Category: Disabilities


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...)
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...)
Attention Deficit Disorder Association

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives. We provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with ADHD and professionals who serve them.  (Read More...)
Central WA Disability Resources

CWDR is a non-residential center for independent living providing assistance through independent living planning, peer support, advocacy, information and referrals. Our Commitment to you For over twenty five years, CWDR has enhanced our communities through advancing the empowerment, inclusion, and wellness of all persons with disabilities through advocacy, community education, peer mentoring, and skill development so that they may realize independence and full participation in life.  (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...)
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...)
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...)
National Educational Association of Disabled Students

Since its founding in 1986, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada. NEADS is a consumer-controlled, cross-disability charitable organization (corporation # 1007761975RR0001). We represent our constituents through specific projects, resources, research, publications and partnerships. NEADS is governed by a national Board of Directors representative of all of the provinces and territories. Our work as an organization focuses on three core Strategic Program areas: Student debt reduction Student experience in class and on campus Student and graduate employment The organization functions collaboratively with post-secondary stakeholders, other non-governmental organizations, employers, disability service providers (on college and university campuses) and communities that can improve opportunities in higher education and the labour market for persons with disabilities in Canada. NEADS also provides ongoing expert advice to Employment and Social Development Canada and provincial/territorial governments. We have been a stakeholder group of the Government of Canada's National Advisory Group on Student Financial Assistance -- Chaired by the Director General of the Canada Student Loans Program -- since 1987. Our work includes promoting government programs and services that support higher education for Canadians with disabilities. The Association is a member organization of the Council of Canadians With Disabilities (CCD).  (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...)

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