There are many resources on the internet, in addition to this website, that contain useful information for your journey with Williams syndrome. Support and advocacy organizations can help overcome challenges and ensure a brighter future.
SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES
The Arc is the national organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
American Music Therapy Association
The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.
Wrightslaw provides accurate, up-to-date advocacy information for children with disabilities for parents, advocates, educators and attorneys.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders - NORD
NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES
US Department of Education - My Child's Special Needs
The US Department of Education (My Child's Special Needs section) provides links to Guides to the IEP Program, Family & Advocates Partnership for Education, Disability Discrimination information, and much more.
US DoE - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages.
TASH - Equity, Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion
TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Institute on Community Integration
Working to improve the community services and social supports available to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, and their families.
Learning Disabilities Association
The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national, non-profit organization committed to advancing the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.
Learning Disabilities Online
LD Online is a service of The Learning Project at WETA, Washington, D.C., in association with The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities.
A wide-ranging collection of articles, videos, books – resources that summarize both the evolution and practice of inclusion – as told by many of the key authors and developers of Person-Centered Practices – Circles of Support, MAPS, PATH, and more.