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A-Z to Deafblindness

Ability Maine
Maine's Online News Magazine & Resource
Guide for People With Disabilities.

Focuses on promoting services in the
community instead of warehousing people
with disabilities in institutions & nursing

American Association of People
with Disabilities

Largest national nonprofit cross-disability
member organization in the United States.

American Council of the Blind
Strives to improve the well-being of all
blind & visually impaired people.

Americans with Disabilities Act

ARC of the United States
The national organization of and for
people with mental retardation
& related developmental disabilities
& their families

The Boulevard
Resource directory of disability 
products & services.

Leading provider of web-based
communication learning tools for the
visually impaired, their friends & family.
Offers the ability to learn blindness
related subjects such as Braille at
your own pace. The site is free, but
does require registration.

Brighter Futures Web Ring
A ring of sites dedicated to promoting
brighter futures for children with
all types of special needs
& disability awareness

Canine Companions for

"The purpose of Joint Forces & the DanceAbility
Project is to encourage the evolution &
performance of dance & to cultivate a
"common ground" that allows all individuals
to develop creatively. DanceAbility helps
eliminate the prejudice that inhibits artistic &
cultural diversity through performance,
communication & education. "We came with
our sneakers, our canes, our wheelchairs, our
2 left feet, our bodies we see as too short, too fat,
too skinny, too something & we danced. By God,
every sub-atomic particle of us danced in ways we
could not have believed." - Bjo Ashwell, disabled
DanceAbility workshop participant."


U.S. federal resources resources,
programs & services for
the disabled.

DO-IT Program

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking,
& Technology.

Entry Point!
Entry Point! is a program of the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS)
offering Outstanding Internship
Opportunities for Students with
Disabilities in Science, Engineering,
Mathematics, & Computer Science

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Mission is to find the causes, treatments,
preventions, & cures for retinitis pigmentosa
(RP), macular degeneration, Usher
syndrome and the entire spectrum of
retinal degenerative diseases.

Half the Planet.com
Internet portal for the disability community.

A practical sign language online

Provider of web-based communication
tools for the visually impaired, their friends
& family. Here you can send Braille letters,
learn the Braille alphabet, meet new people,
& connect with over 14,000 other
HotBraille members.

Independent Living Research

National center for information,
training, research,& technical
assistance in independent living.

Independent Living USA

Mainstream Online
Produced by, for and about people with
disabilities. Covers news & current affairs,
new products & technology, profiles of
movers & shakers, education, employment,
sexuality & relationships, housing,
transportation, travel & recreation.

Mobility Information USA
Mission is to empower people with
disabilities around the world through
international exchange, information,
technical assistance and training, &
to ensure the inclusion of people with
disabilities in international exchange
& development programs.

Monroe County Women's Disability Network

"Designed as a one-stop shopping web
source to get information about a variety
of disabilities, conditions and diseases."

National Disabled Students Union
"National, cross-disability, student
organization. We recognize all disabled
people - those with traditionally recognized
disabilities and those who have often been left
out of the movement - as our brothers & sisters,
& we recognize all students - those who work to
learn, whether or not they are at recognized
schools - as our colleagues."

The National Federation of the Blind

National Information Center for
Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Sports Center for the Disabled
Non-profit organization providing
recreation for children & adults
with disabilities.

The New Paradigm of Disability:
A Bibliography

Not Fade Away- One man's journey
into blindness

Support for Parents and Caregivers
of Children with Disabilities.

PACER Center
Mission is to expand opportunities &
enhance the quality of life of children
& young adults with disabilities & their
families, based on the concept of parents
helping parents. With assistance to
individual families, workshops, & materials
for parents and professionals, & leadership
in securing a free and appropriate
public education for all children,
PACER's work affects and encourages
families in Minnesota and across the nation.

Parents Helping Parents
Helping children with special needs
receive the resources, love, hope,
respect, heath care, education & 
other services they need to achieve
their full potential by providing them
with strong families and dedicated
professionals to serve them.

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Yahoo: Disabilities


Designed to help people with visual
disabilities work more effectively
with Acrobat software & Adobe
PDF files.

Apple Computer:
Disability Resources


Software tool that combines 3D
animation with speech recognition
& audiovisual generation of speech
to help deaf students develop &
practice language skills such as
vocabulary, reading, spelling
& speech production.

Center for Applied Special

Not-for-profit organization helping
expand educational opportunities
for individuals with disabilities
through the development &
innovative uses of technology

Center for Spoken Language
Understanding @ OGI

Research center that focuses on
Spoken Language Technologies for
helping people with visual, speech,
or learning problems & other

Cognitive Concepts: Earobics

Deaf Gamers
Reviews  PC, Xbox, GameCube,
GBA & other vide games from
the deaf persons perspective.
"Text/visual feedback is a key
issue for a deaf person & many has
the occasion been when a deaf games
player has purchased a game only to
find no visual feedback or very little
of it (this can ruin the game for them)."

IBM Accessibility Center

Microsoft Accessibility

Nuance: Dragon Naturally Speaking
Speech recognition software

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Scientific Learning Corporation

Trace Center

The Trace Research & Development
Center is a part of the College of
Engineering, University  of Wisconsin
Madison. Founded in 1971, Trace
has been a pioneer in the field of
technology & disability.

Produces SigningAvatar™ software
that uses computer-generated,
three dimensional characters 
called "avatars", to communicate
in sign language with facial 

Voluntary Action

"Voluntary Action," © Dana Tiger

"By drawing on the strength of the women of my Creek Indian ancestry, I am better able to portray the dignity and determination of contemporary women." - Dana Tiger


"My work as an educator and psychologist in the fields of multiple intelligences, the myth of ADD/ADHD, and the natural genius of kids, has been guided by a belief that all children are gifted children. Each child comes into the world with unique potentials that, if properly nourished, can contribute to the betterment of our world. The biggest challenge for parents and teachers is to remove the roadblocks that keep those gifts from being recognized, celebrated, and nurtured."- Dr. Thomas Armstrong, See Also: Multiple Intelligences and New Horizons for Learning.

ADD Resources
National non-profit organization whose
mission is to help people with ADD
develop their full potential. Website offers
the National ADHD Directory, a listing of
ADHD service providers & products on the
Internet & numerous articles by for free

All Kinds of Minds
Primary goal is to educate teachers,
parents, educational specialists,
psychologists, pediatricians, & students
about differences in learning, so that
children who are struggling in school
because of the way their brains are
“wired” are no longer misunderstood.

Autism Resources

Autism Society of America

Autism Collaboration

CHADD: Children and Adults with
Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder


Council for Exceptional Children
Largest international professional
organization dedicated to improving
educational outcomes for individuals with
exceptionalities, students with disabilities,
and/or the gifted.

Effective Decoding Instruction
for Diverse Learners

Is This Your Child?: Discovering and
Treating Unrecognized Allergies
in Children and Adults

International Dyslexia Association

Kids Together, Inc.

kids with disorders reaching out
to each other

Kids With Down Syndrome Learn
Language Beyond Adolescence

LD Resources
"LD Resources is a collection of 953
entries on various aspects of learning
disabilities with 599 comments from
community members just like you."

Learning Disabilities Online
Interactive guide to learning disabilities for
parents, teachers & children.

Research and Training Center
for Children's Mental Health

Mission is to improve services for children
& adolescents with serious emotional
disabilities (SED) and their families by
strengthening the knowledge base for effective
services and systems of care.

Safe Minds-Sensible Action for
Ending Mercury Induced Neurological

Exists for the purpose of sharing information
about the mission and achievements of Safe
Minds and other organizations that are concerned
about the role of mercury in medicines and its
role in contributing to human disease.

Mercury Falling: Homeland Security Act inoculates drug makers against autism lawsuits.

"When President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act in the White House on Monday...three thousand miles away, Portland lawyer Mike Williams of the law firm Williams Dailey O'Leary Craine & Love rolled his eyes.

Williams represents hundreds of families who are suing pharmaceutical companies--in particular, Eli Lilly--over a mercury-based preservative [thimersol] used in some childhood vaccines. The families contend that the preservative triggered neurological damage in their children, who have been diagnosed with autism.

Last week, Williams was stunned to learn that an unknown lawmaker had slipped a last-minute rider into the Homeland Security Act, shutting down the lawsuits in the name of the war on terrorism."

School Psychology Resources Online
School psychology resources for psychologists,
parents & educators.

Society for Auditory Intervention

Special Needs Special Kids

Independent Living Is

Controlling and directing your own life.

Taking risks and being allowed to succeed and fail.

Having opportunities to participate in all aspects of community life.

Making decisions and taking responsibility for your actions.

Exercising the greatest degree of choice about where you live, with whom you live, and how you live.

Asserting your rights and responsibilities as first class citizens.

Independent Living Centers are typically non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities.

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"Let not our needs determine our dreams... but let our dreams determine our needs." - Colleen F. Tomko


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