The mission of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is to promote the health of babies, children and adults and enhance the potential for full, productive living.
Working with one another to identify issues and strengthen resources, we enable individual communities. We work to interconnect the broader disability community. We see a strong, culturally diverse and multi-disciplined perspective as critical in shaping national policies promoting and sustaining the disability community.
Hesperian is a publisher of health Handbooks for Women with Disabilities. The handbooks are intended to help women with disabilities overcome these barriers and improve their general health, self-esteem, and abilities to care for themselves and participate in their communities. This handbook is available in both English and Spanish.
AAIDD, (formerly AAMR -- American Association of Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The mission of the Supported Life Institute is to offer educational and training opportunities to assist individuals and organizations in the work of improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.