Resources and Partners

Alabama Agencies and Partners

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Alabama Medicaid

Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities


Working hard to insure full access to services enabling individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of community life.

Alabama State Department of Education


Information relating to education in the State of Alabama.

Alabama Early Intervention System


Coordinates services statewide for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays.

Alabama Head Start

Headstart – Early Childhood Education (

Child developmental program for income-eligible families.

Alabama Parent Education Center


Training and information center for families.

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)


Provides equality, legally based advocacy services to Alabamians with disabilities.

Alabama Department of Children's Affairs


Identifies, promotes and coordinates services for children, their families, and communities.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services


Includes Alabama’s Early Intervention System, Children’s Rehabilitation Service, Vocational Rehabilitation Service, and Independent Living/Homebound Service.

Alabama Department of Public Health


Protects the public’s health through disease prevention, and assurance of public health services.

Alabama Department of Human Resources


Administers programs to children and adults with disabilities and their families.

Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council


To develop and implement a statewide comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of care for individuals with ASD and their families.

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Alabama Autism Providers Network


Promoting collaboration among service providers in Alabama.

Alabama Department of Mental Health


Serving citizens with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders.

Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network


Helps find respite provides for caregivers of a child or adult with a disability or chronic illness.

Autism Support of Alabama


Information for families and individuals with autism spectrum disorders in Alabama.

Children's Harbor


Offers two unique environments where children and their families receive coaching, counseling, education, recreation, respite and other supportive services during and after hospitalization.

Disability Rights and Resources


Empowering people with disabilities to fully participate in the community.

Family Voices of Alabama


Statewide organization to help families of children and youth with special needs. Family Voices of Alabama developed a Care Notebook through its Family-to-Family Health Information Center project. It provides a framework with easily fillable forms.

Full Life Ahead Foundation


Assists students with disabilities and their families in planning and achieving a full life after high school.

Governor’s Office on Disability


Facilitating the inclusion of Alabamians with disabilities in education, employment, housing, transportation, health care, and leisure.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Alabama


NAMI Alabama is comprised of local support and advocacy groups throughout the state dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with a mental illness in Alabama.

The Arc of Alabama


Works to insure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to supports to successfully live in their communities.

2-1-1 Community Resource Directory

Help Me Grow Alabama

National Partners

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Association of University Centers on Disabilities


Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) that supports and promotes a national network of university- based interdisciplinary programs to serve as a bridge to local communities, with the purpose of bringing together resources to achieve meaningful change.

Head Start

Link: Head Start | ECLKC (

Provides information for children with disabilities and find programs anywhere in the US.

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Tuesdays with Liz


‘Tuesdays with Liz’ is a weekly video series highlighting current issues in disability policy. It is hosted by Liz Weintraub, a long-time disability advocate, and produced by AUCD.


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American Association for People with Disabilities


AAPD works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by acting as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network


Seeks to advance the principles of the field of disability rights with regard to autism. ASAN believes the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights and opportunities. Nothing about us, without us!

Self Advocates Being Empowered


Self Advocates Becoming Empowered. The United States’ national self-advocacy organization. We are a national board of regional representatives and members from every state in the US.

National Head Start

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The Alabama Legislature


Through advocacy, opportunities for participation and involvement in the community are promoted. Become informed about our State of Alabama and how it functions to serve the people that reside in it. Find out who your representatives are.

Cerebral Palsy Group


Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

Civic Engagement Toolbox For Self-Advocates

Alabama Neurodivergent Alliance

Transition Resources

Transition Videos

Education & Employment Transition

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VCU Center on Transition

The Youth Transitions Collaborative

The Youth Transitions Collaborative – The Youth Transitions Collaborative is a powerful community of more than 45 organizations that share a common mission: to empower youth and young people with disabilities as they enter adulthood and the world of work. We also share the belief that these young people have the ability to succeed, if only they are given the opportunity.

A Transition Guide

To Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) created a transition guide to advance their efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st Century workforce. In doing so, OSERS recognizes the significance of collaborative partnerships and hopes that the information in this guide will assist families and their students and youth with disabilities in developing and pursuing their goals for adult life.

Project SEARCH

Healthcare Transition

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ACP Pediatric to Adult Care Transitions Initiative

Adult Care Transitions Initiative

This American College of Physicians (ACP) Initiative is a collaborative effort to develop a toolkit to facilitate more effective transition and transfer of young adults from pediatric to adult care, with a major focus on providing a framework for the adult care clinicians.

Adolescent Health Transition Project

Healthy Transitions: Moving from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Sexuality Education for Children with Disabilities

Additional Resources


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New Mouth


Dental solutions made easy for you. Conditions discussed in the dentistry field related to cavity prevention, oral health care and hyperdontia symptoms and treatment.

Medicaid Toolkit


Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country. It’s an important part of the United States health care system. Here is a plain language resource “A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid.”

Planning for Emergencies

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Emergency Preparedness


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Careers & Degrees in Healthcare

A Guide for Students with Disabilities:

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, or Dyscalculia

Resources and Support for College Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, or Dyscalculia:

Visual Disability Scholarships

Scholarships & Resources for Students with Visual Disabilities:

College Planning Guide


This planning guide has tools to assist in understanding the college environment for students with learning disabilities as well as information regarding your rights and potential accommodations.


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Transportation Security Administration

Federal Transit Administration

Recreational Traveling Resources

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Give us your thoughts and feedback on your experience with our website.

UAB Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities