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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