Disability Resource Directory

General Disability Resources

The following resources cover several categories, are general in nature or, as of yet, have not been placed in a specific category.

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  1. Idealist: Action Without Borders
    formerly The Contact Center Network, is a global network of individuals and organizations sharing ideas, information and resources to help build a world where all people can live free, dignified and productive lives. Action Without Borders is independent of any government, political ideology or religious creed. Its work is guided by the common desire of its members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
  2. ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
    Doctor's Guide to the Internet. The latest medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of patients diagnosed with ALS and ALS-related disorders.
  3. ALS Association
    The mission of the ALSA is to discover the cause and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) through dedicated research while providing patient support, information/education for health care professionals and the general public, and advocacy for ALS research and health care concerns.
    27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150; Calabasas Hills, California 91301-5104 USA
  4. ALS Society of Canada
    The ALS Society of Canada is the only national not-for-profit charitable health organization in Canada dedicated solely to finding a cure or effective treatment for ALS.
    6 Adelaide Street East, Suite 220; Toronto, Ontario; M5C 1H6
  5. American Association of People with Disabilities
    The AAPD is a non-profit, non-partisan, cross-disability organization whose goals are: unity, leadership & impact.
  6. Angelman Syndrome Association Australia
    Angelman Syndrome Association
    PO Box 554; Sutherland NSW Australia 2232
  7. Angelman Syndrome Foundation
    Foundation established to help answer questions and provide a network of information, education and support resources to Angelman Syndrome families and friends.
    4255 Westbrook Drive, Ste. 216; Aurora, IL 60504
  8. Apple’s solutions for students with learning differences
  9. Association for Research in Otolaryngology
    The ARO, is an international association of scientists and physicians dedicated to scientific exploration among all of the disciplines in the field of otolaryngology. Research efforts involve the ear, nose, head, neck and related functions including hearing, balance, speech, taste and smell among others.
  10. Bill Parry's Stuttering Links
  11. British Council of Disabled People
    The BCODP is Britain's national umbrella organization for groups controlled by disabled people. We have 130 member groups in England, Scotland and Wales and we are recognized as the disabled people's movement.
  12. Children's Care Hospital and School
    The CCHS provides Health care and education for children (age 0-21) with disabilities and chronic health conditions, and their families.
  13. CLSP
    Researchers seek to discover how language is produced, perceived, and understood. The resulting knowledge is invaluable in the creation of automatic language processing systems. It also provides insight into higher level human functions with important impact in the study of cognition, psychology, and medicine.
    Center for Language and Speech Processing
    Johns Hopkins University
    3400 N. Charles St./Barton Hall; Baltimore, Maryland 21218 USA
  14. Connective Tissue Disorder Site
    The Connective Tissue Disorder Site reviews the role of diet, nutrition and other environmental factors in inherited connective tissue disorders.
  15. CODI
    Community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas.
    Cornucopia of Disability Information
  16. Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
    The CCDC  is a statewide organization which is run by and for people with disabilities. Members consist of people with disabilities and their temporarily non-disabled allies, working together to support disability rights.
    PO Box 18874; Denver, Colorado 80218 USA
  17. Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
    The CCD is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
    1730 K Street, N.W.; Suite 1212; Washington, DC  20006 USA
  18. DAWWN
    Disability Advocacy Work With Networking
  19. Disability Etiquette Handbook
    prepared by The City of San Antonio, Texas and the Disability Advisory Committee to enhance opportunities for persons with disabilities to pursue their careers and independent lifestyles. It contains information that can help make San Antonio (or any city) a better place for all who visit, live and work there.
  20. Disability Graphics
    an assortment of .GIF and .JPG graphics (Includes the Braille Alphabet).
  21. Disability Information for Students and Professionals
    A website for students that are studying in the field of disability, as well as professionals working within it.
  22. Disability Outreach
    Bridge Builders Ministry at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship ~ Columbus, Ohio.
  23. DIRC - SA
    The Disability Information & Resource Centre  in South Australia.
    195 Gilles Street; Adelaide SA 5000 Australia
  24. Disability Services
    at the University of Minnesota.
    The mission of Disability Services is to be a catalyst for ensuring equal learning and working opportunities for disabled students, faculty, staff, and guests.
  25. Disabled American Veterans
    DAV, is a nonprofit organization of veterans disabled during time of war or armed conflict. Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans.
  26. EASI
    Equal Access to Software and Information.
    Students and professionals with disabilities must have the same access to information and resources as everyone else!
  27. ESF
    The Enabling Support Foundation is a 501c incorporated non-profit organization, whose Mission is to provide the technological tools to empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their inherent potential.
  28. Exhale
    Quit Holding Your Breath - It's Time To Exhale. This page is designed to serve those of us coming of age with disabilities. Questions - comments - dialog - and input from seasoned warriors.
  29. Family Friendly Fun and Life Resources
    offers access to mind, body and spirit-enriching information that enhances the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs.
  30. Family Village
    Information, resources, communication opportunities for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705-2280 USA
  31. Federation for Children with Special Needs
    This web site is for families of children with special needs to keep them informed of their rights in the areas of education, health care, and many other topics of concern.
    The Federation also has several national parent leadership projects in the areas of Early Intervention and School Reform.
    Boston, Massachusetts USA
  32. FRAXA Research Foundation
    nonprofit organization run by parents and medical professionals. Founded In 1994, FRAXA supports research aimed at treatment for Fragile X Syndrome.
  33. Genetic and Rare Conditions Site
    Lay advocacy and support groups, information on genetic conditions / birth defects for professionals, educators, and individuals.
    Medical Genetics
    University of Kansas Medical Center

  34. Geri Fosseen's Chronic Illness Tips
    Daily living strategies for coping with chronic illnesses.
  35. Girls and Boys Town USA
    Boys Town is the famous organization that cares for troubled children -- both boys and girls -- and for families in crisis.
    The Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska USA, is recognized internationally as a leader in communication disorders research, as well as a referral center for children with problems such as ear, hearing and balance disorders, cleft lip and palate and speech/voice problems.
  36. Healthfinder®
    is a gateway consumer health information web site from the United States government. Healthfinder® can lead you to selected health and human services information resources such as online publications, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable health information for the public.
    Health and human services topics covered range from Alzheimer's to women's health; programs like Head Start, Medicaid, Medicare, and Welfare; information on drug safety, food labeling, food safety, and nutrition; and clinical preventive services, public health, and medical research.
  37. Human Services Research Institute
    The HSRI assists families and organizations in the fields of developmental and physical disabilities, mental health, and child welfare.
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140 USA
  38. HDSA
    Huntington's Disease Society of America.
    Huntington's Disease sometimes called "Huntington's Chorea" is an inherited brain disorder affecting people of all races all over the world.
    505 Eighth Avenue; Suite 902; New York, NY 10018 USA

  39. IBM Special Needs Solutions
    IBM has a long history of helping improve the employability, education, and quality of life for people who have disabilities. Find out more about IBM and the Independence Series™ .
  40. Inclusive Technologies
    Inclusive Technologies provides a full range of consulting services to companies, consumer organizations, researchers, and policy makers on how technology -- especially telecommunications -- can better meet the needs of all users, including users with disabilities and elders.
    Temper Complex, 37 Miriam Drive; Matawan, New Jersey 07747 USA
  41. Information Resources for Persons with Disabilities
    from Japan.
  42. Institute on Disability UCED
    The Institute on Disability, is a University Affiliated Program at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a coherent University-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policy and practice related to the economic and social participation of persons with disabilities.
    10 West Edge Drive; Suite 101; Durham, NH 03824 USA
  43. Internet Resources for Special Children
    IRSC, located in North Bend, Ohio USA, is dedicated to communicating information relating to the needs of children with disABILITIES on a global basis by providing valuable information for parents, family members, caregivers, friends, educators, and medical professionals who interact with children who have disABILITIES.
  44. Joni and Friends
    An international outreach led by Joni Eareckson Tada, advances Christian ministry within the disability community through a broad range of programs and materials.
    PO Box 3333, Agoura Hills, California 91376 USA
  45. Kent Information Federation
    KIF is a free information service for Disabled People, Carers and organisations or individuals working with them.
  46. Kitchener-Waterloo Access-Ability
    Kitchener-Waterloo Access-Ability is a non-profit information and resource centre. We are committed to providing an environment that supports self-determination for physically challenged people, based upon the principles of choice, equality, co-operation and mutual respect.
    Waterloo Town Square, Lower Level; Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1P2 Canada
  47. LeTourneau Lifelike Orthotics and Prosthetics
    Provides services to all hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities throughout Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana.
    2452 Calder Ave.; Beaumont Texas 77702 USA
  48. Lupus: by Karyn Moran Holton
    Written by a nurse who is also a lupus patient, this topic provides information, news, support and community to lupies and their families.
  49. Lupus Home Page
    This site is for dissemination and sharing of information on Lupus.
  50. Massachusetts Disability Resource Exchange
    Disability Resources for Massachusetts, New England, New Hampshire, Maine, Conn and Rhode Island residents.
  51. Medicine Net
    State of the Art Medical Information.
  52. MEDLINEplus
    The National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEplus information pages are designed to direct you to resources containing information that will help you research your health questions.
  53. Mephibosheth Ministry
    is a non-profit organization, developed to bring the word of God to the Physically and Mentally challenged communities.
  54. Ms. Wheelchair America Program
    The mission of the Ms. Wheelchair America Program Inc. is to provide an opportunity for women of achievement who utilize wheelchairs to successfully educate and advocate for individuals with disabilities.
  55. National Ability Center
    The NAC,  based in Park City, Utah, is dedicated to the development of lifetime skills for persons with disabilities and their families by providing affordable, quality sports and recreational experiences.
  56. National Aphasia Association
    The National Aphasia Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.
    156 Fifth Ave., Suite 707; New York, NY, 10010 USA
  57. NCDDR
    The National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research is a pilot project designed to help NIDDR funded researchers publicize the results of their research.
    Austin, Texas 78701-3281 USA
  58. National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
    NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). NICHCY makes available a wide variety of publications, including fact sheets on specific disabilities, state resource sheets, parent guides, bibliographies, and our issue papers, "News Digest" and "Transition Summary".
    PO Box 1492; Washington, DC 20013 USA
  59. National Organization for Rare Disorders
    NORD is an invaluable resource for people with rare disorders, as it has links to websites of many organizations for little-known conditions. If an organization does not have a website, it provides contact information, such as telephone number and address.
    New Fairfield, Connecticut 0681-8923 USA
  60. National Organization on Disability
    The National Organization on Disability promotes full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
    910 Sixteenth Street, N.W.; Suite 600; Washington, D.C. 20006 USA
  61. Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council
    The Council promotes quality services and programs that enable persons with developmental disabilities to realize increased independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in the community.
  62. On A Roll - Talk Radio on Life & Disability
    This is "must-hear-radio" for the 1/5 of the population that has disabilities (48.9 million Americans, US Census 1990), and their friends and families.
    Broadcast Live, Sundays 9-11 PM EDT on over 30 Radio Stations & the Internet.
  63. PHP
    Parents Helping Parents The Family Resource Center. Meeting children's special needs through Parents Helping Parents.
    3041 Olcott St.; Santa Clara, California 95054-3222 USA
  64. Portuguese Accessibility Special Interest Group
  65. Shepherd Center
    Shepherd Center in Atlanta is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in the care of people with spinal cord injury and disease, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular disorders, and urological problems.
    Atlanta, Georgia USA
  66.   New   Stuttering Home Page
    Information about Stuttering.
  67. The Etiquette of Helping Others
    When you want to help your friends in crisis, but don't know what to do or say
  68. The Health Cares Exchange Initiative, Inc.(HCEI)
    HCEI  is an educational public charity focused on continued education and burnout prevention for caregivers, advocates and consumers. HCEI has provided stress management skills building workshops and also capacity building workshops to a variety of caregivers nationwide.
    PO Box 131, The State House; Boston, MA 02133 USA
  69. The Invisible Disabilities Page
    aimed to those of us who have diseases, disorders and disabilities that aren't visible to most people and are misunderstood, or even met by hostility by society at large.
  70. Tourette Syndrome Information
  71. TWCrew's Den: MPD and DID Resources and Insights
    Sexual Abuse, Self-Harm, Depression, Ritual Abuse, and Multiple Personality and Dissociative Identity Disorder Information, Insights, and Resources.
  72. Variety - The Children's Charity Ontario
    is a world recognized authority providing integrated sports and life skills programs, applied research and learning programs that change children’s lives and strengthen communities.
  73. Vestibular Disorders Association
    VEDA is a non-profit organization that exists to provide information and support to people suffering from inner-ear balance disorders. Symptoms of vestibular disorders may include dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, nausea, and fuzzy vision, and may be accompanied by hearing problems.
    PO Box 4467; Portland, Oregon 97208-4467 USA
  74. WebABLE!
    WebABLE!'s accessibility database lists hundreds of internet based resources on accessibility. The WebABLE! directory is a project of the Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation.
  75. Western New York Disabilities Forum
    provides access to a wide variety of physical, mental and emotional disability related news, information, and resources.
  76. Wheelweb.com
    Our goal is to educate people about SCI and advance the lives of those who live within its confines.
  77. WID
    The World Institute on Disability is an international public policy center dedicated to carrying out cutting-edge research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living.
    510-16th Street, Suite #100; Oakland, California 94612-1500 USA
  78. YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities
    YAI is an award-winning, nationally acclaimed network of not-for-profit health and human services agencies dedicated to building brighter futures for people with disabilities of all ages and their families.
  79. Youreable.com
    is a major information and news service for all disabled people and people with an interest in disability issues. It is a non-political service, although some information published by groups on the service may be of a political nature. United Kingdom.

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Product Manufacturers and Vendors

  1. A-MED Health Care Center
    Specializes in medical supplies and services for the physically challenged, and is the largest distributor of the O'Neil Sterile Field Intermittent Urinary Catheter System.
    5401 Argosy Avenue; Huntington Beach, California 92649 USA
  2. Alert Medical Equipment Company
    Alert Medical Equipment Company is your single source supplier of broad line of quality medical products, services and respiratory medications.
    6420 Topaz Court; Fort Myers, Florida 33912 USA
  3. AROGA Group
    Canadian Resources for Persons with Disabilities. The largest selection of low vision and blindness access products in Canada. A broad range of products for the physically disabled, print disabled, learning disabled and non-verbal.
    1611 Welch St.; North Vancouver BC; V7P 3G9 Canada
  4. Ergonomic Products
    Items to help you prevent potential discomfort or solve your current ergonomic problems.
    New England Computer Supply
    63 Park Street, PO Box 1991, Andover, MA 01810-0034 USA

  5. Med Market
    Disability products, medical products and resources for the disabled, elderly, caregivers and health care providers.
  6. Opera Software
    Bringing speed, fun and quick results back into Internet browsing. Opera is a web client from Norway. Fast, small, powerful and very user-friendly! Totally customizable! Ideal for visually impaired web surfers and web researchers! Available in several languages.
  7. Quick Glance
    is a mouse replacement device for hands free computing! You no longer need to use your hands to effectively work on a computer.
    EyeTech Digital Systems, LLC
    Mesa, Arizona

  8. Rapid Group, Inc
    Rapid Group, Inc is a seller of new and used medical equipment. Liquidator of home medical equipment such as Wheelchairs(manual/power), Scootors, Oxygen Concentrators, Hospital Beds and more. 15400 19 Mile Road Suite 110; Clinton Twp, Michigan 48038 USA
  9. Troll Touch Touchscreens
    Troll Touch touchscreens use Pressure Sensitive Resistive Technology. PSRT allows touchscreen users a greater latitude in how the screen is used by enabling activation with a fingertip, pencil point, eraser, gloved hand or non-sharp pointer of any kind.
    25510 Avenue Stanford, Suite 106; Valencia, California 91355-1131 USA

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