Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
RFB&D creates opportunities for grade K thru Graduate Level students, who cannot read standard print due to a disability. RFB&D helps such students, and the teachers and parents who support them, by providing access to its library of more than 110,000 textbooks on CD and cassette tape. http://www.rfbd.org/AZ/
National: Organizations that are national in scope.
Committee on Disability Research (ICDR)
authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, as amended, is mandated “to promote coordination and cooperation
among Federal departments and agencies conducting rehabilitation research
ADA Basic Building Blocks
"ADA Basic Building Blocks", an introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that explores the legal requirements and spirit of the ADA.
To provide a network where people with disabilities
and their loved ones can effortlessly research, compare, locate and
obtain mobility and assistive products, thereby helping them to lead
more independent lives.
ADA Homepage http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
U.S. Department of Justice Americans with
Disabilities Act ADA Home Page.
Center for Research on Women with Disabilities - CROWD http://www.bcm.edu/crowd/
The mission of the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities
(CROWD) is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve
the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder: http://www.chadd.org/.
CH.A.D.D. is a nonprofit parent-based organization
formed to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit
disorders and those who care for them. Through family support and advocacy,
public and professional education and encouragement of scientific research,
CH.A.D.D. works to ensure that those with Attention Deficit Disorder
are given the opportunity to reach their inherent potential.
Clickable Congressional E-mail Addresses and Other Info:
Concrete Change http://concretechange.home.mindspring.com
Concrete Change is a website that, in the
words of one major search engine (HotBot), promotes “An international
effort to make all homes Visitable! Provides detailed construction guidelines
and cost estimates for barrier free design in new homes. Suggests ways
to encourage wheelchair accessible construction in all homes.” Among
the many websites that have already linked to Concrete Change are Iowa
State University Extension Service, Netscape.com, the Institute on Independent
Living, and the Home Modification Resource Center.
Deaf Resource Library http://www.deaflibrary.org/
Deafness Hard of Hearing - Home Page http://deafness.miningco.com/
THE starting place for exploring deaf and hard of hearing interests on the Net, from your Mining Co.Guide.
DeafZONE and Beyond ! http://www.deafzone.com/welcome/
The culmination of Deaf resources. You will
never be alone... again
Creates opportunities for independence for people with disabilities through research, education and consultation.
JAN on the Web - JAN United States http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an
international toll-free consulting service that provides information
about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional
Medicare Drug Card Related Links
Call 800-MEDICARE or check out the web site at www.medicare.gov
to get the names of companies offering cards
and to compare discounts offered.
Did you know that once you enroll in a card you will be
locked in until November 2005? For all you need to know about the Medicare
drug discount cards, visit 76 Things You Should Know About the New Medicare Drug Discount Cards http://www.medicarerights.org/rx76questionsframeset.html.
You may get deeper discounts on your drugs through other
programs (including state assistance, mail order and internet programs),
which you can research at www.medicarerights.org/rxframeset.
NAMI ( National Alliance for the Mentally Ill ) Home Page
NAMI is a grass roots, self-help, support
& advocacy organization.
National Council on Disability
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov/an/index.htm
NIAMS conducts and supports basic, clinical,
and epidemiologic research and research training and disseminates
information on many of the most debilitating diseases affecting the
Nation's health. These diseases include the many forms of arthritis
and diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the skin. The Institute
also conducts and supports basic research on the normal structure and
function of joints, muscles, bones, and skin. Basic research involves
a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including immunology, genetics,
molecular biology, structural biology, biochemistry, physiology, virology,
and pharmacology. Clinical research addresses the fields of rheumatology,
orthopedics, dermatology, metabolic bone diseases, heritable disorders
of bone and cartilage, inherited and inflammatory muscle diseases,and sports medicine.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society http://www.nmss.org/
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's
homepage is the premiere source for multiple sclerosis information,
news and what you want.
National Organization on Disability http://www.nod.org
The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.)
promotes the full participation of America's 49 million persons with
disabilities in all aspects of life.
National Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org/
NORD is the only organization of its kind--a
unique federation of more than 140 not-for-profit voluntary health organizations
serving people with rare disorders and disabilities. Thousands of affected
individuals and their families--as well as support groups, health care
and human service professionals, and advocates for people with rare
disorders and disabilities--rely on NORD's assistance and leadership.
NORD is a charity and continues its mission through the kindness and
generosity of its our donors. We invite you to explore this exciting
new Web site and familiarize yourself with the full range of NORD's services. Read our acclaimed newsletter the Orphan Disease Update or
search the Rare Disease Database, the NORD Organizational Database,
and Orphan Drug Designation Database for information on specific rare
Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy http://aspe.hhs.gov/_/office_specific/daltcp.cfm.
Welcome to DALTCP's Home Page! We are a component
of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
(ASPE), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
We are responsible for advising the Secretary of HHS on program and
policy matters related to aging, long-term care and disability as well
as conducting research and evaluation programs. We address issues of
concern to frail elders, working age adults with physical disabilities,
severely disabled children and their families, people with developmental
disabilities, and those persons with HIV/AIDS and chronic mental illness who require long-term supports.
OSERS: National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation
Research (NIDRR) http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html
—a dept. of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) ---provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona provides a wide variety of programs and services that support families of children with disabilities. They are committed to providing encouragement and support to families who have children with special needs so that their children can reach their maximum potential within the family and society. http://www.pilotparents.org
This important link tells you what to do in case of a disaster - no matter
what your disability. It is part of Govt. office of Health and Human Services and appears to be sponsored by the American Red Cross. It's home page states:
"This section contains information designed to assist people with disabilities and medical concerns to prepare for disasters".
It seems very easy to negotiate and is even set up for large print.
Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization serving families of children with disabilities and special health care needs in central and northern Arizona. All programs and services are provided to families free of charge. At all ages and stages of a child's development, Raising Special Kids supports parents through:
- Parent-to-Parent programs match new families with experienced parents through our trained volunteer network
- Special Education information, individual IEP consultation, training, and problem-solving support
- Parent leadership development opportunities.
- Community outreach
- Partnership between parents and professionals including programs that support professionals in health, education and social services.
REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Home Page http://http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html
Official federal government site offers program
and services information. It includes links to current legislation of
concern to people with disabilities.
RESNA Home Page http://www.resna.org/
RESNA is an interdisciplinary association
for the advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technologies (AT).
THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet http://thomas.loc.gov/
Current US Federal Legislative Information.
Bills, Laws, Congressional Record, reports, and links to further information.
Through the Looking Glass http://www.lookingglass.org/
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a community non-profit
organization which emerged from the disability independent living movement
in 1982. TLG has pioneered clinical and supportive services, training
and research serving families in which one or more members--whether
parent or child--has a disability or medical issue. TLG's mission has
been to create, demonstrate and encourage resources and model early
intervention services which are non-pathological and empowering.
Trace Research & Development Center http://trace.wisc.edu/index.shtml
Trace is a non-profit research center that
focuses on making computer and information technologies more accessible
United Cerebral Palsy http://www.ucpa.org
United Cerebral Palsy's mission is to advance
the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral
palsy and other disabilities, through the use of programs, such as,
therapy, assistive technology training, early intervention programs,
individual and family support, social and recreation programs, community
living, state and local referrals, employment assistance and advocacy.
U.S. Department of Education (ED) Home Page http://www.ed.gov/
Thousands of educators, policy makers, parents,
students, researchers, and other citizens with a stake in education
visit the U.S. Department of Education site each week.
Mental Health Resources of AZ
This link is part of the National Mental Health Information Center. It has a searchable directory of mental health treatment facilities and support services, as well as other important mental health information. http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/databases/kdata.aspx?state=AZ
Night Rescue Program Coordinated by:
- Easter Seals of Arizona
- Phoenix Fire Department
- Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues
- Super Shuttle
- Total Transit
The Night Rescue program is designed to provide an emergency trip home for wheelchair users who may become stranded after accessible transportation's normal business hours. Depending upon location and destination, the hours of accessible service may vary. Plans should always include traditional transportation options such as the bus Dial-A-Ride or shuttle services whenever possible.
The night rescue program is available between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. seven days a week for emergency use.
To activate the Night Rescue program, a call is placed to the Phoenix Fire Department non-emergency phone number (602-495-5555). The call will be connected to one of the transportation partners, Super Shuttle or Total Transit. They will then dispatch an accessible vehicle to arrive within one hour. The cost of this service is $40.00 and billing is available.
For further information please contact Donna Powers at Easter Seals 480-222-4134 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.eastersealsarizona.org