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Here are some available resources that can be helpful to you.

Abilities Expo

Abilities Expo is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors and healthcare professionals. It's about introducing opportunities that can enrich lives ... especially ones that you never knew were out there.

ABILITY Magazine

ABILITY Magazine is a bi-monthly publication that emphasizes health and disABILITY.

AbleData

AbleData is a federally funded project whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals and caregivers.

Accessible Equipment Manufacturers Association

AEMA members gain a competitive edge in the marketplace by being part of an organization that works on your behalf. Ensuring the accessibility equipment industry is accurately and professionally represented to those who specify, purchase and use accessibility equipment.

ADA Experts

The official government site for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Adaptive Driving Alliance

The Adaptive Driving Alliance (ADA) is a nationwide group of wheelchair-accessible vehicle dealers. ADA provides adaptive dealers throughout North America the tools to deliver an extraordinary purchasing experience for their customers.

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)

The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists was established in 1977 to support professionals working in the field of driver education/driver training and transportation equipment modifications for persons with disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

The AARP can assist with many automotive needs.

American Stroke Association

The American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke — America’s #5 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. The American Stroke Association funds scientific research, helps people better understand and avoid stroke, encourages government support, guides health care professionals and provides information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors.

Amputee Coalition of America

The Amputee Coalition's mission is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.

Assistive Technology Industry Association

The ATIA is the premier organization for manufacturers, sellers and providers of assistive technology (AT) — products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working and daily living for persons with disabilities.

Car Talk

This is the place to find out about Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, available VA programs, insurance, adapted vehicles and devices, installers, information for financial assistance and more.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

Chairdex

This service dedicated to the wheelchair community gives information on types of chairs, accessories, wheelchair history and much more.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to advancing quality of life and discovering cures for spinal cord injury in the here and now.

Deals4Disabled

This is the site to find pre-owned items for sale such as vehicles, vehicle accessories, recreational vehicles, wheelchairs, ramps, scooters and lifts.

Disabled Dealer Magazine

Disabled Dealer Magazine is a regional buy-sell-trade publication advertising new and used accessible vans, scooters, wheelchairs, homes and much more. Items are “for sale” by individuals and businesses.

Family Café

The Family Café provides individuals with disabilities and their families an opportunity for collaboration, advocacy, friendship and empowerment. The Family Café also serves as a facilitator of communication, provides a space for dialogue and is a source of information.

Mobility Advisor

Mobility Advisor is a resource with articles on wheelchairs, scooters, accessories, wheelchair sports, disabled travel, transportation and assistive technology to enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970. Our organization is dedicated to improving lives today through ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families and their care partners.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS)

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, known in the MS community as MS Focus, is a nonprofit organization focused on providing free services that address the critical needs of people with MS and their families, helping them maintain the best quality of life.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.

National Center for Accessible Media

The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at Boston public broadcaster WGBH is a research and development facility dedicated to addressing barriers to media and emerging technologies for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities.

National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology

The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) is a national organization of suppliers and manufacturers of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products and services used by individuals with significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions. NCART seeks to ensure these individuals have appropriate access to CRT products and supporting services.

National Easterseals Society

Easterseals provides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easterseals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 90 years.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

National MS Society

The Society's mission is: People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

National Organization on Disability

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Today, the National Organization on Disability focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to safely drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment to fit their specific needs. All members work together to improve transportation options for people with disabilities.

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. United Spinal Association believes no person should be excluded from opportunity on the basis of their disability. The goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities.

Aging Care

AgingCare.com is a community of caregivers facing the challenge of caring for a loved one. AgingCare.com provides a comfortable meeting place for the free exchange of ideas with knowledgeable professionals, responsive experts and people just like you.

American Association For Homecare

The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) works to preserve and strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes. AAHomecare represents health care providers, equipment manufacturers and other organizations in the homecare community.

Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

Exceptional Parent

Exceptional Parent (EP) provides award-winning information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregiver Alliance is the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. FCA, as a public voice for caregivers, shines light on the challenges caregivers face daily and champions their cause through education, services and advocacy.

National Stroke Association

The National Stroke Association provides stroke education and programs to stroke survivors, caregivers and the health care community. The National Stroke Association also believes that caregivers and the survivor’s circle of support are the core to their recovery.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA is the federal government agency with the authority to regulate the manufacture of automotive adaptive equipment and modified vehicles used by persons with disabilities.

New Mobility

New Mobility is a full color lifestyle magazine for wheelchair users that covers health, people, relationships, sex, parenting, work, art, recreation, travel, legal issues, products, cure research and much more. With award-winning journalism and graphic design, each month New Mobility brings you the insight and the tools to live life to the fullest.

National Information Center for Children and Youths with Disabilities (NICHCY)

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

Shriners of North America / Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of pediatric specialty hospitals, founded by the Shrine, where children under the age of 18 receive excellent medical care absolutely free of charge. There are 18 orthopedic Shriners Hospitals, three Shriners Hospitals dedicated to treating children with severe burns, and one Shriners Hospital that provides orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care. Shriners Hospitals are located throughout North America – 20 in the United States and one each in Mexico and Canada. These “Centers of Excellence” serve as major referral centers for children with complex orthopedic and burn problems.

Special Needs Family Fun

Offers family fun and disability resources for families with disabilities and special needs.

The Arc of the United States

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Boulevard

An accessibility site that includes information on accessible housing, clothing, computer equipment and software, assistive devices for daily living, exercise equipment, ramps, scooters and much more.

The Center for an Accessible Society

This 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.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

United Cerebral Palsy advances the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. UCP also educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

VA Caregiver Support

Veteran Affairs was formed for those who have "borne the battle." VA has several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for yourself and the veteran you love.

Ally Financial

Serving 17,000 dealers and more than four million of their customers in the U.S., Ally Auto offers consumer auto financing through dealers and provides tailored products, support and training to help dealers grow their business.

Chrysler Capital

Chrysler Capital is the full-service finance provider for FCA US LLC and its dealers. Chrysler Capital provides full-spectrum automotive finance for FCA US dealers; direct-to-consumer lending solutions; plus fleet, lease, floorplan and business lending solutions. Chrysler Capital is known for its innovative technology and dedication to helping more consumers purchase Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, RAM and FIAT® vehicles.

The ALS Association

Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

AAPM&R serves its member physicians by advancing the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, promoting excellence in physiatric practice and advocating on public policy issues related to persons with disabling conditions.

The American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses

The American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses (AASCIN) is dedicated to promoting quality care for individuals with spinal cord impairment (SCI).

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is an organization of rehabilitation professionals dedicated to serving people with disabling conditions by supporting research that promotes health, independence, productivity and quality of life; and meets the needs of rehabilitation clinicians and people with disabilities.

American Health Care Association

As the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans. ACHA members provide essential care to approximately one million individuals in over 13,400 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities.

American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association

The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association – AMRPA – is the nation’s only trade organization dedicated solely to the interests of Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals and Units (IRH/U), outpatient rehabilitation centers and other medical rehabilitation providers.

American Occupational Therapy Association

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association association established to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

The term Osteogenesis Imperfecta means “bone that is imperfectly made from the beginning of life.” OI is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her lifetime.

Spina Bifida Association

The Spina Bifida Association serves adults and children who live with the challenges of Spina Bifida. Since 1973, SBA has been the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with Spina Bifida and those whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.

AAPD
AAPD is committed to ensuring that veterans with disabilities have the support and services necessary to be fully integrated into the community.
Ask VetsFirst

Extensive VetsFirst Knowledgebooks where you can find the right answers to your questions.

Blinded Veterans Association

The Blinded Veterans Association promotes the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world.

Department of Labor – Disability Assistance

The Office of Disability Employment Policy promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Authority was put in place to fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.

Disabled Veterans

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than one million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded — physically or psychologically — after defending our safety and our freedom.

Government Credit

Service members and veterans may be eligible for a one-time payment of not more than $20,235.20, beginning 10-01-16, toward the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance if you have certain service-connected disabilities.

Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence for helping veterans find jobs, currently at the rate of more than 100 veterans confirmed hired every week. Thanks to the tax-free contributions of generous donors and funders, these services are provided at no cost to any transitioning U.S. military member, veteran or spouse who registers for services.

National Disability Policy

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the president, Congress and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of presidential and congressional appointees, an executive director appointed by the chair and a full-time professional staff.

Paralyzed Veterans of America

For 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes — to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

Social Security

Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.

US Army Warrior Care and Transition

Warrior Care and Transition serves an essential role, not only in managing the care and recovery of soldiers who were evacuated, but also those preparing to deploy and those who have returned from combat that require complex care management to cope with the effects of war and multiple deployments. WCT works to ensure everything possible is done to enable soldiers to return to duty. WCT also plays an important role in ensuring reserve component soldiers receive the care they require prior to and after deployment to remain mission ready.

USO

For over 75 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

Veterans Advantage

Veterans Advantage is the national advocate for greater respect, recognition and rewards for those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members. We partner with leaders in the travel industry, financial service providers and top national retailers to honor and thank veterans.

Veterans and Mesothelioma

Veterans who develop mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the U.S. government.

Veterans Assistance Foundation

The Veterans Assistance Foundation is a veteran-founded and led nonprofit organization dedicated to overcoming veteran homelessness. VAF offers several programs and services for veterans.

Veterans Benefit Admin – Compensation

Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans of Foreign Wars was created to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

VetsFirst

VetsFirst is a united spinal program for all veterans and their families.

Whitehouse.Gov

Updates from the White House on disability topics.

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project wants to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. WWP also has goals to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Wounded Warrior Project – National Resource Directory

Connecting wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and caregivers with those who support them.