Related Resources and Organizations
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
An information referral and advocacy agency with 51 state and regional affiliates and 21 national special interest and professional affiliates. Goals include legislative advocacy, improvement of educational and rehabilitation facilities, empowerment, and public education.
Anxiety Disorder Association of America (ADAA)
11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
The ADAA promotes the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and works to improve the lives of those who have them.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CH.A.D.D.)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
1-800-233-4050 voice — Toll free
CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national organization with over 32,000 members and more than 500 chapters nationwide that provides support and information for parents who have children with AD/HD and adults with AD/HD.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
1-888-CEC-SPED voice — Toll free
The largest international professional organization committed to improving educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 North Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60654-7225
1-800-826-3632 voice — toll free
The DBSA is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping people with depressive spectrum illnesses and their families.
The Internet Mental Health Web page, http://www.mentalhealth.com, is another very good resource.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 382
Baltimore, MD 21204-6020
1-800-ABCD-123 voice — Toll free for Messages
The IDA is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of learning disabilities and dyslexia. For nearly 52 years, the IDA has been helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, physicians and researchers to better understand dyslexia.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
LDA is the largest nonprofit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. LDA has more than 600 local chapters and affiliates in 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. LDA seeks to educate individuals with learning disabilities and their parents about the nature of the disability and inform them of their rights.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MS 20910
The oldest, and one of the largest, consumer organizations advocating for equal access by people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the areas of employment, education, telecommunications and rehabilitation.
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
381 Park Ave. South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
1-888-575-7373 Toll free
NCLD's mission is to promote public awareness and understanding of children and adults with learning disabilities, and to provide national leadership on their behalf, so they may achieve their potential and enjoy full participation in society.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
A consumer group that answers questions about blindness and refers people to appropriate resources or adaptive equipment. Maintains publications list and a job listing and referral service.
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc. (OCF)
337 North Hill Road
North Branford, CT 06471
The OCF is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with OCD and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D)
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
1-800-221-4792 voice — Toll free (book orders)
RFB&D is recognized as the nation's leading educational lending library of academic and professional textbooks on audiotape from elementary through postgraduate and professional levels. Students with print disabilities can request cassette or diskette versions of books and order 4-track tape players and other audio equipment.
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH)
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Provides awareness and information about hearing loss, assistive devices, and alternative communication skills through publications, exhibits and presentations.