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ABA Center on Children and the Law- The ABA Center on Children and the Law, a program of the Young Lawyers Division, aims to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law-The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law.

Case Law Finder - provides access to court decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Courts

Center for Law and Education-The Center for Law and Education (CLE) strives to make the right of all students to quality education a reality and to help enable communities to address their own education problems effectively, with an emphasis on assistance to low-income students.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities-a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in allinclusion of society.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc.– a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Education Administration Online - assists in researching issues in education law.

Family Education Network - provides a great expanse of information to parents generally, and includes a number of articles written by a special education attorney for parents of children with disabilities and their advocates regarding the special education system.

LawCrawler-a search engine for doing legal research on the Internet.

WrightsLaw.Com - provides legal information useful to those advocating for students with disabilities.

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities -a state-by-state listing of educational consultants, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, advocates, and attorneys, government programs, grassroots organizations, special education schools, and parent support groups.

United States Courts of Appeals -The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States court of appeals.

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