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Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI)

The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s (TLPI) mission is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school.  To accomplish this mission, TLPI engages in a host of advocacy strategies including: providing support to schools to become trauma-sensitive environments; research and report writing; legislative and administrative advocacy for laws, regulations, and policies that support schools to develop trauma-sensitive environments; coalition building; outreach and education; and limited individual case representation in special education where a child’s traumatic experiences are interfacing with his or her disabilities.

Summer Camp Hub

Summer Camp Hub is a useful resource to find the best summer camp suited for you.

Inclusion and Respect: GLSEN Resources for Educators

GLSEN’s resources include educator guides, LGBT-Inclusive curriculum, and lesson plans on bullying, bias, and diversity.


Understood is a collaboration of 15 nonprofit organizations who are coming together to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention difficulties throughout their journey.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. They’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work,f and in life.


TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates.

PACER Center

PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential.


Easterseals provides opportunities for people of all ages with a range of disabilities to achieve their full potential.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Special Olympics – Project UNIFY

Project UNIFY is a U.S. national project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its goal is to activate young people around the country in an effort to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change — fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.

Sample Care Plan

A sample care plan for children with special health needs from the State of New Jersey. This plan is to be completed by a health care provider and includes medication information, special medical equipment, emergency care, and other necessary information for caring for a child with special health needs.

One Place for Special Needs

The premise behind the One Place for Special Needs Web site is simple– if we are all together in one place, we can become an enormous think tank of shared resources, knowledge and experience. From this Web site you can find families in your own neighborhood, add resources, disability organizations, events and discussion topics. You can also start your own online community or join existing groups for support and friendship.