International Organizations for People with Cognitive Disabilities

These are 7 organizations that serve people with cognitive disabilities across multiple countries or throughout the world. More will be added to this list.

International Organizations

  • International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)
    "ISBD is a global network of individuals dedicated to finding ways to improve the lives of those with bipolar disorder through collaboration, research, and education. In addition to individual members, the ISBD has a global chapter network of like minded organizations formed to meet the unique challenges of treating bipolar disorder in their country/region."
  • International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)
    "... is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with depression. iFred is dedicated to Bringing Depression Hope."
  • International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID)
    "... an international and interdisciplinary scientific non governmental organization with official relations with the World Health Organization. It promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities."
  • Autism Research Institute
    "The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. For more than 40 years, ARI has devoted its work to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the triggers of autism and on methods of diagnosing and treating autism. We provide research-based information to parents and professionals around the world."
  • The International Dyslexia Association
    "... a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them."
  • Learning Disabilities Worldwide
    "LDW® is a worldwide leader on learning disabilities (LD). We support parents, individuals with LD, educators, clinicians, and researchers, with current, validated information on LD, ADHD, dyslexia, reading difficulties, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, processing disorders, language-based and nonverbal learning disabilities." U.S.
  • Special Olympics
    " ... an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities ...".

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