Pen Pals

Children’s Hopes and Dreams Wish Fulfillment Foundation Pen Pal Program 280 Route 46Dover, NJ 07801-3633Phone: 973-361-7366Fax: 973-361-6627E-mail: chdfdover@juno.comMatches special pen-pal friends to children ages 5 to 18 with any chronic or life threatening illness, condition or disability. Discover A Pal E-mail: anna@discovertechnology.comThe directory lists those with their world by communication with other persons, either with or withoutContinue reading “Pen Pals”

Parents and Siblings

Autism Treatment Center of America THE SON-RISE PROGRAM at The Option Institute 2080 S Undermountain RoadSheffield, MA USA 01257 Phone: 413-229-2100 Fax: 413-229-3202 Website: autismtreatmentcenter.org CAPP National Parent Resource Center Federation for Children with Special Needs95 Berkeley Street, Ste. 104Boston, MA 02116Voice 800-331-0688; 617-482-2915Fax 617-695-2939The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalfContinue reading “Parents and Siblings”

Organizations and Associations

American Amputee Foundation PO Box 250218Little Rock, AR 72225Phone: (501) 666-2523  Council for Exceptional Children 1920 Association DriveReston, VA 22091-1589Phone: (703) 620-3660 Epilepsy Foundation of America 4351 Garden City DriveLandover, MD 20785Phone: (301) 459-3700 Kids Helping Kids Phone: (973) 783-0697E-mail: Kids@Kidshelping.orgWebsite: www.kidshelping.org The Library of Congress Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 1291 Taylor Street NWWashington,Continue reading “Organizations and Associations”

Newsletters

Breaking New Ground (newsletter for farmers & ranchers with physical disabilities) Purdue University1146 Dept. of Agricultural EngineeringWest Lafayette, IN 47907-1146 Careers and the Disabled Equal Opportunity Publications1160 E Jericho Turnpike #200Huntington, NY 117143Phone: (516) 421-9421E-mail: EOPub@aol.com Connections (newsletter of the National Center for Youth with Disabilities) University of MinnesotaBox 721Minneapolis, MN 55455Phone: (800) 333-6293 Disability IssuesContinue reading “Newsletters”

Magazines

ABILITY Magazine P.O. Box 10655Costa Mesa, CA 92627Phone: 949-854-8700Fax: 949-548-5966Website: abilitymagazine.com ACCENT ON LIVING Magazine PO Box 700Bloomington, IL 61702-0700Phone: 309-378-2961 or 1-800-787-8444 Fax: 309-378-4420 E-mail: cheeverpub@aol.comA longtime favorite source of information for those who happen to have a disability. Serving the physically disabled community since 1956.  Arthritis Today Magazine 1314 Spring Street NWAtlanta, GA 30309Website: arthritis.org/arthritis-today-magazine Disabled Dealer MagazineContinue reading “Magazines”

Financial Assistance

The Brass Ring Society 551 East Semoran Blvd. Suite E-5Fern Park, FL 32730Phone: 800-666-WISH407-339-6188Provides grants to fulfill dreams of children who suffer from a life threatening or terminal illness. Department of Health and Human Services Financial Aid-Federal Hill-Burton Free Care ProgramRockville, MD 20857Phone: 800-638-0742Maryland Residents: 800-492-0359E-mail: DFCRCOMM@HRSA.GOV Website: hhs.govThe Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery manages the Hill-Burton program,Continue reading “Financial Assistance”

Condition Specific Organizations and Resources

Amputee American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists 1650 King Street, Suite 500Alexandria, VA 22314Phone: 703-836-7114Fax: 703-836-0838Website: opedge.comAs the pre-eminent professional organization in orthotics and prosthetics, the mission of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is to promote high standards of patient care through advocacy, education, and literature & research.  The Amputee Coalition of America 900Continue reading “Condition Specific Organizations and Resources”

Computer Training and Employment Opportunities

(AHEAD) Association on Higher Education & Disability AHEADUniv. of Mass. Boston100 Morrissey Blvd.Boston, MA 02125Phone: (v/tty) 617-287-3880Fax: 617-287-3881Website:¬†www.ahead.orgNational organization committed to promoting full participation of individuals with disabilities in college life. Offers Publication “How To Choose A College: Guide for the Student with a Disability.” CAL STATE UNIV NORTHRIDGE Office of Disabled Student Services18111 NordhoffContinue reading “Computer Training and Employment Opportunities”

Canine Assistance

Canine Assistants 3160 Francis RoadAlpharetta, GA 30004 Phone: 770-664-7178 Fax: 770-664-7820 E-mail: info@canineassistants.orgWebsite: www.canineassistants.orgCanine Assistants is a non-profit organization that trains dogs to assist children and adults who have impaired mobility or other special needs. The dogs we train can turn on lights, open doors, pull wheelchairs, retrieve dropped objects, summon help, and provide secure companionship. Canine Companions for IndependenceContinue reading “Canine Assistance”