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BSA Resource Links:

◦ National BSA Resource Page: Link

◦ Information Sheet:

Guide to Working with Scouts with Special Needs and Disabilities, No. 510071:

 ◦ Scouting for Youth with Disabilities Manual, No. 34059:

Guide to Advancement 2015 No. 33088 (See Section

 Facility checklist for Units.

Abilities Digest. Archived Newsletters regarding with Scouts With DisAbilities. Full of Resources, tips, tricks and new information. Excellent ongoing resource. Link


Other Council Disability Awareness Resource page links


wwswd.orgExternal Link


Three Fires Council 

www.threefirescouncil.orgExternal Link (under Programs ->Special Needs Scouting)


Aloha Council Link  


Patriot's Path Council

www.ppbsa.orgExternal Link (search for "Advancement", then scroll down for "Members with Special Needs and disAbilities")


Redwood Empire Council Link Also visible from RedwoodBSA.orgExternal Link about 1/2 way done the left hand column "DisAbilities Awareness".


Sam Houston Area Council 

samhoustonbsa.orgExternal Link (link added soon to access disability awareness resources)


Greater St. Louis Area Council 

stlbsa.orgExternal Link (under Programs ->Special Needs Scouts)


National Capital Area Council 

ncacbsa.orgExternal Link (Menu -> Program -> Advancement -> Special Needs Scouting)


Erie Shores Council Link


Baltimore Area Council Link Link (WOSM Guidelines on Scouting for People with Disabilities)


Other Resources:

American Camp Association - check "Disabilities" for good camping resources. External Link

Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules. This site offers online free training on selected Scientifically Studied Interventions, or Evidence-Based-Practices (EBPs) to assist learners with Autism. Interventions work for many struggling youth, in addition to those with Autism. Highly recommended site for learning to work with youth with Autism. http://afirm.fpg.unc.eduExternal Link

Autism and Boy Scouts Link

Department of Natural Resources (each state also has it's own - ask for accessible trails in state) Link


Short Disability Related Videos (< 5 minutes)

The Present, by Jacob Frey Link

Celebrities with Disabilities Link

 Just Ask is an inspirational short video about communication with people with sensory challenged. Link 

Disability Sensitivity training: Link 

Differently Abled: Link



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