Giving Back with Some Help
A collection of trusted resources for you, your family, and your organization.
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) -Autism Support
It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.
Autism Action Partnership
To improve the quality of life of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Through the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program, CDC and its partners aim to improve early identification of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need.
National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center
The Administration on Aging/ Administration for Community Living (AoA/ACL) funds the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC).
Alzheimers & Related Dementias Education & Referral Center
The Federal Government portal to information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias care, research, and support.
United States Department of Labor
If you are looking for information to promote an inclusive workforce and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities, please visit the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) homepage. To find additional disability information, we recommend using publicly available search engines and visiting the following links.
Resources for Americans with Disabilities
GSA is your advocate for ensuring facilities are designed and built to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. From building to purchasing to policy, GSA is actively involved in making your government accessible. GSA develops policies guaranteeing government technology is available to all Americans.
U.S. Department of Education
ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Mental Health & Substance Abuse - HHS
Learn more about mental health problems, drug misuse and abuse, and how to find treatment for mental illness or substance abuse.
Office for People With Developmental Disabilities - Managed Care
The system of supports for people with developmental disabilities has evolved over the years from an institution-based system to a community-based support system based on meeting the needs of each person. This evolution was brought about by the people that we support, their family members, providers and our staff all working together.
New York Housing Resource Center
The New York Housing Resource Center (HRC) for People with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities was developed by New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation (Formerly NYSACRA & NYSRA) with funds received through the Balancing Incentive Program grant (BIP).
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Founded in 2008, Disability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. With daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more, no other news source offers a more timely and comprehensive take on the issues that matter to the developmental disability community.
Quotes of Inspiration
"If you cannot do great things, Do small things in a great way."
"Let your freak-flag fly, and if someone doesn’t get you, move on."
"Never underestimate you ability to make someone else’s life better. Even if you never know it".
"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try."
John F Kennedy
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito"
"Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow."
Mary Ann Radmacher
"Our Greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences. our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them."
"He drew a circle that shut me out- Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle and took him in!"
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."
"Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together."
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As a mother of a child with developmental differences I am well aware of the many challenges faced each day by people with chronic illness, physical, emotional and developmental disabilities. I designed the Embrace The Difference® symbol to show support, acceptance and kindness no matter what difference we may have.