Category: Disabilities


American Chronic Pain Association

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on our site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.  (Read More...)
Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids

The Yellow Pages for Kids User Guide will teach you how to be a more effective advocate. Learn how to build your team, get educated about your child's disability, find special education advocacy training, locate a parent group, and get legal and advocacy help. You may also want to subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate, the free online newsletter from Wrightslaw.com. Subscribe or learn more by clicking here.  (Read More...)
Facing Disability

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.  (Read More...)
National Ability Center

The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans and more. Rooted in the mountains of Park City, Utah for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Salt Lake City and Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. The National Ability Center is globally recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and is one of only 12 Gold U.S. Paralympic Sports Clubs. For more information, visit discovernac.org. Adaptive Sports & Adventure Programs Include: Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding Whitewater Rafting Rock Climbing Cycling, Mountain Biking & Winter Fat tire biking Camping, Orienteering & Hiking Equestrian Water & Paddle Sports Day and Overnight Camps Challenge Course Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing Supported Internships and more!  (Read More...)
For Grace

Founded in 2002, For Grace’s main goal is to increase awareness and promote education of the gender disparity women experience in the assessment and treatment of their pain. We believe empowering women to be better consumers for their pain management care, sensitizing the general public to gender pain disparities and enlightening public policy makers about pain as a major health issue will improve life outcomes for all women in chronic pain. Also, we see increased medical research about the differences in how men and women experience pain as part of the answer to alleviating the toll of human suffering. We believe medical research will pave the way for gender-specific therapies that will better manage persistent pain.  (Read More...)
Cure SMA Canada

Support. Research. Hope. The mission Cure SMA Canada Society is: To fund the best possible Canadian research in search of a treatment or cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. To support Canadian families and individuals affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy in every province and territory. To work closely with CURE SMA (USA) and the Scientific Advisory Board in our selection of recipients of research and trial grant monies. To offer and supply information to any Canadian requesting it. To support Canadian families and individuals affected by SMA as newly diagnosed, during the affected person’s lifetime and the family after an affected person passes. To offer support for activities that bring families and individuals together mutually benefitting all that are involved. (example: the annual SMA conference, SMA Family Camp, Parent’s retreat) To support individuals with their fundraising activities benefitting Cure SMA Canada. To supply members with newsletters for the purpose of information, connecting and communication. To connect families to each other through various methods including our website, social media, through our national office, our newsletter and group activities. To help families realize they are not alone with the diagnoses of SMA. That Cure SMA Canada is here for them and will support them in any capacity we can. We understand, because we too are affected by SMA or are parents of children born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  (Read More...)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt [Section 501(c)(3)] organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. In addition to our informative website, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include Attention magazine, Attention weekly, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents.  (Read More...)
Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst

APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1988 and is now known as Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE).  (Read More...)
The American Pain Society

The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians, and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.  (Read More...)
The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada

CADDAC is a national, not-for-profit, organization providing leadership and support in awareness, education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. From a day to day perspective this means CADDAC organizes, builds and presents up-to-date scientifically based, educational programs; actively advocates to government and institutional decision makers for changes that will benefit those with ADHD, their families and care providers; provides one on one support and information to parents and adults with ADHD; provides networking between ADHD groups across Canada, and strives to increase the awareness and understanding of ADHD on all levels. For more information contact us at: Address - 7800 Kennedy Road, Suite 303A Markham ON L3R 2C7 Phone: (416) 637-8584 Website: http://www.caddac.ca/  (Read More...)

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