Advanced Therapy Solutions Resource List

American Occupational Therapy Association
— AOTA is a national association, established in 1917, directed toward representing the interests of occupational therapists, quality of services, improving consumer healthcare, and raising the standards of professionals and students.

Speech-Language-Hearing Association
— ASHA is comprised of more than 166,000 members and affiliates of audiologists, speech, language, hearing scientists, and speech-language pathologists.

American Physical Therapy Association
— The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy.

Children's Disability Info
— This website is by a special needs family for special needs families. Children's Disability Info contains helpful articles ranging from autism, ADHD, visual impairment, to cerebral palsy, adoption, and sensory integration.

Raising Special Kids
— A non-profit organization that offers information and support for special needs families at no cost. A full range of disabilities and healthcare needs are covered for parents of children ranging in age from birth to twenty-six.

Autism Resources
— A privately owned website dedicated to cataloging articles about autism.

Autism Center
— The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center was established in 1997. The SARRC is dedicated to advancing autism research and providing support for families.

Autism Collaboration
— The Autism Collaborative is a group of autism researchers who aim to encourage cooperation rather than competition in the race to discover autism's causes and treatments.

Autism Applied Behavior Analysis
— Free resource material is available for download for families and professionals for use as an educational strategy.

Cerebral Palsy
— MyChild provides information, referrals, and resources to families with special needs members.

United Cerebral Palsy
— UCP and their numerous affiliates seek to advance the productivity and independence of individuals with a wide range of disabilities. They do this by providing support and services.

Down Syndrome
— is an online community dedicated to sharing stories, making friends, and informing the community about people with down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Education Online
— Comprehensive information, including books, scientific papers, and articles, are offered on this website.

National Down Syndrome Society
— NDSS works to be a nationwide promoter for the inclusion and reception of people with Down Syndrome by allowing them to achieve their life goals and quality of life.

Fragile X
— Fraxa is a research foundation that works to progress treatments and a cure for Fragile X by funding research.

Hearing Impaired
— The deaf library is an online collection of material intended to inform and instruct people about deaf cultures in both United States and Japan. Both deaf and hard of hearing topics are covered.

Learning Disabilities
— LD Online is among the top websites about learning disabilities and ADHD directed towards teachers, parents, and professionals. Seeking to help children and adults with LD, this website provides current and relevant information and advice.

Tennessee's Early Intervention System
— TEIS is a state-funded program that promotes a child's optimal development. They encourage active family participation in helping the child with developmental delays.

Cerebral Palsy Resources
— Information regarding the symptoms, facts and figures, treatments, and caring for a person with cerebral palsy are covered in depth.

Children's Cerebral Palsy
— A website dedicated to helping children with Cerebral Palsy and support options for families.

Autism Tennessee

Tennessee Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (TN-ADDM)
— 1-877-ASD-VUMC or email:

Tennessee's Act Early Ambassador, Toni Whitaker
— Email:

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

TRIAD: Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center