All Resource Category Listings

Disability_Specific

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Provides information and resources about Cystic Fibrosis; also supports research for treatments and to find a cure.  Includes links to local chapters.

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  • Down Syndrome – “Up” Syndrome Fund, Inc.

    Annie Forts, who experiences Down syndrome, has always viewed Down syndrome as something positive, “Up”-beat, and as a young child began crossing out the word “Down” in Down syndrome, replacing it with “Up”.  Her foundation now funds enrichment opportunities to persons with Down syndrome and helps support individuals interested in pursuing a career in special education. 

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  • Free Transportation for Children with Disabilities during the Bus Strike

     

    YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network

     

    During NYC's school bus strike, if anyone needs transportation for children with disabilities both to school and home, this service is being offered free of charge by Gene Friedman (the owner of many wheelchair accessible taxi medallions). Call #646-599-9999.

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  • Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness – Dogs for the Deaf

    Organization whose mission is to rescue and professionally train dogs to assist people and enhance their lives, maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs we rescue and all teams we serve.

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  • Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness – Hands and Voices

    A parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, regardless of the mode of communication used, as well as the professionals who serve them.

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  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) works to raise money for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.

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  • Learning Disabilities – TeachingLD

    Provides accurate and up-to-date resources about teaching students with Learning Disabilities.

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  • Life Success for Children with Learning Disabilities

    information about Learning Disabilities

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  • Little People of America

    LPA provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. 

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  • Mitochondrial Disorders – Marcel’s Way

    Provides information, education, and support to persons affected by mitochondrial disorders and their families through their website, family support groups, events, fundraising efforts, and a family fund. 

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

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  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through its programs of support, education, advocacy and research.

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  • National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

    The National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. NAPVI provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their potential.

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  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

    The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

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  • National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

    NCDB is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), NCDB builds on the technical assistance activities of NTAC, the information services and dissemination activities of DB-LINK and works collaboratively with families, federal, state and local agencies to provide technical assistance, information and personnel training.

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