Disability Resources


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Florida Injured Baby - Providing guidance for you and your injured child.
http://www.floridainjuredbaby.org/

Variety - The Children's Charity - The U.S chapters of Variety - The Children's Charity are a multi-million dollar philanthropic organization with locations throughout the United States. Starting with a baby left on the doorsteps of a movie theater in 1928, we have continued to be a group of local business men and women, many of whom hail from the theater and movie business, reaching out to children in need. Today, through the efforts of our enthusiastic volunteers and generous corporate contributors, we remain true to our heritage by bringing children real, tangible help.
http://www.usvariety.org/index.html

Grants for Autistic Children - Foundations and groups that help children with autism.
http://www.squidoo.com/grants-for-autistic-children#module155186461

Apps for Autism - Autism resource featuring advocacy, family services, research news and many others. This link will take you to the apps for autism page. Apps for communication, behavioral, learning activities and many more...
http://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-apps

Great Schools - Resource for school age youth. Locate a great school, discover new skills for helping your child at home and much more...
http://www.greatschools.org

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ACOR.org - ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders.
http://www.floridainjuredbaby.org/

Ronald McDonald House Charities - The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.
http://rmhc.org/

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation - Cancer survivor scholarship funds with no restrictions as to residency of applicant.
http://www.stmfoundation.org/otherscholarships.html

Pathways Awareness - Since 1985, Pathways.org has used outcome-based research and multimedia as tools to promote each child's fullest inclusion.
http://www.pathwaysawareness.org/

Autism Society - The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
http://www.autism-society.org

Devereux - A leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities.
http://www.devereux.org

Exceptional Parent Magazine - To Develop, Translate, and Share Information as Tools for Positive Change for the Special Needs Community
http://www.eparent.com/

New Horizons for Learning - New Horizons for Learning identifies and communicates successful strategies as a leading-edge web resource for educational practice.
http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/

The Arc - We are the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.
http://www.thearc.org

Family Caregiver Alliance - FCA is a public voice for caregivers.
http://www.caregiver.org

Miracle-Ear� Children's Foundation - The Miracle-Ear� Children's Foundation serves and supports children who have a hearing loss. Our purpose is to provide no-cost hearing aids and hearing support services to children whose families have incomes that are significantly limited and who are unable to afford the high costs of quality hearing instruments.
http://www.miracle-ear.com/childrenrequest.aspx

The Bully Project - Resources for a Bully Free World
http://specialneeds.thebullyproject.com/resources

March of Dimes - We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
http://www.marchofdimes.com

Parent Information Center - The Mission of the Parent Information Center is to guide and encourage families in supporting the unique learning potential of their children, including children with disabilities. The Parent Information Center is committed to the belief that:
http://www.picnh.org/

OATSoft - OATSoft is dedicated to improving Assistive Technology and computer accessibility through the power of Open Source development techniques. OATSoft makes the best Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS) easy to find. Users and developers meet at OATSoft to create better software.
http://www.oatsoft.org/Software/listing/Repository

CHADD - CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
http://www.chadd.org/

American Foundation for Disabled Children, Inc. - The American Foundation for Disabled Children, Inc. works to encourage and maximize the development, productivity, dignity and social interaction of challenged and disadvantaged children within society at large.
http://www.amfdc.org/

Councelling Resources - People visit our site for all kinds of reasons: you can learn all about counselling and psychotherapy, look up books and articles, dentify particular types of psychological distress, or find information about drugs commonly used in mental health.
http://counsellingresource.com/

Parent Center Network - Parent Centers provide training, information and assistance to families of children with all disabilities ages birth to 26 years and the professionals who work with them.
http://www.parentcenternetwork.org/

Pass It On Center - The Pass It On Center is creating national and state resources to foster the appropriate reuse of AT so that people with disabilities can get the affordable AT they need in order to live, learn, work and play more independently.
http://passitoncenter.org/


Disability Resource Page

On this resource page you'll find information including support groups, links to other disability resource sites, charitable organizations, and other groups willing to help in someway or in all ways. There's a ton of information on the internet, I'll be updating this page regularly.

If your organization would like to be included please visit the site submission page for more information.

ORAL-MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS - Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a deficit in the ability to plan the motor movements for speech and is considered an oral motor planning disorder. Children with CAS have difficulties transmitting the speech message from their brain to their mouths.
http://www.apraxia-kids.org

AbilityPath.org - AbilityPath.org is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life - through all phases of a child's growth and development. The website combines social networking features with expert content from AbilityPath.org team of educators, parents, therapists and medical professionals.
http://www.abilitypath.org/

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association - NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other professionals dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment. All members work together to improve transportation options of people with disabilities.
http://www.nmeda.com/

Starlight Children's Foundation - Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create programs that educate, entertain and inspire seriously ill children. Whether it's finding friends online, learning more about a disease, or just spending time together as a family, Starlight's programs help children and families cope with the challenges they face daily.
http://www.starlight.org/programs/

Partnership for Prescription Assistance - The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
http://www.pparx.org/

Patient Advocate Foundation - The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.
www.patientadvocate.org

Believe in Tomorrow National Children's Foundation - Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and retreat housing services to critically ill children and their families. Keeping families together during a child's medical crisis, and the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process.
http://www.believeintomorrow.org


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Ronald McDonald House Charities - This link will take you to their Frequently Asked Questions page. From there search for a local chapter. A local chapter wiil be able to give you more information concerning housing, meals, etc. This is a real blessing for ill children and their families.
http://www.rmhc.com/who-we-are/frequently-asked-questions/

The Council for Exceptional Children - The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
http://www.cec.sped.org/

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates - The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and other professionals. COPAA members work to protect special education rights and secure excellence in education on behalf of the 7.1 million children with disabilities in America.
http://www.copaa.org/

Center for Inclusive Child Care - The mission of the Center for Inclusive Child Care is to be a centralized, comprehensive resource network supporting inclusive care for children in community settings.
http://www.inclusivechildcare.org

We Connect Now - We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/

Described and Captioned Media Program - Explore our Web site to learn how we are living our mission to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.
http://www.dcmp.org

Easter Seals - Children's Services - How parents define child care varies according to individual family need, but the need for affordable, quality child care is great and growing! Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics have confirmed that a child's brain structure is influenced significantly by their environment and experiences during the first few years of life.
http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_cdc_main

Chai Lifeline - Since 1987, Chai Lifeline's mission has been to restore the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when life-threatening or lifelong illness was diagnosed. Through programs that address the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities, Chai Lifeline restores normalcy to family life, and better enables families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness.
https://www.chailifeline.org/index.php

Families USA Program Locator - There are three types of health insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. If you have questions about health insurance and/or if you are having trouble getting health insurance benefits that you need, a health insurance assistance program may be able to help you. Programs may also be able to refer you to low-cost or free health care, including prescription drug assistance.
http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/program-locator/

Apple's Commitment to Accessibility - For more than 20 years, Apple has provided new and innovative solutions for people with disabilities, allowing them to access - and enjoy using - the Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
http://www.apple.com/accessibility/

The Family Center on Technology and Disability - Knowing where to begin and how to proceed can be daunting though. We're here to help. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, the Family Center on Technology and Disability provides a wide range of resources on assistive technology, from introductory fact sheets and training materials to in-depth discussion of best practices and emerging research. Try setting aside 30 minutes a day to review an FCTD resource.
http://www.fctd.info/

American Childhood Cancer Organization - ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
http://www.acco.org/

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -
The IEP is an extremely important document in the educational lives of students with disabilities receiving special education under IDEA.
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/iep/



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