Founded in 1950, The Arc supports families supportive of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Arc has been instrumental in passing state and federal legislation regarding individuals with disabilities. Their broad network includes state and local chapters.
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-534-3700 / 800-433-5255
National Down Syndrome Society advocates value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10012
Goodwin Family Information and Referral Center
Special Olympics provides “year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
1133 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-3604 USA
Phone: 1 (202) 628-3630
Or: 1 (800) 700-8585
Fax: 1 (202) 824-0200
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development is to find discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. They are dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities by embracing core values that include:
• the pursuit of scientific knowledge with creativity and purpose
• the dissemination of information to scientists, practitioners, families, and community leaders
• the facilitation of discovery by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center scientists
• the translation of knowledge into practice
Services are offered to people with disabilities, families, educators and healthcare and other service providers. Programs apply the latest knowledge obtained through disabilities research and provide service models.
110 Magnolia Circle
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 322-8240 (Communications Office)
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
Family Outreach Center
Phone: (615) 936-5118, family.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
Free information and referral helpline
Local: (615) 322-8529,
Toll-Free: (800) 640-4636,
Vanderbilt Autism Resource Line