General Disability Links

 
 
American Association of People With Disabilities  A non-profit, non-partisan, cross-disability organization whose goals are unity, leadership and impact. Good collection of links.
American Association on Mental Retardation  Some good disability links.
ARC  Association for Retarded Citizens, lots of information on advocacy and other links.
Best Information on the Net (BIOTN)  Disability links chosen by librarians at O'Keefe Library, St. Ambrose University. Just about any information you can imagine.
California's Protection and Advocacy  TONS of great information. Many of their advice manuals for Special Education, Regional Center Policies, In-Home Supportive Services, SSI, etc. etc. are on-line and can be downloaded for free.
Canadian Center on Disability Studies -- disability links  Good Canadian disability links of all kinds.
Dawn Disability Awareness Webring
The Disability Link Barn  Tons of links to all kinds of disability information.
disABILITY Information and Resources  Long list of many resources maintained solely by Jim Lubin, who is a C2 quadriplegic, completely paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. He uses a keyboard/mouse emulator with a sip and puff switch to type morse codes.  Amazing number of disability links.
Disability Net  Resources and Links from the United Kingdom.
Disabled People's International  A grassroot, cross-disability network with member organizations in over 110 countries, over half of which are in the developing world. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Lots of links.
Family Village  Don't miss this! Tons of links and resources.
Independent Living Virtual Library  Contains information on advocacy, aging with disability, assistive devices, de-institutionalization, developmental disabilities, education, employment, euthanasian and eugenics, family relationships & sexuality, history, human rights, ideology & definitions, independent living, international development, legislation & legal action, media, national policy, organizations & networking, peer support, personal assistance, recreation & travel, United Nations documents, universal design, women with disabilites.
The Inter-American Institute on Disability (IID)  is a private, non-profit entity whose purpose is to interface between public and private organizations and associations of and for people with all types of disabilities, started by by Rosangela Berman-Bieler from Brazil, with its main office in Washington, D.C., an international organization. Unusual site.
The Integrated Network of Disability Information & Education.  There are a lot of links to search from here, arranged in categories such as Adaptive Technology, Disability Organizations, Education, Employment, Government, or search by keyword.
National Information Center on Developmental Disabilities (NICDD)  Lots of links
National Organization on Disability (NOD)  NOD promotes the full participation of Americans with disabilities in all aspects of community life. Its primary program is the Community Partnership Program, a network of 4500 towns, cities, and counties nationwide. NOD's Community Partnerships undertake many different activities to improve attitudes toward people with disabilities; to expand educational and employment opportunities; to eliminate physical barriers; and to expand participation in religious, cultural, and recreational activities. The quarterly newsletter, Report, is available upon request. Great links to check out.
The National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND)  The mission of the National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND) is to provide a presence and national voice for ALL families of children, youth and adults with disabilities.  Action alerts and information of concern for aging parents to women with disabilities to self-determination.
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)  is a library and information center on disabilities and rehabilitation. NARIC collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects. NARIC's collection includes commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisual materials. Information specialists provide quick reference and referral services, searches of NARIC's database, REHABDATA, and photocopies of documents for a small fee.
NICHY  Personal Responses to Your Specific Questions-- Our information specialists are available to speak with you about your area of interest or concern. Call us at 1-800-695-0285, or e-mail.
Resources for Adults with Disabilities (Autism-PDD Resources Network)  Great information for adults with disabilities, not just for autism.
Special Needs Opportunity Windows (SNOW) , links to many Canadian disability organizations.
TASH  The Association for Severe Handicaps: Disability Advocacy Worldwide.
TRI Online's links  Links categorized under Disability Resources, Organizations, Personal Assistants, Accessibility, Web Accessibility, Relationships & Sexuality, Women & Disabilities, Caregiver Resources, Religion & Spirituality, and a Chat.
World Institute on Disability (WID)  a public policy, research, and training center dedicated to independence for all people with disabilities. WID's projects include: informing and training public officials, community leaders, and corporations, among others, about the empowerment of people with disabilities; working to design more effective personal assistance services for people with disabilities; and operating the Research and Training Center on Public Policy in Independent Living. Good links to check out.

Disability ResourcesNewsletters

Ability Network Magazine  -- Canada's Cross Disability Magazine. Links, disability stories and poems, entrepreneurship, and a youth section with writings and artwork.
Able, "The Newspaper For, By, and About the Disabled."  Monthly magazine which focuses on resources, independent living, and daily life. P.O. Box 395, Old Bethpage, NY 11804. Telephone: (516) 939-2253.
Accent on Living  This quarterly magazine serves as a guide to services and information on daily living and equipment for persons with disabilities. Articles focus on personal experiences of persons with disabilities, ideas for making the activities of daily living easier, and new products and services. Cheever Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 700, Bloomington, IL 61702. Telephone: (309) 378-2961.
Careers & the Disabled  This magazine, published three times a year, provides employment and career-oriented information for college graduates and young professionals, with a primary focus on those with physical disabilities. Equal Opportunity Publications, 1160 E. Jericho Turnpike, Suite 200, Huntington, NY 11743. Telephone: (516) 421-9421.
Disability News Service  nationally syndicates articles on disability, aging, parenting, health, employment, legal, product, politics, business, travel, programs and services of interest people with disabilties, caregivers, seniors, policymakers, professionals and educators.
Disability News Ticker  "Breaking news stories from around the world in the disability field of work and study"
DisabilityWorld  Krizack is the webmaster for Whirlwind Wheelchair International  and is the technology reporter for this new disability webzine.
DisABLED News Press  Monthly newsletter giving information on travel, how-to hints, horoscopes, love and romance, and other topics.  There is a charge, about $14 a year. Subscriptions come to you via email. However, there are interesting links.
Disabled Dealer magazine  New and pre-owned adaptive equipment, services, resources and events throughout the United States. However, I only saw the pre-owned equipment and homes for sale.
Electric Edge  , the online edition of Ragged Edge Magazine. Ragged Edge is successor to the award-winning periodical, The Disability Rag. In Ragged Edge, and on this website, you'll find the best in today's writing about society's "ragged edge" issues: medical rationing, genetic discrimination, assisted suicide, long-term care, attendant services. We cover the disability experience in America -- what it means to be a crip living at the end of the 20th century.
IMPACT newsletter  A quarterly newsletter containing articles on research, strategies, philosophies, trends, and success stories in specific focus areas related to persons with developmental disabilities. I always try to stay on the mailing list for this newsletter, as it has such wonderful, up-to-date articles on every subject.  However, if you don't renew yearly your subscription could expire.  You can email from the website to subscribe. Free.
The Ragged Edge  Published bi-monthly, this magazine of politics, news, and opinion (formerly called The Disability Rag & Resources) features articles on disability issues and reader correspondence. Also available on cassette tape. Box 145, Louisville, KY 40201. Telephone: (502) 894-9492.

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