Intellectual Disabilities Resources and References
Resources for Professionals
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Evidenced based practice, supported housing resource kit
Evidence based practice, supported employment resource kit
Advocacy group for families and resource center
Williams syndrome association
Disability history resource library and education
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, patient education for fetal alcohol syndrome
Resources for Parents, Caregivers, and Siblings
Special Educational legal information and advocacy
Directory for locating educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities
Down syndrome fact sheet
Family support group for children with Cru du Chat Sydrome
Information on sources of mercury toxins
The National Fragile X Foundation
Advocacy group concerned with residential housing options and quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities
The Arc provides a list of downloadable publications about intellectual disability
Foucault's Madness and Civilization
Self-help and advocacy
American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (Revised 4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (Revised 5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Foucault, M. (2006). Madness and Civilization : A history of insanity in the age of reason. New York: Routledge Press.
La Malfa, G., Lassi, S., Bertelli, M., & Placidi, G.F., (2004). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 48(3), 262-267.
Thompson, J.R., Bryant, B.R., Campbell, E.M., Craig, E.M., Hughes, C., Rotholz, D.R., Silverman, W.P., Tasse, M.J., Wehmeyer, M.L., (2004). Supports Intensity Scale. Washington, D.C.: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities