This website provides general information about organizations and agencies that offer a variety of services and support for persons with disabilities and information for 19 different disabilities and syndromes, all of which are listed either as separate categories or within categories of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.
NICHCY offers a wealth of information on disabilities! They serve the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. On the website you’ll also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education. The site also provides State Resource Sheets that will help you connect with the disability agencies and organizations in your state. Read and freely share the many articles and publications, sign up for their newsletter, and write or call them for more personalized assistance. They are here to help.
The website provides information, including research, regarding the areas of gifted education.
This website provides a wide variety of information on medicine, but has an area for Savant Syndrome. Overviews are provided as well as video clips.
This is a website for a program/center in Atlanta, GA. One of the therapies they offer is the iLS (Integrated Listening System) which uses specific music to develop/enhance the cochlear system.
The Adaptive Music Project is an organization that seeks to ensure that all students have access to quality music education, despite any differences they might have. We offer an Adaptive Music Camp in the summers with the goal of helping students get set up with whatever adaptations they may need to play their chosen instrument.
The Prism Project is a Saturday afternoon program that uses the performing arts as a medium to explore and develop social skills for children ages 6-14 who are challenged with special needs. The Project is a partnership between the Ball State University School of Music, Department of Theatre and Dance, Interlock: The East Central Indiana Autism Society of America, and Sibshops.
The program brings together music and theatre professors and student directors or volunteers from several backgrounds including music and theatre education and special education.
This is a special camp, as it is called ACM: Lifting Lives Music Camp for People with Developmental Disabilities. On the Vanderbilt KC website, links are provided to research on developmental disabilities.
Founded over 25 years ago by Budd and Dolores Hagen, parents of a child with a disability, Closing The Gap provides professionals, parents and consumers with the information and training necessary to best locate, compare and implement assistive technology into the lives of persons with disabilities.
Through the annual international conference, magazine and Web site, Closing The Gap provides practical and sound content, technologies and a network of professional support to help participants and subscribers gain the insight, knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions and effectively and immediately evoke change.
The Council for Exceptional Children (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.
Services Provided include:
- Professional development opportunities and resources
- 17 divisions for specialized information
- Journals and newsletters with information on new research findings, classroom practices that work, federal legislation, and policies
- Conventions and conferences
- Special education publications
This is the website of a non-profit research based organization that seeks to combine neuroscience and education. One of the programs they offer is the K-5 math plus music program, which is exactly as it appears, using music to develop math skills.
The SMT Interest Group on Music and Disability seeks to foster conversation among musicians about music-historical and music-theoretical issues related to disability, drawing on recent developments in the new, interdisciplinary field of Disability Studies. The group also serves as an advocate for greater accessibility in all areas of music theory scholarship and pedagogy.