephone: 1-800-227-0216
URL: http://www.naric.com
Epilepsy Foundation-National Office
Telephone: 1-301-577-0100
URL: http://www.epilepsy.com/
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Telephone: 1-800-352-9424
URL: http://www.ninds.nih.gov
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
Telephone: 1-701-258-9759
URL: http://www.chadd.org
ADDitude
Telephone: 1-800-856-2032
URL: http://www.additudemag.com

 

Hearing Impairments/Deafness:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc.
URL: http://www.agbell.org

American Society for Deaf Children
Telephone: 1-800-942-2723
URL: http://www.deafchildren.org
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Telephone: 1-800-638-8255
URL: http://www.asha.org
National Information Center on Deafness
Telephone: 1-202-651-5051
URL: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
Disorders Clearinghouse
Telephone: 1-800-241-1044
URL: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH)
Telephone: 1-301-657-2248
URL: https://www.shhhaust.org/

 

Learning Disabilities:

Division for Learning Disabilities
Telephone: 1-703-620-3660
URL: http://www.cec.sped.org

International Dyslexia Association
Telephone: 1-800-222-3123
URL: http://eida.org/
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Telephone: 1-888-300-6710
URL: http://ldaamerica.org/
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Telephone: 1-888-575-7373
URL: http://www.ncld.org

 

Intellectual Disabilities:

The Arc (formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens)
Telephone: 1-800-433-5255
URL: http://www.thearc.org/

American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)
Telephone: 1-800-424-3688
URL: http://www.aamr.org
National Down Syndrome Congress
Telephone: 1-800-232-6372
URL: http://www.ndsccenter.org/
National Down Syndrome Society
Telephone: 1-800-221-4602
URL: http://ndss.org

 

Severe and/or Multiple Disabilities:
TASH (formerly the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps)
Telephone: (410)-828-8274
URL: http://www.tash.org

 

Speech & Language Disorders:

Alliance for Technology Access
Telephone: 1-800-455-7970
URL: https://www.disability.gov/resource/alliance-for-technology-access-2/

Cleft Palate Foundation
Telephone: 1-800-242-5338
URL: http://www.cleftline.org/
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Telephone: 1-800-638-8255
URL: http://www.asha.org

 

Visual Impairments:

American Foundation for the Blind
Telephone: 1-800-AFBLIND
URL: http://www.afb.org/afb

Blind Children’s Center
Telephone: 1-800-222-3566
URL: http://www.blindchildrenscenter.org
National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired, Inc.
Telephone: 1-800-562-6265
URL: http://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/education/napvi
National Association for Visually Handicapped
Telephone: 1-212-889-3141
National Braille Press
Telephone: 1-800-548-7323
URL: http://www.nbp.org
National Eye Institute
Telephone: 1-301-496-5248
URL: http://www.nei.nih.gov
National Federation of the Blind, Parents Division
Telephone: 1-410-659-9314
URL: http://www.nfb.org
National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
Telephone: 1-800-424-8567
URL: http://www.loc.gov/nls