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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

This resource, found within the University of Virginia’s Children’s Medical Center, is a tutorial for children and parents. It provides information about what cerebral palsy (CP) is, what the causes of CP are, different types of CP, problems people with CP may encounter, equipment used by people with CP, and therapy techniques.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders

Information on Autism

Information on Autism

The University of North Carolina provides answers to 20 common questions about autism, a family reference guide, and information about Asperger’s Syndrome. Some information also available in Spanish.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism–Asperger’s Syndrome; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism

Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology

Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology

Formerly the Swedish Handicap Institute, the SIAT works to provide access to well-functioning assistive technology that will improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. It works to stimulate research, analyze needs and encourage the testing of assistive technology by providing information and training to professionals in such technol …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues; Regional & Country Information–Europe–Scandinavia; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative

Information for disabled veteran small business owners seeking federal government business opportunities. Links to websites and instructions on getting listed with the Federal Supply Service and navigating the contracting process.
Subject: Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship–Entrepreneurs With Disabilities; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

National Center for Family Literacy

National Center for Family Literacy

The site promotes family literacy based on an intergenerational approach, contains information on literacy initiatives, training services for professional development, and a collection of other resources for teachers and parents.
Subject: Education–Adult Education; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy; Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; School And Homework Help; School And Homework Help–Disabilities–Learning Disabilities–Dyslexia

Unlocking Autism

Unlocking Autism

Information about autism and helps parents get in touch with a country-wide network of “Unlocking Autism Representatives” who can help with finding the best available resources for their children. Users can post messages to the site community or search for experts to help them answer questions.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism

Talk about Curing Autism

Talk about Curing Autism

TACA is a non-profit organization that focuses on building the autism community by connecting people and sharing information. Resources on the site help affected families find support and effective treatments as quickly as possible.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism

National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD

National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD

This site is the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on AD/HD. The NRC provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with AD/HD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Health & Medical Sciences–Mental Health

Irlen

Irlen

Devoted to information regarding symptoms and potential treatment for Irlen Syndrome, formerly known as Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, which can affect reading comprehension, attention, and light sensitivity in children and adults.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities; Health–Health Resources For Teachers & Parents

Counselling Resource

Counselling Resource

“Compare types of counselling and psychotherapy, take self-tests and quizzes, identify symptoms, look up medications, or learn about secure online therapy.” Read answers to mental health questions or ask your own anonymous question.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Mental Disorders; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities; Health & Medical Sciences–Mental Health–Depression; Health & Medical Sciences–Mental Health–Personality Disorders

The DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet

The DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet

“Disability Resources is a nonprofit organization that monitors, reviews, and reports on resources available to people with disabilities. We disseminate information about these resources to libraries, disability organizations, health and social service professionals, consumers and family members .” Site includes a searchable database of resources …
Subject: Reference–Associations & Organizations; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities

The Abilities Fund

The Abilities Fund

Non-profit organization providing loans to small businesses owned by people with disabilities. Website offers articles and tips on choosing a business idea, funding a start-up, running a home office, navigating social security benefits, partnerships, networking, and more.
Subject: Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship–Entrepreneurs With Disabilities

Start-Up USA

Start-Up USA

Resources and training for people with disabilities seeking to start a business. Online courses and recent webcasts require payment and registration, but archived webcasts are free. Case studies and fact sheets on developing a business plan, marketing, and other self-employment topics are also freely available.
Subject: Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship–Entrepreneurs With Disabilities

AutismLink

AutismLink

“Mission is to provide opportunities for inclusion, information, and support; to keep parents, family members of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and autistic individuals apprised of news and information.” Includes discussion forums, provider databases, a chatroom, and mentor program information, as well as recent news articles.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism

ADHDNews.com

ADHDNews.com

Learn the basics of ADHD, participate on message boards, and connect to blogs about ADHD. Also search for resource information by state, learn about treatment and medications, and sign up for their free newsletter.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Family Village – A Global Community of Disability-Related Resources

Family Village – A Global Community of Disability-Related Resources

Family Village offers many links on disability related subjects. Physical, mental, and learning disabilities are covered. Enter the library to find links about disabilities. Enter the school to find information on accessibility.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Genetic Disorders; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Birth Defects; School And Homework Help–Disabilities

The A-T Children’s Project

The A-T Children’s Project

The A-T Children’s Project Home Page was “created to provide physicians, research scientists, families and support providers with information about an inherited childhood disease called Ataxia-Telangiectasia.” You can find answers to questions such as what A-T is, how it is inherited, and how to diagnose patients. Information about A-T’s relevanc …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Genetic Disorders

Best Buddies

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become friends. Through their site, you can learn about programs in which you can participate. A list of places on the internet to find more information about intellectual and developmental disabilities is also available.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Business & Economics–Non-Profit Organizations

O.A.S.I.S.: Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support

O.A.S.I.S.: Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support

Information and links about Asperger Syndrome for parents, educators, and professionals. This information is also useful to people who have the disease.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism–Asperger’s Syndrome; Health–Health Resources For Teachers & Parents

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A national nonprofit organization committed to providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive information for more advanced individuals with Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Mental Disorders; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism–Asperger’s Syndrome; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders

Families for Early Autism Treatment

Families for Early Autism Treatment

FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and other professionals dedicated to providing world-class education, advocacy and support for the Northern California autism community.??? This site provides information and advocacy resources to parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, as well as information about FEAT …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism

Autism Society of America

Autism Society of America

Promoting lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum. Website includes information about living with autism, research, local chapters, and more, including a newsletter and tip of the day. Includes a Spanish translation.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Aspergers Syndrome And Autism

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks

Organization dedicated to “funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.”
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders

International Child Development Resource Center

International Child Development Resource Center

This site provides information about upcoming conferences and online trainings that relate to autism, and also links to articles. The ICDRC was co-founded by two doctors who specialize in the treatment of children with developmental disorders.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Genetic Disorders; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities–Developmental And Learning Disorders/Disabilities–Autism; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders

PBS Sound and Fury: Deaf Culture

PBS Sound and Fury: Deaf Culture

Provides a perspective on cochlear implants and includes streaming videos (Real Player format) of individuals who are deaf sharing their views on cochlear implants and their perspectives on living with deafness. Site offers a fingerspeller player, sign language phrases and lesson plans for grades 6 through 12.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities; Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Culture

Rehabtool.com Assistive Technology Newsletter

Rehabtool.com Assistive Technology Newsletter

“A quarterly publication on Assistive Technology for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, healthcare professionals and special educators.” The site posts recent developments in Assistive Technology, gives advice on adaptive equipment, and offers free accessibility software.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Medical Technology; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities

360 Magazine

360 Magazine

“Your online source for the disability community”. E-Zine offers insightful news articles on living with a disability.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities

Ability Illustrated

Ability Illustrated

“The first publication focusing on disabilities to crossover into mainstream America.” Features articles concerning the ADA, as well as human interest stories, celebrity interviews, support center listings, and much more.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–Political Advocacy Groups; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities

Abilityhub: Assistive Technology Solutions

Abilityhub: Assistive Technology Solutions

Provides adaptive technology solutions for people with disabilities related to accessing daily information. Provides a basic overview of assistive technology, and links to companies and product descriptions for adaptive technologies.
Subject: Science & Technology–Communications; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities