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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE): Office of Special Education
"The Office of Special Education administers state and federal funds to support services for students and adults with disabilities. This office also oversees the operation of three school systems administered by the State Board of Education. These are the Missouri School for the Blind, the Missouri School for the Deaf and the Missouri Schools for Severely Disabled."
Office of Special Education Programs
"The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts."
National Center for Special Education Research
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), sponsors a comprehensive program of special education research designed to expand the knowledge and understanding of infants, toddlers and children with disabilities.
Association for Behavior Analysis Intervention
Primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis.
Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Council for Learning Disabilities
An international organization composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines, is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across the life span.
International Society for Autism Research
The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) is a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorders.
National Association of Special Education Teachers
National membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to those preparing for or teaching in the field of special education.
National Education Assoc. (NEA)
NEA offers parents and teachers, citizens and students -- everyone interested in creating great schools -- a handy starting point for Web exploration.
TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates.