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Boy Scouts of America "Official" Sites

Other Scouting & Scouting Related Sites

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  • Aplha Phi Omega coat of armsAlpha Phi Omega
    http://www.apo.org
    Based on the principles of the Scout Oath and Law, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity (APO) is a national college service fraternity on many campuses. APO's service program encourages its members to continue their involvement in Scouting through college connections.
  • Leave No Trace
    http://www.lnt.org
    The mission of the Leave No Trace (LNT) program is to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships. The program is managed by LNT Inc., a non-profit organization located in Boulder, Colorado. LNT Inc. oversees memberships, marketing, fundraising and program development efforts.
  • National Outdoor Leadership School NOLS)
    http://www.nols.edu/
    (NOLS) maintains the educational component of Leave No Trace by offering LNT educational courses, developing educational materials and supporting the efforts of course graduates who teach LNT to the public.
  • Powder Horn
    http://www.powderhorn-bsa.org
    Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the Venturing or Boy Scout leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger or Troop High Adventure program in several ways:
    • Help Venturing Leaders and Scouters to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature.
    • Provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead their Venturers and older Boy Scouts through a program of high adventure.
    • Familiarizes the Advisor with the Ranger program so that he or she can help the Venturer to meet the requirements of the Ranger Award.
  • This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities. Woodbadge logo

Accessibility Information & Education Sites

  • Microsoft Accessibility
    http://www.microsoft.com/enable/default.htm
    Microsoft is dedicated to developing technology that is useable and accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Learn about built-in accessibility features in Microsoft products that you can adjust to meet your needs and preferences.
  • WeMedia, Inc.
    http://www.wemedia.com
    WeMedia Inc. is a leading media company covering issues important to the millions of people with disabilities interested in a quality life without compromise.
  • Winners on Wheels
    http://www.wowusa.com
    WOW empowers kids in wheelchairs by encouraging personal achievement through creative learning and expanded life experiences that lead to independent living skills.

Disability Information Sites

  • Sourcebook Online
    http://mentalhealth.net/selfhelp/
    Using the search engine you can obtain the addresses, websites, and contacts for many national associations, organizations, and government agencies from the online source book sponsored by the Mental Health Net.
  • ADA Home Page
    http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
    U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act. View and download the entire ADA as well as a multitude of documents and publications regarding the ADA. There is a lot of useful information on this site.
  • ADDA National Attention Deficit Disorder Association:
    http://www.add.org
    ADDA's mission is to help people with ADD lead happier, more successful lives through education, research, and public advocacy. Whether you have ADD yourself, or someone special in your life does, or you treat, counsel, or teach those who do, ADDA is an organization for you. ADDA is especially focused on the needs of ADDults and young adults with ADD. Parents of children with ADD are also welcome! Information for parents can be found in the Family Issues Area and School And ADD Area. Material specially written for children can be found in the Kids Area.
  • ADHDNews.com
    http://www.adhdnews.com
    ADDed Attractions is a monthly newsletter, published by Brandi Valentine, designed to aid Parents and Adults by sharing information that will aid them in making better decisions concerning the challenges they face. The website also contains additional resource information regarding ADD/ADHD.

     

  • American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

    http://www.afb.org

     

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    http://www.asha.org

  • American Sign Language Browser
    http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/
    From Michigan State University's ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them. The sign video images are from the perspective of the viewer. Vocal tones and inflections give meaning to spoken words much as facial expressions and body language help give meaning to what is being signed.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center
    http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/kinder/
    ADA Statute, Regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), Federally Reviewed Tech Sheets, and Other Assistance Documents.
  • The Arc
    http://www.thearc.org
    Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States) is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families.
  • Autism Society of America
    http://www.autism-society.org/
    The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.
  • Autism Empowerment
    http://www.autismempowerment.org/ Autism Empowerment is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to making life better and more meaningful for individuals and families in the Autism and Asperger communities. They are dedicated to being a positive source forAcceptanceEnrichmentInspiration and Empowerment. We aim to serve all ages and abilities, locally, regionally and worldwide. By offering programs, special events, support and resources that promote acceptance, inclusion, improve life skills and encourage self-advocacy and empowerment, we support and inspire those on the autism spectrum to reach their highest potential. 
  • Beneficial Designs
    http://www.beneficialdesigns.com
    TrailExplorer - a prototype database for locating trails. Beneficial Designs, an engineering and design firm specializing in technologies that enhance access for people of all abilities, has developed assessment technologies that will provide building standards for accessible routes, and allow outdoor trail users to determine the routes they are interested in and are able to navigate successfully.
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
    http://www.chadd.org
    CHADD is a national organization that provides a support network for parents, continuing education about attention deficits, and resources to help children with attention deficits in educational settings.
  • Children with Diabetes
    http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/about.htm
    Children with Diabetes is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with a corporate mission "To promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, especially in children, to increase awareness of the need for unrestricted diabetes care for children at school and daycare, and to promote understanding of research into a cure."
  • The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)
    http://www.cec.sped.org
    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
  • Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
    http://www.cldinternational.org
    The CLD is an international organization that promotes strategies for research and practice through collaboration and advocacy.
  • disAbility.gov
    http://www.disAbility.gov
    This is the new U.S. Government Website, announced at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the ADA. It contains a wealth of information and is well worth a visit.
  • disAbility Information and Resources
    http://www.eskimo.com/~jlubin/disabled.html
    These pages were created and are maintained solely by Jim Lubin , who is a C2 quadriplegic, completely paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. He uses a keyboard/mouse emulator with a sip and puff switch to type Morse codes.
  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC)
    http://ericec.org
    The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC) is one of 16 federally funded clearinghouses in the ERIC system, a nationwide information network sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), and administered by the National Library of Education (NLE).
  • The Family Village
    http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/
    A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.

    The Family Village also provides an extensive card catalog that can can help you find information about specific disabilities.

  • The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
    http://www.interdys.org
    The IDA is an international, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. IDA provides information on assistive technology, medical and educational research, conferences and seminars, and teaching methods.
  • Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
    http://www.irsc.org/
    The IRSC web site is dedicated to communicating information relating to the needs of children with disAbilities on a global basis.
  • Kids Learn About Diabetes
    http://www.geocities.com/0080/HotSprings/6385
    Here you can find out about diabetes in terms you can understand, not Doctorese. While all of the material has been cleared by a real doctor who specializes in working with children who have diabetes, it was written and tested by kids.
  • LD Online
    http://www.ldonline.org
    LD Online is an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children. LD OnLine is the official site of The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities. LD Online provides articles on a wide range of topics, national calendar of events, network of resources, artwork and writings by children, parents, and other individuals, and much more.
  • Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)
    http://www.ldanatl.org
    LDA has 50 state affiliates and over 775 local chapters and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families, to alleviating the restricting effects of learning disabilities, and to supporting endeavors to determine the causes of learning disabilities. The LDA Web site provides information about state chapters and recent publications. 

     

  • Understanding and Overcoming Learning Disabilities in Children

http://disabledtravelers.com/overcoming-learning-disabilities.htm

"Many children have learning disabilities that they deal with every day. A learning disability is a frustrating thing for both children and parents. In fact, without support and encouragement a child with a learning disability can begin to develop low self-esteem. Fortunately, when it comes to learning disabilities in children there are ways to help young people deal with their learning challenges. The following outlines some examples of learning disabilities in children as well as ways parents and educators can help these children work to their full potential."

 

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
    http://www.ncld.org
    The NCLD provides information, services, and programs for children and adults with learning disabilities, their families, educators, and other professionals. The NCLD Web site provides a database of state resources, educational programs, legislative advocacy and public policy.
  • National Center on Accessibility
    http://www.indiana.edu/~nca
    The National Center on Accessibility (NCA) is a program of Indiana University's Department of Recreation and Park Administration in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service, Office on Accessibility. Located at Indiana University's Bradford Woods, NCA is a dynamic and innovative leader in the movement to include people with disabilities in recreation, parks, and tourism. The NCA provides technical assistance to organizations of all sizes who are designing and retrofitting their leisure areas and programs for accessibility. The NCA conducts, promotes, and facilitates research on issues essential to accessibility. This research shapes instruction for the nationally renowned NCA education programs conducted at the Center and throughout the United States.
  • National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education (NCIP):
    http://www2.edc.org/NCIP/
    The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) was funded from 1992-1998 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP) to promote the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities.

     

  • National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

    http://ndss.org

  • The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
    http://www.nichcy.org
    NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). (also available in Spanish). NICHCY makes available a wide variety of publications, including fact sheets on specific disabilities, state resource sheets, parent guides, bibliographies, and our issue papers, "News Digest" and "Transition Summary." Most publications can be printed off the Internet. You may also request documents in print. Our publications are also available in alternative formats upon request.
  • National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
    http://www.nichcy.org
    An information and referral center that provides free information on disabilities and related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.
  • National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:
    http://lcwewb.loc.gov.nls/
    A free national library program of Braille and recorded materials for blind and physically handicapped persons is administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress.
  • National Organization on Disability (NOD):
    http://www.nod.org
    The National Organization on Disability promotes the full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. N.O.D. was founded in 1982 at the conclusion of the United Nations International Year of Disabled Persons. N.O.D. is the only national disability network organization concerned with all disabilities, all age groups and all disability issues.
  • National Stuttering Association
    http://www.nsastutter.org
    If you are a stutterer, a parent of a child or teen who stutters, or a speech-language pathologist,  teacher or other professional who works with people who stutter you will want to take advantage of these helpful opportunities and benefits developed by the NSA's team of professionals.

    The NSA serves as a vital advocate for the stuttering community and raises the consciousness of the general public about stuttering through its education and outreach activities.

  • Schwablearning.org
    http://www.schwablearning.org
    SchwabLearining.org is a parents guide to learning differences and provides a roadmap to understanding the language and landscape of learning differences and disabilities.  On the site, parents can navigate between Identifying a Learning Difference, Managing a Learning Difference, and Connecting with Others.
  • Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students
    SCIVIS: Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students Space Camp is a week long camp that takes place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Hunstville, Alabama. The word "camp" truly understates the EXPERIENCE of Space Camp. Students live in a simulated space station called Habitat 1. They have the opportunity to practice their leadership and teamwork abilities as they prepare for two Space Shuttle missions.
  • Space Camp for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
    Space Camp for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
    Interested in Space Camp?  You Deafinitely can!  U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama and  Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf have teamed up to provide the world's most unique space and aviation experiences for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  It's the real thing, and it's available to you right now!
  • Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
    http://www.tsa-usa.org
    The Tourette Syndrome Association is the only national organization dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about Tourette Syndrome. 

     

  • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

    http://ucp.org

     

 

 
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