National Resources

Please contact us if you have questions about the resources below or if you need additional resources.

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We are Understood

We are the lifelong guide for those who learn and think differently. In the past year, we’ve helped more than 20 million people discover their potentials, take control of their lives, and stay on positive paths.
Understood – For learning and thinking differences

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
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Wrights Law

Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. Begin your search for information in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries. You’ll find links to hundreds of articles, cases, and resources on the Topics page. Subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate, our free online newsletter. 

The Special Education Law Library includes these sections:

CADRE – Dispute Resolution

CADRE’s major emphasis is on encouraging the use of mediation, facilitation, and other collaborative processes as strategies for resolving disagreements between parents and schools about children’s educational programs and support services. CADRE supports parents, educators, administrators, attorneys and advocates to benefit from the full continuum of dispute resolution options that can prevent and resolve conflict and ultimately lead to informed partnerships that focus on results for children and youth.

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Disability Rights Advocates

With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is the leading national nonprofit disability rights legal center. DRA uses litigation, structured negotiations, advocacy, community education, and media to reform systems and practices that discriminate against people with disabilities.

Take Action for Mental Health

As part of California’s ongoing mental health movement, the Take Action for Mental Health campaign is designed to help you check in, learn more, and get support for your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about. Take Action for Mental Health (

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your gift helps support NAMI’s ongoing awareness, education and advocacy efforts, including initiatives such as expanding NAMI HelpLine’s hours and services; advocating for a better crisis response system; developing resources for youth and young adults; and updating our educational materials to better address the needs of underrepresented communities.
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