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Federation for Children with Special Needs

USA

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529 Main Street, Suite 1M3 Boston, MA 02129

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. 

The Federation currently oversees over 15 projects related to supporting families whose children have special educational needs and special healthcare needs, as well as families of culturally and economically underserved populations by promoting family engagement within general education.  The projects are organized into five “Centers” by the primary type of service offered to families: Special Education Parent Center; Family Support Center; Health Advocacy Center; Family and Community Engagement Center; Parent-Professional Leadership Center. Training workshops and quarterly newsletters are available.

United Cerebral Palsy

USA

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1825 K Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Its mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. Provides a list of resources covering topics including public policy, education, employment, assistive technologies, health, housing and travel. A list of related organisations in other areas of the world is given. 

The Education Commission. The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

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6 West 48th Street , 12th floor
New York, NY 10036

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity was set up to reinvigorate the case for investing in education and to chart a pathway for increased investment in order to develop the potential of all of the world’s young people.  It brings together the best research and policy analysis to identify the most effective and accountable ways of mobilizing and deploying resources to help ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to participate, learn and gain the skills they need for adulthood and work in the 21st century.

The Commission’s work builds upon the vision agreed to by world leaders in 2015 with the UN Sustainable Development Goal for education: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education by 2030 and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The members of the Commission include current and former heads of state and government, government ministers, five Nobel laureates, and leaders in the fields of education, business, economics, development, health, and security.

RTI Press

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Research Triangle Park
3040 East Cornwallis Road, P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC, United States 27709-2194

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.

Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. We scale our approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner.

We believe in the promise of science, and we push ourselves every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development fields. Our staff of more than 5,000 works in more than 75 countries—tackling hundreds of projects each year to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners.

We maintain offices on four continents, with our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reflecting our roots in the area’s distinguished universities. Founded in 1958 with support from North Carolina government, education, and business leaders, we maintain close ties with North Carolina State University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions. It also makes RTI a great working environment for people who share our mission to improve the human condition. 

Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA)

UK

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Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA

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The Centre for Policy on Ageing, established in 1947 by the Nuffield Foundation, has a long and distinguished record as an independent charity promoting the interests of older people through research, policy analysis and the dissemination of information.

The Centre aims to raise awareness of issues around all aspects of ageing and to support good practice. Its overarching focus is to discover and advocate what older people themselves want and need. 

An important and unique aspect of the Centre’s work is to act as a hub to encourage the creative exchange of thinking and information on ageing issues. A key element of this work is making knowledge on ageing issues widely accessible to share learning and underpin policy initiatives to support older people. CPA collaborates with national and local government, practitioners, the academic community, voluntary groups and older people to sustain a network of learning around ageing. 

Information Service – The Centre’s information experts collect, summarise and disseminate research evidence and good practice for users in all sectors through a unique group of online databases and customised services. CPA has built up an unrivalled international reference collection that is a vital source of knowledge on ageing issues and it is currently the only organisation in the UK systematically collating this data. Reliable information is essential to underpin more effective ways of working, making the most of funds to support an ageing population. 

Policy and Research – CPA's policy and research work covers a broad range of issues having an impact on ageing and old age, including health and social services, residential and community care, living arrangements, financial inclusion, independent living, citizenship, and rights and risk. In particular it is concerned with the analysis of public policy as it affects older people, research into related issues and the promotion of good practice in service design and provision. The Centre has a reputation for innovative thinking and backing pioneering work.

Publishing – CPA Publishing produces books, reports, briefing papers, seminar papers, codes of practice, occasional papers and selected reference titles from the Information Service. 

Networks – The Centre works in partnership to influence policy and encourage debate on issues affecting older people. It is engaged with many statutory and voluntary groups concerned with older people and contributes to advisory groups, expert working parties and forums on a diverse array of issues.

Conferences, workshops and seminars - CPA brings together people from different backgrounds to discuss topical issues in small and informal settings -the involvement of older people in influencing policy development is one of the Centre's primary objectives."

Documenta. Analyses and action towards social justice

Mexico

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Fuego 965
Col. Jardines del Pedregal
01900
Ciudad de México
México

Documenta works to ensure that individuals with disability, particularly, intellectual and psychosocial, have equal access to justice. In order to achieve our goal we work around three strategies: litigation, research and production of audiovisual materials.
on the intersection between the criminal justice system and disability. We do litigation, research

UK Government, Department for Education (DfE)

UK

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The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The department is also home to the Government Equalities Office. It works to provide children’s services and education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances.

It is a ministerial department supported by 18 agencies and public bodies. Its staff is based at the ministerial offices in London and in a number of other locations around England. It works closely with national and local agencies who look after children, with local authorities, and with the professionals who work in schools, children’s services and health services.

Responsibilities:

We are responsible for:

  • teaching and learning for children in the early years and in primary schools
  • teaching and learning for young people under the age of 19 years in secondary schools and in further education
  • supporting professionals who work with children and young people
  • helping disadvantaged children and young people to achieve more
  • making sure that local services protect and support childre

UK Government, Department of Health

UK

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DH is a ministerial department, supported by 15 arm’s length bodies and a number of other agencies and public bodies. The department employs 2,160 staff who work in locations across the country.

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. It leads, shapes and funds health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

 

Responsibilities

It leads across health and care by creating national policies and legislation, providing the long-term vision and ambition to meet current and future challenges, putting health and care at the heart of government and being a global leader in health and care policy

It supports the integrity of the system by providing funding, assuring the delivery and continuity of services and accounting to Parliament in a way that represents the best interests of the patient, public and taxpayer.

It champions innovation and improvement by supporting research and technology, promoting honesty, openness and transparency, and instilling a culture that values compassion, dignity and the highest quality of care above everything

Above all, DH encourages staff in every health and care organisation, including our own, to understand and learn from people’s experience of health and care and to apply this to everything we do

TES Global

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TES Global HQ

London
TES Global
26 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4HQ, GB

TES Global has been supporting educators worldwide for over 100 years

TES Global is a fast-growing and digital education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. Our mission is simply to help teachers, schools and universities succeed. We are home to TES and the world’s largest online community of teachers, with over 8 million registered users, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

About TES for teachers

TES Global is dedicated to supporting the world’s teachers. Our mission is to enable great teaching by helping educators find the tools and technology they need to excel, supporting them throughout their career and professional development. We’re home to the world’s largest online community of teachers with over 8 million registered users and this network is one of the fastest growing of any profession globally, helping support, guide and inspire educators around the world.

We host a dynamic global marketplace in which educators can discover, share, and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product where those resources can be freely integrated and implemented; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform that facilitates student-teacher communication and collaboration. We are the foremost education news, analysis and opinion site for teachers, school leaders and other educators, delivered through a global family of news sites, blogs, apps, podcasts and the world's longest-running education magazine. In the UK, we provide a range of professional development opportunities for teachers through the TES Institute, host the leading teacher jobs market and provide supply teaching solutions to schools through Vision for Education, Smart Teachers and ABC Teachers. 

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