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”

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”

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”

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”

Advocacy

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability 1600 James Naismith DriveGloucester, OntarioK1B 5N4 CANADAPhone: 800-771-0663or 613-748-5747Fax: 613-748-5782E-mail: disability.alliance@rtm.activeliving.caFor Canadians with a disability who desire hands-on tools, an advocacy resource package and other materials, to effect change and ensure that opportunities for participation are accessible to everyone. Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates P.O. Box 81-7327Hollywood,Continue reading “Advocacy”