NASMHPD - National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
National organization providing education and technical assistance to state mental health systems on best practices, policy planning and development, incorporating research findings, and reducing seclusion and restraint. NASMPHPD has developed "Six Core Strategies" in reducing seclusion and restraint and is at the forefront of systems transformation in mental health.
ELP Learning Community
Information and resources for learning about Essential Lifestyle Planning and person-centered thinking and methods
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. A nationwide consumer advocacy and resource organization.
Americans With Disabilities Act Homepage, maintained by the US Department of Justice. This comprehensive site includes information on the law, enforcement, barrier removal, mediation, proposed legislation, and more.
The Arc of the U.S.
Association for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) An association concerned with services, research, education, and support for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs
American Psychological Association (APA)
Articles, resources, publications, public issues and education.
PWSA (USA) Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
A national resource and advocacy organization. Sponsors education, research, and an annual national conference.
the gathering place for mental health and behavioral science professionals. An on-line community for professional discussions, resources, organizations and interest groups.
Practice Without Pressure
An organization of parents and professionals who provide "a safe, positive environment for people with disabilities to practice medical, dental, and personal care procedures" in order to avoid or minimize the risk of trauma associated with these procedures.
Mind Freedom International
Based in Oregon, MFI is an organization of consumer “survivors” and advocates who work tirelessly to secure human rights for people in the mental health system. MFI is dedicated to finding alternatives to what they consider coercive and oppressive traditional mental health treatments, including forced drugging, restraint, and electroshock.
Disability is Natural
"The source for thought-provoking articles, products to promote new ways of thinking, and more!"
Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical.
This bitingly satirical site is, in the words of its founder, "an expression of autistic outrage." Well played, sir.
Inclusion of these Internet sites is in no way meant to imply a relationship with Therapeutic Options, Inc. These links are provided by Therapeutic Options, Inc. as informational resources.