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”

College and Education Resources

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) P.O. Box 21192Columbus, OH 43221-0192Phone: 614-488-4972Fax: 614-488-1174E-mail: desouza.2@osu.eduWebsite: www.ahead.orgAHEAD is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities. It offers numerous training programs, workshops, publications, and conferences. American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities 8630 Fenton Street,Continue reading “College and Education Resources”

Clothing

Adaptogs, Inc. 201 North WashingtonPO Box 339Otis, CO 80743(800) 535-8247 Anitavee’s Adaptive Apparel 3000 B East Main St.Columbus, OH, 43209(888) 246-8203Website: www.anitavee.comE-mail: info@anitavee.com Creative Designs 848 McHenry Ave. #155, PMB 113Modesto, CA 95356Phone (209) 523-3166 or 1-800-335-4852Fax (209) 523-5893Website: robes4you.comE-mail: robes4you@aol.com Cuddle Bug Originals/Wheelmates 611 East WashingtonPittsfield, IL 62363Phone: (217) 285-6520 Disability Resource Directory (DRD) Adaptive Clothing Apparel andContinue reading “Clothing”

Building Accessibility

Accessible Homes, Inc. 4631 Woodbridge DrivePowder Springs, GA 30073-2527Phone: 770-943-1249E-mail: accessible.homes@mindspring.comOffers a complete range of design services that take a common sense approach to the design of attractive barrier free homes. Each design incorporates features that enhance the convenience, safety, efficiency, and accessibility for all residents. Accessible UDA Ideal Home Plans Phone: 800-700-8321E-mail: info@uda1.comWebsite: www.uniteddesign.com/accessible_plans.htmlUDA offers a comprehensiveContinue reading “Building Accessibility”

Books

Charlie’s Chuckle Tale of out-of-ordinary young hero, an adventurous 7 yr. old boy who also happens to have Down Syndromeby Clara Widess Berkus, Woodbine House5615 Fishers LaneRockville, MD 20852 Darcy A teenage girl feels set apart by her wheelchairby Joni Eareckson TadaJoni and Friends,P.O. Box 3333Agoura Hills, CA 91376 Different and Alike Explains how weContinue reading “Books”

Attendant

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) 9621 East Bexhill DriveKensington, MD 20895-3104Phone: 800-896-3650Fax: 301-942-2302Website: caregiveraction.orgThrough its services in the areas of education and information, support and validation, public awareness and advocacy, NFCA strives to minimize the disparity between a caregiver’s quality of life and that of mainstream Americans. Pritchett & Hull Associates, Inc. 3440 Oakcliff Rd., NE,Continue reading “Attendant”

Assisted Living

Assisted Living Resource List Suite 40010300 Eaton PlaceFairfax, VA 22031Phone: (703) 691-8100FAX: (703) 691-8106 Website: www.argentum.orgThis is a list for those who need or currently have attendant care. American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 601 E Street, NWWashington, DC 20049Phone: 800-424-3410 or 877-434-7598 (TTY)E-mail: member@aarp.orgWebsite: www.aarp.orgA nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging forContinue reading “Assisted Living”

Art Therapy

American Art Therapy 1202 Allanson RoadMandelein, IL. 60060Phone: 847-949-6064Fax: 847-566-4580E-mail: arttherapy@ntr.netWebsite: arttherapy.orgThe American Art Therapy Association is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life enhancing. Its mission is to serve its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence,Continue reading “Art Therapy”