State Agencies Addressing Disabilities

February 2010 | Links checked, February 2013 So you're looking for the resources in your state that can help you address disability issues. Great idea. There are a lot, in fact. At least there are a lot of possibilities for help that can be explored. We've organized this page by the types of help people seem to be looking when they call or write NICHCY, and what we might suggest in response. What's available in your state? Help … [Read more...]

Resources within the Medical and Healthcare Community

Updated October 2010 | Links checked February 2013Sobre la salud en español | Health resources in SpanishThe doctor says it's... but what is....?Are you looking for information on a health condition or perhaps trying to find health services? There are lots of medical sites out there that explain conditions in terms you don't need to be a doctor to understand. And there are sites that can help you locate healthcare services in your community. Here … [Read more...]

Mental Health Resources

Updated February 2013There are many, many organizations and groups that deal with mental health. This page will help you find the one or ones that offer the type of assistance, intervention, or information you're seeking. Also be sure to check the Related Information on the right sidebar!We've organized the information into the following sections:If it's a crisis...NICHCY quick connectionsBe sure to come hereFind mental health servicesMental health … [Read more...]

GINA–the law against genetic discrimination

With genetic testing becoming increasingly pervasive in medical care and our daily lives, three of the most prominent organizations in genetics (the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, and Genetic Alliance) have teamed up to produce educational materials about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), a landmark federal law that protects individuals … [Read more...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.