Professional organizations

Member education, advocacy, studies, standard development, data collection (American Association on Mental Retardation, American Association of University Affiliated Programs, American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs)

University centers

Genetic counseling and services, other services, technical assistance, education of public, advocacy, and research (teaching hospitals, pediatric departments, and University Affiliated Programs)

Private philanthropy

Special projects, all types


Interagency coordinating councils

These coordinating groups are required in all states that accept planning money under Part H of the Amendments to the Education for Handicapped Children's Act (P.L. 99-457). Under direction of the specified lead agency (usually Education or Health) all the elements of state government participating in the early education effort for children at risk of or with disability must meet regularly to share in the design of intended services

State advisory committees

The states participating in the awards from the Disability Prevention Program of the Centers for Disease Control are required to establish advisory committees with multiagency and consumer membership that monitor the progress of local efforts.

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