Links to Useful Sites
| Blindness/Low Vision
| Brain Injury and Stroke
| Cerebral Palsy
| Communication and Speech
| Comprehensive Disability
| Developmental Disabilities
| Down Syndrome
| Learning Disabilities and ADD
| Mental Health
| Mental Retardation
| Multiple Sclerosis
| Muscular Dystrophy
| National and Regional
| Post Polio Syndrome
| Short Stature
| Spina Bifida
| Spinal Cord Injury
| State and Local
| Substance Abuse
| Tourette Syndrome
ArthritisAbout.com - Arthritis Homepage
News on arthritis and links to related sites.
Website: http://arthritis.about.com/health/arthritis/mbody.htmArthritis Foundation
Large support/advocacy group devoted to educating the public about various issues involved with arthritis.
Website: http://www.arthritis.org/Atena Inteli Health Arthritis
Basic and general information on arthritis
Website: http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/24479/9071/9071.html?k=navx408x9071CDC Arthritis
Information, resources and links on arthritis
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/Doctors Guide to Arthritis
The latest medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of patients diagnosed with arthritis.
Website: http://www.pslgroup.com/ARTHRITIS.HTMMedline Plus Arthritis
General information, guidelines, resources on arthritis
Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/arthritis.htmlNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases-NIH
The NIAMS conducts and supports basic, clinical, and epidemiologic research and disseminates information of many of the most debilitating diseases affecting the nations health.
Website: http://www.nih.gov/niams/Web MD Arthritis Health Center
News, information, articles on Arthritis and topics related to arthritis.
Website: http://arthritis.webmd.com/AutismAutism Resources
Information & links on autism and Aspergers Syndrome.
Website: http://www.autism-resources.com/Autism Society of America
Information & links on autism and Aspergers Syndrome.
Website: http://www.autism-society.orgAutism Speaks
Organization dedicated to people having autism or families and interested individuals. It has information, resources, links and various activities regarding autism.
Website: http://www.autismspeaks.orgCDC autism
Information, links, resources on autism
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/Center for the Study of Autism
Numerous links to Autism Resources.
Website: http://www.autism.org/Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
Research, resources, chat room and message board.
Website: http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/Science Daily
View the latest developments and research on autism
Website: http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/mind_brain/autism/Blindness/Low VisionAmerican Council of the Blind
National advocacy organization for people with vision impairments.
Website: http://www.acb.org/American Foundation for the Blind
National non-profit organization devoted to serving people with visual impairments through the collection and dissemination of information, the identification and resolution of legislative issues, and education of the general public.
Website: http://www.afb.org/Assistive Media
Provides audio versions of written materials.
Website: http://www.assistivemedia.org/Blind Childrens Center
Serves children with visual impairments from birth to school age.
Website: http://www.blindcntr.orgBlind Links
Links to a variety of resources for people who are blind.
Website: http://www.autopenhosting.org/w3c/rblind.htmlColorado Department of Education Blindness/Low Vision
Information and resources on education careers, national documents, activities, scholarship for families and people with vision- impairments.
Website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/SD-BLV.aspDelaware Division for the Visually Impaired
This federal/state program assists people from Delaware with disabilities to obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently in their communities. Phone: 302-577-4730.
Website: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dvi/index.htmlIO - Iowa Department for the Blind
This federal/state program assists people from Iowa with disabilities to obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently in their communities. Phone: 515-281-1334. TTY: 515-281-1355.
Website: http://www.blind.state.ia.usLibrary for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress Talking and Braille books.
Website: http://www.loc.gov/nls/National Federation of the Blind
Advocates for issues affecting those with visual impairments.
Website: http://www.nfb.org/National Federation of the Blind On-Line Store
Website for ordering assistive Aids & Appliances for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Website: http://secure.nfb.org/ecommerce/asp/default.aspRecording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Provides textbooks, educational and reference materials to people who cannot read standard print.
Website: http://www.rfbd.org/Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind
Jobs, training, and vocational services for people who are blind. On-line shop.
Website: http://www.seattlelighthouse.orgSmith-Kettlewell RERC
This Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) conducts R&D for persons who are blind or have visual impairments. Located at Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and funded by NIDRR.
Website: http://www.ski.org/Rehab/The Low Vision Gateway
Information, resources and links on vision loss, low- impairment, low-vision aids and rehabilitation.
Website: http://www.lowvision.org/The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (RRTC)
For employment and independent living help for individuals with visual impairments.
Website: http://www.blind.msstate.edu/The Vision Learning Center Living with low vision
Low vision assistant resources and tips for people or families having people with low vision.
Website: http://www.preventblindness.org/eye_problems/lowvision.htmlBrain Injury and StrokeAmerican Stroke Association
Information and resources on stroke for stroke patients as well as for health professionals.
Website: http://www.strokeassociation.org/Brain Injury Association
Provides information on brain injury prevention, research, education, advocacy, and links.
Medical and legal resources on brain injury
Website: http://www.braininjury.comDr Diane
Website full of information about brain injury with resources, links and training information
Website: http://www.health-helper.com/brain/eMedicine Health Stroke Center
Stroke glossary of medical terms, links, doctors views and suggestions, references, information on prevention and medication and much more.
Website: http://www.medicinenet.com/stroke/index.htmInstitute for Cognitive Prosthetics
Utilizes computer technology to assist in everyday activities for individuals who have sustained brain injuries.
Website: http://www.brain-rehab.com/National Center for Injury Prevention TBI
Resources, fact sheets, publications and information on Traumatic Brain Injury
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi/TBI.htmNational Institute of Neurological and Stroke
News, trainings, resources, funding and information on strokes.
Website: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/National Stroke Association
Information and links to resources on stroke.
Website: http://www.stroke.org/The Brain Injury Information Network
Provides resources, links, and support for people with Brain Injury.
Website: http://www.tbinet.org/Traumatic Brain Injury Care System
Provides information on the Center and links to TBI resources.
Website: http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=9505Cerebral PalsyAbout Cerebral Palsy
Information on Spastic, Ataxic, and Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, including history, causes, symptoms, therapy, and treatments. Features articles, links and a free 'Ask the Doctor' service where people can post questions.
Website: http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/An information site for individuals with cerebral palsy and for families with children with cerebral
Discussion forum, information, resources and links on cerebral palsy.
Website: http://www.cerebralpalsy.com/Cerebral Palsy Help
Offers valuable help for children with cerebral palsy. Free advice from Cerebral Palsy Specialist doctors.
Website: http://www.cerebralpalsyhelp.comCerebral Palsy Information
Information on treatment, causes, diagnosis on cerebral palsy and free case evaluation.
Website: http://www.cerebralpalsyinfo.org/Cerebral Palsy Institute
Information, definitions, treatments, resources and legal assistance with cerebral palsy.
Website: http://www.cerebralpalsyinstitute.org/eMedicine Health Cerebral Palsy Center
Articles, health news, glossary, resources, references and much more on cerebral palsy.
Website: http://www.medicinenet.com/cerebral_palsy/index.htmUnited Cerebral Palsy
Support/Advocacy group devoted to increasing the inclusion of people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities into every facet of society.
Website: http://www.ucp.org/Communication and SpeechAugmentative Communication Inc.
Resources, information, CDs, DVDs, articles, books and much more on augmentative communication.
Website: http://www.augcominc.com/Augmentative Communication On-line Users Group
E-mail listserv for augmentative communication users.
Website: http://www.temple.edu/instituteondisabilities/programs/assistive/acolug.htmChild Development Institute Children with communication disorder
Information, articles, and products for parents including resources for children and parents with children having communication and speech disabilities.
Website: http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/disorders/children_with_communication_disorders.shtmlChildhood Apraxia of Speech Association
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association is part of Apraxia-KIDS. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is given the best opportunity to develop speech.
Website: http://www.apraxia-kids.orgComeunity.com Children with communication disorder
Articles, information for parents, resources regarding children with communication and speech disorder.
Website: http://www.comeunity.com/disability/speech/communication.htmlInternational Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Publications, events, resources for augmentative communication users.
Website: http://www.isaac-online.org/Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences
Website aimed at cataloging the many types of resources and information concerning communication disorders for the benefit of those with communications disorders, their families, and professionals and students in the field.
Website: http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/welcome.htmlSpeech Disability, Using phone is not a problem
Provides services to people with speech disabilities, links and resources.
Website: http://www.beckyspeaks.org/STS News
Provides directory of Speech to Speech Relay services in each state.
Website: http://www.stsnews.com/The Stuttering Foundation
Provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
Website: http://www.stutteringhelp.orgComprehensive DisabilityAmerican Association of People with Disabilities
National nonprofit cross-disability member organization dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for people with disabilities.
Website: http://www.aapd-dc.org/Beach Center on Families and Disability
Website of a rehabilitation research and training center on public policies that affect families who have children with disabilities. Provides resources and information on disability issues.
Website: http://www.beachcenter.org/Cornucopia of Disability Information
A community resource for consumers and professionals that provides disability information in a wide variety of areas.
Website: http://codi.buffalo.edu/DisAbilities Unlimited
Support, education, inspiration, and running programs for amputees.
Website: http://www.disabilitiesunlimited.org/Disability Related Products and Services
Numerous links to web resources on assistive technology, adaptive clothing, medical supplies, etc.
Website: http://www.makoa.org/Disability Resources on the Internet
Numerous resources indexed by topic, state, and organization.
Website: http://www.disabilityresources.org/Disabled Peoples' International
Network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.
Website: http://www.dpi.org/Family Village
Informational resources on a variety of topics.
Website: http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/index.htmlxNational Organization on Disability
Raises disability awareness through programs and information.
Website: http://www.nod.org/Open Directory - Disability
Links to 500+ Internet sites.
Website: http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Disabled/Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
Independent living resources on the Internet
Website: http://www.taconicresources.net/The Design Linc
Since 1995 we have provided you with on-line resources and information specifically geared toward people with disabilities and special design needs, as well as those involved in their care
Website: http://www.designlinc.com/World Association of Persons with Disabilities
Internationally circulated newsletter.
Website: http://www.wapd.org/World Association of Persons with Disabilities
WAPD advances the interests of persons with disAbilities at national, state, local and home levels.
Website: http://www.wapd.orgDeafblindnessAmerican Association of the Deaf-Blind
National consumer advocacy organization for people who have combined hearing and vision impairments.
Website: http://www.aadb.org/A-Z to Deafblindness
Provides information and resources to the general public about deafblindness and the people who live with both hearing and visual impairments.
Website: http://www.deafblind.com/DeafBlind Childrens Fund
Helps families with children with deaf-blindness, provides information, stories, news and resources.
Forum, online monthly conferences, email with information on deaf-blindness.
Website: http://www.deafblindresources.org/Montana IDEA Deaf Blind Services
Technical assistance and training opportunities for people with deaf-blindness.
Website: http://www.opi.state.mt.us/DBServices/National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
Resources, information, technical assistance, services like job opportunities, trainings, and internships related to and for people with deaf-blindness.
Website: http://www.nationaldb.org/National Family Association for Deaf- Blind
Non-profit organization, that serves individuals with and disabilities and people associated with deaf-blindness by providing them with resources, links and information.
Online conferences, latest news, forums, online stores for the deaf community
Website: http://www.deaf.com/Deaf Education
Information, curriculum materials, instructional strategies for education of deaf students.
Website: http://www.deafed.net/Deaf Info Web Site - Everything You Wanted to Know Abour Deafness
Information on deafness and links to deaf resources.
Website: http://www.zak.co.il/d/deaf-info/old/home.htmlDeafness Research Foundation
Research, resources, research grants, hearing health glossary and much more on deafness
Website: http://www.drf.org/Hearing Loss Web
Wide range of information, employment and education opportunities, resources, articles, medical information, hearing products and services and much more.
Website: http://www.hearinglossweb.com/Info to Go (from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center )
Provides a wide variety of resources and information about hearing impairments in people 21 years of age and younger.
Website: http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/InfoToGo/index.htmlMedicinenet.com Deafness Center
Information, resources, health news, references, glossary and much more about deafness.
Website: http://www.medicinenet.com/deafness/index.htmNational Association of the Deaf
Grassroots advocacy organization that seeks to safeguard the civil and accessibility rights of people with hearing impairments.
Website: http://www.nad.org/Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Search the RID website for information about interpreters for the deaf.
Website: http://www.rid.orgSelf Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH)
Goal is to improve the lives of those with hearing impairments through advocacy, education, and self-help.
TDI promotes equal access in telecommunications and media for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind.
Website: http://www.tdi-online.org/The Deaf Resource Library
An online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the U.S.
Website: http://www.deaflibrary.org/Developmental DisabilitiesCA-Community Options, Inc.
Group serving Central and Southern California that specializes in finding Certified Family Homes to enable adults with developmental disabilities to lead their lives with as much independence as possible.
Website: http://www.communityoptions.com/Developmental Disability Resource Center
Employment, resources, services like job skills trainings, vocational and family services and much more.
Website: http://www.ddrcco.com/MedlinePlus Developmental Disabilities.
Resources, information, references, glossary, research, latest news, articles, and much more on developmental disabilities.
Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/developmentaldisabilities.htmlNational Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils
Links to state developmental disabilities councils web sites.
Website: http://www.nacdd.org/Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC) is a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.
Exemplary programs, publications, video and sound recordings, training curriculum, CD ROMs, and Web sites that represent efforts to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Website: http://www.QualityMall.orgThe Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Inc.
News, resources, information, activities, advocacy, funding for people with developmental disabilities.
Website: http://www.fddc.org/DiabetesAmerican Diabetes Association
The web site of one of the largest diabetes advocacy/support groups in the United States. The site contains a wide variety of information and resources aimed at helping people with diabetes lead normal lives.
Website: http://www.diabetes.org/CDCs Diabetes and Public Health Resource
Diabetes information, resources, and links.
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/index.htmChildren with Diabetes
The on-line community for kids, families and adults with diabetes.
Information on Type 2 diabetes.
Stories, resources and useful links on diabetes.
Website: http://www.diabetties.org/Doctors Guide to Diabetes
The latest medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of patients diagnosed with diabetes.
Website: http://www.pslgroup.com/DIABETES.htmeMedicine Health Diabetes
General information on diabetes, medication, related articles and more.
Website: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/diabetes/article_em.htmJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Research, information for the patients on life with diabetes and the scientists, newsletters, publication, advocacy and much more.
Website: http://www.jdf.org/National Diabetes Education Program 7 Principles for controlling your diabetes for life.
Basic diabetes information and also information about controlling the diabetes
Website: http://ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/pubs/7Principles_Eng.pdfNational Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Healths information and resource web site.
Website: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/Down SyndromeDown Syndrome
Resources, events, FAQs, medical information, toy store.
Website: http://www.nas.com/downsyn/Down Syndrome .com
Wide range of resources and links on Down syndrome.
Website: http://www.downsyndrome.com/Down Syndrome Educational Trust
Information, resources and educational services to the people and families with people having Down syndrome.
Website: http://www.downsed.org/Down syndrome online
Online resources and information, books, online journals and publications.
Website: http://www.down-syndrome.org/National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome advocacy organization.
Website: http://www.ndsccenter.org/National Down Syndrome Society
Promotes education, research and advocacy.
Website: http://www.ndss.org/Recommended Down Syndrome Sites on the Internet
Links to Down Syndrome resources on the Internet.
Website: http://www.ds-health.com/ds_sites.htmUPSIDE Down Syndrome
Links, information, newsletters and events for people with and associated with Down syndrome.
Website: http://www.telebyte.com/upside/EpilepsyEpilepsy Foundation
Nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for people with epilepsy and supporting the search for a cure. The site includes general information about epilepsy and resources for advocacy.
Basic information on epilepsy. Answers to frequently asked questions.
Website: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/brain/disorders/214.htmlKids Health Epilepsy
Information related to epilepsy on children including a glossary of all related medical terms. The information can also be found in Spanish.
Website: http://220.127.116.11/kid/health_problems/brain/epilepsy.htmlMedline Plus Epilepsy
General information on epilepsy, such as prevention and treatment. This site includes videos and information on issues and related topics, financial issues, and more.
Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.htmlHealthcareCenter for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
A nonprofit organization devoted to providing education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help people with disabilities obtain needed healthcare.
Website: http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/Families USA - The Voice for Healthcare Consumers
A national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization striving for the goal of high-quality, affordable short and long-term health care for all Americans.
Website: http://www.familiesusa.org/Medicare Rights Center
Provides information and resources for Medicare recipients.
Website: http://www.medicarerights.orgMr. Long-Term Care
An online resource and advocacy center for improving the state and cost of long-term health care in the United States.
Website: http://www.mrltc.com/National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
A national grassroots organization that fights for nursing home residents' rights, quality care, resident empowerment, minimization of physical/chemical restraints, and other issues.
Website: http://www.nccnhr.org/National Health Law Program
Resources on healthcare for low income people, including information on Medicaid, Medicare, child health, managed care, advocacy, etc.
Website: http://www.healthlaw.org/The Cooper Institute
Website of an organization dedicated to empowering health care consumers to more effectively deal with a health care industry that is focusing more and more upon managed care.
Website: http://www.cooperinst.org/Learning Disabilities and ADDADHD/ADD
Information and resource links.
Website: http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/center_index.php?id=3America's Literacy Directory
Website has contacts (listed by state) for learning disabilities.
Website: http://www.literacydirectory.org/?op=hotlines&type=ldAttention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
Information on resources, research, support groups, etc.
Website: http://www.add.org/Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
Compiled by Virginia Office of Special Education.
Website: http://teis.virginia.edu/go/cise/ose/categories/add.htmlChildren and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is the national non-profit organization representing children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Website: http://www.chadd.orgCouncil for Learning Disabilities
International organization that has been working to build a better future for students with learning disabilities. The website has news and discussions.
Website: http://www.cldinternational.org/Davis Dyslexia Association International
Provides information, training, and provider list for learning disabilities.
Website: http://www.dyslexia.com/Dyslexia Online
Provides a selection of articles on dyslexia. Learn about the symptoms, possible causes, and ways to prevent this learning disorder.
Website: http://www.audiblox2000.com/dyslexia_dyslexic/dyslexia.htmLD Online
A guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and students. A service of The Learning Project at WETA, Washington, D.C.
Website: http://www.ldonline.orgLD Resources
Provides extensive list of LD resources with links.
Website: http://www.ldresources.org/Learning Disabilities Association of America
Wide range of information for parents and people with learning disabilities including resources, links, research, different events, news.
Website: http://www.ldaamerica.orgMisunderstood Minds
Companion site to a PBS special on learning differences and disabilities. Provides information for parents of students with LD; some information also appropriate for vocational settings.
Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/National Center for Learning Disabilities
Provides information, resources, and referral services; develops seminars and workshops; conducts a public awareness campaign; and advocates for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.
Website: http://www.ncld.org/Outside the Box! Helping Misunderstood Kids
Resources for ADHD/ADD/and related learning style differences.
Website: http://adhd.kids.tripod.com/Mental HealthCenter for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
A research, service, and training organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who have psychiatric disabilities.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/sarpsych/Mental Health America
Information, medication, advocacy and other resources and actions on mental health.
Website: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Advocacy, resources, news, links for people with mental illness.
Website: http://www.nami.org/National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
State mental health systems resources and information.
Website: http://www.nasmhpd.org/National Mental Health Information Center - Center for Mental Health Services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Information Center provides information about mental health via telephone, a web site, and multiple publications.
Website: http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/Mental RetardationAmerican Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
AAIDD is an interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities.
Website: http://www.aamr.org/The Arc
Advocacy group focusing on mental retardation. Provides a wide variety of information and resources for its members.
Website: http://www.thearc.org/Multiple SclerosisMultiple Sclerosis Association of America
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis, their families, and their friends.
Website: http://www.msaa.com/Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Information on research, services, etc.
Website: http://www.msfacts.org/National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Resources, information, educational programs for people with MS.
Website: http://www.nmss.org/Muscular DystrophyMuscular Dystrophy Association
Website contains a wide variety of information and resources aimed at helping people with neuromuscular disorders find treatment programs and lead normal lives.
Website: http://www.mda.org/Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation
Provides services, resources, home medical equipment and adaptive devices to help people with muscular dystrophy and their family members live independent and productive lives.
Website: http://www.mdff.org/National and RegionalADAPT - American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today
Group that advocates the increase of governmental support for out-patient assistance for people with disabilities, as opposed to the nursing-home focus that exists today.
Website: http://www.adapt.org/Advocating Change Together
Website of a nonprofit disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities.
Website: http://www.selfadvocacy.com/Allsup, Inc.
Provider of a variety of disability-related support services, including social security disability representation, disability financial services, and employer benefits coordination.
Website: http://www.allsup.com/Home.aspxAmerican Association of People with Disabilities
Advocacy organization for Americans with disabilities
Website: http://www.aapd-dc.org/Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Advocacy group that promotes the civil rights of people with disabilities.
Website: http://www.bazelon.org/Beach Center on Families and Disability
Website of a rehabilitation research and training center on public policies that affect families who have children with disabilities. Provides resources and information on disability issues.
Website: http://www.beachcenter.org/Center for an Accessible Society
National organization designed to focus public attention on disability and independent living issues by disseminating information developed through NIDRR-funded research to promote independent living. Provides disability issues information for journalists.
Website: http://www.accessiblesociety.org/about.htmConsortium for Citizens with Disabilities
A coalition of national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration & inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society. Approximately 100 disability organizations - includes member list with contact information.
Website: http://www.c-c-d.org/Danville Services Corp.
Company serving Utah, Nevada, and Oregon that provides comprehensive residential and employment services for people with developmental disabilities.
Website: http://www.danserv.com/Disability Information for Students and Professionals
Worldwide disability news, links to over 200 web resources, job listings, & discussion forum.
Website: http://www.abilityinfo.comDisability Resources on the Internet
Nonprofit organization dedicated to locating disability information from a variety of resources and providing links to it in an organized, easy-to-understand format.
Website: http://www.disabilityresources.org/Disabled American Veterans
Support/Advocacy group devoted to increasing the reintegration of American military veterans with disabilities into society.
Website: http://www.dav.org/Growing Strong
Provides information concerning blindness, mental health, and epilepsy.
Website: http://www.growingstrong.org/National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project
National program to provide free legal information regarding access to assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Website: http://www.nls.org/natmain.htmNational Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils
Links to state developmental disabilities councils web sites
Website: http://www.nacdd.org/National Council on Disability
NCD's purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities.
Website: http://www.ncd.gov/National Council on Independent Living
Advances the independent living philosophy
Website: http://www.ncil.org/National Fair Housing Advocate Online
Focuses on housing discrimination issues prohibited by the Federal Fair Housing Act, which bars discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or familial status.
Website: http://www.fairhousing.com/Physicians Disability Services, Inc.
Workbook for Social Security Disability applicants
Website: http://www.disabilityfacts.com/Syracuse University Center on Human Policy
Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities.
International organization concerned with human dignity, civil rights, education, and independence for all people with disabilities.
Website: http://www.tash.org/World Association of Persons with Disabilities
Nonprofit organization devoted to informing and advocating on behalf of all people with disabilities. The group provides a variety of resources on its web site in furtherance of that goal.
Website: http://www.wapd.org/Post Polio SyndromeGazette International Networking Institute
GINIs mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors, ventilator users, and others living with disabilities by promoting networking and advocacy, health care research, and by coordinating international conferences.
Website: http://www.post-polio.org/MossRehab ResourceNet
Links to post polio syndrome organizations.
Website: http://www.mossresourcenet.org/polioorg.htmPolio Connection of America
Resources and links for polio survivors.
Website: http://www.geocities.com/w1066w/Polio Experience Network
Newsletter, resources, & links for people with PPS.
Website: http://www.polionet.org/Short StatureLittle People of America
Wide range of resources on dwarfism, includes medical, legal, organizations - also has store, chat rooms, and listservs.
Website: http://www.lpaonline.org/Spina BifidaChildren with Spina Bifida
Provides information and resources to parents who have children with Spina Bifida.
Website: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/~rowley/sb-kids/index.htmlxSpina Bifida Association of America
Mission is to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.
Website: http://www.sbaa.org/Spinal Cord InjuryNational Spinal Cord Injury Association
Empower people with spinal cord injuries with information on resources, projects, employment, etc.
Website: http://www.spinalcord.org/Neurotrauma Registry
A revolutionary tool to help individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other complex neurotrauma.
Website: http://www.neure.comSCI Info Pages - Spinal Cord Injury Information
A free resource for those with a spinal cord injury, or other disabling injury or disease of the spine. Provides health information and resources related to spinal cord injuries.
Website: http://www.sci-info-pages.com/Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
Provides resources and links for spinal cord injury information.
Website: http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/State and LocalLiberty Resources - Philadelphia Center for Independent Living
Liberty Resources, Inc. is a Center for Independent Living for the Philadelphia area, which advocates for and works with persons with disabilities to ensure civil rights and equal access to all aspects of life.
Website: http://www.libertyresources.org/MI-Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
Grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to supporting the civil rights of all people with disabilities.
Website: http://www.copower.org/mdrc/MDRC.htmNY-The Advocacy Center
Located in Rochester, NY, this group assists many New York state residents with legal and community programs that focus upon disability issues.
Website: http://www.advocacycenter.com/OH-The Inclusion Network
A Cincinnati-based disability-rights group seeking to expand the opportunities available to people with disabilities in the Cincinnati area.
Website: http://www.inclusion.org/index-graphic.aspOR-People First of Oregon
An Oregon-based advocacy group that strives for the empowerment of people with developmental disabilities.
Website: http://www.people1.org/SD-South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library
Provides books on tape and in braille for people living South Dakota who are blind.
Website: http://www.sdstatelibrary.com/b&tb/index.htmThe Whole Person Inc.
The Whole Person Inc. assist people with disabilites to live independently and encourages change within the community to expand opportunites for independent living.
Website: http://www.thewholeperson.orgTX-All Walks Of Life
Advocacy group devoted to tackling the seldom-discussed issue of violence against and abuse of people with disabilities.
Website: http://www.awol-texas.org/Substance AbuseTourette SyndromeTourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
Information about Tourette Syndrome.
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