Category: Disabilities


Team Luke

Team Luke Hope For Minds exists to enrich the lives of children with a brain injury and give hope to their families through support and education. We are a non-profit in Texas that supports families with children who have suffered an acquired brain injury. At the heart of our services is the conviction that the health and well-being of these children can improve over time if families have access to educational materials, therapeutic services, and adaptive equipment for their children. Our goals are to help families pay for items not covered or partially covered by insurance, provide emotional support, advocacy and education, as well as build support communities.  (Read More...)
Access Living

Established in 1980, Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully–engaged and self–directed lives. Nationally recognized as a leading force in the disability advocacy community, Access Living challenges stereotypes, protects civil rights and champions social reform. Their staff and volunteers combine knowledge and personal experience to deliver programs and services that equip people with disabilities to advocate for themselves. Access Living is at the forefront of the disability rights movement, removing barriers so people with disabilities can live the future they envision.  (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...)
Family Resource Center On Disabilities

Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) is a training center that provides parents of children with disabilities with information, training, assistance, and support. FRCD helps a wide variety of families and professionals on local, state, and national levels every day through informational workshops, phone trainings, and community outreach. We help you communicate more effectively with school professionals, obtain appropriate services for your child, effect positive change in your child’s school. You can call us at (312)939-3513 or send an e-mail to info@frcd.org. Our office hours are from Monday thru Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Visit our website at us online at www.frcd.org  (Read More...)
U.S. Pain Foundation

The U.S. Pain Foundation is the leading advocacy organization for people with pain. Its mission is to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for individuals living with chronic illness that causes pain, as well as their caregivers and clinicians. Through multiple programs and services, the U.S. Pain Foundation works to enhance the quality of life for people with pain, improve patient outcomes, address access and affordability issues, and increase public awareness and empathy for the issue of pain. The U.S. Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  (Read More...)
Cure PSP

CurePSP is the leading source of information and support for patients and their families, other caregivers, researchers and healthcare professionals on prime of life neurodegeneration including PSP, CBD and related diseases. For more information, materials and support, please visit www.psp.org.  (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...)
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...)
STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

STAR Institute is the premier treatment, research and education center for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This includes feeding disorders and other disorders with sensory issues such as autism and ADHD.  (Read More...)
Girl Power 2 Cure

Girl Power 2 Cure - Rett University is a 501(c)(3) organization chartered to raise funding to support: 1. Rett Syndrome treatment and curative research 2. General family resource and emotional support of children/families affected by Rett Syndrome 3. Educational programs for disabled and non-verbal children suffering from Rett Syndrome and other debilitating neurological conditions (Downs Syndrome, CP, Angelman Syndrome, Autism, etc.) which limit their ability to communicate, read, and write in traditional classroom settings (includes teacher and professional training/seminars for therapists and other specialists targeting services to complex-needs individuals). Note: Rett Syndrome is a debilitating neurological condition which predominantly affects females, robbing them of the ability to speak, walk, or use their hands. It is caused by a random genetic mutation on the X-chromosome. 1 in 10,000 girls are affected, without regard to race, origin or any other common factor.  (Read More...)

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