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Arthritis / Rheumatology

  1. Arthritis Foundation
    The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to support research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis.
    1330 West Peachtree Street; Atlanta, Georgia 30309 USA
  2. Arthritis Today Magazine
    All about arthritis.
    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissue around the joints, as well as other organs in the body.
  4. Pediatric Rheumatology Home Page
    Maintained by Thomas A. Lehman MD
    Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
    The Hospital for Special Surgery
    535 E 70 ST; New York, NY 10021 USA

  5. Spondylitis Association of America
    The SAA  is a national non-profit organization established in 1983, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those living with ankylosing Spondylitis(AS) and diseases related to AS.
    Los Angeles, California USA

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Down Syndrome

A congenital disorder characterized by mild to moderate mental retardation.

  1. Canadian Down Syndrome Society
    The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals who have Down syndrome.
  2. Down Syndrome: Health Issues
    Medical essays and information about Down Syndrome for parents and professionals, by Len Leshin, M.D.
  3. Disability Solutions
    A resource for families and others interested in Down syndrome and related disabilities. Disability Solutions is published 6 times yearly by The Enoch-Gelbard Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation.
  4. Down Syndrome Research Foundation
    The DSRF  is dedicated to improving life for people with Down syndrome through research, education and services.
    Vancouver, BC
  5. National Association For Down Syndrome
    NADS is a local Chicago-area organization serving persons with Down syndrome and their families in the Chicagoland area.
    PO Box 4542; Oak Brook, Illinois 60522 USA
  6. National Down Syndrome Congress
  7. National Down Syndrome Society
  8. Riverbend Down Syndrome Parent Support Group
    Provides support and information to parents of children with Down Syndrome in Southwestern Illinois.
  9. Sharing Down Syndrome in Arizona
    SDSA  is a non-profit parent supported organization providing information for new parents and support for inclusion.
    Photos, newsletters, poems, stories and articles all related to Down syndrome.
    425 E. Tremaine Avenue; Gilbert, Arizona 85234 USA
  10. Teaching Individuals With Down Syndrome : InformED
    InformED is a blog by Open Colleges, an online education provider based in Sydney, Australia. Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/about-us/#ixzz2SWpACxUD
  11. The Guided Tour, Inc.
    Since 1972, thousands of men and women with developmental and physical challenges from all over the world have achieved greater independence through the travel experiences provided by The Guided Tour, Inc.
    The Guided Tour is a very special program that offers opportunities for personal growth, recreation and socialization through travel.
    7900 Old York Rd Suite 114-B; Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027-2339 USA
  12. Tidewater Down Syndrome Association
    The TDSA  is a non-profit organization of parents, relatives, friends and professionals interested in providing information and opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The TDSA serves the Hampton Roads, Virginia area.
  13. UPSIDE! Down Syndrome Society
    Group of individuals, families, and friends involved with Down Syndrome.

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Muscular Dystrophy

A chronic, noncontagious disease of unknown cause in which complete incapacitation follows gradual but irreversible muscular deterioration.

  1. European Alliance of Neuromuscular Disorders Associations (EAMDA)
  2. European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC)
    The ENMC is an international research support organization for neuromuscular disorders.
  3. Muscular Dystrophy Association, Australia (MDA AU)
    Extensive links, information and translations make "The Home of MDA" a one-stop-shop for general and specialized information on MD and related neuromuscular disorders.
    GPO Box 9932 Melbourne 3001, Australia
  4. Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
    National Headquarters. Tucson, Arizona USA
  5. Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada  is a national voluntary agency committed to eliminating neuromuscular disorders and alleviating the associated distress.
  6. Muscular Dystrophy Information
    Leiden University Medical Center
    Duchenne and Duchenne-like muscular dystrophies (i.e. Duchenn, Becker, Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophies).
  7. MDI
    Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
  8. NINDS Muscular Dystrophy Information
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
  9. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
    Non-profit organization devoted to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) research.
  10. Vereniging Spierziekten Nederland (VSN)
    The Dutch Neuromuscular Diseases Association.

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  1. Gateway to Neurology
    Massachusetts General Hospital.
  2. Head Injury Hotline
    A global, non-profit clearinghouse founded and operated by head injury survivors since 1985.
    It is a place where visitors can get information, join a discussion group, build advocacy skills, and self-care skills. The site integrates resources from diverse organizations including support groups, rehabilitation, and research sites, as well as lay and professional journals.
  3. NINDS
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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Polio, Poliomyelitis and Post-Polio Syndrome

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  2. Polio Connection of America
  3. Polio Survivors & Friends
    maintained by David Brock
  4. Post-Polio Health International
    A premier source of information about living independently with polio.
  5. Post-Polio Syndrome
    Recently Published Medical Articles.
  6. Post-Polio Syndrome Resources

  7. Post-Polio Syndrome Central Web Directory
    There are 700+ Post-Polio Syndrome Specific Links in the PPS Web Directory.
    Note: Links not verified since 3 November 2008!
  8. Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation
    located in Warm Springs, Georgia, provides comprehensive medical and vocational rehabilitation services for people with stroke, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, post-polio, mental retardation, learning, and other disabilities.
  9. The Polio Epic Support Group
    and newsletter from Tucson, Arizona USA.

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