Disability Specific Resources

Disability Specific Resources


Alabama Austism
A hub for Autism related info, events, videos, to be shared by all.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

A non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

Articles, personal stories, interviews with ADD professionals, book reviews, and links to other ADD-related sites that provide information which may be helpful.

Blind/Low Vision

Access Technology Institute
ATI features easy-to-understand, straightforward training for all levels of computer users.

American Council of the Blind
ABC strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually impaired people.

American Foundation for the Blind
A national non-profit that expands the possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB’s priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.

National Eye Institute
NEI is dedicated to vision research that saves sight and reduces visual impairment and blindness.

National Federation of the Blind
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States.  The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
A complete resource on the web for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.

Brain Injury Association of America
Promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy, research grants and community support services.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

National Association of the Deaf
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more – improving the lives of millions of deaf and hard of hearing Americans.

Hearing Loss Association of America
The HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust with hearing loss.

National Resource Directory
Directory of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Organizations.

Learning Disabilities  

LD Online
A website focused on learning disabilities and ADHD serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. Provides up-to-date information and advice on LD and ADHD.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
Nationwide listing of schools, summer programs, assessment and treatment centers, and parent support groups that serve individuals with learning disorders.

Medical Disabilities  

American Chronic Pain Association
ACPA offers peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals.

American Diabetes Association
The mission of this association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease.

Arthritis Foundation
The only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Epilepsy Foundation
A non-profit organization whose members are individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

Lakeshore Foundation
A non-profit organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles.

Lupus Foundation
The only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus while giving care and support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.

National Kidney Foundation
Dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
A non-profit organization that helps people affected by multiple sclerosis by funding research, drives change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families.

National Organization on Disability
Private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America’s 54 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. In 2006 the focus was narrowed to increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

United Cerebral Palsy
Founded more than 60 years ago, UCP is a leading service provider and advocate for children and adults with disabilities. The UCP’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

Mental Health/Psychiatric Disabilities  

Alabama Department of Mental Health
Lifting life’s possibilities for Alabamians with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and/or substance use disorders.

Mental Health America
Community based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.
One-stop access to US government mental health information.