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Disability Helpline

Self Help Clearinghouse

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Library of Congress Nat'l Library Blind and Phys. Handicapped

Refers callers to libraries that have information on books on tapes and in Braille available for qualified blind or handicapped persons who can't read standard print.

Voice: 1-800-424-8567

Website: http://www.lov.gov/nls

Verified: 1/28/2013

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Information, speakers, technical assistance, training and referrals regarding enforcing ADA and prohibiting discrimination in employment of disabled persons.

Voice: 1-800-669-4000

Verified: 2/1/2013

ADA Technical Assistance Line

Provides free publications on the Americans With Disabilities Act. A new publication will be available each month in a limited supply.

Voice: 1-800-514-0301

Website: http://www.ada.gov/taprog.htm

Verified: 1/29/2013

Abledata

Provides information, publications and consumer reviews of all types of assistive technologies for persons with disabilities. Sponsored by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and U.S. Dept. of Education.

Voice: 1-800-227-0216

Website: http://abledata.com

Verified: 1/29/2013

Childcare Plus

Information and referrals to families of children birth to age 5. Provides training for childcare providers and other early childcare professionals.

Voice: 1-800-235-4122

Website: http://www.ccplus.org

Verified: 1/29/2013

Access Board

Advocates for accessibility. Provides publications and forms to press charges against agencies that are not accessible.

Voice: 1-800-872-2253

Website: http://access-board.gov

Verified: 1/29/2013

Canine Companions for Independence

Trains dogs to assist people with physical and developmental disabilities. Also has opportunities for people interested in volunteering to raise puppies.

Voice: 1-866-224-3647

Verified: 1/29/2013

University of Montana Rural Institute

Provides support, education, research and sevice for children and adults with disabilities who live in rural areas. Technological services, early intervention, personnel development, research and assistive technology services are available.

Voice: 1-800-732-0323

Verified: 1/29/2013

Through the Looking Glass

Phone support, newsletter, information and referrals for disabled parents or parents of disabled children.

Voice: 1-800-644-2666

Verified: 1/29/2013

Easter Seals National Headquarters Disability Helpline

Provides disability resource packets for children and adults with disabilities.

Voice: 1-800-221-6827

Website: http://www.easterseals.com

Verified: 1/29/2013

Disabled American Veterans

Provides free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies of the government. Guidelines for developing chapters.

Voice: 1-877-426-2838

Website: http://www.dav.org

Verified: 1/30/2013

Job Accommodation Network

Information on accommodations for people with disabilities. Sponsored by Office of Disability Employment Policy and Dept. of the Labor.

Voice: 1-800-526-7234

TDD: 1-877-781-9403

Verified: 1/29/2013

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parents Centers

Support and education for families of children with any disability. Advocates for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Literature, training sessions, information and referrals.

Voice: 1-888-248-0822

Verified: 1/29/2013

National Council on Independent Living

Provides information and referrals to independent living centers.

Voice: 1-877-525-3400

Verified: 1/29/2013

Disabled and Alone

Helps families and caretakers of a loved one with a disability answer the question, 'Who will look after my loved one when I am gone?' by creating a 'life plan' and carrying out each family's plan for their disabled loved one, as directed and funded by the family.

Write:

Life Services for the Handicapped

61 Broadway, Suite 510

New York, NY 10006

Voice: 1-800-995-0066

Website: http://www.disabledandalone.org

E-mail: info@disabledandalone.org

Verified: 1/29/2013

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Provides information on disabilities with a special focus on children birth to age 22. Services include information, referrals, technical assistance to parents, educators, caregivers and advocates. Referrals to support groups. Most publications are free.

Voice: 1-800-695-0285

Verified: 1/29/2013

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