Support & Advocacy

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Get connected to one-on-one support through our program Sharing Our Strengths or search for a support group near you!

Sharing Our Strengths is Missouri's parent to parent/peer support network for parents of children with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, individuals with disabilities, and professionals

Display Groups by Disability

Council for Learning Disabilities
607 Sterling
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-8136
Fax: 605-677-6071


EFECT - Encourging Families with Exceptional Children Together
PO Box 2345
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Phone: (816) 537-5951


EFECT, Encouraging Families with Exceptional Children Together, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization which was created by parents for parents. Our mission is to empower families of children with disabilities by providing education, information, encouragement, support, and pathways to services. EFECT presently serves over 1200 individuals in the Greater Kansas City area and outlying communities.

EFECT offers parents and caregivers of children with special needs from across the state support through a listserv and newsletter. To subscribe to the listserv, please send an e-mail to:

Gifted with Learning Disabilities Educational Network, Inc
PO Box 30239
Bethesda, MD 20824-0239
Phone: (301)986-1422
Fax: (301)681-4884


Mutual support and information for parents of gifted children who are also learning disabled. Open to students and educators. Newsletter, library, information and referrals, advocacy, literature, conferences, phone support, and local group meetings in Maryland. Dues $30.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Phone: (412)341-1515
Fax: (412)344-0224


Organization formed by concerned parents, devoted to defining and finding solutions for the broad spectrum of learning problems. Information and referrals, advocacy. Newsletter, journal. Chapter development guidelines.

The Network Disability Advocacy and Support
1515 E. Pythian P.O. Box 5030
Springfield, MO 65801
Phone: (417) 895-7464 tel
Fax: (417) 895-7412 fax