The following links will reveal resources for local, national disability organization, and federal programs and agencies. Please scroll further down for a summary of each resource.
- University of Guam
- Catholic Social Services
- Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS)
- Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities (DISID)
- Guam Special Olympics
- Guam Department of Education (DOE)
- Guam Department of Education, Division of Special Education
- Guam Get Care Website
- Guam Legal Services Disability Law Center
- Guma Mami, Inc.
- The Guam Developmental Disabilities Council (Guam DDC)
- Pripåra Hao
- Administration for Community Living (ACL) Report: Services for Individuals with I/DD in the U.S. Territories
- Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
- Boys Town National Research Hospital
- Center for Parent Information & Resources
- Cerebral Palsy Group
- Deaf Linx: Resources and Guides for the Deaf Community
- The Center for an Accessible Society
- Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE)
- Job Accommodations Network
- National Association of the Deaf
- The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education
- National Center of Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
- The National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
- National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
- National Child Care Information Center
- National Institute on Child Health & Human Development
- National Institute on Mental Health: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- National Rehabilitation Information Center
- National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities
- Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (S.A.B.E.)
- University of Wisconsin – Madison Waisman Center
- Vanderbilt Kennedy Center HEALTH CARE FOR ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
- We Connect Now
- Administration on Children & Families
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
- CDC: Learn the Signs. Act Early. Milestone Tracker App
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- U.S Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
- U.S Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)
Guam CEDDERS Project Websites
Guam System for Assistive Technology or GSAT is a federally-funded program under the University of Guam CEDDERS authorized under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998. GSAT provides assistive technology-related services to children and adults with disabilities in Guam so that they can live productive, independent, and quality lives.
The Guam Early Learning Council was created to provide a coordinated framework, involving all child-serving agencies and family representatives, to develop a comprehensive system of supports for young children and their families. First established through Executive Order 2004-14 by former Governor Felix P. Camacho, and then mandated legislatively through Public Law 31-62 in 2011, the Council’s composition, goals and objectives, and roles and responsibilities focus upon the efficient and effective delivery of services and support to young children, birth to eight (8), and their families.
This website is designed to provide information for families and professionals about the Guam EHDI Project, including infant hearing screening and the importance of follow-up screening, evaluation, and the early intervention services.
Pripåra hao is a Chamorro phrase which means “prepare yourself” or “get ready.” In addition to general emergency preparedness planning, individuals with disabilities have additional needs before, during, and after an emergency situation that have to be included in their personal plan to ensure safety and allow for speedy recovery back to normalcy. Individuals with disabilities who are self-sufficient in normal circumstances may need the help of others during an emergency situation.
Learn about UOG and its mission and find out what our President has to say. Includes links to Academic and College Information, Learning and Information Resources, Foundation and Alumni Affairs, Research Topics, News, Events, Activities, Student Life and Services, Headlines, and Admissions and Registration Information.
The Guam Department of Education is a single unified school district consisting of grades Kindergarten through 12. Our 27 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools and an alternative school serve over 30,000 students.
The Guam Department of Education, Division of Special Education is committed to supporting all exceptional children and youth lead rich, active lives by participating as full members of their school and community.
An online directory and care coordination tool connecting the people of Guam to long-term care services and resources. Guam GetCare offers a territory-wide service directory to help consumers and their families quickly and easily access services.
Special Olympics Guam (SOGU) is the major provider of sporting opportunities for people with a learning disability and provides equality of opportunity for all our athletes regardless of ability or degree of disability.
Guma Mami’s mission is to facilitate the full inclusion and integration of adults with developmental disabilities and adults with serious mental illnesses into their communities through individual and family supports.
The philosophy of the DD Council is deeply based in the belief that persons with developmental disabilities have capabilities, competencies, and personal needs and preferences in common with all citizens. All individuals should be able to exercise control and choice in making decision that affect their life.
Pripåra hao is a Chamorro phrase which means “prepare yourself” or “get ready.” In addition to general emergency preparedness planning, individuals with disabilities have additional needs before, during, and after an emergency situation that have to be included in their personal plan to ensure safety and allow for speedy recovery back to normalcy. Individuals with disabilities who are self-sufficient in normal circumstances may need the help of others during an emergency situation. These needs include, but are not limited to, medical treatment and medication plans, use of and relocation of assistive devices in the event of evacuation, appropriate transportation plans, and care of service animals.
National Disability Organizations
Information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment, database of products used to assist in activities of daily living, links and resources for one-stop shopping for assistive technology needs.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is pleased to announce the release of a new grantee report outlining services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the U.S. territories. The report, “Services for People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in the U.S. Territories,” is the result of collaboration between the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, RTC on Community Living at the University of Minnesota, and the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Colorado.
Comprehensive database of assistive technology products, electronic links to a wide variety of private and public disability services and resources, usable search functions that do not require extensive search or product knowledge, online vendor interface that enables vendors to maintain current product information.
A network of interdisciplinary Centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. Includes a directory of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education Research and Service, information on legal affairs, projects and other resources.
This site deals with parents’ questions about…
- Infant hearing screening and follow up testing
- Steps to take after diagnosis of hearing loss
- Hearing loss & hearing aids, language & speech
- Parenting issues
Your central “Hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve.
The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to parents with children who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Deaf Linx is your resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL) and all other related topics. Many people are unaware of all the accomplishments that deaf individuals have made and the unique ways in which they have come together to create a distinctive identity. Whether you are a deaf person or someone with hearing loss, looking for other individuals in your area, or you just want to learn about deaf culture or deaf society, our resources on deafness are for you.
Immediate posting of significant disability newsworthy items, arranged by topic area, written in journalistic style, links to in-depth background material, links to original source material when accessible format is available, links to experts by topic areas, weekly e-letter available.
CIRRIE Database-locate international research in all areas of rehabilitation; CIRRIE Monograph Series-gain cultural perspectives through “The Rehabilitation Providers Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born”; Rehabilitation Conferences Directory-identify upcoming international conferences on disability/rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Centers-locate organizations outside the US that conduct research in rehabilitation; RehabTalk-select from a comprehensive collection of electronic discussion lists to converse with colleagues, Information about CIRRIE Travel Grants.
A free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities. Includes resources for private employers, federal entities, individuals with disabilities, educational settings, small businesses and self employment service, employment links, and answers frequently asked questions.
NAD is a dynamic federation of 51 state association affiliates including the District of Columbia, organizational affiliates, and direct members. Their extensive website includes an open house to find people and activities that make up NAD, and an information center on deaf people, sign language, legal rights, etc.
Information about AccessIT; Knowledge base, promising practices, and resources; Contact Information.
The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM – pronounced “en-cham”) at Utah State University is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention.
Highlights of the research and research outcomes of the 350 plus grantees funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR); NCDDR Registry of Online Resources; NCDDR Registro de Recursos en Espanol; NCDDR Publications List; Share Your Opinion through the online NCDDR Focus Group; NCDDR hosts a free-of-charge e-mail Alert System.
Supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Find out more about NECTAC’s mission, projects, publications, and upcoming events.
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal governments major medical research agency. NICHD supports and conducts research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Includes links to Health and Media Information, Intramural Research, Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention, Employment and Fellowships and Research Resources.
Information about all projects funded by NIDRR over the past 10 years in an accessible format; Listing of products by NIDRR projects, sorted by specific priority or project type; 24-hour access to more than 60,000 database records available in 47 topic areas.
Nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. Includes information on parent-to-parent networking, children with disabilities, publications, and bulletin boards.
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the self-advocacy organization of the United States. Founded in 1990, we have been working hard for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community throughout the 50 states and the world for 20 years. Our non-profit advocacy organization is run by a board of self-advocates representing 9 regions of the country.
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development and developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan. The center is one of 9 national centers that encompasses a Mental Retardation Developmental Disabilities Research Center and a Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Links include Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research, Early Childhood Programs, Community Inclusion Programs, Clinical Services and Waisman Projects.
A website dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues. The website has been up and serving college students with disabilities since April of 2008. The website has been used as a resource by institutions of higher learning and has been linked to by colleges and universities and groups serving people with disabilities in all 50 states and at least 10 foreign countries.
Federal Programs & Agencies
A federal agency funding state, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Includes information about ACF’s mission, performance planning, financial statements, programs, contacts, grants and contracts, research and publications, budget and policy, conferences, meetings and events, and job opportunities.
Provides national leadership for preventing birth defects and developmental disabilities and improving the health and wellness of people with disabilities. Includes links to information on hot topics such as Anthrax, tips for a healthy pregnancy, specific birth defects, living with a disability, as well as information for health professionals.
From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.
A bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. Learn more about MCHB’s vision, mission, and organization including funding opportunities, resources and publications.
An Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Get help for mental health and substance abuse problems, learn about SAMHSA’s campaigns and programs, and access links to information on addiction treatment, prevention, statistics and data, workplace resources and lots more.
The mission of the Office of Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. A primary responsibility is resolving complaints of discrimination. Agency-initiated cases typically called compliance reviews, permit OCR to rel resources on compliance problems that appear particularly acute. OCR also provides technical assistance to help institutions achieve voluntary compliance with the civil rights laws that OCR enforces. OCR provides support to other Department of Education programs.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), which is one of the principal components of the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to OSEP, OSERS includes the Rehabilitative Services Administration (RSA) and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDDR). OSEP mission and organization focus on the free appropriate public education of children and youth with disabilities from birth through age 21.
AIDD is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities have opportunities to make their own choices, contribute to society, have supports to live independently, and live free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. In each state and territory, AIDD grantees form a developmental disabilities network, or DD Network, made up of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities; State Protection and Advocacy Systems; and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. AIDD also funds Projects of National Significance and administers the President’s Committee on Intellectual Disabilities.