Addiction Treatment for Individuals with Disabilities - Rehabcenter.net is committed to helping people recover from addiction by finding treatment that works. Our free, national helpline provides confidential referrals to respected rehabilitation centers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In order to help you, they’ve assembled critical information on this subject, that way you can make the best, and most informed, decision for yourself or your loved one. Within this guide, you’ll find information on specific risk factors for this population, the dangers of substance use disorders (SUD), important elements and access points within treatment, and resources to help you find a program to best serve your needs.
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) - Since 1921, AFB has been a leader in expanding possibilities for the nearly 25 million Americans living with vision loss. A national nonprofit with offices in five U.S. cities, we champion access and equality and stand at the forefront of new technologies and evidence-based advocacy. We address the most pressing needs of people with vision loss and their families, breaking down societal barriers and promoting broad systemic change. Like Helen Keller, AFB’s most famous ambassador, we are committed to creating a more equitable world for people with disabilities.
Assistance Dogs International - Assistance Dogs International, Inc. (ADI) is a worldwide coalition of non-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs. Founded in 1986 from a group of seven small programs, ADI has become the leading authority in the Assistance Dog industry. This site will provide you with information on how to find a service dog and answers frequently asked questions.
Bay Area Center for Independent Living (BACIL) - Bay Area Center for Independent Living promotes access to community resources and support for people with disabilities and their families through programs which offer choices, preserve dignity and increase independence for an improved quality of life across the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Blind Industries & Services of Maryland (BISM) - is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing career and training resources to blind residents of Maryland.
Cerebral Palsy Symptoms - Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. Many also have related conditions such as intellectual disability; seizures; problems with vision, hearing, or speech; changes in the spine (such as scoliosis); or joint problems (such as contractures).
Financial Aid for College Students with Disabilities - A comprehensive guide that focuses on options with the goal of helping students with disabilities find the resources they need to pay for and succeed in college.
Make The Connection - is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
National Federation for the Blind (NFB) - knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs - Publication put together by FEMA and the American Red Cross, this booklet will help people with disabilities prepare and emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistant and others in the support network in the event of an emergency.
Rubella - Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Most people who get rubella usually have a mild illness, with symptoms that can include a low-grade fever, sore throat, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Rubella can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects in a developing baby if a woman is infected while she is pregnant. Also, their babies can have birth defects, such as heart problems, loss of hearing or eyesight, intellectual disabilities or liver or spleen damage.
Students with Disabilities - an in-depth resource for students with disabilities. This guide hits points such as rights of students with disabilities, how to choose the right school, accredited schools, financial aid information as well as additional resources for students with disabilities.
Tax Incentives for Providing Business Accessibility - The IRS has tax incentives and credits available to help employers cover the cost of accommodations for employees with disabilities and to make their places of business accessible.
Usher Syndrome - Usher syndrome is the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision; sometimes it also affects balance. The major symptoms of Usher syndrome are deafness or hearing loss and an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) [re-tin-EYE-tis pig-men-TOE-sa].
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