National Disability Organizations

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ADD/ADHD

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

    ADDA provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.

  • Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

    CHADD has three current priority objectives: (1) to serve as a clearinghouse for evidence-based information on AD/HD, (2) to serve as a local face-to-face family support group for families and individuals affected by ADHD, and (3) to serve as an advocate for appropriate public policies and public recognition in response to needs faced by families and individuals with ADHD.

  • Recovery.org

    Whether you're seeking an ADHD center for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with this condition, this guide covers some of the reasons why an upscale ADHD center is an excellent choice for those who need to get their life back on track.

  • Understood.org

    Parents want the best for their children. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.

Anxiety Disorders

  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

    ADAA is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders.

  • Anxiety.org

    The dedicated team at Anxiety.org is committed to making mental health information accessible, inclusive, easy-to-find, and easy-to-understand. We want anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder to have access to all the resources they need to understand and overcome their condition. This website provides the latest and most relevant information by working directly with distinguished doctors, therapists, scientists, and specialists to keep you on the cutting-edge of research and advancements in the field, while keeping our content approachable for the average reader. Our goal is to bridge the understanding gap that exists between mental health professionals and those actually dealing with anxiety disorders.

  • International OCD Foundation

    The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to live full and productive lives. The Foundation's aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.

  • National Center for PTSD

    The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. The Center works to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

Autism Spectrum

  • Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network (ASPEN)

    ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with education, support, and advocacy.

  • Autism Society

    The nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, Autism Society exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

  • Autism Speaks

    Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism and believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens.

  • Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)

    Families for Early Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT) is a non-profit organization of parents, family members, and treatment professionals, designed to help families with children of all ages who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It offers a network of support where families can meet each other to discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options
  • TUCK-Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sleep

    We’ll look at some of the most common sleep issues among adults and children with ASD, as well as some suitable treatment options and tips for managing ASD and sleep on a regular basis.

Blind/Vision Loss

  • American Council of the Blind (ACB)

    ACB and its affiliates have been at the forefront of the creation of policies that have shaped the opportunities that are now available to people with disabilities in our country. ACB has also effectively collaborated with Vision Rehabilitation Service providers to develop the principles and values that should be at the heart of providing adjustment and placement services to people who are blind.

  • American Federation for the Blind (AFB)

    Founded in 1921, AFB has spent nearly a century ensuring that individuals who are blind or visually impaired have access to the information, technology, education, and legal resources they need to live independent and productive lives.

  • Lighthouse International

    Founded in 1905 by Winifred and Edith Holt, the Lighthouse quickly became a pioneer in the field of vision rehabilitation. Today it is a leading worldwide resource in helping people overcome the challenges of vision loss.

  • My Blind Spot

    My Blind Spot’s mission is to advance equal access and promote understanding, respect, and opportunity for people who are blind, visually impaired and print disabled.

  • National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)

    NFADB is the largest national nonprofit organization serving the deaf-blind community.

  • National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

    NFB is the oldest, largest, and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United States. Founded in 1940, NFB advocates for the civil rights and equality of blind Americans, and develops innovative education, technology, and training programs to provide the blind and those who are losing vision with the tools they need to become independent and successful.

  • National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS)

    Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

Brain Injuries/Tumors

  • American Brain Tumor Organization

    Founded in 1973, ABTA was the first national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to brain tumors. For 40 years, ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.

  • Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

    The mission of BIAA is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

  • National Brain Tumor Society

    The National Brain Tumor Society’s strategic initiatives and funded programs aim to improve an understanding of all brain tumors to transform research into new and effective treatments, as quickly as possible.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

    The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society.
  • American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)

    ASDC is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf* children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.

    *ASDC uses the term “deaf” to be inclusive of various hearing levels, including those who are seen as, or identify as Deaf, deaf, or hard of hearing. 

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

    ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,070 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

  • Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC)

    CCAC is the only official non-profit organization nationally and internationally with a sole focus on advocacy for captioning inclusion.

  • Hands & Voices

    H&V is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. They are non-biased about communication methodologies and believe that families can make the best choices for their child if they have access to good information and support. Their membership includes families who communicate manually and/or orally. From American Sign Language to cochlear implants, H&V represents people from all different approaches to, and experiences with, deafness or hearing loss.

  • National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

    NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value.

  • National Cued Speech Association (NCSA)

    NCSA was formed in 1982 to serve the needs of parents and special educators working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. NCSA is primarily an advocacy organization, and focuses on outreach, family and educator support, as well as community-based education in the form of Cue Camps and sponsored workshops. The NCSA also provides instructor certification for teaching Cued Speech classes.

  • National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)

    NFADB is the largest national nonprofit organization serving the deaf-blind community.

  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

    A national membership organization, RID plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.

Developmental Disabilities

  • Angelman Syndrome Foundation

    The Angelman Syndrome Foundation's mission is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research, and support for individuals with Angelman syndrome, their families and other concerned parties.

  • Children's Tumor Foundation

    The Children's Tumor Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF).

  • International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF)

    The core mission of IRSF is to fund research for treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services. IRSF is the largest private source of funds for biomedical and clinical research on Rett syndrome.

  • National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF)

    NFXF unites the Fragile X community to enrich lives through educational and emotional support, promote public and professional awareness, and advance research toward improved treatments and a cure for Fragile X.

  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)

    NOFAS educates the public, practitioners, and policymakers about the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy and FASD , the leading known preventable cause of brain damage, developmental disabilities, and birth defects, and a leading known cause of learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Neurofibromatosis Network

    The mission of the NF Network is to find treatments and a cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, improving clinical care, providing outreach through education and awareness, while offering hope and support to those affected by NF.
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA)

    PWSA is an organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.

  • Special Olympics International

    The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

  • The Arc

    The Arc 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.
  • Williams Syndrome Association (WSA)

    WSA was formed in 1982 by, and for, families of individuals with Williams syndrome. WSA is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome as well as doctors, researchers and educators.

Down Syndrome

Education/Therapy

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA)

    AOTA is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

    APTA is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 88,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.

  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)

    The vision of ATRA is to be the premiere professional membership association representing recreational therapists, consumers and stakeholders.

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

    CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

  • National Association of Private Special Education Centers

    NAPSEC member programs provide educational therapeutic services to both publically and privately placed individuals that are not able to be successfully educated in the regular education environment. These services also include infants and toddlers that are served by our early intervention service members and our postsecondary college experience and adult living programs that serve individuals who have graduated or who are over 21 and are no longer eligible for services under IDEA.

Epilepsy

  • Epilepsy Foundation

    The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with more than 47 affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation works to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through community services, public education, federal and local advocacy, and supporting research into new treatments and therapies.

Family/Parents

  • Center for Parent Information & Resources (CPIR)

    CPIR serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

  • Family Voices

    Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Throughout their national grassroots network, Family Voices provides families with resources and support to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among families and professionals, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.

  • National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS)

    The mission of NCSBS is to educate and train parents and professionals and conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the USA.

  • Parents Helping Parents

    As a parent-directed, community-based organization, PHP's mission was developed in response to the need in our community for information, training, and support services for families who have children with special needs and the professionals who serve them.
  • Pathways

    Since 1985, Pathways has used evidence-based practice and multimedia as tools to promote each child’s fullest inclusion. They strive to empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of the benefit of early detection and early intervention for children’s sensory, motor, and communication development.

  • Through the Looking Glass (TLG)

    TLG is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. TLG is a disability community-based nonprofit organization, which emerged from the independent living movement, and was founded in 1982 in Berkeley, California. Their mission is "To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture."

General Advocacy & Support Agencies

  • 2-1-1

    2-1-1 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve - and save - lives. You'll find information about:

    • supplemental food and nutrition programs
    • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
    • emergency information and disaster relief
    • employment and education opportunities
    • services for veterans
    • health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
    • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
    • reentry help for ex-offenders
    • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
    • a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

    Whether in times of natural disaster or personal crisis, 2-1-1- is committed to being the first, most essential resource to anyone who needs help.

  • Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs)

    800-949-4232 (V/TT) Call this toll-free number for information, materials, technical assistance, or training on the ADA. This number will automatically route your call to the DBTAC in your region.

  • disAbility.gov

    U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.

  • Easter Seals

    Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

  • National Council on Disability (NCD)

    NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.

  • National Organization on Disability (NOD)

    NOD is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 56 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Today, NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

  • TASH

    (Formerly The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) The mission of TASH is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights.

Independent Living

  • Independent Living Institute

    ILI is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples' self-determination, self-respect and dignity. They run a virtual library and interactive services for persons with extensive disabilities and are experts in designing and implementing direct payment schemes for personal assistance services, mainstream taxi and assistive technology.

  • Independent Living Research Utilization

    ILRU, founded in 1977, has a long history of providing research, education and consultation in the areas of independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home and community-based services and health issues for people with disabilities.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

    JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

  • National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

    As a membership organization, NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

    NARIC is the library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). They collect, catalog, and disseminate the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of the research projects funded by NIDILRR. NIDILRR funds more than 250 projects each year that conduct research on a wide range of issues including technology, health and function, independent living, and capacity building.

Learning Disabilities

  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

    IDA is a non-profit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia as well as related language-based learning differences. IDA is the oldest such organization in the U.S. serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field.

  • Learning Ally

    While Learning Ally remains a leading provider of audiobooks – including the world’s largest library of audio textbooks – the organization has blossomed into a critical resource for not only students in need, but also their parents, families, and educators. From delivering parent services, webinars and tools for managing a learning difference to providing links to support networks, certifiers and professionals in the field of learning disabilities, their goal is provide a community of support and help parents manage the challenges that come with supporting a child with a reading and learning disability.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

    LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

    The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 individuals nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We envision a society in which every individual possesses the academic, as well as the social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.
  • Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

    Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities and ADHD. Their mission is to educate, guide and inspire families of children with learning disabilities or ADHD and change the perception of learning disabilities as a stigmatizing condition.

Medical

  • American Diabetes Association

    The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

  • Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA & MDSIF)

    AA & MDSIF is the world's leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases.

  • Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

    AAFA, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.

  • Galactosemia Foundation

    Galactosemia Foundation, formally, Parents of Galactosemic Children, Inc is a non-profit charitable organization. Founded in February 1985 by a small group of mothers in New York, the Galactosemia Foundation realizes the need for further information and networking between affected families and professionals. Metabolic Clinics across the nation continue to assist the Galactosemia Foundation in researching families and information.

  • Genetic Alliance

    Genetic Alliance is the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to engaging individuals, families, and communities in transforming health. Genetic Alliance’s network includes more than 1,200 disease-specific advocacy organizations, as well as thousands of universities, private companies, government agencies, and public policy organizations. The network is a dynamic and growing open space for shared resources, creative tools, and innovative programs.
  • Hydrocephalus Association

    The Hydrocephalus Association provides support, education and advocacy for people whose lives have been touched by hydrocephalus and the professionals who work with them.

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

    LLS is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

  • National Reye's Syndrome Foundation

    Established in 1974, the National Reye's Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit health advocacy organization, whose mission is to eradicate the incidence of Reye's Syndrome.

  • Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI)

    SMCI was founded in 1987 and has established itself as the leading charitable organization dedicated to myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS).

Mental Health

  • Addiction Center

    Recovery is possible. Are you or a loved one struggling with an addiction to alcohol, prescription painkillers or illicit drugs like heroin? Addiction Center can connect you with a rehab center or detox facility that can help you start your new life.

    For immediate treatment help, call 877-671-7087.

  • Addiction Resource

    Addiction Resource was created to help people struggling with substance abuse and to provide support to their loved ones. Their goal is to make helpful and verifiable information available on substance abuse and addiction recovery as well as direct you to the best sources of help, including The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Alcohol Rehab Guide

    Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG) is an organization that offers in-depth, reliable information on all aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. They provide support for those who are struggling as well as their parents, friends, family members, teachers, health workers and all members of the community.

  • Detox to Rehab

    Our goal is to be the only place you need to go to find out everything you need to know regarding addiction and recovery. We're not only here to be your encyclopedia, we can also help you to find the perfect place for you or your loved one to get clean and sober. Detox to Rehab: Real Resources, Real Recovery.

  • Drug Rehab Connections

    The Drug Rehab Connections community is made up of those who want to help and give back. We are here to share our stories of recovery and hope as we begin the steps together towards rehab and recovery.

  • Drug Treatment Center Finder

    It’s not easy to find the right drug treatment center, especially when there are thousands of them available and minimal information on how to narrow the possibilities down to the best fit. Choosing the right rehab requires lots of information and answers to tricky questions many people have of the recovery process, such as the difference between inpatient and outpatient programs and how to pay for rehab. While it’s possible to find this information by doing the legwork oneself, the best option is to utilize Drug Treatment Center Finder’s comprehensive guide to choosing the right rehab from our recovery network of the highest-quality drug treatment facilities in the country.

  • Drug Treatment Center Finder

    Drug Treatment Guide

    It’s not easy to find the right drug treatment center, especially when there are thousands of them available and minimal information on how to narrow the possibilities down to the best fit. Choosing the right rehab requires lots of information and answers to tricky questions many people have of the recovery process, such as the difference between inpatient and outpatient programs and how to pay for rehab.

  • DrugAbuse.com: Mental Health and Drug Abuse

    Trusted resources for substance abuse and addiction treatment.

  • DrugRehab.com

    At DrugRehab.com, our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

  • HelpGuide.org

    We started HelpGuide in 1999, dedicated to our daughter, Morgan Segal. We believe her tragic suicide could have been avoided if she had access to professional information that gave her help and hope. We wanted to create an online experience that empowers people to help themselves create better mental health.

    During the last 16 years we kept expanding and refining the website. We stay on top of developments in the psychological, social, and medical sciences, both through our own research and via our collaboration with Harvard Health Publications. HelpGuide has become a globally acclaimed resource serving over 80 million people annually.

    We work with a talented, caring team and savor the results. The goals set in 1999 are fulfilled beyond our wildest dreams. And we’ve been told that HelpGuide has saved many lives.

  • Mental Health America (MHA)

    MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. With nearly a century of experience, MHA has an established record of effective national and grassroots actions that promote mental health, and address mental and substance use issues with compassionate and concrete solutions.
  • National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

    NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

  • National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

    The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.
  • Recovery Experts

    We provide the most comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date information about drug and alcohol treatment centers for people who are struggling with addiction with a simple yet powerful and easy-to-use website.

  • Teen Rehab Center

    An addiction in the family affects everyone, and parents play an especially important role in stopping adolescent substance abuse and addiction.

    Whether you are wondering if your teen is struggling with addiction, trying to understand your teen’s substance abuse, or considering enrolling them in teen rehab, we provide the resources and tools you’ll need to be sure your child gets the help they need.

  • The Recovery Village

    Our advanced approach to treatment empowers individuals on the path to recovery. The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs. At The Recovery Village, we understand addiction. Our fully trained staff will guide patients and family to the goal of complete rehabilitation.

Physical & Mobility

  • Alliance for Technology Assistance (ATA)

    The mission of the ATA is to increase the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations. ATA encourages and facilitates the empowerment of people with disabilities to participate fully in their communities. Through public education, information and referral, capacity building in community organizations, and advocacy/policy efforts, the ATA enables millions of people to live, learn, work, define their futures, and achieve their dreams.

  • Cerebral Palsy Group

    Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

  • Cerebral Palsy Guidance

    We provide vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.

  • Cerebral Palsy Guide

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination. Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

  • Children's Craniofacial Association (CCA)

    CCA is a national nonprofit organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Nationally and internationally, CCA addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions.

  • FACES: The National Craniofacial Association

    FACES assists families who would otherwise be financially unable to take their child to major medical centers where specialized craniofacial teams can provide the safest and most advanced treatments for building a face and skull.
  • International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Foundation (IFOPA)

    IFOPA is a non-profit organization supporting medical research, education and communication for those afflicted by the rare genetic condition Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). Their mission is to fund research to find a cure for FOP while supporting individuals and their families through education, public awareness and advocacy.

  • Little People of America (LPA)

    LPA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with dwarfism throughout their lives while celebrating with great pride Little People’s contribution to social diversity. LPA strives to bring solutions and global awareness to the prominent issues affecting individuals of short stature and their families.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)

    MSAA is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970 and is dedicated to improving lives today. MSAA provides ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

    MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.

  • National Ataxia Foundation

    The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by ataxia through support, education, and research.
  • National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

    Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)

    NMSS helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

  • National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF)

    NSF is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis.

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (OI Foundation)

    The OI Foundation is the only voluntary national health organization dedicated to helping people cope with the problems associated with osteogenesis imperfecta. The Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for people affected by OI through research to find treatments and a cure, education, awareness, and mutual support.

  • Spina Bifida Association (SBA)

    SBA serves adults and children who live with the challenges of Spina Bifida. Since 1973, SBA has been the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with Spina Bifida and those whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect.

  • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

    The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) while improving the lives of those affected.
  • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

    UCP educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. UCP and its nearly 100 affiliates have a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a spectrum of disabilities by providing services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities.

  • United Spinal Association

    United Spinal Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).

Speech & Communication

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

    ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,070 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

  • National Cued Speech Association (NCSA)

    NCSA was formed in 1982 to serve the needs of parents and special educators working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The NCSA is primarily an advocacy organization, and focuses on outreach, family and educator support, as well as community-based education in the form of Cue Camps and sponsored workshops. The NCSA also provides instructor certification for teaching Cued Speech classes.

  • National Stuttering Association (NSA)

    The NSA provides support, friendship, and information to the stuttering community, instilling the sense of self-worth so often missing in the lives of those who battle this disorder. With members nationwide and over 100 self-help support groups in the United States, the NSA provides information about stuttering, increases public awareness of stuttering, serves as a support and advocacy group, and is a referral organization for speech therapy sources throughout the United States.
  • The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)

    CASANA is a nonprofit, publicly funded charity whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech and communication.

  • The Stuttering Foundation

    The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

Tourette Syndrome

  • National Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)

    Founded in 1972 in Bayside, New York, TSA is the only national voluntary non-profit membership organization in this field. Their mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. TSA offers resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS along with raising public awareness and countering media stereotypes about TS.