Other Resource Sites

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ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
U.S. Department of Justice ADA home page.

ADA Technical Assistance Program
Consisted of a diverse array of projects to further the understanding and implementation of the Act. The program has created a vast infrastructure of resources, including numerous ADA publications and videos, materials targeted to specific audiences, training packages and an unparalleled knowledge of the ADA.

Adaptive Skiing Resort Guide, Top Destinations
Adaptive skiing provides people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of snow sports at resorts and facilities throughout North America. This resource informs adaptive skiers of all levels how they can access and enjoy programs at many of the major resorts in the US and Canada.

Adaptive Sports USA
To engage, evolve, and empower individuals with a disability to be involved in adaptive sport through education, coaching and advocacy. By creating a community outreach program,we increase opportunities for individuals with a disability and are a gateway to regional, national and international multi-sport competitions.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than 6,400 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AANS is a scientific and educational association with nearly 5,500 members worldwide. It’s dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neuro-surgical care to the public.

American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
Dedicated to promoting quality care for individuals with Spinal Cord Impairment (SCI) … by advancing nursing practice through education, research, advocacy, health care policy, and collaboration with consumers and health care delivery systems.” Includes bulletin board and political update.

American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers
Provides for the emotional, behavioral and psychosocial care of those affected by Spinal Cord Impairment (SCI), and support education and research related to the psychosocial care of persons with SCI.

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The ABPMR is an independent nonprofit organization for people wishing to be certified in this discipline. Its primary activity is to provide education and certification in physical rehabilitation and medicine for physicians.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people – at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Center for Universal Design (CUD)
Located at North Carolina State University, the Center for Universal Design collects, updates, publishes, and distributes information and provides technical assistance on housing, home modifications for accessibility, and product evaluations for people with disabilities.

Cleveland FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) Center
Contains information on the Center’s projects, publications, education programs, and employment and training opportunities. Includes the FES Information Center which has a newsletter, subject bibliographies, and other online resources.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities  (CARF)
CARF, an Arizona-based, nonprofit, private organization that accredits rehabilitation programs and services and develops and maintains standards of quality for such programs.

Disabled Sports USA

Disabled Sports USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.

Every day, we work hard to pursue our vision that “every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.”

Health On the Net Foundation (HON)
A not-for-profit International Swiss Organization to guide lay persons or non-medical users and medical practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health information. HON provides leadership in setting ethical standards for Web site developers.

Health.gov
A portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies.

I’m Adapting to Disabilities
A directory to individual state internet Disability services and programs as well as Advocacy & Protection assistance. It also features an art gallery focusing on creativity for people with disabilities.

Liberty Resources, Inc.
A non-profit, consumer driven organization that advocates and promotes Independent Living for persons with disabilities. More than 50% of the board and employees are persons with disabilities.

MEDLINEplus
Health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine Has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on about 500 diseases and conditions.  Contains a list of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. Updated daily.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information – all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
Web site for healthcare providers or patients to find out about government-funded research on disabilities. Conducts various forms of research aimed at identifying information needs of target group and provides technical assistance to researchers.

National Institutes of Health
One of the world’s foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S.  Mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone.  One of eight health agencies of the Public Health Services which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The nation’s leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. Collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders.

National Library of Medicine
Worlds largest medical library.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
NOD promotes full and equal participation of America’s 54 million men, women, and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Provides free access to disability Information databases on 46 topics. These topics are from the text of 20 years of federally funded research projects that the staff of the NARIC has collected and disseminated. Includes those research projects and commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals.  The collection adds about 200 new documents per month.

Neurosciences on the Internet

Social Security Administration Office of Disability

Spinal Cord Tumor Association, Inc.
A meeting place for people with intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Their goal is to connect others in recovery of different stages of SCT and provide a place where thoughts, ideas and experiences may be shared.

SUNY Upstate Medical University Health Information Center
Provides the resources necessary to support consumers in health-related decision making, health promotion and illness management.

Top-Picks Spine Links
List of the informative spine pages on the Internet carefully selected to keep duplicate information to a minimum, so that you can learn about spine issues quickly and clearly. The more you know and understand about your spine problem, the better your chances of getting the best treatment.

U.S. Access Board
The Access Board is an independent federal agency. The Board’s mission is to develop and maintain accessibility requirements for buildings and other structures, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and electronic and information technology. The Board also provides technical assistance and training on federal accessibility guidelines and standards, and enforces accessibility standards at federally funded facilities.

U.S. Census Bureau – Official Statistics on Disability
Provides data on disability based on three primary sources: the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the decennial census of population, and the Current Population Survey (CPS).

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development – Disabilities
Contains information, from all parts of HUD’s web site that will interest those with disabilities.

WebMD
Joined with MedscapeHealth.com to create a leading provider of online health information, research, educational services and communities for physicians and consumers.  Also provides message boards, events and expert advice.