Chapter 7: Information Sources
Section 2: Information Clearinghouses, Websites and Referral Programs
Subsection B: Disability Information Websites
AutoimmuneMom.com was born out of a frustration with a lack of online information about autoimmune conditions beyond the surface-level articles and blog posts, even on the top health websites. Believing there must be a way to develop content that dug into current research and examined deeper questions, the planning for the site began.
And because moms are amazing resources for all things related to their kids, why not also create a way for them to help each other find new ideas for managing their autoimmune issues? After all, women are the majority of people affected by autoimmune, and many of us are moms.
Assistive Technology Index: an online disability resource guide with an extensive section on assistive technology. Topics include:
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication;
- Assistive Tech for Children;
- Blindness and Low Vision Technology;
- Daily Living Aids (Low Tech Devices);
- AT for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing;
- Accessible Web Design;
- Funding Assistive Technology;
- Speech Input;
- Vendors and Vendor Lists;
- Switches; and
- Used Equipment.
Direct link to AT Guide: www.disabilityresources.org/AT.html.
Prescription Drug Assistance Programs
A listing of multiple websites for Prescription Drug Assistance programs. Follow this link to the Disability Resources, Inc. webpage on Prescription Drug Assistance programs, www.disabilityresources.org/RX.html.
The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of artifacts pertaining to the history of people with disabilities. Located in Buffalo, New York, and on the World Wide Web, the Museum offers educational exhibits and activities that expand community awareness.
The NCRTM is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and hosted by Utah State University. They serve the profession of vocational rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, and utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research and open dialog; and as a marketplace for career and staff development.
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online tool for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them. The NRD provides access to more than 11,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
DisabilityInfo.gov is the federal government's one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others. A collaborative effort among twenty-two federal agencies, DisabilityInfo.gov connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to actively participate in the workforce and in their communities.
Under Section 504 and the ADA, state and local government programs must make their facilities and services accessible and usable by people with disabilities. Businesses and commercial facilities must also make their goods and services equally available to persons with disabilities. Acquiring adaptive devices, such as a TTY for use by deaf or hard of hearing customers, may help agencies and businesses comply with the law.
The Oklahoma State Chapter of the World Association of Persons with Disabilities (WAPD), a not for profit, non-political entity that has a mission to help all disabled persons of the Sooner State with current and up to date information; advocacy that will provide strong support to their daily lives.