Intellectual Disabilities Resources and References

Resources for Professionals

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

University of Alabama Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

10-4510 Evidenced based practice, supported housing resource kit

Therapists are Standing By to Treat Your Depression, Anxiety or Other Mental Health Needs

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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

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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

Resource to locate family support groups


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

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