Special Needs Resources

Children With Special Needs 404-657-4855 (404) 657-2726 http://health.state.ga.us/programs/specialneeds… Easter Seals National Headquarters 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60606 (800) 221-6827 TTY 312-726-4258 (312) 726-1494  (Fax) http://www.easterseals.com *Contact for the chapter closest to you. Ask your local chapter for camps, grants, respite services and other services available in your area.
Exceptional Family Member Program/All Branches/Mobile http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/pls/psgprod/f… Contains contact information, Base program locators and enrollment/justification forms for ALL Branches of service. Georgia Department of Community Health 2 Peachtree Street N.W., 40th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303-3159 (404) 656-4507 (404) 651-3159 (Fax) http://dch.georgia.gov/02/dch/home/0,2467,31446…
Military Home Front/Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/tf/efmp *Over 100,000 military families have members with special needs. These include spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. These family members have a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional condition. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) works with these families to address their unique needs.The materials within this section of MilitaryHOMEFRONT are designed to give service members and their families critical information and resources related to the EFMP. Social Security Administration Information for Parents National Info. 1-800-772-1213 http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/links_ssi.htm *Benefits information and local office addresses with contact information available by state and city.
The Medicaid Reference Desk (The ARC) 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20006 800-433-5255 http://www.thedesk.info E-mail: contact@thedesk.info The site offers state by state information on Medicaid programs and waivers, and includes a list of what types of services fall under each program/waivers jurisdiction. The website offers information on common questions and concerns regarding Medicaid. It includes a Medicaid terms and definitions section, defining words commonly used on Medicaid forms and correspondence as well as other useful information. The National Resource Directory http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
The Special Needs Alliance http://specialneedsalliance.com *Provides a national list of lawyers specializing in special needs trusts and other resources by state. Check here for help with Guardianship, incapacitation, trusts and other pertinent topics. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 (800) 872-5827 TTY (202) 973-7197 (202) 776-0414 (Fax) http://www.ucp.org *Contact for your local chapter. Excellent state-by-state resource guide.
United Way 701 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314 http://national.unitedway.org *Non-profit charitable organization offering a variety of services including camps, respite, grants, etc. Find your local chapter here.
Advocacy
ADAPT 201 S. Cherokee Denver, CO 80223 303-733-9324 http://www.adapt.org E-mail: adapt@adapt.org *See Contact List for a chapter in your state. Broadreach Training & Resources http://www.normemma.com/index.htm E-mail: webmail01@broadreachtraining.com *See the large Resource Library for advocacy resources and general reading information.
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. 150 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 430 Decatur, GA 30030 800-537-2329 (V/TTY) 404-885-1234 404-378-0031  (Fax) http://www.thegao.org E-mail: info@thegao.org Louisiana Citizens for Action Now http://www.lacanadvocates.org Provides a wealth of self advocacy information. Linda recommends individuals check out the “Legislative Activities” section for an outline of a sample letter to Legislators and a “How-To” testify before a legislative body.
National Gateway to Self-Determination Web Portal http://www.aucd.org/ngsd *This site provides a single access for self-advocates, professionals, policy-makers and the general public on the current best practices and evidence-based activities in enhancing self-determination in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as any individual. Patient Advocate Foundation 421 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666 (800) 532-5274 (757) 873-8999 (Fax) http://patientadvocate.org E-Mail: help@patientadvocate.org *Provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.
Agencies/Assistance Programs – Government
Children With Special Needs (404) 657-2726 http://health.state.ga.us/programs/specialneeds… Georgia Department of Community Health 2 Peachtree Street N.W., 40th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303-3159 (404) 656-4507 (404) 651-3159 (Fax) http://dch.georgia.gov/02/dch/home/0,2467,31446…
Georgia Department of Human Resources – Constituent Services 2 Peachtree Street N.W., Suite 29-213 Atlanta , GA 30303 (404)651-6316 http://dhr.georgia.gov Georgia Office of Children With Special Needs 2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 11-206 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 657-2724 http://www.dhr.state.ga.us
GovBenefits.Gov http://www.Benefits.gov Provides information regarding government assistance programs nationwide. Includes a state-by-state program search. Governor’s Council on Disabilities 2 Peachtree Street N.W., Suite 3-210 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 657-2126 (404) 657-2132 (Fax) http://www.gcdd.org
The Medicaid Reference Desk (The ARC) 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20006 800-433-5255 http://www.thedesk.info E-mail: contact@thedesk.info The site offers state by state information on Medicaid programs and waivers, and includes a list of what types of services fall under each program/waivers jurisdiction. The website offers information on common questions and concerns regarding Medicaid. It includes a Medicaid terms and definitions section, defining words commonly used on Medicaid forms and correspondence as well as other useful information.
Agencies/Assistance Programs – Private
Cover the Uninsured ~ A Project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (202) 572-2928 http://covertheuninsured.org E-mail: info@covertheuninsured.org *State by state listings of various insurance programs for individuals and families who have difficulty obtaining medical insurance. Fragile Kids Foundation 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30339 (770) 951-6111 http://www.fragilekids.org email: help@fragilekids.org
National School Foundation Association 2130 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312 (515) 971-2324 (515) 965-5481 (Fax) http://www.schoolfoundations.org * Provides a Listing of Foundations by State (click on menu in left-hand menu). Excellent resource for those needing foundation information in each state.
Assistive Technologies
AbleData 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930 Silver Spring, MD 20910 1-800-227-0216 301-608-8998 301-608-8958 (Fax) http://www.abledata.com E-mail: abledata@macrointernational.com *AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment nationwide. Does have a state by state directory. Ablenet 2625 Patton Road Roseville, MN 55113 800-322-0956 http://www.ablenetinc.com E-mail: customerservice@ablenetinc.com *Creating assistive technology products that transform lives in simple, tangible, and powerful ways. We believe that all people deserve the tools to help them learn about, interact with, and participate in the world around them. Whether that’s a child in the classroom, an adult recovering from an injury, a veteran with a permanent disability, or a senior who wants to remain at home, AbleNet is there to provide an “easy tech, easy value” approach to helping people improve their lives.
First Hand Foundation 2800 Rockcreek Parkway Kansas City, MO  64117 816-201-1569 https://applications.cerner.com/firsthand/First… E-mail: Firsthandfoundation@cerner.com *A funding resource for Assistive Technology.First Hand accepts applications from anywhere in the world. If you or someone you know would like to apply for assistance on behalf of a child, please review the financial guidelines and the criteria listed below. If your child’s case meets all criteria, we are happy to consider your application. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) 1291 Taylor Street, NW Washington, DC 20011 (202) 707-5100 TDD: (202) 707-0744 (202) 707-0712 (Fax) http://www.loc.gov/nls E-mail/General Info: nls@loc.gov *Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
RESNA~Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America 1700 N. Moore Street, Suite 1540 Arlington, VA 22209 (703)-524-6686 http://www.resna.org RESNA maintains a large data base of assistive technology resources, funding sources and other programs. Section 508.gov (IT Accessibility & Workforce Division (ITAW)) Office of Governmentwide Policy 1800 F Street NW, Room G211 Washington, DC 20405 (Help) 202-208-7420 202-501-2010 (TTY) 202-501-6269  (Fax) http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm GSA’s IT Accessibility and Workforce (ITAW) provides assistive technology solutions to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.ITAW is the governments principal advocate and coordinator for Section 508 implementation that requires agencies to make information technology accessible for people with disabilities.
Charities and Foundations
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A Short Hills, NJ 07078 1-800-225-0292 http://www.christopherreeve.org *Spinal Cord injuries and paralysis. Specific military treatment program available. The Lindsay Foundation P.O. Box 1073 Huffman, TX 77336 281-399-2937 http://www.lindsayfoundation.org E-mail: helpforachild@lindsayfoundation.org We assist families who have children with long-term catastropic special-needs to obtain medical necessities for their children. We assist with physical, speech, aquatic and equestrian therapies. As well, we provide medical equipment and supplies when the insurance company Denies or when there is no medical insurance.
Child Care Resource Listings
Family Caregiver Alliance 785 Market Street, Suite 750 San Francisco, CA 94103  (800) 445-8106 (415) 434-3388 http://www.caregiver.org E-mail: info@caregiver.org   *Check out the Family Care Navigator for services in your state. http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/fcn_content_node.jsp?nodeid=2083 Child Care Aware 3101 Wilson Blvd. Suite 350 Arlington, VA 22201 1-800-424-2246 TTY:1-866-278-9428 (703) 341-4101 (Fax) http://www.childcareaware.org Child Care Aware is a cooperative program of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. Funded through the Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. **SNRP does NOT endorse this site. Listed for reference only. Use responsible caution when investigating ALL care providers.
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies http://www.naccrra.net *Find Child Care CCR&R centers by State. National Respite Locator Service 800 Easttowne Drive, Suite 105 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (800) 473-1727 ext. 222 http://www.respitelocator.org/index.htm List of Respite provider links nationwide. Focuses on respite care for families of special needs children.
ZiggyBug 92 Corporate Park, Suite C-262 Irvine, CA 92606 http://www.ziggybug.com *”World’s largest child care directory”. SNRP does NOT endorse this site. Listed for reference only. Use responsible caution when investigating ALL care providers.
Disability Specific Organizations
(Autism) Temple Grandin PhD. http://www.templegrandin.com/templehome.html *Great informational resource. Administration on Developmental Disabilities 370 L’Enfant Promenade, S.W Washington, DC 20447 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add/ ADD programs are at work in every state and U.S. territory. ADD does not provide direct consumer support or financial assistance. ADD provides funding, monitoring, and policy guidance to it’s programs Nationwide. Check the State Program Listing for program information in your state.
Amputee Coalition 900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 205 Knoxville, TN 37915-2566 888-267-5669 TTY:865-525-4512 http://www.amputee-coalition.org Autism Program at Yale (Yale Child Study Center) 230 South Frontage Rd. New Haven, CT 06519 (203) 785-3420 (203) 764-4373 (Fax) http://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/autism/inde… E-mail: betty.litto@yale.edu Our program involves infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-age children, as well as young adults (18-21 years) with autism and related disorders and integrates highly experienced professionals from the fields of clinical psychology, neuropsychology and neuroimaging, child psychiatry, speech-language pathology, social work, genetics and the biological sciences, as well as psychopharmacology and psychiatric nursing. Our clinical and research activities are located in the Child Study Center at Yale University, School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
Autism Speaks 5455 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2250 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 549-0500 (323) 549-0547 (Fax) http://www.autismspeaks.org E-Mail: contactus@autismspeaks.org *For an Autism Speaks office in your area visit our Community Pages. Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG) 1441 Clifton Road Atlanta , GA 30322 404-712-5504 404-712-0463 (Fax) http://www.braininjurygeorgia.org E-mail: info@braininjurygeorgia.org
Brain Injury Resource Foundation Online http://www.birf.info/index.shtml An on-line resource for information and resources within Georgia. Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, University of Florida, Gainesville 2124 NE Waldo Road, Suite 3200 Gainesville, FL 32609 1 (800) 928-8476 (352) 273-0581 (352) 846-3703 (Fax) http://card.ufl.edu Email: card-info@ufl.edu *The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities.
Cerebral Palsyhttp://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/cp/ Epilepsy Foundation of America 8301 Professional Place Landover, MD  20785 (800) 332-1000 http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/
Five P Minus Society (Cru-du-chat) 1-888-970-0777 http://www.fivepminus.org *To encourage and facilitate communication among families having a child with 5p- Syndrome and to spread awareness and education of the syndrome to these families and their service providers.Call for referral to the Family Support Coordinator covering your area. International Dyslexia Association 40 York Rd., 4th Floor Baltimore, MD 21204-5202 (800) 222-3123 (410) 296-0232 http://www.interdys.org/ Email: info@interdys.org
Learning Disabilities Association of America 4156 Library Road  Pittsburgh, PA 15234 (412) 341-1515 (412) 344-0224  (Fax) http://www.ldanatl.org * See menu for chapter listings by state. Muscular Dystrophy Association-USA 3300 E. Sunrise Drive Tucson, AZ 85718 1-800-572-1717 http://www.mda.org * Click on Find Your Local MDA Office to locate an office and clinic near you.
National Consortium On Deaf-Blindness 345 N. Monmouth Ave. Monmouth, OR 97361 800-438-9376 800-854-7013(TTY) 503-838-8150 (Fax) http://www.nationaldb.org E-mail: info@nationaldb.org National Down Syndrome Congress 1370 Center Drive, Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30338 (800) 232-6372 (770) 604-9500 (770) 604-9898 (Fax) http://www.ndsccenter.org/index.php E-Mail: info@ndsccenter.org
National Family Association For Deaf-Blind 141 Middle Neck Road Sands Point, NY  11050 800-255-0411 516-883-9060 (Fax) http://www.nfadb.org/home.html email: NFADB@aol.com *National State-by-State listing United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700  Washington, DC 20036 (800) 872-5827 TTY (202) 973-7197 (202) 776-0414 (Fax) http://www.ucp.org *Excellent state-by-state resource guide. E-mail your local chapter for more information.
Williams Syndrome Changing Lives Foundation 727-557-7177 http://www.wschanginglives.org E-mail: info@wschanginglives.org The Williams Syndrome Changing Lives Foundation is a non-profit organization centered on increasing awareness, increasing education for families, the community, physicians and therapists. We provide needed financial assistance with medical, therapeutic, recreational and other developmental resources. Williams Syndrome Family of Hope, Inc. P.O. Box 2144 Tifton, GA 31793 727-557-7177 http://www.wsfamilyofhope.org E-mail: info@wsfamilyofhope.org *The Hope Family Assistance Project provides financial assistance in getting necessary medical treatment/testing, recreational and education therapies, support resources and travel assistance for individuals with Williams syndrome.
Early Intervention
Babies Can’t Wait Program 2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 7-315 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404)657-2726 http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw/index.asp National Association for the Education of Young Children 1313 L. Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 (800) 424-2460 (202) 232-8777 (202) 328-1846 (Fax) http://www.naeyc.org
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC*TAS) 517 South Greensboro Street Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 962-2001 TDD (919) 843-3269 (919) 966-7463 (Fax) http://www.nectac.org E-mail: nectac@unc.edu NECTAC is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NECTAC serves Part C-Infant and Toddlers with Disabilities Programs and Part B-Section 619 Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities in all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions to improve service systems and outcomes for children and families. NCBDDD Learn The Signs ~Act Early Campaign 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333 1-800-232-4636 (Info Line) http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/ActEarly *Large data base of early developmental milestones and information.
Southern Early Childhood Association P.O. Box 55930 Little Rock, AR 5930 (800) 305-7322 (501) 227-5297 (Fax) http://www.southernearlychildhood.org/ *Contacts listed by state.
Education
Georgia Department of Education 2054 Twin Towers East Atlanta, GA 30334 (800) 311-6327 (404) 651-6867 (Fax) http://www.doe.k12.ga.us email: help.desk@doe.k12.ga.us Georgia Department of Education/Special Education 1870 Twin Towers East Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-3963 (404) 651-6457 (Fax) http://www.doe.k12.ga.us
National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials at CAST, Inc. 40 Harvard Mills Square, Suite 3 Wakefield, MA 01880 (781) 245-2212 http://aim.cast.org *Provides a wide variety of information and resources, including training events Nationwide, regarding Accessible Instructional Materials. A state-by-state listing of programs and services is also available from the home page. Porter Academy 200 Cox Road Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 594-1313 (770) 594-1771 (Fax) http://www.porterschool.com/ Email:bramer@porteracademy.org * Grades Pre-K to 5. Specializes in teaching students with language-based learning disabilities, sensory integration disorders, and mild to moderate learning-style differences who have not been successful in a traditional classroom setting.
Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC) Auburn University Montgomery School of Education P.O. Box 244023 Montgomery, AL 36124 (334) 244-3100 TTY (334) 244-3800 http://www.rrfcnetwork.org/serrc E-mail: bbeale@edla.aum.edu Also serves Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Special Education Advisor 9909 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #169 Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 993-3011 http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com * An online Special Education & IEP Advisor covering a wide base of special education and IEP/504 topics.
Speech Therapy Ideas and Speech Therapy Activities http://www.speechtherapyideas.com *Provides speech therapy ideas and activities developed by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist for parents and professionals. The Orion School 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 551-2574 http://www.theorionschool.org E-mail: ccarden@theorionschool.org  Grades K-7. The Orion School in Atlanta offers a strength based curriculum approach that supports students who have complex ADHD profiles with associated social and emotional challenges.
We Connect Now McIlhenny Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70809 http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com E-mail: weconnectnow2008@gmail.com  *We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people on issues which affect people with disabilities, with emphasis on college students higher education & employment.
Employment
We Connect Now McIlhenny Drive  Baton Rouge, LA 70809 http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com E-mail: weconnectnow2008@gmail.com  *We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people on issues which affect people with disabilities, with emphasis on college students higher education & employment.
Equipment
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access/ Georgia Institute of Technology 490 Tenth Street Atlanta, GA 30332-0156 V/TTY: 800-726-9119 404-894-1414 404-894-9320 (Fax) http://assistivetech.net/index.php Email: catea@coa.gatech.edu Credit – Able 1114 Brett Drive, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30094 1-877-922-6790 (770) 922-6790 http://www.credit-able.org email:info@credit-able.org
Tadpole Adaptive 3940 7th Avenue, Suite 103 San Diego, CA 92103 (877) 698-2376 619-881-0044 (Fax) http://www.tadpoleadaptive.com Email: sales@tadpoleadaptve.com *Tadpole Adaptive is a website that specializes in pediatric special needs equipment. It was co-founded by a physical therapist and a wheelchair user. There is a physical therapist on staff that can help individuals make sound choices for their equipment needs. Also, Tadpole Adaptive has a registry, where families can register for their adaptive equipment. This gives individuals the opportunity to do their own fundraising. For example, families can say, “In lieu of Christmas presents this year, please make a donation to our registry at Tadpole Adaptive.” Tools For Life 1700 Century Circle, suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30345 1-800-497-8665 TDD 1-866-373-7778 http://www.gatfl.org
UsersFirst ~ Mobility Map | A Program of United Spinal Association 75-20 Astoria Blvd Jackson Heights, NY 11370 718-803-3782 http://www.usersfirst.org E-mail: usersfirst@unitedspinal.org  *The Mobility Map provides people with disabilities guidance in getting wheelchairs and other mobility equipment that meets their unique needs. It offers tips on identifying your “wheelchair team” such as physicians and medical equipment suppliers, how to obtain a wheelchair evaluation, and where to find funding. Wheelchair http://www.newdisability.com * A european website with many useful wheelchair related articles and interesting video. Click on “Articles” in the left hand menu.
Housing Programs – Government
DisabilityInfo.gov ~ Housing http://www.disabilityinfo.gov *Provides a comprehensive listing of Federal and State housing programs and up to date program information. Georgia Department of Community Affairs/Georgia Housing and Finance Authority 60 Executive Park South, NE Atlanta, GA 30329 (800) 359-4663 (404) 679-4940 http://www.dca.state.ga.us *See Homeless and Special Needs Housing
Paralyzed Veterans of America 801  18th Street NW Washington, DC 20006-3517 1-800-424-8200 http://www.pva.org *Not just for paralyzed Veterans, not just for paralysis. Ask for their Architecture Program! **SNRP recommends their publication “Accessible Home Design”. SocialServe.com P.O. Box 35305 Charlotte, NC 28235 1-877-428-8844 (704) 334-8722 (704) 334-0779 (Fax) http://www.socialserve.com/index.html email: info@socialserve.com Provides private and Government housing location assistance.
Housing Programs – Private
ABILITY Awareness 1440 E. 1st St., Suite 107 Santa Anna, CA 92710 (714) 277-4330 (949) 943-4496 (military/ Los Al (714) 277-3743  (Fax) http://www.abilityawareness.org/index.htm Email: Info@ABILITYawareness.org *Builds accessible low income homes. **Provides outpatient reahbilitiation housing for wounded military members and their families. To contact ABILITY House at Los Al, please Email LosAl@ABILITYawareness.org Center For Universal Design North Carolina State University P.O. Box 8613 Raleigh, NC 27695-8613 (800) 647-6777 V/TTY:(919) 515-3082 (919) 515-3023 (Fax) http://www.design.ncsu.edu\cud
Concrete Change 600 Dancing Fox Road Decatur, GA 30032 404-378-7455 http://concretechange.org *Concrete Change is an international network whose goal is making   ALL new homes visitable, not just “special” homes. We focus on  three essentials that must become the default in home construction practice: •One zero-step entrance, at the front, back or side of the house. •All main floor doors, including bathrooms, with at least 32 inches of clear passage space. •At least a half bath, preferably a full bath, on the main floor. IDeA ~ Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access 3435 Main Street, 114 Diefendorf Hall Buffalo, NY 14214-3087 (716) 829-5902 (716) 829-3861 (Fax) http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/idea/Home/index.asp E-mail: ap-idea@buffalo.edu *The IDeA Center is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design, often called “Universal Design” or “Design for All.” It is a way of thinking that can be applied in any design activity, business practice, program or service involving interaction of people with the physical, social or virtual worlds.
Institute for Human Centered Design (Adaptive Environments) 180-200 Portland Street, Suite 1 Boston, MA 02114 (617) 695-1225 (617) 482-8099 (Fax) http://www.adaptenv.org E-mail: info@HumanCenteredDesign.org Rebuilding Together/National Headquarters 1536 16th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 1-800-473-4229 http://www.rebuildingtogether.org *Currently has 225 affiliates, nationwide. Click on “Affiliates” for the Affiliate office nearest you.
Independent Living Organizations
Living Independence For Everyone (LIFE), Inc. 17-21 Travis Street Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 920-2414 (912) 920-0007 (Fax) http://www.lifecil.com Multiple Choices for Independent Living 999 Gainesschool Road Athens , GA 30912 (877) 549-1020 (706) 549-1020 (866) 449-2020 (Toll Free) (Fax) email: info@multiplechoices.org
Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc.~ Easy Living Home 315 West Ponce de Leon Ave. Suite 600 Decatur, GA 30030 888-288-9780 770-270-6860 770-270-5957 (Fax) http://www.silcga.org/resources/accessible-hous… Walton Options for Independent Living 948 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30903 (706) 724-6262 (706) 724-6729 (Fax) http://www.waltonoptions.org email: tjohnston@waltonoptions.org
Indian Health Services
Nashville Area Office Indian Health Services 711 Stewarts Ferry Pike Nashville, TN 37214-2634 (615) 467-1500 (615) 467-1501 (Fax) http://www.ihs.gov/FacilitiesServices/AreaOffic… *Covers the Southern and Eastern United States.
Information
ADA Information and Technical Assistance U.S. Department of Justice,950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,Disability Rights Section – NYA   Washington, DC 20530 800-514-0301 800-514-0383 (TTY) http://www.ada.gov *For information and assistance call the information line listed above. Cover The Uninsured (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) 1 (800) 234-1317 http://covertheuninsured.org *This site is dedicated to providing information regarding Medicaid, state insurance programs, High-Risk Pools and other programs provided in every state.
Disability Information.Gov http://www.disabilityinfo.gov *Large Federal database providing easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits. To find disability resources in your state just click on the Find State and Local Resources map located in each of the subject areas listed in their menu. DisAbility.gov http://www.disability.gov
Drugwatch.com 800-452-0949 http://www.drugwatch.com Email: webmaster@drugwatch.com Drugwatch.com provides information on a wide range of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details on side effects, uses, and interactions, as well as the latest drug news and FDA alerts. Enabled Kids (416) 250-1904 http://enabledkids.ca E-mail: natan@enabledkids.ca *”Enabling children to function independently”
Foundation for Health Coverage Education® (FHCE) 800-234-1317 http://www.coverageforall.org Email: fhceinfo@coverageforall.org * Assists individuals and families find health care coverage in their area. Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Inc. http://www.gmhcn.org/links.html * An informational/Resource Links site with information regarding many state/private programs. Contains information links for several states.
Girls Health.gov 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 301 Fairfax, VA 22031 http://4girls.gov *See “Illness and Disability” tab. Excellent information resource. Great Lakes ADA Center MC 728 – 1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 405 Chicago, IL 60608 312-413-1407 (V/TTY) 877-232-1990 (V/TTY) 312-413-1856 (Fax) http://www.accessibilityonline.org * The ADA National Network provides a comprehensive set of services for up-to-date information, consultation, referrals, resources, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act for businesses, employers, governmental entities, service providers and individuals with disabilities.
Health Care dot Gov http://www.healthcare.gov/index.html *Provides current and up to date information regarding health care legislation and a state-by-state guide to insurance programs available in every state. MedicareSolutions http://www.medicaresolutions.com/disability-res… *A comprehensive page on disabilities providing informative links in several areas of interest including Disability Rights, support groups, government resources and organizations and others.
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333 1-800-232-4636 (Info Line) http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/default.htm *Excellent informational resource for a multitude of developmental disabilities. ** Also see “Learn the Signs. Act Early”. National Organization on Disability 910 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Suite 600 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 293-5960 TTY: (202) 293-5968 (202) 293-7999  (Fax) http://www.nod.org E-mail: ability@nod.org
Parent To Parent of Georgia 3805 Presidential Parkway, Suite 207 Atlanta, GA 30340 1-800-229-2038 770-451-5484 770-458-4091 (Fax) http://www.p2pga.org Parent to Parent offers a variety of support services to Georgia families of children with disabilities, statewide. Contact the main office to find an office near you. United Spinal Association 75-20 Astoria Boulevard Jackson Heights, NY 11370 800-404-2898 (718) 803-3782 (718) 803-0414 (Fax) http://www.unitedspinal.org/disability-publicat… *Linda’s favorite down-loadable informational resource. Linda recommends the following booklets: Disability Etiquette (PDF), Taking Action (PDF), Adaptive Automotive Equipment (PDF), The Americans with Disabilities Act (PDF),The Fair Housing Amendments Acts (PDF) and Accessing Local Government (PDF). Please see the menu page for other publications you may be interested in.
Insurance Assistance Programs
Cover the Uninsured http://covertheuninsured.org Email: info@covertheuninsured.org * Provides a State by State guide to finding healthcare insurance coverage in your state. Healthcare Dot Gov 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 http://www.healthcare.gov *Provides a wide variety of current health care information. State-by-State listings will help consumers compare programs and services in their communities.
Insure Kids Now dot gov 1-877-543-7669 http://www.insurekidsnow.gov E-mail: CMSOCHIPRAQuestions@cms.hhs.gov *InsureKidsNow.gov provides information about Medicaid and CHIP services for families who need health insurance coverage.  These programs are designed to be affordable for families who are not able to afford health insurance coverage in the private market or do not have coverage available to them.  Even if you’ve been turned down in the past, you may be able to get health coverage for your child now.  Learn more about health coverage programs in your state. How to Contact Us If you have specific questions about health insurance for your children, please contact the programs in your state or make a free call to 1-877-543-7669, our free and confidential hotline, where you’ll be connected directly to someone from your state who will help you apply. Patient Advocate Foundation 421 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666 (800) 532-5274 (757) 873-8999 (Fax) http://patientadvocate.org *Provides effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.
Legal Advocacy/Information
Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia 1429 – E McLendon Drive Decatur, GA 30033 (770) 270-9964 (770) 908-1622 (Fax) http://www.dlpcga.org/ *E-mail: director@dlpcga.org LawHelp.org 151 West 30th Street, 10th Fl.  New York, NY 10001 http://www.lawhelp.org E-mail: info@lawhelp.org  *LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights, and find forms to help with their legal problems. State-by-state listing.
National Help Law Program (NHeLP) North Carolina Office 211 North Columbia Street, 2nd Floor  Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3503  (919) 968-6308 (919) 968-8855 (Fax) http://www.healthlaw.org Email: nhelp@healthlaw.org  *  NHeLP serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, providers and individuals who work to preserve a health care safety net for the millions of uninsured or underinsured low-income people. The Special Needs Alliance http://specialneedsalliance.com *Provides a national list of lawyers specializing in special needs trusts and other resources by state.
Utah State Courts Guardianships and Conservatorships http://www.utcourts.gov/howto/family/gc/ *A large “How To” database full of information required to go through the process for minors and adults. Geared for Utah this site is still useful for other states. Wright’s Law http://www.wrightslaw.com
Medical Centers/Hospitals/Clinics
Backus Children’s Hospital 4700 Waters Avenue Savannah, GA 31404 (866) 422-1543 (912) 350-1543 http://www.memorialhealth.com/backus Children At Hughes Spalding 35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive S.E. Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 616-6600 http://www.choa.org
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 1405 Clifton Road N.E. Atlanta, GA 30322-1062 (404) 785-6000 (404) 250-1543 http://www.choa.org Children’s Medical Center 1446 Harper Street Augusta, GA 30912 (888) 721-5437 (706) 721-5437 http://www.mcghealth.org/childrens_medical_cent…
Emory Children’s Center/Emory University Hospital 1364 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329 (800) 753-6679 (404) 778-7777 http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/departments/chil… The Marcus Institute/Emory University 1920 Briarcliffe Road Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 419-4000 (404) 419-4505 (Fax) http://www.marcus.org Email:marcus_info@MarcusInstitute.org *Multidisciplinary facility. Contact for further information.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital 800 Prudential Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904) 202-8000 http://www.wchjax.com/index.jsp *Also serves South Eastern Georgia
Medical Information/Research Organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics/Childhood Immunization Support Program 141 Northwest Point Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 http://www.cispimmunize.org/ *Information regarding childhood immunizations. American Association of Pediatrics 141 Northwest Point Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (847) 434-4000 http://www.aap.org General information regarding diagnosis and treatment of pediatric disorders and diseases as well as some referral services.
American Medical Association 515 No. State St. Chicago , IL 60610 (800) 621-8335 http://www.ama-assn.org General information regarding diagnosis,treatment and current research in the medical community. American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. 4720 Montgomery Lane Bethesda, MD 20824-1220 (301) 652-2682 TDD: 1-800-377-8555 (301) 652-7711 (Fax) http://www.aota.org/
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 7272 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 http://www.ashp.org/PAP/Federal.cfm *Contains links to Patient Assistance Programs for pharmaceutical services (Drugs/Medications). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 10801 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 (800) 638-8255 http://www.asha.org * Has an extensive database of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. Click on “Find a Professional”.
Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library (at Vanderbilt University) 2209 Garland Avenue Nashville, TN 37232-8340 (615) 936-1410 (615) 936-1384 (Fax) http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/biolib/index.html Birth Defects Research for Children, Inc. 800 Celebration Avenue, Suite 225 Celebration, FL 34747 (407) 566-8304 (407) 566-8341 (Fax) http://www.birthdefects.org/
Children’s Neurobiological Solutions Foundation 1223 Wilshire Blvd., #937 Santa Monica, CA 90403 866-267-5580 310-889-8611 http://www.cnsfoundation.org/site/PageServer E-Mail: info@cnsfoundation.org *CNS is a nonprofit research foundation improving the lives of children disabled by neurological disorders through research focused on brain repair and regeneration. Columbus Children’s Research Institute 700 Children’s Drive Columbus, OH 43205 (614) 722-2000 (614) 722-2716 (Fax) http://columbuschildrens.com/GD/Templates/Pages…
Consumer Reports Medical Guide http://www.consumerreports.org/mg/home.htm Medical reports on a wide variety of topics.  *ALWAYS consider the source when reviewing medical information Early Childhood Research Institute on 61 Children’s Research Center Champaign, IL 61821 (877) 275-3227 (217) 333-4123 http://www.clas.uiuc.edu/aboutclas.html
FDA New Pediatric Labeling Information Database 10903 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Springs, MD 20993 1-888-463-6332 http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/sda/sdNav… The Pediatric Labeling Information Database is a one-stop resource. You can search for information by the product’s commercial or chemical name, or by the condition for which it was studied. FDA’s Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT), which focuses on safety, scientific, and ethical issues that arise in pediatric clinical trials or after products are approved for use in children, developed the tool in collaboration with another branch of the agency, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Speech Therapy Ideas and Speech Therapy Activities http://www.speechtherapyideas.com *Provides speech therapy ideas and activities developed by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist for parents and professionals.
Military Quick Links (National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty)
Children With Special Needs 404-657-4855 (404) 657-2726 http://health.state.ga.us/programs/specialneeds… Easter Seals National Headquarters 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60606 (800) 221-6827 TTY 312-726-4258 (312) 726-1494  (Fax) http://www.easterseals.com *Contact for the chapter closest to you. Ask your local chapter for camps, grants, respite services and other services available in your area.
Exceptional Family Member Program/All Branches/Mobile http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/pls/psgprod/f… Contains contact information, Base program locators and enrollment/justification forms for ALL Branches of service. Georgia Department of Community Health 2 Peachtree Street N.W., 40th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303-3159 (404) 656-4507 (404) 651-3159 (Fax) http://dch.georgia.gov/02/dch/home/0,2467,31446…
Military Home Front/Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/tf/efmp *Over 100,000 military families have members with special needs. These include spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. These family members have a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional condition. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) works with these families to address their unique needs.The materials within this section of MilitaryHOMEFRONT are designed to give service members and their families critical information and resources related to the EFMP. Social Security Administration Information for Parents National Info. 1-800-772-1213 http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/links_ssi.htm *Benefits information and local office addresses with contact information available by state and city.
The Medicaid Reference Desk (The ARC) 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20006 800-433-5255 http://www.thedesk.info E-mail: contact@thedesk.info The site offers state by state information on Medicaid programs and waivers, and includes a list of what types of services fall under each program/waivers jurisdiction. The website offers information on common questions and concerns regarding Medicaid. It includes a Medicaid terms and definitions section, defining words commonly used on Medicaid forms and correspondence as well as other useful information. The National Resource Directory http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
The Special Needs Alliance http://specialneedsalliance.com *Provides a national list of lawyers specializing in special needs trusts and other resources by state. Check here for help with Guardianship, incapacitation, trusts and other pertinent topics. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 (800) 872-5827 TTY (202) 973-7197 (202) 776-0414 (Fax) http://www.ucp.org *Contact for your local chapter. Excellent state-by-state resource guide.
United Way 701 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314 http://national.unitedway.org *Non-profit charitable organization offering a variety of services including camps, respite, grants, etc. Find your local chapter here.
Other
Disability Studies, Temple University Blog http://disstud.blogspot.com *Based at Temple University but with nationwide contributors. Has a LARGE list of disability related blogs. The Special Parent dot Com http://thespecialparent.com
Parent Support Programs
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project http://compassionfatigue.org The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project© is dedicated to educating caregivers about authentic, sustainable self-care and aiding organizations in their goal of providing healthy, compassionate care to those whom they serve. E-mail: patricia@compassionfatigue.org Dads 4 Special Kids, Inc. P.O. Box 73182 Phoenix, AZ 85050 602-909-5463 602-441-3248 (Fax) http://dads4specialkids.org E-mail: ray@dads4specialkids.org *To improve the lives of men and their families who care for children with special needs. We desire to provide an atmosphere where men can share and learn from others. To accomplish this we host monthly meetings, offer workshops that provide knowledge and practical skills for cultivating healthy communication within the marriage and family, and provide information on resources within the valley of the sun.
DadsMOVE (Mentoring Others Withe Voices of Experience) 6315 South 19th Street Tacoma, WA 98466 http://www.dadsmove.org *DadsMOVE serves all parents and the families of children with special needs – mental health, behavioral, or emotional concerns, across Washington State and soon, the nation. We are a family-focused, dads driven peer support model, providing education, support, and advocacy to the families of special needs children. CHECK OUT THEIR BLOG! Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) Region 2 & 3 907 Barra Row, Suite 102/103 Davidson , NC 28036 (800) 962-6817 (704) 892-1321 http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/ email: ecacta@ecacmail.org
Family Voices 3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 103 Albuquerque, NM 87110 (888) 835-5669 (505) 872-4774 (505) 872-4780 (Fax) http://www.familyvoices.org Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care. *Click on your state for local chapter information. FOCUS – Families of Children Under Stress 3050 Presidential Drive, Suite 114 Atlanta, GA 30340 (770) 234-9111 (770) 234-9131 (Fax) http://www.focus-ga.org email: focus-ga@mindspring.com
Hands and Voices PO Box 3093 Boulder, CO 80307 (866) 422-0422 http://www.handsandvoices.org/index.htm E-mail: parentadvocate@handsandvoices.org *Dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology. We’re a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children, nationwide. Click on the Map to find the chapter in your state. Mommies of Miracles http://www.mommiesofmiracles.com *Mommies of Miracles is a growing international peer-driven support group of mothers who have children of any age (infant-adult) with complex medical issues, rare or undiagnosed conditions, and/or developmental disabilities.
Parent Technical Assistance Center Network 888-248-0822 http://www.parentcenternetwork.org *Parent Centers provide training, information and assistance to families of children with all disabilities ages birth to 26 years and the professionals who work with them. Click on the Regional Map to find the program/programs in your state. Parents Educating Parents & Professionals for ALL Children (PEPPAC) 3680 Kings Highway Douglasville, GA 30135 (800) 322-7065 (770) 577-7774 (Fax) http://www.peppinc.org
Sibling Support Project/A Kindering Center Program 6512 23rd Ave NW, #213 Seattle, WA 98117 (206) 297-6368 (509) 752-6789 (Fax) http://www.siblingsupport.org E-mail: info@siblingsupport.org *The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns. The Caregiver’s Space http://www.thecaregiverspace.org *The Caregiver Space is designed to be a free social network, dedicated solely to the welfare of caregivers­: The Invisible Patients. Our goal is to become the premier center for finding resources, sharing experiences, developing personal networks and learning ways to minimize and cope with caregiver stress. Our code is to provide services that transcend disease, age, length of illness and income.
Patient Assistance Programs
American Dental Association ~ Give Kids A Smile Program http://www.givekidsasmile.ada.org/findGKAS.asp *This is a yearly clinic in most communities. Click on the Clinic locator to find a clinic in your area. Merck Patient Assistance Programs P.O. Box 100 Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 908-423-1000 http://www.merck.com/responsibility/pap-informa… Merck offers a family of programs providing free and discounted medicines to patients who cannot afford their prescribed medicines.
NeedyMeds P.O. Box 219 Gloucester, MA 01931 http://www.needymeds.org NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non profit, has information on programs that help people who can’t afford their medications and health care costs. Provides data regarding approximately 2400 programs and nearly 11,000 free/low-cost/sliding-scale clinics. Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669 http://www.pparx.org The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. More than 2,500 brand-name and generic medicines are covered.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance Kids 1-877-369-1477 http://kids.pparx.org The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. More than 2,500 brand-name and generic medicines are covered. Pfizer Helpful Answers 1-866-706-2400 http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com Pfizer Helpful Answers is a family of assistance programs for uninsured and underinsured patients who need help getting their Pfizer medicines.  These programs provide:  •Pfizer medicines for free or at a savings to patients who qualify •Some programs also offer reimbursement support services Call for more information.
RxAssist 111 Brewster Street Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-729-3284 401-729-2955 (Fax) http://www.rxassist.org Email: info@rxassist.org  Patient Assistance Program Center ~ Offers a comprehensive database of programs and information.
Recreation
Ability Station 278 South 880 West Spanish Fork, UT 84660 800-520-1222 http://www.abilitystation.com Ability Station offers toys for special needs children needing sensory, fine motor and gross motor,and cognitive development. Toys are reviewed by an Occupational, Physical or Speech Therapist. Accessible Playground dot Net 1463 Greystone Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (412) 334-2652 http://www.accessibleplayground.net E-mail: mara@letkidsplay.com *Excellent web based center for information re: Accessible playgrounds. Provides a nationwide playground directory and playground resources.
American Amputee Hockey Association http://www.usahockey.com/aaha/ E-Mail:clw_man@hotmail.com *The AAHA invites all players with limb loss/ birth defects/ and other disabilities to play upright ice hockey. American Camp Association 5000 State Road 67 North Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 800-428-2267 765-342-8456 765-342-2065 (Fax) http://www.campparents.org *24 Regional Offices nationwide. Check listings for camps near you.
American Wheelchair Bowling Association P.O. Box 69 Clover, VA 24534 http://www.awba.org E-mail: info@awba.org *The AWBA provides a competitive, challenging, and informative environment for those individuals with disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair while bowling to participate in bowling events no matter their individual skill level. Amputee Coalition 900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 205 Knoxville, TN 37915 888-267-5669 http://www.amputee-coalition.org/fact_sheets/Ki… E-Mail: amputee-coalition.org *See for amputee camps listed by state.
Art Shop Therapuetic Art Lessons for Children and Adults with Disabilities 1043 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105 612-254-5013 http://artshoptherapy.com *ArtShop provides opportunities for children and adults with cognitive, developmental, emotional and physical disabilities to participate in the creative process and develop as artists.  Through therapeutic art lessons and projects adapted for individuals with disabilities, ArtShop utilizes the process of creating art to promote and develop self expression and empowerment. Best Buddies – Global Headquarters 100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200 Miami , FL 33131 (800) 892-8339 (305) 374-2233 (305) 374-5305 (Fax) http://www.bestbuddies.org *Contact for a chapter in your area.
C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation (Western Region) 227 S.W. 41st Street Renton, WA  98057 (425) 251-3214 (425) 251-3272 (Fax) http://www.castforkids.org/ Email:jim@castforkids.org *Contact for a fishing program in your state CampResource.com/Online Summer Camp Directory http://www.campresource.com *Special needs camps for boys and girls that focus on the challenges of ADHD, Autism, physical disabilities, weight loss, diabetes, and many other special needs that children face. Listed alphabetically. Can search by camp type and state.
Challenge Air 7363 Cedar Springs Road Dallas, TX 75235 (214) 351-3353 1-877-FLY-KIDS http://www.challengeair.com Challenge Air has enriched the lives of children and youth with special needs through its unique aviation programs since 1993. Programs can be set up in various communities that qualify. Contact for details! Coweta Organization for Riding Rehabilitation And Learning (CORAL) 52 Oliver Potts Road Newnan, GA 30263 (770) 254-0840 http://www.corraltrc.org/ E-mail: mpcorral@earthlink.net
DreamPower Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. 2855 Arbor Hill Road Canton, GA 30115 Farm: (678) 493-0172 http://www.dreampowertherapy.org/ E-mail: volunteer@dreampowertherapy.org Dreams Fulfilled Through Music P.O. Box 40548 San Antonio, TX 78229 210-771-5809 210-247-9681 (Fax) http://dreamsfulfilledthroughmusic.org/index.ph… E-mail: info@dftm.org *National Music Teacher Directory for teachers specializing/also teaching children with special needs. Click on Resources then Teacher Directory.
Easter Seals Camp (ASCCA) P.O. Box 21 Jackson’s Gap, AL 36861 1-800-843-2267 (in ALabama) 256-825-9226 http://www.campascca.org/ FlagHouse Inc. 601 FlagHouse Drive Hasbrouck Heights , NJ 07604-3116 http://www.flaghouse.com *Need a grant? Click on “Grant Writing Center” in the bottom menu for more information. *Supplier of Special Needs equipment and resources for physical education, sports, fitness, and recreation and for health, special needs, special education, sensory integration, and multisensory environments.
Freedom’s Wings International, Inc. 324 Charles Street, Apt #25 Coopersburg, PA 18036 (800) 382-1197 http://www.freedomswings.org Freedom’s Wings International (FWI) is a non-profit organization run by and for people with physical disabilities. We provide the opportunity for those who are physically challenged to fly in specially adapted sailplanes, either as a passenger or as a member of the flight training program. Full Radius Dance P.O. Box 54453 Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 724-9663 (404) 724-9663 (Fax) http://www.fullradiusdance.org Email: fullradiusdance@aol.com
Fun and Function PO Box 11 Merion Station, PA 19066 (800) 231-6329 (215) 876-8500 (866) 343-6863 (Fax) http://funandfunction.com E-mail: Sales@FunandFunction.com  *We design sensory toys and therapy equipment for special needs to help children learn adaptive responses for what they may lack or crave. International Wheelchair Aviators P.O. Box 279 Kemah, TX 77565 281-703-7450 http://wheelchairaviators.org E-mail: IWAviators@aol.com  A worldwide group of disabled and able bodied  pilots interested in aviation and flying. Members have many different disabilities including paraplegia,quadriplegia, amputee, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, polio and other problems.
Let Kids Play! 1463 Greystone Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (412) 334-2652 http://www.letkidsplay.com E-mail: mara@letkidsplay.com *Let Kids Play is a consulting firm that works with manufacturers,  communities, non-profits, park districts, retail stores, and parents on projects and strategies that ensure that all  children have the best play opportunities possible Liberty Swing http://www.libertyswing.com.au For information E-mail: Australia office at diane@libertyswing.com.au *Playground swing equipment for people with disabilities which enable children in wheelchairs to enjoy the fun and recreation of swinging.
Life Rolls On 400 Corporate Pointe, Suite 525 Culver City, CA 90230 866-We Will Walk (Ph) (310) 807-5488 (Fax) http://www.liferollson.org Email: Contact@LifeRollsOn.org *Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization that inspires others to see the boundless possibilities beyond paralysis. Established in 2002, LRO’s signature adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf Again, has grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of individuals throughout the world. Morgan’s Wonderland (Fully Accessible Theme Park) 5223 David Edwards Drive San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888 (877) 495-5888 (toll free) http://www.morganswonderland.com E-mail: info@morganswonderland.com *Provides a safe, clean and beautiful environment free of economic barriers that all individuals, regardless of age, special need or disability, can come to and enjoy.
MySummerCamps.Com 909 Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245 310-280-4105 877-777-7738 310-280-4921 (Fax) http://www.mysummercamps.com/camps/Special_Need… *Large resource listing of a wide variety of Special Needs summer camps in the US and Canada. National Amputee Golf Association 11 Walnut Hill Rd Amherst, NH 03031 http://nagagolf.org E-mail:info@nagagolf.org See “Related Links” for regional and international organization contact information.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability 1640 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608-6904 1-800-900-8086 1-312-355-4058 (Fax) http://www.ncpad.org/ Email: ncpad@uic.edu. *Maintains a State-by-state listing of Summer Camps and recreational facilities. National Park Service/Accessible Opportunities in National Parks http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/access/opportunities… *Contact information is available by Park. Check out the left-hand menu for more National Park accessibility information.
National Parks Pass http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm *Updated information regarding free access passes to National Parks for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. National Sports Center for the Disabled P.O. Box 1290 Winterpark , CO 80482 (970) 726-1540 (303) 316-1540 (970) 726-4112 (Fax) http://www.nscd.org *National Sports Center for the Disabled’s mission is to positively impact the lives of people with any physical or mental challenge through quality adaptive recreation programs in over 20 sports.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association 1130 Elkton St., Suite C Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 266-4082 (719) 266-4876 (Fax) http://www.nwba.org E-mail: info@nwba.org Sensafloat www.reboundtherapy.org/hydrotherapy E-Mail:  Hydro@reboundtherapy.org Original Floatsation is a unique water support aid, designed to facilitate relaxation and movement in water. It has applications for children and adults across the whole spectrum of special needs. Winner of the 1993 Toshiba / CBI Invention of the Year award.
Spitzer Dance Company 5481 Hege Brooke Pointe Acworth, GA 30101 (212) 877-3490 http://www.spitzerdancecompany.org/ SportsAbilities 9249 South Broadway #200-156 Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 http://sportsabilities.com *We are the premier resource for people with disabilities to find recreational, advocacy, support, and sporting activities in the nation.   We have calendars for every state and 27 different activities ranging from Team Sports to Social Gatherings.
The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc P.O. Box 451047 Atlanta, GA 31145  (404) 294-0070 (404) 294-5758 (Fax) http://www.adaptedsports.org/index.html email: sports@adaptedsports.org The Center for Courageous Kids 1501 Burnley Road  Scottsville, KY 42164 270-618-2900 http://www.thecenterforcourageouskids.org E-mail info@courageouskids.org *The Center for Courageous Kids, also known as CCK, is a world class medical camp located in Scottsville, KY, serving children and families from across the country who are living with a variety of medical challenges.  We are open year round and can host 120 kids at a time.
The Miracle League Association 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 105 Conyers, GA 30094 770 760-1933 770 483-1223 (Fax) http://www.miracleleague.com E-mail: Johnny@miracleleague.com *The Miracle League focuses on removing barriers which keep mentally and physically disabled children off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime.Click on “Find a League” to find a league in your community. The National Alliance for Accessible Golf 1733 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 299-4296 (703) 739-0124 (Fax) http://resourcecenter.usga.org E-mail: info@accessgolf.org
The United States Association of Blind Athletes 33 N. Institute St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 630-0422 (719) 630-0616 (Fax) http://www.usaba.org/ *See home page for Camp Information and Regional Offices in your area and state. TravelinWheels http://www.travelinwheels.com * Great informational source for travel with a disability. Provides critiques and destination information as well as travel opportunities. Be sure to check out the blog.
United States Quad Rugby Association (561) 969-1970 (561) 642-4444 (Fax) http://www.quadrugby.com *The United States Quad Rugby Association provides opportunities, support, and structure for competitive wheelchair rugby to people with disabilities. US Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association 7216 39th Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55427 763-535-4736 208-279-1368 (Fax) http://www.powerhockey.com PowerHockey™ is based on basic hockey rules with a few adaptations to allow everyone in a power wheelchair the ability to participate.
US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer 9220 World Cup Way Frisco, TX 75034 800-4SOCCER (972) 334-9960 (Fax) http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/topsoccer… E-mail: mmoran@usyouthsoccer.org *A community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, ages 4-19, who has a mental or physical disability. *Contact for a program in your area. USA Disabled Hockey http://www.usahockey.com//disable_hockey/defaul… *Contains a listing of teams and disciplines all over the US. See Team Listings for a team near you.
VerySpecialCamps.Com http://www.veryspecialcamps.com An online camp directory for individuals with one or more of a wide range of special needs. Listings are by state.
Service Dogs/Canine Programs
Assistance Dog Institute/Bergin University of Canine Studies 1215 Sebastopol Road Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (707) 545-3647 http://www.assistancedog.org/ Email: info@berginu.edu Autism Service Dogs of America 4248 Galewood St. Lake Oswego, OR 97035 http://autismservicedogsofamerica.com
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)/National Center P.O. Box Oceanside, CA 92052 (800) 572-2275 (760) 901-4300 (760) 901-4551 (Fax) http://www.caninecompanions.org *Contact for regional training centers and Veteran’s Programs. National Education of Assistance Dog Services, Inc/N.E.A.D.S. P.O. Box 213 West Boylston, MA 01583 (978) 422-9064 V/TDD (978) 422-3255 (Fax) http://www.neads.org/index.shtml E-Mail: info@neads.org *Contact for Regional contact information
Southeastern Guidedogs, Inc. 4210 77th Street E. Palmetto, FL 34221 (800) 944-3647 1-941-729-5665 (941) 729-6646 (Fax) http://www.guidedogs.org/
Transition/Post Secondary Schooling
Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) 107 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 204 Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 947-7779 (704) 948-7779 (Fax) http://www.ahead.org/students-parents/transitions *AHEAD is actively involved in all facets of promoting full and equal participation by individuals with disabilities in higher education; and supporting the systems, institutions, professions, and professionals who attend to the fulfillment of this important mission. HEATH Resource Center/ George Washington University 2134 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20052 http://www.heath.gwu.edu E-mail: AskHEATH@gwu.edu *The HEATH Resource Center gathers and disseminates information to help people with disabilities reach their full potential through postsecondary education and training. Contains a wealth of information and resources on a wide variety of subjects related to education.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD) 4455 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20008 877-871-0744 TTY: 877-871-0665 http://www.ncwd-youth.info *Federal informational program site. Excellent resource. Click on “Content By State” for programs in your area. National Gateway to Self-Determination Web Portal http://www.aucd.org/ngsd *This site provides a single access for self-advocates, professionals, policy-makers and the general public on the current best practices and evidence-based activities in enhancing self-determination in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as any individual.
Virginia College Quest George Mason University , VA  http://www.vacollegequest.org/index.shtml E-mail:  info@vacollegequest.org *An excellent Post-High School education resource. We Connect Now McIlhenny Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70809 http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com E-mail: weconnectnow2008@gmail.com  *We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people on issues which affect people with disabilities, with emphasis on college students higher education & employment.
Transportation Information
Autoweek 1155 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, MI  http://www.shopautoweek.com/topics/mobility.html E-mail: customerservice@shopautoweek.com ShopAutoweek.com, from the editors of Autoweek, offers a large database of articles on mobility and assistive driving technology, in addition to reviews and recommendations to help guide new and used car buying decisions. National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association 3327 W. Bearss Ave. Tampa, FL 33618  (800) 833-0427 (813) 264-2697 (813) 962-8970 (Fax) http://www.nmeda.org/ Email: nmeda@aol.com *Provides a state-by-state listing of NMEDA QAP certified dealerships. Start here when looking for mobility equipment (lifts, vehicles, steering systems, etc.) information.