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Do you or someone you know need help finding a disability-related resource? Over the years, we have gathered valuable resources to share with you. We offer these links to you as a means of referral and not endorsements. We do not audit nor are we responsible for the content contained within these websites.

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AbilityHub www.abilityhub.com
AbilityHub is an assistive technology related web site for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. AbilityHub is a firm starting point for finding information concerning Assistive Technology.
 
Ability Awareness' JobAccess www.jobaccess.org
The goal of JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment.
 
Ability Magazine www.abilitymagazine.com
Ability Magazine's goal is to heighten public awareness and present progressive positive information regarding disability issues.
 
Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
AbleNet offers practical products and creative solutions for teaching children with disabilities.
 
Adaptions for Daily Living www.dynamic-living.com
On this website, we offer hundreds of kitchen products, bathroom helpers and unique daily living products that promote a convenient, comfortable and safe home environment for people of all ages. Great for seniors, busy parents and people with arthritis or other mobility challenges.
 
Adaptive Environments Center www.adaptenv.org
Adaptive Environments offers a wide variety of technical assistance and consulting services related to its mission of working to make the world fit for all people
 
Alcohol & Drugs www.health.org
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.
 
Allen, Shea, and Associates http://www.allenshea.com
Bill Allen and John Shea share their expertise on the topics of person-centered planning, supported employment and supported living for people with disabilities.
 
Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) www.ataccess.org
Dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.
 
American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) www.aamr.org
AAMR is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and others concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities.
 
American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
Everything you need to know, from nutrition to exercise to who's at risk for diabetes, can be found here.
 
APSE www.apse.org
The national APSE is a national membership organization formed to improve and expand paid integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for people with disabilities.
 
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board http://www.access-board.gov
A federal agency committed to accessible design.
 
Assistive Technology Funding and Systems Change Project www.atproject@ucpa.org
Our mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
 
Autism Society of America www.autism-society.org
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.
 
Association for the Severely Handicapped www.tash.org
TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
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Blindness-Related Lists www.hicom.net/~oedipus/blist.html
Provides instructions on how to join over one hundred and seventy-five blindness-related emailing lists and newsgroups.
 
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Center for Universal Design www.design.ncsu.edu/cud
The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products.
 
CHID Search: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Bibliography www.nih.gov

 
Closing the Gap www.closingthegap.com
A guide to the selection of the latest computer related products for children and adults with special needs.
 
Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law www.abanet.org/disability
One of the most important concerns of the Commission is the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The commission has published several books and manuals on the subject and collects information to build a foundation for the Association's implementation efforts as the legal profession's resource for technical information.
Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities http://www.aboutld.org
The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities (CCLD) is a coalition of the leading national learning disability organizations dedicated to improving public awareness about the nature and importance of learning disabilities. CCLD promotes early identification and intervention of learning disabilities.

 
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Department of Health and Human Services www.dhhs.gov
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
 
Department of Justice - ADA Settlements and Consent Agreements www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/settlemt.htm
The Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA) Branch of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice operates an electronic reading room for viewing ADA documents including settlements and consent agreements.
 
Disabilities Info Resources www.dinf.org
DINF is New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation that collects information on disabilities and disabilities- related subjects and makes it available through the World Wide Web. The information being placed on the Web site is designed for use by researchers, legislative bodies, people with disabilities, and people working in the disabilities field.
 
Disability History www.npr.org/programs/disability
Beyond Affliction: The Disability History Project is a four-hour documentary radio series about the shared experience of people with disabilities and their families since the beginning of the 19th century. This Web site includes excerpts from the Shows as well as many of the primary source documents - extended interviews, images, and texts- from which the on-air programs were developed.
 
Disability Resources www.disabilityresources.org
Disability Resources is a nonprofit organization that monitors, reviews, and reports on information about legal rights, financial resources, assistive technology, employment opportunities, housing modifications, childrearing and educational options, transportation and mobility services, and more.
 
Disability Resources/Assistive Technology www.icdi.wvu.edu/others.htm#g10
This site point to information on assistive devices that are not specifically computer-related.
 
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund www.dredf.org
Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
 
Disability Web Resources www.wid.org
WID is a non-profit, international public-policy center dedicated to carrying out cutting edge research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living.
 
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Family Village www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support includes informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology, adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature, and much, much more!
 
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Giveline.com http://www.Giveline.com
Giveline.com is a revolutionary online store created for the community-minded shopper. Every transaction in our store generates a charitable contribution to your favorite non-profit organization. And with our direct supplier relationships, this contribution is significant and truly makes a difference
 
Guidelines to Reporting and Writing and People with Disabilities http://www.dol.gov/odep/welcome.html
Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor--offering information on Programs and Publications
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IBM Accessibility www.austin.ibm.com/sns/guidelines.htm
Successful access to information and use of information technology by people who have disabilities is known as "accessibility". Following these guidelines will ensure developers and content providers understand why and what they need to do to make all of their technology and information accessible to people who have disabilities.
 
IBM Via Voice Speech Recognition www.software.ibm.com/speech
Get information or buy ViaVoice speech recognition software for Windows or Macintosh.
 
Infinitec Inc. www.infinitec.org
Infinitec Inc. is a U.S. non-profit corporation formed to help people with disabilities and their families access life-enhancing technology.
 
Interwork Institute www.interwork.sdsu.edu
The Interwork Institute, through the use of education, research, and advocacy, works in partnership with individuals and organizations to enable communities to support, appreciate, and engage diverse members.
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Knowledge Exchange Network www.mentalhealth.org
The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) provides information about mental health via a toll-free telephone number (800-789-2647), this web site and more than 200 publications.
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Mental Health Law www.bazelon.org
Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability
 
Microsoft Accessibility www.microsoft.com/enable
Learn more about disabilities and assistive technology. As computers become more and more a part of everyday activities, the concern for making them truly accessible grows more critical. Accessible computers and software programs can make it possible for everyone, including people with varying degrees of disabilities, to use these technologies successfully in work, education, and recreation.
 
Mouse Tools www.mousetool.com
MouseTool is software that clicks the mouse buttons, so you don't have to.
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National Association of the Deaf www.nad.org

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) http://www.napas.org
A Federally mandated system in each state and territory which provides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally based advocacy.
 
National Council on Disability www.ncd.gov
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities.
 
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities www.nichcy.org
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.
 
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped www.loc.gov
Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution. In addition to its primary mission of serving the research needs of the U.S. Congress, the Library serves all Americans through its popular Web site and in its 22 reading rooms on Capitol Hill.
 
National Center to Improve Practice (instructional & A.T.) www.edc.org/FSC/NCIP
The National Center to Improve Practice was federally funded from 1992-1998 to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by promoting the effective use of assistive and instructional technologies among educators and related personnel serving these students.
 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke www.ninds.nih.gov
The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease -- a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.
National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND) www.npnd.org
The mission of the National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND) is to provide a presence and national voice for ALL families of children, youth and adults with disabilities.
 
New Mobility www.newmobility.com
New Mobility Magazine and online resource for Disability Culture and Lifestyle.
 
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) www.ncddr.org
NIDRR in the U.S. Department of Education funds a variety of high-level research and knowledge dissemination projects that are making significant contributions in advancing knowledge related to disability issues.
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Pacific DBTAC (Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center) www.pacdbtac.org
The Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (Pacific DBTAC) is one of 10 federally-funded regional resource centers on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) providing information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the ADA.
 
Personal Captioning System http://personalcaptioning.com
Goal is to provide all deaf and hard of hearing persons equal access to public places by providing inconspicuous, efficient translation systems using see-through eyeglasses which simultaneously display captions on the lens.
 
Protection and Advocacy, Inc www.pai-ca.org
PAI works in partnership with people with disabilities - to protect, advocate for and advance their human, legal and service rights.
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Recording for the Blind & Dislexic Online Catalog www.rfbd.org
An 83,000 title library of taped textbooks, reference and professional materials for people who cannot read standard print because of a disability.
 
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) www.vcu.edu/rrtcweb
Information, resources and research bridging employers with qualified individuals who have disabilities.
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Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov

 
Specialists in Special Education www.stanfield.com
A library of educational materials available today in the areas of conflict management for the general school population and for students with cognitive challenges.
 
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TechConnections www.techconnections.org
A one-stop resource for information on Assistive Technology (AT) designed to accommodate people with disabilities in the workplace and in everyday life activities.
 
Tennessee, Bureau of TennCare www.state.tn.us/tenncare
The official Web site of the State of Tennessee's TennCare program.
 
Tennessee Department of Human Services www.tennessee.gov/humanserv
Web site of the State of Tennessee's Department of Human Services.
 
Tennessee Division of Mental Retardation Services www.state.tn.us/dmrs
The Division of Mental Retardation Services (DMRS) promotes community based services and supports for Tennesseans with mental retardation and their families. The DMRS contracts with community providers to offer a full array of services for individuals in the community.
 
Tennessee, State of www.state.tn.us
The official Web site for the State of Tennesee.
 
TETRA (do it yourself devices) www.workshopsolutions.com
Workshop Solutions is a voluntary, not-for profit, website established for the purpose of providing a place in space where engineers, technicians, inventors and workshop enthusiasts can display and share knowledge on the assistive devices they have built to better the lives of the disabled.
 
The ARC National www.thearc.org
The national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.
 
The Arc of Williamson County www.thearcofwilliamsoncounty.org
The Arc is a family-based organization committed to securing for all people with mental retardation or other disabilitiies the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work, and play.
 
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UW-Stout Research and Training Center www.RTC.uwstout.edu
The goal of the Research and Training Center is to improve employment outcomes and self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities served by community-based rehabilitation programs.
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Wrightslaw: The Special Ed Advocates www.wrightslaw.com
Hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other information about special education law and advocacy in the Wrightslaw Libraries.

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