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Assistive Media
The mission of Assistive Media is to heighten the educational, cultural, and quality-of-living standard for people with disabilities and help achieve independence and become better integrated within the mainstream of society and community life in general. Assistive Media accomplishes this by providing free-of-charge, copyright-approved, high caliber audio literary works to the world-wide disability community via the Internet effectively, inexpensively and efficiently.
http://www.assistivemedia.org
Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH)
TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
http://www.TASH.org
Autism Society of America
The society's mission is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families.
http://www.autism-society.org/
AVKO: Dyslexia Research Foundation
The AVKO Dyslexia Research Foundation has been founded to help determine: What dyslexia is, why traditional methods of teaching reading and writing fail to help most dyslexics learn to read and write. What techniques seem to the best to teach dyslexics, what concepts are necessary for a dyslexic to learn, and what materials work best with dyslexics. What is needed to be done to raise the level of literacy to the point where the words, illiteracy, phonemic awareness, learning disabilities, dysgraphia, family literacy, adult literacy, and illegible handwriting will no longer have relevance.
http://www.avko.org
Best Buddies
Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with mental retardation by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Best Buddies has grown from one chapter on one college campus to a vibrant, international organization involving participants annually on more than 500 middle school, high school and college campuses in the United States, Canada, Egypt, and Greece. In our 11 years of existence,
http://www.bestbuddies.org
Burn Survivors Online
Burn Survivors Online (BSO) is a leading interactive Internet resource providing general medical information on burn injuries and a range of avenues offering peer support for burn survivors and their families. Through the World Wide Web, BSO is able to reach out to people in need, no matter where they reside.
http://www.burnsurvivorsonline.com
Burn Survivors Throughout The World , Inc.
Nonprofit organization providing medical and psychological education on burn injuries.
http://www.burnsurvivorsttw.org/
Canine Companions
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
http://www.caninecompanions.org
Captioned Media Program
Free-loan media (no rental fees). Open-captioned (no need for a decoder). Funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Includes prepaid return labels. Deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, parents, and others may borrow materials. Other services include provision of free captioning information.
http://www.cfv.org
Center for an Accessible Society
Funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, The Center for An Accessible Society is a national organization designed to focus public attention on disability and independent living issues by disseminating information developed through NIDRR-funded research to promote independent living.
http://www.accessiblesociety.org/
Center for Applied Special Technology
We believe that the most effective strategy for expanding educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities is through Universal Design for Learning. Our work now focuses the development of learning models, approaches, and tools that are usable by a wide range of learners and CAST's impact is seen locally, nationally, and internationally.
http://www.cast.org
Center for the Study of Autism
Provides resources for both professions and family members of individuals with autism. Includes interventions, family support, and stories of persons with autism.
http://www.autism.org/
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Early intervention and treatment offers the best chance for children with bipolar disorder to achieve stability, gain the best possible level of wellness, and grow up to enjoy their gifts and build upon their strengths. Proper treatment can minimize the adverse effects of the illness on their lives and the lives of those who love them
http://www.bpkids.org
Children, Youth, and Family Consortium
The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium was established during the Fall of 1991 to bring together the varied competencies of the University of Minnesota and the vital resources of Minnesota's communities to enhance the ability of individuals and organizations to address critical health, education, and social policy concerns in ways that improve the well-being of Minnesota's children, youth, and families.
http://www.cyfc.umn.edu
Childrens' Craniofacial Association
Children's Craniofacial Association is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with facial differences and their families. Nationally and internationally, CCA addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions. CCA's mission is to empower and give hope to facially disfigured children and their families.
http://www.ccakids.com
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) encourages and supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation evaluates and selects these research programs using councils of internationally renowned neuroscientists and clinicians. The Foundation also allocates a portion of its resources to grants that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
http://www.paralysis.org
Chronic Ill Net
ChronicIllnet is the first multimedia information source on the Internet dedicated to chronic illnesses including AIDS, cancer, Persian Gulf War Syndrome, autoimmune diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, heart disease and neurological diseases. This site speaks to many different people--researchers, patients, laypeople, and physicians, to name a few.
http://www.chronicillnet.org
Closing The Gap
Focuses on computer technology for people with special needs through its bi-monthly newspaper, annual international conference and extensive web site.
http://www.closingthegap.com/
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a Coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.
http://www.c-c-d.org
Correctional Education Association
The Correctional Education Association (CEA), founded in 1946, is a non-profit, professional association serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings. The CEA is the largest affiliate of the American Correctional Association
http://www.ceanational.org

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