For information of the activities of the American Association on Intellectual and Development Disabilities
Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability
Australian Center on Quality of Life
ACQOL has the aim of facilitating research into quality of life. This site contains several types of resources including a directory of instruments with over 600 entries, a bibliography with over 6,000 entries, data sites and notices of QOL conferences. It also contains links to other related sites, theses, links to chat groups, etc. This site is maintained by Deakin University and all information can be scanned or downloaded free of charge.
Disability Information Online Directory
A directory with over 2,000 disability related links including books, videos etc.
Disability Studies Association
The website is hosted by the Disability Studies Association, a UK based network concerned with expansion of knowledge that relates to the social model of disability.
Early Childhood Connections
A website for the Centre for Community Child Health providing up-to-date information for parents and professionals working with young children
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW Chapter) Incorporated
An organization of professionals and parents involved in supporting young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families
International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID)
The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities is an international and interdisciplinary scientific non governmental organization with official relations with the World Health Organization. IASSID has special interest research groups on Aging, Families, Health Issues, Mental Health, Parenting, Profound Multiple Disability, Quality of Life
An Australian charity and non-profit organization assisting children who have difficulty learning
Lifestart Co-operative Ltd
An early intervention program for children with intellectual disabilities or delays in development, or at risk of delay. It was established in 1996 as the vision of eight families to provide a community based program managed by families, for families. Lifestart is a parent co-operative providing a family-centred approach to the needs of children with disabilities and their families. It is based on the concept of partnerships between parents and professionals.
NSW Commission for Children and Young People
NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Parenting Research Centre
In June 2003 this centre released a Best practice in Parenting Education paper, entitled "Understanding and Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties". This can be downloaded from the Centre's website.
Resources for healthy families
Through the Looking Glass
A Californian centre that has pioneered research, training and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue