Advocacy & Family Support

American Association of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AAID)

Founded in 1876, AAIDD, formerly known as AAMR, AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
aaidd.org

A Sporting Chance

Provides sport and recreational activities for individuals with Mental Retardation and other Developmental Disabilities. They participate in various activities such as bowling, track and field, golf and baseball.
asportingchance.net/index.html

Autism Society of America (ASA)

ASA is a national association for people with autism. The site connects individuals with autism and their families to reliable information and referral resources. http://www.autism-society.org

Champion Athletes of the Ozarks

Champion Athletes is a recreation and leisure activities organization that offers bowling, gymnastics and swimming. It is a social/recreational and educational organization for persons with Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
championathletes.org

Developmental Center of the Ozarks

The Developmental Center of the Ozarks is a multi-service agency They provide services for First Steps Children’s Therapy Program, Adult Day Center, Supported Employment and the Summer Youth Employment Program.
DCOonline.com

Epilepsy Foundation

This web site provides information about epilepsy.
efa.org

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

The DESE provides information concerning Missouri’s public schools and special education services.
dese.mo.gov

Missouri Department of Mental Health

The Missouri Department of Mental Health operates the Divisions of Developmental Disabilities, Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
dmh.mo.gov

Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver International helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome, dementia and other related disorders.
projectlifesaver.org

Tantone Industries Sheltered Workshop

Tantone Industries provides meaningful employment, an avenue for socialization, developing vocation skills and development of relationships with fellow employees to individuals with developmental disabilities.
tantone.org

Equi-librium Therapy Center

This organization provides unique therapeutic horseback riding experience for riders with disabilities that enhances their physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills and abilities.
etctherapy.org/

The Arc

The Arc is a national association of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.
http://www.thearc.org

The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS)

MACDDS is a statewide association of county boards for the developmentally disabled dedicated to local control and provision of supports and services.
http://www.macdds.org

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

NORD is a unique federation of more than 140 organizations serving people with rare disorders and disabilities.
http://www.rarediseases.org

TouchPoint Autism Services, Southwest Missouri

The mission of Touchpoint Autism Services is to make a real difference in the quality of life for children and adults with Autism and their families.
http://www.touchpointautism.org