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Nov 10
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by Dennise Goldberg

As you are most likely aware Google + launched brand pages this week.  Below is a list of Special Education and Special Needs related pages that I have found.  Feel free to add to this list in the comments below and I will move them into the main article as I see them.

Special Education Advisor - Special Education Advisor is a community of parents, educators, and special education service providers dedicated to helping families with special education needs children understand their special education rights and receive appropriate special education services.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - NICHCY is the center that provides information to the nation on: 1) disabilities in children and youth, 2) programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities, 3) IDEA, the nation’s special education law, and 4) research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.

30 Days of Autism - 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to promote social understanding and offer a glimpse into the perspectives of those whose lives are touched by ASD

Mocha Autism Network - BAMAN was formed by Monika Brooks and Nichole Little to form a circle of love and support around other parents and families of loved ones on the Autism Spectrum. We both have Sons who are diagnosed on the spectrum and have found comfort in the ability to speak freely of the triumphs and challenges our Sons have experenced as well as to have some 'good girl talk' without fear of rejection if the conversation goes to our Asperger Sons.

Autism Awareness - First of all, there are no large organizations involved with this page. This page is dedicated to providing each, individual person and family, in the #Autism Community a voice. Your perspective, opinion and experience are so important to +Autism Awareness.  By sharing your story, your experience, people can begin to see just how profoundly dynamic #Autism can be.  Each child and adult with #Autism is as unique as a snowflake.  This page is a place to share your story, both good and bad. By doing so, you allow the world to see what #Autism is, through your eyes.

Friendship Circle - Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of individuals with special needs as well as to individuals and families struggling with addiction, isolation, and other crises.

Friendship Circle of Michigan - Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of individuals with special needs as well as to individuals and families struggling with addiction, isolation, and other crises.

AbleNet Inc. - AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids for all ages and situations; and special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress. Our products are used in hundreds of thousands of homes, clinics, and classrooms in the United States and across the globe.

Disability Scoop - Founded in 2008, Disability Scoop is the nation’s premier source for developmental disability news. With daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more, no other news source offers a more timely and comprehensive take on the issues that matter to the developmental disability community.

United Way - With United Way it's not about supporting one cause. We focus on the areas that need change the most, with contributions from our supporters becoming part of a major community building effort.

LD Online - LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.  The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted
experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

Autism Speaks - Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.

United Cerebral Palsy - United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.

Down Syndrome.com - Hello. My name is Justin and I would like to welcome you to DownSyndrome.com. DownSyndrome.com is a website that has the intention of bringing people together to learn, communicate, and impart knowledge about Down Syndrome.

National Wheelchair Basketball Association - The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is comprised of over 200 basketball teams across twenty-two conferences and seven divisions. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of men's, women's, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.

The Arc of the United States - We are the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome,
Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.

Developmental Disabilities - To support children and adults with developmental disabilities in achieving a lifetime of growth through exceptional care and innovative, individualized service.

Liston Advocates -  work with families who struggle to obtain special education services and who would like solutions.

Advocates for Children of New York - AFC’s mission is to promote access to the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. AFC uses integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students.

Apraxia - Kids - Apraxia-KIDS is a program of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Our mission is to improve the system of support in the lives of children with apraxia of speech so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Brain Line - BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.

Autism Understanding & Acceptance - Awareness is not enough. Only through understanding of #Autism and those that have #Autism can there be true acceptance.

Our Special Families Village - Our Special Families Village is an online “Community Center” for families who have members with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. A “one stop shop” to make finding information and support as easy as clicking your mouse.

Autism America - Autism America Radio - Your Autism Town Hall Meeting!

The Palm Beach School for Autism - Charter school for children with autism - located in Palm Beach County, Florida

Autism - This page is dedicated to Autism Spectrum Disorder and those touched by it.

Respecting Autism - Written during the third year of the Rebecca School’s operation in Manhattan, Respecting Autism: The Rebecca School DIR® Case Model for Parents and Professionals adroitly describes the results of Tina McCourt and Michael Koffler’s efforts to conceive and create a new school in New York City for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

AMFAS - American Military Families Autism Support - Welcome to the only national community specifically for military families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder, solely by military families.

Autism Support Network - Free peer-to-peer global network of people helping people with autism.

Lost and Tired- My name is Rob Gorski and I'm a father to 3 amazing boys on the Autism Spectrum. I have been married to my best friend, Lizze, for 8 years and together for almost 11. She became ill about 5 years ago and struggles on most days but does so with grace and dignity.  Life is challenging on the very best of days and darn near impossible on others.

Mothers with Attitude - Mothers with Attitude is a website written and edited by Terri Mauro, who adopted two special-needs kids from Russia in 1994 and has since earned life-experience degrees in neurology, child psychology, and the harassment of Child Study Teams. On this Google+ page, she'll share posts from all her random Web presences and crack wise on topics of interest.

Stuff with Thing - A diagnosis of Autism, the label given to my children has not been the end of the world, we have used it to open doors to places we otherwise would not have known existed. Yes some days it is hard but it is also amazing. Please join us on our awe-tism journey.

The Hope Institute for Children and Families - Founded in 1957, The Hope Institute for Children and Families is a nonprofit  center providing educational, residential and health services to  children ages 5-21 with multiple developmental disabilities, including  Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The Inclusive Class Radio Show - Hosted by Nicole Eredics, founder of The Inclusive Class, with co-host Terri Mauro, About.com guide to parenting children with special needs.

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4 Responses to “Special Education and Special Needs Google + Brand Pages”

  1. Please add Greenhouse Publications as an educational materials site. We publish Interactive Reading Books and software, Interactive Communication Cards, and Health Care Communication Boards for Medical, Physical and Emotional Information. Our materials are used to assist individuals with autism and other special needs learn how to read and communicate. Please check our web site at http://www.greenhousepub.com and let me know if you have any questions or I can be of further assistance.
    Thank you,
    Joan Green
    Greenhouse Publications-President

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  2. Hi Dennise,

    Thank you so much for putting this list together!

    I would appreciate being added – Our Special Families Village. This link should take you to our Google+ about page. https://plus.google.com/b/109427527436772293806/109427527436772293806/about

    Please let me know if you need anything else.

    Sandy and Matthew

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  3. Please add http://www.tmkconsulting.org to your list

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