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Best Buddies

Best Buddies is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movements that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies offers programs in middle, high schools and colleges as well as their Citizens program which supports the development of friendships between adults with and without IDD. See the documents linked below for additional information.


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Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

This website allows users to search and display charts and tabular findings from individual survey items as well as derived key child health measures from these valuable data sources. User-friendly, this site can even display state profiles, rankings, and information for key demographic groups (e.g., child's age, sex, race and ethnicity, household income, insurance status and type), all free-of-charge and available 24 hours a day.

The Data Resource Center can also provide phone- or email-based technical assistance for any request - whether you are framing research, identifying needed advocacy work, setting policy, writing an article, or just want to talk about the data or surveys in more depth.


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Exceptional Parent Magazine

eParent (Exceptional Parent) is a an award-winning publishing and communications company. eParent provides practical advice, emotional support and the most up-to-date educational information for families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs as well as to the physicians, allied health care professionals, and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development.


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Fair Housing Enforcement Project: Right to Emotional Support and Service Animals in Rental Housing

By Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.


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History Lesson

By Janice Fitzgerald, Executive Director


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Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. TLG is a disability community based nonprofit organization, which emerged from the independent living movement, and was founded in 1982 in Berkeley, California.

Their mission is "To provide and encourage respectful and empowering services—guided by personal disability experience and disability culture—for families that have children, parents, or grandparents with disability or medical issues.”


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To Look To The Future We Have To Remember The Past

By Janice Fitzgerald, Executive Director


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Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities

Provides communication resources for people who have low vision or blindness, hearing loss or deafness, or cognitive, speech or mobility impairments. Representatives are experienced in the use of all equipment offered, from Teletypewriters and Amplified Telephones to Large Number and Cordless phones. Also other services such as Braille and large-print phone bills.


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When Mars and Venus Share A “Special” Asteroid

By Sandra Peters, Regional Coordinator


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