Navigating the world of Special Education can be a challenging task. Below, please find the names and web addresses of national organizations that can help to build your knowledge base.  Of course, all of the Demarest Child Study Team members are available to assist and answer questions.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association of America:
Obsessive Compulsive Information Center Madison Institute of Medicine:


Children and Adults with AD/HD (CHADD):             
Attention Deficit Disorder Association:

Auditory Impairment

American Assoication of the Deaf-Blind:

Autism Society of America:
Autism Speaks:
Asperger's Syndrome Education Network of America (ASPEN):
National Autism Center:

Cognitive Disorders

National Association Councils on Developmental Disabilities:

Developmental Disabilities

National Down Syndrome Society:

Eating Disorder

Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness:
American Anorexia/Bulimia Association:
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders,  
The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc.,
The National Coalition for a Healthy America:

Gender Identity Disorder

Child Healing: Strengthening Families:

Mood Disorders

Bipolar Disorders Treatment Information Center, Madison Institute of Medicine:
The Balanced Mind Foundation:

Sleep Disorders

American Academy of Sleep Medicine,
National Sleep Foundation:

Tic Disorder

Tourette Syndrome Association:


National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide:
Break the Silence:
The Traumatic Loss Coalition of Bergen County (TLC)

Visually Impaired

American Printing House for the Blind: http//
Braille Institute: http//
Helen Keller National Center, 111Middleneck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050 (516-944-8900)