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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Home Page Information and technical assistance on the ADA
Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy
ODEP provides information and resources to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities and to eliminate barriers to employment
Federal website of disability-related government resources
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Investigates charges of discrimination based on race, sex, religion, disability or other personal identifications
Job Accomodations Network
Provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities
Social Security Administration
Administers Social Security Disability payments and Supplemental Security Income programs
US Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Independent federal agency focused on developing and maintaining accessibility standards and providing technical assistance and training
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ABLEDATA Informed Consumer's Guide to Funding Assistive Technology
Provides lists of specific organizations and programs from which funding and funding information are available
Mobility Reimbursement Programs
Many automotive manufacturers offer reimbursement to help pay for the cost of adaptive equipment in vehicles
Ontario March of Dimes
Provides partial funding through the Assistive Devices Program to more than 1,400 people a year for the purchase and maintenance of equipment
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Provides the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which can be used to improve home accessibility for persons with disabilities
VA - Department of Veterans Affairs
The VA can provide grants for specially adapted housing and automobile adaptive equipment
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AARP is a membership organization which provides information, advocacy and service to people age 50 and over.
Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association (AEMA)
A non-profit organization formed to meet the needs of the accessibility equipment manufacturers, distributors and end users.
The Adaptive Driving Alliance (ADA)
A group of vehicle modification dealers who provide van conversions, hand controls, wheelchair lifts, scooter lifts, tie downs, conversion van rentals, paratransit and other adaptive equipment for disabled drivers and passengers.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
An international professional association of more than 20,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders.
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A national medical society representing more than 7,500 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
American Association for Homecare
AAHomecare works to strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes. AAHomecare represents healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community.
The national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.
Assistive Technology Industry Association
ATIA is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services.
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)
Supports professionals working in the field of driver education / driver training and transportation equipment modifications for persons with disabilities through education and information dissemination
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 85 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
An international organization dedicated to eradicating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) by promoting and supporting research, helping families cope with SMA through informational programs and support, and educating the public and professional community about SMA.
International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)
Dedicated to the development and support of multidisciplinary medical and clinical professionals, advocates, policy makers, consumers and others who work to improve outcomes and opportunities for persons with brain injury.
The Limbless Association provides information, advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.
National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC)
NAEC is an association of elevator contractors and suppliers serving primarily the interests of independent elevator contractors and independent suppliers of products and services; promoting safe and reliable elevator, escalator and short-range transportation and promoting excellence in the management of member companies.
National Council on Independent Living
The longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities.
National MS Society
The National MS Society helps people address the challenges of living with MS through a 50 state network of chapters, funding MS research, providing services to people with MS, and offering professional education and advocacy.
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)
A trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.
National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
The nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families.
National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
An interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology
Spina Bifida Association of America
Since 1973, SBA has been the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with Spina Bifida and those whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect. Its tools are education, advocacy, research, and service.
An international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
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The largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Current medical information and health and medical articles written by physicians for patients and consumers.
An online health community, with 5 million users visiting each month.
An online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs.
A source for health and medical news and information, providing credible health information, a supportive community, and educational services.
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Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Provides up to date information on new occupational therapy products and techniques
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
The nationally recognized professional association for over 60,000 occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF)
A charitable, non-profit organization created to advance the science of occupational therapy and increase public understanding of its value
The American Physical Therapy Association
APTA is a national professional organization representing more than 71,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.
Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute, Inc.
Dedicated to the professional development of healthcare professionals involved with aquatic therapy
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Provides services, products, events and networking opportunities to assist occupational therapists achieve excellence in their professional practice.
National Rehabilitation Association
Provides advocacy, awareness and career advancement for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation
Canada's Occupational Therapy Resource Site
Clinical and management magazine that features recent advances in the rehabilitation marketplace along with news and current issues in the rehab industry
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A free national service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to connect people to resources that enable older persons to live independently in their communities
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Promotes older driver safety awareness, education, and practices at the community level
A national information service devoted to older Americans and the families who support them
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All About Multiple Sclerosis
Provides accurate and comprehensive medical information about multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people living with the disease and its symptoms.
A disability resource directory of products and services for the physically challenged, elderly, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
disABILITY Information and Resources
A collection of links of interest to persons with a disability.
International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)
A knowledge base of disability resources and best practices to provide education, outreach and training.
Spinal Cord Injury Information Pages
An information resource for those living with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries or diseases of the spine.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
The leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.
Provides accessible van rentals.
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