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New Historical Link to Rare Newsreel Footage of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE9XaWP-x6k

 

Activism Resources

http://www.redstate.com/diary/candicelanier/2013/08/29/project-red-leaf-growing-conservative-voters-on-us-college-campuses/

http://www.wellstone.org/
http://www.campusprogress.org/
http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=1399&srcid=-2
http://www.dosomething.org/

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/
ADD
http://www.addvance.com/

Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”)
http://www.ada.gov/

Amputation/Limb Loss or Differences
http://www.amputee-coalition.org/

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS” or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
http://www.alsa.org/

Arthritis
http://www.arthritis.org/

Arts

Music Makes Connections

http://www.musicmakesconnections.com/index.html

National Arts and Disability Center (NADC).The NADC’s mission is to promote the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community. 

http://nadc.ucla.edu/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Arts-and-Disability-Center-NADC/166809634312?ref=ts#!/pages/National-Arts-and-Disability-Center-NADC/166809634312?v=info&ref=ts

Rising Artists with Disabilities (RAD), a network of young artists with disabilities! This group allows you to network with other artists and other artists with disabilities, inform you on news, updates, events, and activities, and most important to increase communication within this community.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=27738916235&ref=ts 

TDF Accessibility Programs (TAP)The mission of the Theatre Development Fund (“TDF”) Accessibility Programs (TAP) is to increase access to theatre for all audiences. For theatregoers who are hard of hearing or deaf, low vision or blind, who cannot climb stairs, or who require aisle seating or wheelchair locations, TDF obtains special seating according to need. 

http://www.tdf.org/TDF_ServicePage.aspx?id=71&%20do=v

Assisted Living Resources

http://www.bestassistedlivingaids.com

Asperger

Asperger Foundation International

http://www.aspfi.org/

Aspie Web

http://www.aspieweb.net/

AutismAsperger.net

http://www.autismasperger.net/

Assistive Technology

LD Resources Foundation, Inc.

http://ldrfa.org/home.php

T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University 

http://www.tkmartin.msstate.edu

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Center for Disability Studies, Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners Including Students With Disabilities as Diverse Learners  http://www.ist.hawaii.edu/products/briefs/pdf/Brief5_AssistiveTechnology.pdf 

Audiobooks and Information Technology Applications for Individuals with Visual Disabilities
http://www.rfbd.org/
http://testsite.blind-planet.com/

Autism

http://www.autism-society.org

Kathie’s World

http://www.kathiesworld.com/

The Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)

http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/triad/

Blind/Visually Impaired

American Foundation for the Blind

http://www.afb.org/

Blind Access Journal

htttp://blindaccessjournal.com

“From Four Eyes to Four Legs,”  A Blog Journal of Useful Experiences for Those Considering Getting a Dog Guide, Information Resource on Vision-Loss Related Topics such as Assistance Organizations and Assistive Technologies, and Tips for Visually Impaired (“VI”)/Blind College Students
http://seeingeyeadventure.blogspot.com/

National Federation of the Blind

http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Default.asp

Bipolar Disorder

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/complete-index.shtml

http://www.healthcentral.com/bipolar/support-group.html
 
Brain Injury
http://www.biausa.org/

Cerebral Palsy
http://www.ucp.org/
http://www.disaboom.com/Health/CerebralPalsy/Default.aspx

Colleges/Universities with Programs Catering to Students with Disabilities

Curry College

http://www.curry.edu/

Landmark College

http://www.landmarkcollege.org/

Gallaudet University

http://www.gallaudet.edu/

Fairleigh Dickinson University – Regional Center for College Students with Disabilities
http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=731

Beacon College
http://www.beaconcollege.edu/


List of Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities

 http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm


College Disability Services Web Sites Worth Visiting
http://codi.buffalo.edu/graph_based/.colleges/.ds/

Dating
http://www.disabled-dating.com/
http://www.disableddatingreview.com/

Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing
Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)
www.dhhig.org 

The Deaf Resource Library 

http://www.deaflibrary.org/
National Association of the Deaf
http://www.nad.org/


Developmental Disabilities

Housing and Support in Loch Sheldrake, New York

http://newhopecommunity.org

Developmental Disabilities Association, Richmond, B.C., Canada

http://www.develop.bc.ca/about/who-we-are.html

Duvall Home, Central Florida

http://duvallhome.org/group-homes

Disability Community

http://www.bestbuddies.org/site/c.ljJ0J8MNIsE/b.1162355/k.BF9F/Intro.htm
http://www.disaboom.com/
http://www.nod.org/
http://www.disabilitylink.org/

Dyslexia

Dyslexia Institute of Indiana

http://www.dyslexiaindiana.org/

The International Dyslexia Association

http://www.interdys.org/

Educational Consultants 

ABC Psychological Services

http://www.abcpsychservices.com/default.html

College Alley Consulting

http://www.collegealleyconsulting.com/about

Educational Avenues

http://www.eduave.com/index_files/LD.htm

Educational Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities and their Teachers

http://www.naset.org/?gclid=CNu-g7rj2ZUCFQZeswod7kzdDA

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/about

Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

http://www.epilepsynw.org/

Famous People with Disabilities

http://www.disabilityhistory.org/people.html

Federal Informative Resources (Statutes, agencies)
http://www.ncd.gov/resources.htm

FREEDOM MACHINES “ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY”
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/freedommachines/index.html

Inclusion Resources for People with Disabilities

http://integradoschile.cl/

Atlantis Independent Living Services, San Diego, CA

http://atlantisils.org/index.php

Internship/Educational Programs

College Internship Program (“CIP”) is a year-round residential program for young adults with Asperger’s and Learning Differences which focuses on social, executive functioning, academic, career and life skills. Students either attend college courses or enroll in the Career Skills Training and Employment Program (C-STEP) program.

http://www.collegeinternshipprogram.com/index.html

IRS Accessible Tax Documents

http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/article/0,,id=96151,00.html

Legal Resources for College Students with Disabilities

http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/college.504.pdf

Media (Disability Focused)

http://audacitymagazine.com/audacity.php

http://www.ldonline.org/

Media (General College Focus)

http://chronicle.com/

http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/freedommachines/index.html

http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/

http://www.wid.org/

Mental Disability Rights International (“MRDI”)

http://www.mdri.org

Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness

http://www.nami.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, CA

http://www.namisanfernandovalley.org/index.htm

Multiple Sclerosis

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx


Muscular dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Assocation
http://www.mda.org/

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nws_index

http://www.nursinghomeabusecenter.org/nursing-home-abuse-resources/bedsore-prevention.html

Bed Sores in Nursing Homes and Hospitals

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (“OCD”)

http://www.ocfoundation.org/

Occupational Training Programs

Eastern New Mexico University Roswell (ENMUR) Special Services Program, Roswell, N.M. Occupational Training Program is for students who are disabled, but with appropriate training, are able to obtain positions in competitive employment. They offer programs in Animal Healthcare, Auto Mechanics, Child Care, Floral Design, Food Service, Nursing Assistant, Office Skills, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Maintenance, Sanitation/Maintenance/Groundskeeping, Stocking and Merchandising, Vet Technician Assistant, and Welding.

http://www.roswell.enmu.edu/student-services/special-services/special-services-home

Parkinson’s disease
http://www.parkinson.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=201&srcid=-2

Preparing for College
http://www.going-to-college.org/overview/index.htmlhttp://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_2145929_access-college-learning-disabilities-services.html

Protection and Advocacy Groups
National Disability Rights
Network http://www.napas.org/index.htm

Rehabilitation Services/Rehabilitation Counseling

Maryville University in conjunction with the Starkloff Disability Institute (“SDI”) in St. Louis, Missouri offer a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services, as well as a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling.

http://www.maryville.edu/academics-hp-rehab.htm

http://www.starkloff.org/wordpress/?page_id=418

Scholarships

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/financial-aid.html

Sensory Processing Disorder (“SPD”)

http://www.spdbloggernetwork.com/what-is-spd

Service Animals

Dogs for Invisible Disabilities

http://www.dogsforinvisibledisabilities.com/

Service Dogs America

http://www.servicedogsamerica.org/

Social Security Disability

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center
http://www.ssdrc.com/

Spina bifida

http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.liKWL7PLLrF/b.2642297/k.5F7C/Spina_Bifida_Association.htm

Spinal Cord Injuries

Christopher Reeve Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Foundation

Facing Disability.com  For Families Facing Spinal Cord Injuries

Facing Disability is a web resource with more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts.

Link: www.facingdisability.com

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

http://www.spinalcord.org/

SCITotal Fitness

http://scitotalfitness.com/

Sports and Recreation

Adaptive Sports Association of Durango, Colorado

http://www.asadurango.com/

Camp Kennebec

http://www.campkennebec.com/index.html

Children’s Hemiplegia & Stroke Association

Disabled Sports USA

http://dsusa.org/index.html

Wheelchair Hockey League of Michigan (“WCHL”)

http://www.thewchl.com/wchl.htm

Study Abroad/Exchange Programs

http://www.ciee.org/program_resources/knowledge/disability.aspx
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/access/
http://www.globalexplorers.org/

State Advocacy Groups

 Disability Rights North Carolina

http://www.disabilityrightsnc.org/

Universal Design

http://www.idhd.org/default.asp?contentID=286

http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/freedommachines/index.html


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Center for Disability Studies, Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners Including Students With Disabilities as Diverse Learners

http://www.ist.hawaii.edu/products/briefs/pdf/Brief3_UniversalDesignforLearning.pdf

Veterans’ Resources

New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center

http://nmvboc.org/

Web Resources for Assisting College Students with Disabilities

http://das.kucrl.org/iam/resources.html


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