Our resource center is in its incipient stages. These resources will be constantly growing and will provide you with all the necessary and valuable information you will need to support the cause of the disabled.
- California Health and Human Services
- California State Council on Developmental Disabilties
- California State Independent Living Council
- The White House: Provides information on what the administration is doing on
- Centers for Disease Control: Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
- Disability.gov: The main government website that provides information, resources, and links regarding disability.
- Disability.gov: Guide to Transportation
- Disability.gov: Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
- US Department of Veterans Affairs: Provides information on disability compensation offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Social Security Administration: Provides information on the SSA’s Wounded Warrior
program and how to apply for benefits.
- Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP): Provides information on ODEP’s activities to increase access to jobs for people with disabilities.
- Department of Transportation Access to Transport Page: Provides information on access to transportation for people with disabilities, including resources and laws.
- National Council on Disability: The NCD is an independent Federal Agency responsible for advising the President and lawmakers on issues pertaining to disability, including policy on education, transportation, technology and healthcare.
- GovBenefits: Online tool to help individuals determine their qualification for government benefits.
- National Resource Directory: Provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
- Army Wounded Warrior: The US Army’s program to assist and advocate for wounded veterans.
Non-Government Resources For Disabled Veterans
- Paralyzed Veterans of America: Helps disabled veterans obtain medical help, access jobs and live active lives, and advocates for veterans’ rights.
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: Provides support to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the areas of health, education, employment and community building, and lobbies for veterans’ rights and care.
- Blinded Veterans Association: An organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans through service programs, regional groups, resources and advocacy.
- Hire Heroes: Provides transition assistance, job search assistance and job placement services to veterans.
- Disabled American Veterans: Helps disabled veterans access benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs, and provides additional assistance with home loans, scholarships and rides to VA hospitals.
- United Spinal Association VetsFirst Service: Assists veterans with making benefits claims and advocates for veterans’ rights.
- National Organization on Disability (NOD) Wounded Warriors: Works with the U.S. Army to increase employment opportunities for wounded veterans.
- Homes for our Troops: Builds accessible homes at no cost for severely injured veterans.
- Job Opportunities for Disabled Vets: A searchable database of job opportunities for disabled veterans.
- Disabled Veterans National Foundation: Provides direct services and grants to individuals and organizations to aid veterans and their families with employment, mental health, healthcare costs and more.
- Characters Unite: Disabled Vets: USA Networks’ campaign to fight intolerance and raise awareness of the challenges faced by millions of disabled veterans. Also includes resources for disabled veterans.
- Wounded Warriors: Veterans Charity Service to honor and empower wounded warriors
- Veterans Affairs Crisis Hotline
- Community and Support for Veterans
- Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets
- Disabled Veterans: A Guide To Discrimination, Other Barriers, And Resources
- California Supported Living
- Employment Development Department
- Ticket to Work
- Vacations for Adults with Special Needs
- Via Services
- Home Modifications for Independent Living Fact Sheet
- Autism Research Institute
- Autism Speaks
- Autism Speaks Resource Guide
- Autism Society of America
- Autism and PDD Support Network
- Autism Research Center
- Autism Now
- Find Autism Services Near You
- Communications Crossroads
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders
- Autism Health Issues
- Disability. gov Autism
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Baby Center
- Best Buddies
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Dragonfly Toy Company
- Drug Watch
- Family Fun and Disability Support
- Family Resources – Palo Alto
- Family Village – Waisman Center
- Internet Resources for Special Children
- Las Madres Neighborhood Playgroups
- Learning Disabilities Association of CA
- Kinder Art
- Mid Peninsula Parents of Multiples
- Parents Club of Palo Alto-Menlo Park
- National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
- National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education
- National Dissemination Center for Children w/Disabilities
- National Organization of Mothers of Twins
- Parents Helping Parents
- Parents Place
- Pathways Awareness
- Pregnancy and Parenting
- Special Child
- Wonder Moms: Resources for Parents of Children with Special Needs
- The Arc
- Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
- Disabilities Information and Resources
- Disability Right Activist
- Disability Rights California
- Museum of Disability History
- National Association of Developmental Disabilities Council
- Special Needs Project (online bookstore)
- Through the Looking Glass
- Trusts and Estates
- National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
- National Council on Disabilities
- National Down Syndrome Society
- National Center on Physical Activities and Disabilities
- Special Needs Alliance
- Trace Research and Development Center
- World Health Organization Report on Disability 2011
- CDC on Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
- Self Esteem for People with Disability
- Hearing Loss Home Modification Checklist
- Birth Injury Center
Other Helpful Websites
- The Arc of the United States http://www.thearc.org/
- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities http://aaidd.org/
- Council For Exceptional Children https://www.cec.sped.org/
- Division on Developmental Disabilities http://www.daddcec.org/
- Care For The Disabled http://www.carefordisabled.org/
- Birth Injury Guide http://www.birthinjuryguide.org/
- The Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities
- Discount Guide for Disabled https://dealhack.com/blog/disability-discount-guide
Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) works in nearly 70 countries providing medical aid and assistance to populations most in need. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. Their work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build homes for people in need regardless of race or religion. They welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
For more than 65 years, the mission of Paralyzed Veterans of America has been to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence. Paralyzed Veterans of America fights for better health care and benefits; aid in the search for a truly satisfying career; and provides the path to adventure through adaptive sports. They are committed to ongoing care by educating clinicians about spinal cord injury, and are deeply invested in the future—a cure for paralysis.
One in five Americans has a disability. Disabilities don’t discriminate. They can be acquired at birth or at any point through injury or illness. Despite their prevalence, more than two-thirds of working age Americans with disabilities are unemployed — many not by choice.
PRIDE provides the support, training and opportunity necessary to help people with disabilities overcome obstacles and find meaningful employment. Their mission is to create jobs for people with disabilities. Their vision is to be the premiere employer of people with disabilities and be recognized as a leader in meeting the needs of individuals in overcoming barriers to employment.
A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) provides disability awareness programs designed to educate a new generation to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. ATOU is a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals, some with disabilities and some without, who come together to form a strong team working to help students look beyond the disability, the wheelchair, the braces, the unpredictable behavior and see the person. The program is geared toward elementary through high school students. With mainstreaming/full inclusion becoming more prevalent, all students, able bodied and disabled, recognize their common humanity, desires and feelings.
AIM HIGHER’s Adult Development Centers serve adults with developmental disabilities at all levels of the ability spectrum. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of care and curriculum delivery to the disabled in an environment that generates a sense of esteem and worth to everyone
SAMADHAN, a registered non-profit organization set up in 1981 in New Delhi, India, has as its dual purpose the betterment of disregarded communities, specifically children with intellectual disability and their mothers. SAMADHAN’s philosophy is that all persons with intellectual disability can be helped, if appropriate and timely services are available. Over the years, it has effectively transferred this philosophy into action and developed a viable model of service delivery linking services for the intellectually disabled, with the needs of their mothers and of the women in the community, using locally available resources and materials.
SAMADHAN has two centers, one in Dakshinpuri in South Delhi and the other in Dwarka, South-West Delhi
YOU can help SAMADHAN by: Becoming a Volunteer, Donating/Sponsoring, Buying their products.
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The aim of the Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID) Conferences is to create a platform for South Asian countries to share and learn from each other, creating a network of mutual support. The 21st AFID Conference will be held at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India from October, 7th through 11th, 2013. The theme of this conference will be “Towards Dignity & Quality of Life – Evolving Individual Capacity with Family & Community Participation”
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