Helpful Links for The Story of Beautiful Girl
www.aaidd.org - American Alliance on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
www.thearc.org - The Arc of The United States - Promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
www.disabilityscoop.com - The Disability Scoop. Developmental disability news.
www.qualitymall.org/main - Quality Mall. Free information about person-centered supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
www.siblingsupport.org - The Sibling Support Project. Dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns.
www.easterseals.com - Nonprofit, community-based health agency dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities attain greater independence.
www.sabeusa.org - Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE). The self-advocacy organization of the United States.
www.speaking.org - Speaking For Ourselves. An independent, grassroots advocacy organization run by and for people with disabilities.
www.theriotrocks.org - The Riot! An e-newsletter for self-advocates.
www.ancor.org - The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). Represents and advocates on behalf of the more than 800 private providers of services and supports for nearly 500,000 Americans with disabilities that employ over 400,000 direct support staff in 49 states and Washington, D.C.
www.youneedtoknowme.org - Stories of and facts about the direct support professional workforce. Part of ANCOR's National Advocacy Campaign.
www.nadsp.org - The National Association of Direct Support Professionals. It has developed a national agenda to strengthen the direct support workforce.
www.collegeofdirectsupport.com - The College of Direct Support. Provides an internet-based curriculum for direct support professionals.
www.nad.org - National Association of the Deaf. The nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. See "Community" and then "Organizational Affiliates" for many terrific links.
www.aapd.com - American Association of People With Disabilities. The country's largest cross-disability membership organization, the AAPD organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change - politically, economically, and socially.
bancroft.berkeley.edu - The Disability Rights And Independent Living Movement. A timeline of major events in disability history, and more than 100 oral histories with leaders and shapers of the disability rights and independent living movement from the 1960s onward.
www.disstudies.org - Society for Disability Studies. A scholarly organization dedicated to the cause of promoting the disability studies as an academic discipline.
www.hachettebookgroup.com/publishing_grand-central-publishing.aspx - Grand Central Publishing, which published The Story of Beautiful Girl.
www.bookmovement.com - Book Movement is a site for book clubs. Visit it for a reader's guide and moreinformation about The Story of Beautiful Girl.
www.nsgc.org - The National Society of Genetic Counselors advances the various roles of genetic counselors in health care by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services.