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Community: Family Resources: Disability Specific: Intellectual/Developmental Disability

Community: Family Resources: Disability Specific: Intellectual/Developmental Disability offers family resources for children and adults with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers. For Family Resources for general or all disabilities, visit Community: Family Resources .
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Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults, Inc. (MSSCA) is a non-profit corporation serving the Mat-Su Borough of Alaska. MSSCA offers a Family Support program, which supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families so that personal and / or family crisis can be averted or minimized. In support of this program they offer information and referral, short term case management, crisis respite, advocacy and technical assistance. The Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (DMHDD) determines eligibility for this program. For more information, call (907) 352-1200 or e-mail mssca@mssca.org.


The Association for Community Living a non-profit organization based in Springfield, offers services, advocacy and education for the developmentally disabled and their families of Western Massachusetts. Via their Family Support Service, they offer Support Groups, including Person Centered Planning, Family to Family, Latino Group and Sibling Support (Sibshops), Information and Referral, Teen Self-Advocacy Programs, Flexible Family Support Funds and Grants/Private Funds. To learn how the Association can help your family, call (800) 337-7791.

New Jersey

Family Resources Associates is a New Jersey non-profit agency located in Shrewsbury, NJ that offers services and a center for families with infants, children, adolescents and adults who are developmentally delayed or disabled. FRA's mission is to enhance the competency of the family and to strengthen the capabilities of each individual with a disability. FRA provides home-based early intervention for infants, therapeutic recreation programs and assistive technology services, along with family and sibling support groups. Their service area for home-based therapy is Monmouth County, NJ. Many of their assistive technology services are provided throughout the State of New Jersey. FRA offers services for any family with a child or family member with Down syndrome. These services include parent support, peer support, library, information, news, workshops and scholarships. To contact FRA call (732) 747-5310 or e-mail them at info@frainc.org.


Hearthstone of Wisconsin of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is above all a self-help organization designed to offer families of individuals with developmental disabilities assistance, guidance, advocacy and support in transition to community-based living. They are an excellent source of information and can help you plan for the most independent lifestyle possible for your loved one with a disability. They also plan a number of fun social events and can help you look for ways to develop "natural" friendships. For more information, call (920) 467-6481.

New Sign Developmental Disabilities Information Service, INC. is a private non-profit agency serving adults and children in the Southeast Region of Wisconsin who are diagnosed with developmental delays encompassing severe emotional or physical disabilities that create substantial limitations in pursuing daily activities. DDIS provides the services listed below through contracts with Luxvida LLC, Racine County Human Services Department, Community Care Organization, Inc. and private pay agreements.

For more information, contact the Developmental Disabilities Information Service,INC., 1220 Mound Ave Suite 312, Racine, WI 53404, Phone (262) 637-2707, Fax (262) 637-0266 and info@ddisracine.org

Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases. The Waisman Resource Center is a collection of several center-based programs that provide information and assistance to individuals who have questions about services and programs related to developmental disabilities and other special health care needs.

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