Local & National Resources

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Local Resources

National Links and Resources

  • Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD): Professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.
  • American Foundation of the Blind: Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss.
  • Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Promoting self-esteem & independence for the blind and visually impaired.
  • American Heart Association: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association: National association for more than 173,070 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.
  • Arthritis Foundation: The largest non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, control, and cure of America’s leading cause of disability.
  • Blindness Resource Center: A digital resource maintained by The New York Institute for Special Education — a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian educational facility which provides quality programs for children who are blind or visually disabled, emotionally and learning disabled and preschoolers who are developmentally delayed.
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Survivors: A Web site maintained by the law firm Newsome Melton LLP who specialize in cases of brain and spinal cord injury.
  • Brain Dancing for Students: Information about meta-learning, or learning how to learn, which involves optimizing the mental processes performed frequently while learning.
  • Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University: A research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities.
  • Disability.gov: The federal government website connecting you to important information about disability benefits, health care and housing programs, as well as tools and resources for students making the transition from high school to college or work.
  • Epilepsy Foundation: Aimed at stopping seizures and SUDEP, finding a cure and overcoming the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.
  • Famous People With Disabilities: Site maintained by Indiana University Bloomington with short biographies of famous people who have disabilities.
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness: Driving research to save and restore sight.
  • Hepatitis Foundation: Dedicated to liver health and the prevention of liver related diseases, informing and educating by making available reliable and up-to-date facts.
  • Internet Mental Health: Free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.
  • Learning Disability & ADHD Online: Seeking to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America: Since 1963, providing support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.
  • Mark Wellman’s website, No Limits: The inspirational Web site for a nationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and motivational speaker who was paralyzed due to a mountain climbing accident.
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
  • National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA): Non-profit whose mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities: Improving the lives of all people with learning difficulties and disabilities by empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools, and creating policy and advocacy impact.
  • National Library of Medicine “Pub Med”Search Engine: The free searchable database PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
  • National Organization of Rare Disorders: Providing advocacy, education and other services to improve the lives of all people affected by rare diseases.
  • Kidsource Online: Info About Speech & Language Disorders: Basic information and references about speech and language disorders.
  • Project Gutenberg: Offers a library catalog of over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
  • Psychology Today (help finding a therapist): The online version of Psychology Today.
  • Learning Ally: A national nonprofit with a defined approach to help support students with learning disabilities and their families. (Recording for the dyslexic.)
  • Selective Mutism Group: Information from the Selective Mutism Group and Childhood Anxiety Network.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Information Network: The UAB at Birmingham offers this resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Resources at CNS:  Delivering post-acute medical treatment, therapeutic rehabilitation and disease management services with specially-trained staff for individuals recovering from acquired brain injury.