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Application for Membership to the Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education

Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC)

The latest way for families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders to connect with each other and stay connected throughout Alaska.

Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The mission of Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilititation is to assist individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to employment, independence, and community life. Various services are provided to accomplish each client's individualized goals, including a full array of vocational rehabilitation services, supported employment, and assistive technology.

Alaska 2-1-1

This is a comprehensive information and referral system incorporating programs, agencies, and nonprofits. Search keywords to locate specific information.

Alaska Family Directory for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Funded by a grant from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development and maintained by the Anchorage School District, the Alaska Family Directory for parents of children with special needs includes calendars of educational opportunities for parents and educators that are specific to a region of Alaska. Included in each regional section is a listing of community organizations that provide assistance to families of special needs children in that specific area. Regional information is organized according to the following regions.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority administers the Mental Health Trust established in perpetuity. It has a fiduciary responsibility to its beneficiaries to enhance and protect The Trust and to provide leadership in advocacy, planning, implementing and funding of a comprehensive integrated mental health program to improve the lives and circumstances of its beneficiaries.

Department of Education & Early Development - Section of Special Education

Department of Health & Social Services- Infant Learning Program

The Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program is Alaska's leading resource on the first three years of life. The aim of the program is to strengthen and support families to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers with special needs.

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center

DBTAC Northwest was established by Congress to serve business, state and local government and people with disabilities as they work together to meet the challenges of disability and its impact on society. Our call center provides free consultation to questions regarding compliance with the ADA, and how to effectively respond to the formula driven process of accommodating the human condition in employment, accessibility, transportation, and access in the information age. Contact Us/Contactanos: 1-800-949-4232, Website:

The Disability Law Center of Alaska

The Disability Center of Alaska is Alaska's protection and advocacy system for consumers of disabilities services. They serve consumers through public education, direct service, outreach and systems advocacy.

The Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives

The mission of the Alaska Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives is to improve the well-being of Alaskans by strengthening and expanding the contributions of faith-based and community initiatives.

Partners in Policymaking

Is a project coordinated through the Governor's Council for Disabilities and Special Education and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Center for Human Development. Partners in Policymaking is a national model of leadership training for people with disabilities and their family members who wish to become leaders and advocates in the disability rights movement. This project identifies individuals from across the state who have not held a leadership position and helps them develop partnerships with people in policy making positions.

Special Education Service Agency (SESA)

The Special Education Service Agency supports the effective education of students with low incidence disabilities.

Stone Soup Group

Parent training & Information Center for special education in Alaska. Sign up for their e-newsletter!

University of Alaska Center for Human Development

The Center for Human Development (CHD) is one of the 61 University Centers located in every state and territory, which brings together the resources of the university and the community in support of individuals with developmental disabilities. For more than thirty years, University Centers have supported disability education, research, and service programs which positively affect the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and friends by increasing their independence, productivity, and community inclusion.