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State resource pages include United Spinal Association Chapters, local SCI/D support groups. Model System and CARF-accredited rehab facilities, Centers for Independent Living, State programs and much more!

1. Alabama

1.1. Centers for Independent Living

Alabama Centers for Indepentent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

1.2. Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System,at Spain Rehabilitation Center
Phone: (205) 934-3283

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2011-2016).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

1.3. State Disability Resources

State disability service programs include:

Alabama Cares
Phone: 888-617-0500
Alabama Cares is a program designed to support family caregivers by providing training, assistance, and resources to help them take care of their aging loved ones and themselves.


Alabama Connect
Phone: (800) 243-5463
a statewide database of organizations, which provide services to older adults, individuals with disabilities and their family members. This website is a combination of educational tools to help you assess your needs and find resources, educational information and news publications.


Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS)
Phone: (800) 441-7607
Phone: (334) 281-8780


Alabama Head and Spinal Cord Injury Registry ( AHSCIR )
Phone: (888) 879-4607
The Alabama Head and Spinal Cord Injury Registry is a service linkage system containing all head and spinal cord trauma reported by hospitals statewide.


Alabama Work Incentives Network
Phone: (866) 259-1745
ALA-WIN (Alabama Work Incentives Network) is a statewide program that helps Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries, between the ages of 14 and 64, understand their work options so that they may make more informed choices regarding employment.


Impaired Drivers Trust Fund
Phone: 
These proceeds are used as payer of last resort for the costs of care provided to Alabamians who have survived neuro-trauma with head or spinal cord injury.


Statewide Technology Access and Response System for Alabamians with Disabilities (STAR)
Phone: (800) 441-7607
Contact: Rosalyn Glover
Phone: (334) 281-8780
The mission of the STAR program is to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all Alabamians with disabilities through access to assistive technology devices and services.

1.4. Additional Programs or Resources

Additional programs or resources located in this state include:

Ability Loan Program
1-800-STAR-656 (in state only)
(334) 293-7008 (office)
The program is an Alternative Financing Program for individuals with disabilities and their families to borrow money at a low-interest or extended-terms for the purchase of assistive technology, adaptive equipment and related services. Alternative financing needs may include but will not be limited to a means of paying for devices not covered by public programs, as a means of providing a loan sooner than other public programs, and/or a means of having another funding source available.


Adaptive Aquatics
Phone: (205) 807-7519
Adaptive Aquatics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction, teaching and advancement of adapted water skiing for children and adults with physical disabilities.


Alabama Association for Persons in Supported Employment
Phone: (334) 613-3527
The mission of the Alabama Chapter of the Association for Persons in Supported Employment is to enhance innovative individualized employment opportunities, promote careers, and improve the quality of life for individual with significant disabilities by providing education, technical assistance and training, advocacy and support to people, family members, employers, and employment specialists.


Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)
Phone: (800) 826-1675
Phone: (205) 348-4928
ADAP's mission is to provide quality, legally-based advocacy services to Alabamians with disabilities in order to protect, promote and expand their rights.


Alabama Head Injury Foundation
3100 Lorna Road, Suite 200, Hoover, Alabama, 35216
Phone: (800) 433-8002
AHIF helps access available resources and provides services and programs which meet the unique needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as spinal cord injury (SCI) in certain programs.


Angel Flight
Phone: (877) 426-2643
Phone: (770) 452-7958
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can't be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care.


Camp ASCCA
Phone: (256) 825-9226
The Camp ASCCA Mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence. This is to be accomplished through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a year-round barrier-free environment.


Lakeshore Foundation
Phone: (205) 313-7400
Lakeshore Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and opportunities to pursue active healthy lifestyles.


Special Equestrians, Inc.
Phone: (205) 987-9462
Special Equestrians, Inc. was created to offer therapeutic horseback riding to the physically, emotionally or mentally challenged.


Technology Assistance for Special Consumers (T.A.S.C.)
To provide individuals with disabilities, their families or advocate and associated professionals access to assistive technology devices and services to increase independence in the home, school, and work environments.


VSA Arts Alabama
Phone: (205) 322-4086
VSA arts of Alabama is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts for people with disabilities by implementing arts-related programming, training, and advocacy across the state.


Women's Reproductive Health Clinic
Phone: (205) 934-5858
The reproductive health clinic for women with disabilities provides rehabilitation, medical and gynecological care for women with whom routine doctor visits have presented special problems. It is recognized at the Spain Rehabilitation Center that women with disabilities have special health care needs and they provide this care in an accessible setting.

2. Alaska

2.1. Alaska Support Groups

View listing of support groups listed in Alaska.

2.2. Centers for Independent Living

Alaska Centers for Indepentent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

2.3. State Disability Resources

ADA Partner's Project
Phone: (888) 462-1444
The ADA Partners Project brings together Alaskans from all parts of the state to explain provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals and businesses, and help Alaskans comply with the ADA requirements.


AnchorRIDES
Phone: (907) 343-6543
The system is a shared ride service providing curb-to-curb trips in compliance with various funding sources to provide transportation service to people with disabilities that prevent them from using our fixed route system and senior citizens. The Municipality and its contractor provide the service as part of the Anchorage public transportation system.


Assistive Technology Program
Phone: (800) 478-4467
Contact: Kent Ireton - Program Coordinator
The purpose of the AT Project is to ensure all Alaskans have the assistive technology and related services needed to live, work and participate in their community.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 478-2815
Their mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.


Personal Care Assistant Program
Phone: (907) 269-3666
Contact: Kjersti Langnes, Program Manager
Phone: (800) 478-9996
Home care services are provided statewide in Alaska through the Personal Care Assistant Program. These services enable functionally disabled and handicapped Alaskans of all ages and frail elderly Alaskans to live in their own home or community, instead of being placed in a more costly and restrictive long-term care institution.


Senior and Disabilities Services, State of Alaska
Phone: (866) 465-3165
Services promote personal dignity and respect and provide an opportunity for individuals to receive services that further their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health.


Where to Turn Manual
Alaska's Resource for For Children and Adults with Disabilities. Prepared to help you find the resources that may be needed for a child or adult who experiences a physical, mental, or emotional disability

2.4. Additional Programs or Resources

ACCA Medical Equipment Loan Closet
Phone: (907) 456-4003
The ACCA Medical Equipment Loan Closet is open to anyone from the Fairbanks Community as well as those visiting the community.


ATLA | Assistive Technology for Alaskans
Phone: 800723ATLA
ATLA is a nonprofit organization specializing in assessments, assistive technology, and technology training services.


Challenge Alaska
Phone: (888) 430-2738
Challenge Alaska (CA) is a non-profit organization that provides sports and therapeutic recreation opportunities for those with disabilities.


Disability Law Center of Alaska
Phone: (800) 478-1234
Disability Law Center (DLC) is an independent non-profit organization that provides legal advocacy services for people with disabilities anywhere in Alaska. DLC is designated under federal law as the State of Alaska's "Protection and Advocacy" (P & A) agency.


Hope Community Resources Inc
Phone: (907) 561-5335
The mission of Hope Community Resources is to provide services and supports, requested and designed by individuals and families who experience disabilities, resulting in choice, control, family preservation and community inclusion.


The Last Frontiersman - Professional Guide and Outfitter
Phone: (907) 232-8057
Has wheelchair-accessible boat available for scenic tours and fishing trips.

3. Arizona

3.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Arizona

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Arizona to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

3.2. Arizona Support Groups

View listings for support groups in Arizona.

3.3. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center/Barrow Neurological Institute (SJHMC/BNI)

350 West Thomas Road
Rehabilitation Services
Phoenix, AZ 85013-4409
US
Phone: 602-406-8060

3.4. Centers for Independent Living

Arizona Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

3.5. State Disability Resources

Arizona Center For Disability Law
Phone: (800) 922-1447
Phone: (800) 927-2260
The Arizona Center for Disability Law is a not for profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory and cognitive disabilities.


Arizona Governor's Council on Spinal and Head Injuries
Phone: (602) 863-0484
The Arizona Governor's Council on Spinal and Head Injuries provides information, services and support for individuals with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, their families, and the professionals who serve them.


Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities
Phone: (602) 542-6276
Provides resources and information. Provides training first to employees of the State of Arizona and secondly to public and private sector organizations. Functions as the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) coordinator for the State of Arizona. Provides an open door for people with disabilities.


Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration
Phone: (800) 563-1221
Our mission is to work with individuals with disabilities to achieve increased independence and/or gainful employment through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and employment support services in a partnership with all stakeholders.


Az Links
AZ Links is Arizona's Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), created to help Arizona Seniors, People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Family Members locate resources and services that meet their needs.


Disability Benefits 101 
Disability Benefits 101
gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.

3.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessing Arizona
This page is designed to give people with disabilities some realistic information about wheelchair accessible places to visit in Arizona.


Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange
The goal of the Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange hosted by AzTAP is to put AT equipment that is not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from it. The Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange is primarily for residents of Arizona, although they do accept entries from other states. The program is designed to facilitate equipment exchange between individuals and is not for the use of vendors or distributors.


Arizona Caregiver Coalition
The mission of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition is to create awareness of caregiving issues and improve the quality of life for caregivers and care recipients through advocacy, information and education, support, and access to resources.


 Arizona Center for Disability Law
The Arizona Center for Disability Law (the Center) is a federally-designated Protection and Advocacy System for the State of Arizona.  Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) throughout the United States assure that the human and civil rights of persons with disabilities are protected.


Arizona Disabled Sports
a non-profit organization dedicated to providing sports and recreation opportunities to individuals with all types of disability. This could include but not be limited to developmental disabilities, orthopedic impairment, sensory deficit and/or neurological involvement.


Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
Phone: (602) 507-4209
Contact via email
Phone: (888) 889-2185
The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. We also offer support and education to family members, professionals, and community members.


Arizona Technology Access Program
The mission of the AzTAP is to (a) increase access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for individuals with disabilities and their families, and (b) facilitate the development of a consumer-responsive AT service delivery system.


Community Information & Referral
Phone: (602) 263-8856
Phone: (800) 352-3792
Community Information & Referral is the key source of integrated information that brings people and services together to meet vital needs in central and northern Arizona.


Raising Special Kids
Phone: (602) 242-4366
Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization serving families of children with disabilities and special health care needs in central and northern Arizona.


Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun
Phone: (480) 774-0236
Our mission at Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun is to spread the spirit of volunteerism by helping low-income elderly and disabled homeowners through home renovation and repair.


Rewarding Work
1-866-212-9675
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.


SpoFit
Phone: 602.386.4566
The Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit) is a 45,000-square foot, $13 million dollar facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. The SpoFit offers a wide variety of amenities to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. We have a fitness center with wheelchair accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, and more!


Sun Devil Power Soccer Club
The Sun Devil Power Soccer Club was established in 2010. The goal of the club is to be a part of the USPSA and promote the sport of power soccer on campus and in the surrounding communities. Our club is sponsored by Arizona Disabled Sports and provides us with numerous resources and support to help promote the sport of power soccer.


Technology Access Center of Tucson
Phone: (520) 638-2733
A grassroots organization formed in partnership with people with disabilities, families and professionals. TACT provides timely, inexpensive, objective, state-of-the-art information about assistive technology (AT).


The Neuro Institute
Phone: (888) 226-3876
Neuro Institute has a specialized "Immersion Therapy Philosophy" "Immersion Therapy" is a scientifically proven method for producing permanent neurological changes. The Neuro Institute's "Immersion" program provides an opportunity for success by patients challenged with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and all forms of paralysis.


Therapeutic Riding of Tucson
Phone: (520) 749-2360
Equine-related programs for people with special needs.


VSA arts of Arizona
Phone: (520) 795-6502
Contact via email
The mission of VSA arts of Arizona (VSAA) is to provide inclusive opportunities for participation in the arts for persons with and without disabilities, and/or persons who are disadvantaged or at-risk.

4. Arkansas

4.1. Arkansas Support Groups

View listings of support groups in Arkansas.

4.2. Centers for Independent Living

Arkansas Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

4.3. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

BAPTIST HEALTH Rehabilitation Institute
9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205
Phone: (501) 202-7008

4.4. State Disability Resources

Alternatives for Adults with Physical Disabilities
Phone: (800) 981-4457
AAPD is a Medicaid Waiver program that provides home and community-based services to adults with physical disabilities.


Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (501) 296-1600
Providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives.


Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission
1501 N University, Ste 470, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72207
Phone: (800) 459-1517
Phone: (501) 296-1788
It is the goal of the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission (ASCC) to ensure that all persons with spinal cord disabilities in our state are provided every opportunity to live as independently and productively as possible.


Choices in Living Resource Center
Phone: (866) 801-3435
Information and referrals provided by the Choices in Living Resource Center are directed to seniors, caregivers and people with disabilities.


Increasing Capabilities Access Network
Phone: (800) 828-2799
Increasing Capabilities Access Network, a federally funded program of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, is designed to make technology available and accessible for all who need it. ICAN is a funding information resource and provides information on new and existing technology free to any person regardless of age or disability.

4.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Arkansas Disability Coalition
Phone: (800) 223-1330
Our Mission is to work for equal rights and opportunity for Arkansans with disabilities through public policy change, cross-disability collaboration, and the empowerment of people with disabilities and their families.


Arkansas Support Network
Phone: (479) 273-0338
Arkansas Support Network, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality services and supports possible for individuals who have disabilities.


Arkansas's Parent Training & Information Centers
Parent Training & Information Centers provide education and training for parents of children with disabilities, and for professionals who work with those children.


Camp Aldersgate
Phone: (501) 225-1444
Camp Aldersgate offers summer medical camps, respite camps and camps for children with disabilities.


Disability Rights Center
Phone: (800) 482-1174
Phone: (501) 296-1775
DRC operates federally-funded programs to advocate for and protect the rights of Arkansans with disabilities.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


Rebuilding Together of Northwest Arkansas
Phone: (479) 725-2488
Rebuilding Together of Northwest Arkansas is a locally funded, non-profit organization serving Benton and Washington Counties. Through Ramp and accessibility modification program (R.A.M.P.) we build wheelchair ramps to help our neighbors with disabilities to access their homes. We complete additional accessibility projects, including the widening of doorways and the installation of grab bars to assist neighbors in need.

5. California

5.1. Affiliate Service Providers in California

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in California discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

5.2. Chapter Affiliates

Placerville Mobility Support Group
P.O. Box 2414
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530-295-7620 or 530-295-3842
Contact: Lynn Murray
MISSION: fostering improved physical, mental and emotional well-being for persons with some form of mobility impairment
MOTTO: Get up. Get out. Get better.
We encourage physical activity - no matter how minimal - to improve one's quality of life. We host events such as the annual Hangtown Cranker Classic, a charity ride for disabled AND able-bodied persons. We meet at 6:30 PM on the fourth Monday of the month in the Main Street Round Table Pizza shop.

LA Chapter
Contact: Brett St. James

Triumph Foundation
Phone : 661.803.3700
Contact: Andrew Skinner
Address: 17186 Hickory Ridge Ct.
              Canyon Country, CA  91387
Triumph Foundation, the Golden State Chapter of United Spinal, mission is to help individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. We work to minimize the obstacles that one faces after becoming paralyzed. With a servant's heart, we provide support to the SCI community by:
- Giving newly injured people Care Baskets that provide information and
resources about the many organizations, assistance programs, and activities that exist to help people with SCI with their new beginning and to enable them to keep living their lives to the fullest potential. They are like tool-kit to help someone rebuild their life. This is the cornerstone of our outreach.
- Helping people with home modifications for wheelchair accessibility.
- Assisting people with financial constraints and inadequate health
insurance to get necessary equipment, supplies, and services.
- Expanding Disabled Sports, Fitness & Recreational opportunities by
sponsoring wheelchair sports teams, hosting adaptive recreational activities, and supporting outdoor adventures for people with disabilities.
- Hosting an Equipment & Supply Exchange program that helps people donate
old, used, and extra durable medical goods to someone in need. We help find a home for adaptive equipment & supplies pairing people who are in need with people who have items to donate.
- Founding and taking leadership roles in support groups.
- Providing mentorship & advocacy to people who are injured and to their
families & friends affected by a SCI.Our goal is help people with Spinal Cord Injury reintegrate back into the community.

Southern California Chapter
40667 Symphony Park Ln
Murrieta, CA 92562
Phone : 951.775.2561
Contact: Rick Hayden
The mission of the Southern California Chapter of the United Spinal Association is "To be THE resource hub for individuals, families and friends with SCI or related diseases by providing relevant information related to adaptive sports, recreation, peer mentoring, social events, issues related to health and wellness as well as political policy at both the State and Federal level".
Our primary goal will be to gather information on all of the current programs, resources and services available in the four county area of coverage. We want to have all of this information available to the disabled community in one central location which will be our website.

United Spinal San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
4000 Harlan Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Contact:Walter Delson
Phone: (888) 579-3765
The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of United Spinal supports the community of individuals whose lives have been affected by spinal cord injury and disease. We serve the community by providing education, mentoring, peer support, and networking. We connect people with disability resources. We also serve the community through organizing disability advocacy groups and social events. Our mission is to improve and empower the daily lives of our community.

 

Sacramento Spinal Foundation a Chapter of United Spinal Association
1420 Merkley Ave, Suite #3
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Contact: Jeanette Ali
Phone: 916-952-4786

Sacramento Spinal Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries
and their families in Sacramento and surrounding areas. Our goal is to raise awareness of this disability,
provide resources and financial assistance to SCI individuals

5.3. California Support Groups

View listing of support groups in California.

5.4. Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Center

California

Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA
Phone: 562-401-8111

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2011-2016).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public. 

5.5. Centers for Independent Living

California Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling



5.6. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center
Castro at Duboce Streets, San Francisco, California, 94114
Phone: (415) 600-0200


Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Rehabilitation
975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, California, 94589
Phone: (707) 651-4097


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, California, 95128
Phone: (408) 885-5000


Sharp Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services (SMH)
2999 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-939-3085


Spinal Cord Injury Center, VA San Diego Healthcare System (SCI/VASDHS)
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
SCI Center (128), VASDHS
San Diego, CA 92161
Phone: 858-642-3117


Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Health Care Group Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 East Seventh Street, Long Beach, California, 90822
Phone: (562) 826-5701


St. Jude Continuing Rehabilitation Center
2767 East Imperial Highway, Brea, California, 92821
Phone: (714) 578-8720


St. Jude Medical Center
101 East Valencia Mesa Drive, Fullerton, California, 92835
Phone: (714) 992-3000 Ext. 3876


VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Spinal Cord Injury Service
3801 Miranda Avenue, Mail Code 128, Palo Alto, California, 94304
Phone: (650) 493-5000


5.7. State Disability Resources

Access Leisure
Phone: (916) 808-3809
Sports and Leisure Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Sacramento


Berkeley Commission on Disability
Phone: (510) 981-6342
Charged with actively promoting the total integration and participation of persons with disabilities into all areas of economic, political, and community life. Membership shall be made up primarily of persons who have disabilities.


Berkeley Paratransit Services
Phone: (510) 981-7269
Berkeley Paratransit Services assists persons with disabilities and those 70 years of age or over by providing four programs that enhance their access to different transportation services.


California Department of Rehabilitation
Phone: (916) 263-8981
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.


Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities
Phone: (562) 570-6304
CACOD's purpose is to advise the Mayor and City Council of Long Beach on the concerns and issues affecting people with disabilities in the community.


Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
Phone: (800) 806-1191
The California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) distributes telecommunications equipment and services for individuals certified as having functional limitations of hearing, vision, mobility, speech and/or interpretation of information.


Disability Rights California California's Protection and Advocacy System has a mission to: 'Advance the rights of Californians with disabilities.'
Contact


Fair Employment and Housing Commission
Phone: (415) 557-2325
The Fair Employment and Housing Commission promotes and enforces the civil rights of the people of California to be free from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, and to be free from hate violence and threats of violence.


State Parks Accessible Features
Phone: (916) 445-8949
One of the goals of California State Parks is to make sure that everyone - including visitors with disabilities - has access to the natural and cultural wonders that make up California State Parks.

5.8. Additional Programs or Resources

A Wheelchair Rider's Guide to the California Coast
Exploring California's spectacular 1,100-mile-long coast can be a challenge for people who need a fairly level and firm path of travel—be they wheelchair riders, parents pushing strollers, or people who use canes or walkers. That's why we created this thoroughly researched online travel guide, with detailed information about a wide variety of sites, to help you make informed choices that suit your particular needs.


Access Northern California
Phone: (510) 524-2026
Access Northern California (ANC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating greater access to travel and recreational opportunities in Northern California for people with physical disabilities. ANC provides both informational and educational services to consumers and businesses.


Accessible Fitness
2936 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara, California, 95054
Phone: (408) 986-1419
Accessible Fitness is an organization established to help the physically challenged to attain both the physical and the mental benefits of exercise. We strive to make the fitness lifestyle available to all those who are interested, by providing in-home personal training and a Fitness Center that offers complete wheelchair accessibility.


Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services
Phone: (858) 244-1226
To improve the quality of life for persons in San Diego County who are low income and disabled or seniors (65+) by empowering them with computer technology.


Alameda County Computer Resource Center
Phone: (510) 528-4052
The Computer and Technology Resource Center (CATRC) is a non-profit computer recycling and training organization. We are dedicated to providing technical training and refurbished computer equipment to schools, non-profit organizations, and economically and/or physically disadvantaged individuals. In addition, we serve the community and the environment by recycling donated electronic equipment, components and materials for reuse.


Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
Phone: (310) 276-7111
The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation enables single parents of children with life-threatening illnesses to care for their children full time by relieving financial burdens when other resources are exhausted or unavailable.


Assistive Technology Network
Information about assistive technology and resources including links to other web sites related to assistive technology


AXIS Dance Company
Phone: (510) 625-0110
AXIS' extensive community education/outreach program, Dance Access and its youth component Dance Access/KIDS! offers classes and workshops for adults and youth of all abilities, school assemblies, presentations, lecture demonstrations, and residencies locally and abroad.


Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)
Phone: (510) 849-4663
BORP was founded in 1976 by people with disabilities to create access to the outdoors, to fitness, to sports, and to recreation for a population who'd been left out.


Believe Ability
Phone: (310) 295-1024
Believe Ability provides assistive technology, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in the home, school, and community. Our staff has expertise in working with individuals with a variety of ages and diagnoses. We provide services throughout Southern California.


California Adaptive Rowing Program
Phone: (562) 434-8334
Contact: Angela Madsen
Phone: (562) 505-4157
Their mission is to provide instruction and training for competitive and recreational opportunities in the sport of rowing to physically and intellectually challenged individuals in Long Beach, California. Participation is free for all differently abled.


California AgrAbility Project
Phone: (888) 877-3275 Ext. 117
our mission at CalAgrAbility is to help individuals working in agriculture who have permanent conditions or injuries that hinder their efforts to continue working on farms.


California Artists Directory
The California Artists Directory contains information about the work of artists with disabilities in California. The purpose of the California Artists Directory is to provide an easy, practical reference to artists with disabilities and their work. This directory contains information about emerging and established visual and performing artists. The intent of this directory is to promote the hiring of artists and performers with disabilities.


Californians for Disability Rights
Phone: 916-447-2237
Contact via email
Californians for Disability Rights is the oldest and largest membership organization of persons with disabilities in California.


CalTASH
Phone: (310) 258-4024
CalTASH supports the inclusion and full participation of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of their communities as determined by personalized visions of quality of life.


CareMeridian
Phone: (800) 852-1256
CareMeridian is the innovative leader in providing personalized care and proactive health management to the catastrophically ill and injured in an environment that is responsive to clients and rewarding to employees.


Center for Accessible Technology
Phone: (510) 841-3224
We provide access to assistive technology that gives people with disabilities access to computers; provide art programs to provide access to artistic expression; and offer ongoing consultation and support to assist people with disabilities in maintaining and enhancing access.


Challenged America
Phone: (619) 523-9318
The Challenged America program is dedicated to introduce sailing as a therapeutic and rehabilitative enhancing activity to individuals with disabilities, their loved ones, and professionals in healthcare and rehabilitation.


Disability Benefits 101: Working with a Disability in California
Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) helps workers, job seekers, and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits.


Disability Rights Advocates
Phone: (510) 665-8644
DRA is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRA advocates for disability rights through high-impact litigation, as well as research and education. We do not charge our clients for our services.


Disability Rights California
Phone: 800-776-5746
Disability Rights California provides a variety of legal services to persons with disabilities including: information and referral, technical assistance and direct representation. DRC considers several factors in determining whether to represent an individual directly including: the merits of the claim; the persons ability to advocate for him/herself; availability of other resources and availability of DRC resources. DRC works in partnership with persons with disabilities. English, Spanish and Vietnamese Languages spoken/understood.


Easter Seals Bay Area
Phone: (510) 835-2131
Easter Seals Bay Area creates solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities and special needs; and provides support to family-members.


Easter Seals Central California
Phone: (800) 400-0671
Easter Seals Central California provides services for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families so they may actively participate in the community with the freedom to choose how they live, learn, work and play.


Easter Seals Southern California
Phone: (714) 834-1111
Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.


Easter Seals Superior California
Phone: (888) 877-3257
Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.


EmpowerTech
EmpowerTech is Los Angeles County's only non-profit organization devoted to bringing the latest in assistive technology to children and adults living with disabilities. EmpowerTech relies on its devoted staff, stellar board of directors – and donations from generous foundations, corporations and individuals – to open a true door to the world for people with disabilities. It is proud to also serve as a national resource for individuals, families and caregivers seeking information about AT products and uses.


Family Voices of California
Family Voices of California (FVCA) is a statewide grassroots clearinghouse for information and education about ways to assure and improve health care for children with disabilities and chronic conditions.


Fiesta Educativa
Phone: (323) 221-6696
Fiesta Educativa was founded in California in 1978 to inform and assist Latino families in obtaining services and in caring for their children with special needs.


Goodwill Fitness Center
Phone: (888) 623-4823
The Goodwill Fitness Center is designed especially for people with disabilities and chronic illness and is a state-of-the-art 12,000 square foot facility located at 1601 E. St. Andrew Place in Santa Ana. Fully outfitted with the finest accessible fitness equipment and staffed by trained fitness professionals, the center is open five days a week.


HeadNorth Foundation
Phone: (619) 814-1236
HeadNorth Mission: To provide financial assistance and resources to help and guide individuals and families affected with spinal cord injury, while also championing a cure for paralysis by supporting research. The HeadNorth Foundation recently introduced the Response ONE Programto assist with the urgent and immediate needs of individuals and families who have been affected by spinal cord injury. The Response ONE Program, which will be introduced to hospitals and clinics throughout San Diego County, will help fund immediate transportation and lodging requirements for families, provide resources to educate and assist in the upcoming transition, and make available in-hospital counseling by individuals who have first-hand knowledge of spinal cord injury. The Response TWO Program was created to provide survivors of SCI the necessary equipment and services needed to gain greater mobility and return to an active and productive lifestyle. The Response TWO Program supports these goals by providing financial assistance to purchase assistive devices and equipment designed to increase mobility and enhance quality of life. HeadNorth also has created a registry of resources, from athletic trainers to manage care specialists, to make it easy for individuals to locate the help they need.


Hollister Free Wheelers
Phone: (831) 724-5544
Contact: Don Jones or Susan Jones
Web site for Power Soccer, a team sport played by power wheelchair users, team in Hollister, CA.


Kristina Wiley, DDS
805 North Lincoln Street, Dixon, California, 95620
Phone: (707) 678-9248
Contact via email
Kristina Wiley, DDS graduated from University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1993. She received awards of excellence for her work with pediatric and special needs patients while in dental school. Post graduation, she did residency training in Pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas, Houston Medical Center. In 2005, she began Linde Lane which promotes KIDS TEA to aid in the reduction of tooth decay. She currently has a private general practice in Dixon, California and is on staff at Northbay Hospital, where she performs dental surgery procedures for special needs patients under general anesthesia.


Life Goes On
559.313.4313
Life Goes On-Home Improvement is a nonprofit organization designed to help the disabled and elderly with resources to help them live a normal life at home. We help in modifying existing homes to make their daily life more of a convenience.


MATRIX Parent Network & Resource Center
Phone: (800) 578-2592
Matrix is a parent-run information and resource center helping families in Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties. Bilingual and bicultural staff are available in all four counties to serve Latino families.


National Institute of Art & Disabilities
Phone: (510) 620-0290
NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disabilities) is an innovative visual arts center assisting adults with developmental and other physical disabilities.


New Start Community Independence Training Program
Phone: (818) 341-5597
The New Start Community Independence Training Program provides a unique opportunity for Americans with disabilities. It allows the individual who has suffered a catastrophic injury or illness the chance to regain control of their life. New Start begins planning care for the future with the goal of returning our clients back to the community. The New Start Program operates in modern, comfortable residential homes. Program participants receive their training from highly skilled staff specialized in the care of individuals with spinal cord injuries and neuromuscular disorders, including those who are ventilator dependent. Located in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, New Start draws its clients from across the country.


NextStep Fitness Inc
Phone: (310) 546-5666
NextStep is a state-of-the-art outpatient fitness center that brings the most cutting edge training methods, procedures, and technologies to rehabilitation for spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury victims in the greater Los Angeles County. A California Non-Profit Corporation, the goal of NextStep Fitness, Inc. is to create a fitness environment for individuals with physical disabilities - where everyday fitness & wellness is available and supported in a state-of-the-art facility.


Northern California ADAPT
Phone: (510) 841-6406
Contact: Mark Beckwith
Contact: Blane Beckwith
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Parents Helping Parents
Phone: (408) 727-5775
PHP's mission is to help children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services they need to reach their full potential by providing them with strong families, dedicated professionals, and responsive systems to serve them.


PossAbilities
(909) 558-6384
PossAbilities is a FREE community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus (LLUMCEC). Its goal is to offer disabled individuals who were born with or have suffered a permanent physical injury a sense of community and provide activities and practical help to integrate them back into life-once again giving them opportunity for becoming valuable members of our communities.


Project Walk
Phone: (760) 431-9789
Project Walk® is internationally recognized as a pioneer in exercise-based recovery for people with spinal cord injuries; providing hope, improved quality of life and a chance for life beyond a wheelchair.


Protection & Advocacy, Inc. (PAI)
Phone: (800) 776-5746
"Advancing the human and legal rights of people with disabilities."


Ralph's Riders Foundation
Phone: (310) 929-5083
Ralph's Riders Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enabling people living with spinal cord injury and paralysis to achieve their highest level of independence, health and personal fulfillment by providing peer guidance, resource information and a supporting network within the community.


River Cats Independence Field
2450 Meadowview Road at the Samuel C. Pannell Meadowview Community Center, Sacramento, California
Phone: (916) 635-2200
River Cats Independence Field is a fully-accessible baseball field made of a rubberized surface ideal for players with disabilities that use either manual or power wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or no assistive devices, to "Play Ball"! Join one of their new baseball leagues for youth with either physical or mental disabilities, new wheelchair softball league for youth, power baseball league for youth that use electric powered wheelchairs, or one of their adult leagues for people with disabilities.


Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California
Phone: (877) 227-3471
RFENC provides services to assist families of children with special health care needs to access familycentered, community-based, culturally competent health care. There are staff members who speakSpanish.


 Rubicon Legal Services
Through direct representation, counseling and advocacy Rubicon Legal Services provides vital legal assistance to very low-income people in the East Bay. Most of our clients live with incomes below the federal poverty line, are living with disabilities, including mental illness, or are seeking to achieve financial independence through employment but face multiple barriers to successfully finding jobs and advancing careers.


RVL S.C.O.R.E. International (Robbie Vierra-Lambert Spinal Cord Organization for Regaining Excellence)
Contact via email
The Robbie Vierra-Lambert Spinal Cord Organization for Regaining Excellence (RVL S.C.O.R.E.) is a volunteer organization of people whose lives have been touched by spinal cord injuries. Our purpose is to assist paralyzed individuals toward independent lives through the sharing of information.


San Francisco Access Guide
Phone: (415) 391-2000
Compiled by Access Northern California (ANC), this free resource includes access details on over 100 San Francisco-area attractions, restaurants and hotels; plus information on accessible transportation, local disability organizations, wheelchair rentals and medical supply dealers.


SCI-FIT (Pleasanton, CA )
Phone: (925) 846-1848
The mission of SCI-FIT (Spinal Cord Injury Functional Integrated Therapy) is to provide the most comprehensive, post-traditional, exercise based therapy for those individuals who have suffered a debilitating injury. SCI-FIT maximizes the potential for each individual suffering from spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders by utilizing strategic exercises and providing the proper stimulation for an optimal functional outcome.


Smile Partners
Phone: (818) 314-0101
Contact via email
Smile Partners is a "Mobile Dental Hygiene Service" dedicated to serving patients with a wide variety of challenges, including those with complex medical conditions. Because we are a mobile service, we come to you. There is no need to move patients away from any necessary medical equipment or the safety of their familiar environment.
Debra Olsen, RDHAP is a dental hygienist in alternative practice with special training and licensing to treat outside the dental office. She can visit and treat people in their own home, bedside, chairside or where ever the patient is most comfortable.


Spinal Cord Injury - For Your Information (SCI-FYI) Resource Directory
The SCI-FYI's focus is on resources available in the San Francisco Bay Area, but many of the resources are regional and/or national.


Spinal Cord Injury: Research, Resources, and Community Programs
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 751 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, California, 95128
Phone: (408) 793-6434
Phone: (408) 885-2002
The Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) strives to meet the needs for information, education and support for injured persons and their families. The RRC staff are also involved in research activities to enhance the lives of those affected by SCI.


Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
Phone: (415) 920-5040
Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need in San Francisco.


Tarjan Center Service Inclusion Project
Phone: (310) 825-0067
The Tarjan Center Service Inclusion Project strives to make service and volunteerism equally accessible to people with and without disabilities. Maintains list of California disability resources


Toolworks
Phone: (415) 733-0990
Toolworks has many different programs and services, many of which are designed to meet the unique educational, vocational and support needs of adults with disabilities.

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Triumph Foundation
Phone: (661) 803-3700
Triumph Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to triumph over their disabilities and to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. The cornerstone of our outreach is giving newly injured people Care Baskets that are like tool-kits which provide information and resources about the many organizations, assistance programs, and activities that exist to help people with an SCI with their new beginning and to enable them to keep living their lives to the fullest potential. We are also involved within the SCI community by taking leadership roles in support groups, helping people plan home modifications for wheelchair accessibility, assisting people with financial constraints to get needed equipment & supplies, expanding Disabled Sports & Fitness opportunities, and providing mentorship & advocacy.


Up & Away Ballooning's Pegasus Project
Phone: (707) 836-0171
In Spring 2011, Up & Away Ballooning becomes the first hot air balloon operator in the United States to offer wheelchair-using adventurers the opportunity to soar above the magnificent hills and vineyards of Northern California's Sonoma County. The Pegasus Project's specially-designed and crafted passenger basket, shipped directly from England, will make it possible for those persons who are dependent upon wheelchairs for mobility to literally float above the Wine Country.


Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California
Phone: (323) 655-1547
Variety - The Children's Charity is to provide life-saving and life-enriching assistance to abused, addicted, physically-challenged, neglected, and/or underprivileged children throughout Southern California.


Variety Children's Charity of Northern California
Phone: (415) 781-3894
Variety Children's Charity of Northern California donates hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships to children's agencies, small groups and individuals to aid disabled, disadvantaged, abused and neglected kids, as well as children who need medical services or equipment such as wheelchairs, leg braces, and hearing aids.


VSA arts of California
Phone: (916) 277-6747
Contact via email
The mission of VSA arts of California is to create, develop, and promote opportunities for artistic expression and education throughout the state that can be experienced by individuals of all abilities.

6. Colorado

6.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Colorado

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Colorado to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

6.2. Chapter Affiliates

The Colorado chapter of United Spinal Association serves individuals with spinal cord injuries via information and programs.
The mission of the Colorado chapter is to offer peer support, financial support for activity based recovery at the facility of the member's choosing, to act as a resource hub and to support adaptive water sports.
Leslie Jackson
Sheriden
80110
720-458-5990
Contact form for email

6.3. Centers for Independent Living

Colorado Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

6.4. Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Injury System
Craig Hospital, 3425 S. Clarkson St., Englewood, Colorado, 80113
Phone: (303) 789-8306

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2011-2016).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

6.5. State Disability Resources

Adult, Disability, and Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (303) 866-2557
The Office of Adult, Disability, and Rehabilitation Services provides services to aging Coloradoans, citizens with developmental disabilities, and any Coloradoan with a disability who desires to return to work.


Boulder Area Accessible Trails and Natural Sites
Twenty-one sites and twenty-two trails are covered in detail in the guide book. We describe each location in terms of its natural and cultural history attractions, available facilities like bathrooms and accessible picnic areas, and analyze its difficulty of access. We also supply a fold out color map of each site.


Division Of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (303) 866-4150
The Division Of Vocational Rehabilitation assists individuals whose disabilities result in barriers to employment to succeed at work and live independently


Division of Wildlife Accessibility Information for Individuals with Disabilities


Home Care Colorado
Phone: (303) 692-2800
This site has information on agencies providing care services in the home or community for Colorado Medicaid clients. Home care includes services such as nursing care, help with bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, eating, remembering things, housekeeping and other activities.


Larimer County Senior & Disabled Services
Phone: (970) 498-6300
Food, Medical & Financial Assistance Programs

6.6. Additional Programs or Resources

ADAPT -- Denver, CO
Phone: (303) 733-9324
Contact: Babs Johnson
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Adaptive Adventures
Phone: 303.679.2770
Adaptive Adventures has something for everyone. We offer progressive programs for children, teens, adults, as well as service members (active duty and veteran) who have been severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan or other conflicts. We offer programs that cover a wide-range of physical disabilities including people with spinal cord injuries, amputations, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spina bifida, and visual impairment.


A.V. Hunter Trust
(303) 399-5450
The A.V. Hunter Trust has a reach that is state-wide and includes the urban, suburban and rural areas of Colorado. The Trust provides Grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations offering community and human services to assist those in need and Funds for Individuals who need assistance to purchase Durable Medical Equipment


Assistive Technology Partners
Phone: (800) 255-3477
ATP is a compilation of services, projects, activities, and research dedicated to enhancing access to assistive technology at home, school, work and play for individuals with disabilities, their families, employers, and professionals providing services.


Boulder, CO ADAPT
Phone: (720) 849-6997
Contact: Mike McCarty
Phone: (303) 442-8662
Contact: Julie Redenbaugh
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (970) 453-6422
The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is a national leader in experiential education serving all people, while ensuring that the outdoors is accessible to those with special needs.


Canine Partners of the Rockies
Phone: 303-364-9040
Canine Partners of the Rockies' mission is to positively impact the lives of Colorado residents with disabilities by placing highly skilled service dogs with individuals who have mobility limiting conditions and therapy dogs with professionals who provide therapeutic services to people with disabilities. CaPR also is dedicated to educating the public about the role assistance dogs play in the lives of people with disabilities.


Challenge Aspen
Phone: (970) 923-0578
Challenge Aspen provides recreational and cultural experiences for individuals who have mental or physical "disabilities".


Colorado AgrAbility Project
Phone: (970) 491-5648
Promotes success in agriculture for people with disabilities or other physical challenges and their families.


Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved
Phone: (303) 832-7727
CCMU is committed to access to affordable, timely, quality health care for everyone in Colorado.


Colorado Cross Disability Coalition
303-839-1775
CCDC provides advocacy services and legal resources for people with disabilities. Organization is run and directed solely by people with disabilities
 


Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities
Phone: (303) 733-2867
The Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities (CFPD) was established to develop a supplemental needs trust. The purpose of the trust is to protect a person's Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid from being impacted should they receive funds that would make them ineligible for these or other public benefits.


Colorado WIN Partners
Phone: (303) 315-1271
In CO 1 (877) 726-9735 The purpose of Colorado WIN Partners/UCDHSC is to support collaboration among individuals with disabilities, the community, employers, and local, state, and federal agencies to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.


CoverColorado
Phone: (877) 461-3811
CoverColorado is a non-profit entity created by the Colorado Legislature to provide medical insurance for eligible Colorado residents who, because of a pre-existing medical condition, are unable to get coverage from private insurers.


El Grupo Vida
Tel. 303-904-6073
Grupo VIDA is a network of families who have children with disabilities or special needs.


Employment Works
Since 1960, Employment Works has advocated for people with disabilities and for their inclusion as vital members of the workforce. We envision options and choices for people with disabilities as they seek and maintain employment that suits their choices, abilities and preferences.


Family Voices of Colorado
Phone: (800) 881-8272
Family Voices of Colorado is a chapter of the national, grassroots organization composed of families and friends who care for and about our children with special health care needs. For assistance in Spanish call El Grupo Vida: 303-904-6073


 Friends of Man
(303) 798-2342
Provides financial assistance with wheelchairs, prostheses, eyeglasses, hearing aids, medications, and medical bills


Greeley Center for Independence
2780 28th Ave, Greeley, Colorado, 80634
Phone: (970) 339-2444
The Greeley Center for Independence provides places of growth, transition and encouragement, where people with temporary and permanent disabilities can reach toward their maximum potential of personal independence and wellness.


Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver
Phone: (303) 551-6721
The Home Builders Foundation is committed to helping people with physical disabilities and financial need in the metro Denver area by making quality home modifications so they can live independently in their homes. The work is performed by a community of caring building professionals, suppliers and volunteers.


Ignite Adaptive Sports
Phone: 303-506-8007
501(c)3, nonprofit, located at the beautiful Eldora Mountain Resort, just 21 miles from Boulder, CO. Ignite Adaptive Sports provides safe, fun and affordable instruction in alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to people with cognitive and physical disabilities to enhance their quality of life.


Kids Mobility Network
Phone: (303) 242-8281
Based in Denver, Colorado, Kids Mobility Network, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is changing the lives of children with disabilities by providing durable medical equipment ("DME") such as walkers and wheelchairs to children whose families are underinsured or uninsured.


Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
Phone: (800) 288-1376
The Legal Center is an independent public interest non-profit specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues.


Magic Moments
(303) 607-7555
Magic Moments produces original musical theater that includes amateurs, special needs, and professional performers of all ages fostering an environment of acceptance, growth, learning and support for our members and the larger community.


Parent to Parent of Colorado
Phone: (877) 472-7201
Connecting families of sons and daughters with disabilities or special healthcare needs in communities across Colorado. They have a toll free information and referral line in English and Spanish


PEAK Parent Center
Phone: 719-531-9400
The mission of PEAK Parent Center is to provide training, information and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through age twenty-six including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children.  


 Rebuilding Together Metro Denver
720.524.0840
Rebuilding Together Metro Denver and its network of sponsors and volunteers provide crucial home repairs, safety modifications and energy efficiency upgrades to qualified homeowners and community centers in need.


SCI Recovery Project
Phone: (303) 440-7304
The SCI Recovery Project is an exercise based recovery program for individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury or related trauma. We understand each injury and individual is different, which is why we provide and administer a custom program. Our goal is to improve your quality of life and get you back on your feet and taking steps again. We are based in the Boulder, Colorado area and provide service to all qualified applicants.


Telluride Adaptive Sports Program
Phone: (970) 728-5010
A 501 (c) 3 dedicated to enriching the lives of people with physical and cognitive disabilities by providing therapeutic recreation opportunities that develop life skills, encourage personal growth, and promote independence. TASP's main activities include the adaptive ski program operating daily during the winter at the Telluride Ski Area and a mix of focused summer sports programs.


Variety of Colorado
Phone: (720) 475-2205
Variety – The Children's Charity's mission is to provide life-saving and life-enriching assistance to children challenged by physical and mental disabilities, poverty, abuse and neglect.


VSA arts of Colorado
Phone: (303) 777-0797
VSA arts of Colorado is creating a world where people with disabilities have the opportunity to learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.


Wilderness On Wheels Foundation
Phone: (303) 403-1110
Wilderness On Wheels Foundation operates a model wilderness-access facility which makes a Colorado mountain environment accessible to all.

7. Connecticut

7.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Connecticut

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Connecticut to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

7.2. Chapter Affiliates

Connecticut Chapter
P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492
Phone: (203) 284-1045
Contact: Jeff Dion

7.3. Connecticut Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Connecticut. 

7.4. Centers for Independent Living

Connecticut Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

7.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Gaylord Hospital, Inc. - Rehabilitation Division

Gaylord Farm Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: 203-284-2800

7.6. Spinal Cord Injury Model System

New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) at Gaylord
P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492
Phone: (203) 284-2835

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2011-2016).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public. 

7.7. State Disability Resources

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 537-2549
Our mission: to create opportunities that allow individuals with disabilities to live and work independently.


Connecticut Department of Social Services - Programs for People with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 842-1508


Connecticut Tech Act Project
Phone: (800) 537-2549
The Connecticut Tech Act Project provides information and advocacy services to you regarding assistive technology issues. The project's goal is to make sure that Connecticut's residents (all ages) with disabilities get access to assistive technology.


Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 842-7303
The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities is an independent State agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.

7.8. Additional Programs or Resources

AccesSolutions
Phone: (860) 563-6011
AccesSolutions serves people with disabilities who need financial assistance to make accessibility modifications to their homes or apartments.


Connecticut ADAPT
Phone: (860) 524-9073
Contact: Claude Holcomb
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
Phone: 800445CPAC
The CT Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21.


Corporation for Independent Living
Phone: (860) 563-6011
CIL is a nonprofit housing development corporation. Our products include community housing for people with developmental disabilities, accessible homes for people with physical disabilities, affordable multifamily housing as well as homes for first time home buyers of low income.


Easter Seals Connecticut-Rhode Island
Phone: (800) 874-7687
Easter Seals Connecticut-Rhode Island creates solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities or special needs, their families and communities.


Good News Garage
Phone: (860) 218-2970
Good News Garage creates economic opportunity by providing affordable and reliable transportation options to people in need.


LOF Adaptive Skiers
203-426-0666
Mission:
To build lasting confidence and fulfillment through exposure and professional training in recreational and competitive water and snow skiing to both children, adults and veterans with disabilities.


MovingWithHOPE
Phone: 203-513-8424
Moving With Health Oriented Physical Education, Inc. supports, promotes and provides physical activity, after therapy, and nutrition education programs to individuals with disabilities and their families. MovingWithHOPE is a 501(c)3 charity in Shelton, CT, that specializes in securing scholarship funds for individuals with complicated brain and spinal injuries, allowing them to participate in year-round activity therapy programs. These programs include strength and conditioning to improve balance, gait and mobility; transfer skills; fall prevention training; emotional well-being; and reduction of secondary health risks such as obesity, diabetes, and heart and cardiovascular issues.


Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation
P.O. Box 2221, Darien, Connecticut, 06820
Phone: (888) 265-5859
The Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation is comprised of community volunteers who want to assist people with severe spinal cord injuries. The Foundation partners with Norwalk's Family and Children's Agency with a grant that allows FCA to provide transportation to clients with spinal cord injuries. In addition, the Foundation has funded renovations, purchased vans, wheelchairs and assorted medical equipment.


Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Connecticut
Phone: (860) 523-4951
The mission of PLAN is to assist families in planning for the future of their disabled family member and to provide continuity of services after the principal advocate/care-givers have died or are unable to continue.


Rewarding Work
1-866-212-9675
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.


The New England Assistive Technology Marketplace
Phone: (866) 526-4492
Contact: toll free in Connecticut
Phone: (860) 243-2869
NEAT was established to provide information and access to equipment and devices that can change the lives of people of all ages, with all types of disabilities, both temporary and permanent.


WeCAHR
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8. Delaware

8.1. Centers for Independent Living

Delaware Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

8.2. State Disability Resources

DATI - Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative
Phone: 800870DATI
Phone: (302) 651-6790
The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) connects Delawareans who have disabilities with the tools they need in order to learn, work, play and participate in community life safely and independently.


Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD)
Phone: (800) 223-9074
The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) provides a broad range of programs and services in Delaware.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Our mission is to provide opportunities and resources to eligible individuals with disabilities, leading to success in employment and independent living.

8.3. Additional Programs or Resources

The Adam Taliaferro Foundation
(856) 582-0212
Provides emotional, financial and educational support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The foundation also provides educational and financial support related to the research, prevention and care of such injuries.


Delaware ADAPT
Phone: (302) 453-8537
Contact: Daniese McMullin-Powell
Phone: (302) 453-1284
Contact: Cheryl Hampson
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Disabilities Law Program
Phone: (302) 575-0690
Phone: (800) 773-0606
The Disabilities Law Program is a special project of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. and is designated by the Governor as the Protection and Advocacy agency in Delaware. This program provides advocacy services to Delaware residents with physical or mental disabilities.


Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore
Phone: (800) 677-3800
Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.


Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project
Phone: 800-371-1986, Ext. 102
The Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project (MAAP) is part of a national program sponsored by the USDA that promotes independence of farmers, watermen, loggers and poultry growers who want to continue to farm despite a disabling or health condition


VSA arts of Delaware
Phone: (302) 857-6699
The mission of VSA arts of Delaware (VSADE) is to enhance the capabilities and confidence of and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing learning opportunities in dance, theatre, creative writing, music, and the visual arts.

9. District of Columbia

9.1. Affiliate Service Providers in DC

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in the District of Columbia to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

9.2. Chapter Affiliates

The SCI Network of Metropolitan Washington has undergone some changes recently and we would like to invite you to join us. We are embarking on a journey to empower those living with spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D) in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. Additionally, with the backing of United Spinal Association, we will be working on improvement of quality of life for people living with paralysis due to SCI/D. The more people from the D.C. metropolitan area with SCI/D and related stakeholders who join us, the more effective we will be so we hope you will choose to support our mission and join us.
District of Columbia

9.3. Centers for Independent Living

District of Columbia Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

9.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20010
Phone: (202) 877-1000

9.5. State Disability Resources

Aging and Disability Resource Center Information and Assistance
Phone: (202) 724-5626
Here you can find programs, information and services about long term care for older adults (60 and older) and persons with intellectual and physical disabilities. This website describes ADRC; provides limited direct access to resources, services, information, events; and provides information about and/or answers to a wide range of questions and concerns related to long term care.


Department on Disability Services
The Mission of the Department on Disability Services is to provide innovative, high quality services that enable people with disabilities to lead meaningful and productive lives as vital members of their families, schools, workplaces and communities in every neighborhood in the District of Columbia.


Office of Disability Rights
The mission of the Office of Disability Rights (ODR) is to ensure that every program, service, benefit, and activity operated or funded by the District of Columbia is fully accessible to, and usable by, people with disabilities. ODR is responsible for oversight of the District's obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as other federal and local disability rights laws.


Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (202) 442-8400
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program provides vocational and rehabilitative services to individuals with disabilities to help them prepare for, secure, regain or retain employment.

9.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia
Phone: (202) 547-0198
The ATPDC is committed to improving the District of Columbia's capacity to provide appropriate assistive technology devices and services for all Washingtonians with disabilities.


Capital Adaptive Rowing Program
The Capital Adaptive squad consists of eight rowers and numerous volunteers who practice and compete on a regular basis. Practices are held three times a week (Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings) with supplemental sessions for the team's "high performance" athletes, who have aspirations to compete on the para-rowing world stage.


Capitol Area ADAPT
Phone: (202) 397-1668
Contact: Bobby Coward
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Caring Communities
Phone: (410) 549-5707
Caring Communities has now grown into a well-known and widely respected service organization offering disability-related activities and events for thousands within the entire disabilities community in MD, DC and Virginia.


Caring Communities Respite Care Registry
Phone: (410) 549-5707
online and searchable Respite Registry in the Baltimore/Washington Area. The CARING NETWORK respite care registry provides families and caregivers with relief from the ongoing demands of providing care for their loved one with special needs.  Caring Communities offers respite provider training for persons 16 years and older.


COPE - Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment
Phone: 800515COPE
Phone: (202) 543-6482
COPE is a parent-run organization committed to assisting families who have children with disabilities and special needs.


DC Shares
Phone   (202) 332-2595
DC Shares serves low income District residents with disabilities who are unable to get the durable medical equipment they need. DC Shares provides electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower benches and other durable medical equipment free of charge to those who are uninsured, underinsured, or have no other means of obtaining these devices.


DIRECT Action
Phone: (202) 397-1668
Contact: Robert Coward, Director
DIRECT Action was formed to organize people with disabilities residing in the District of Columbia to actively promote access to community-based services and supports, accessible housing and employment programs to ensure full participation in community life in the District of Columbia, rather than institutional segregation for people with disabilities.


Easter Seals Greater Washington Baltimore Region
Phone: (800) 886-3771
Easter Seals mission is to create solutions that change lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.


Help-Your-Self, Inc.
Help-Your-Self, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities by providing practical knowledge and tools to improve people's potential for growth and community participation. We provide tools and services to enable independent living, community integration, reduce barriers, and educate to prevent injuries.


HSC Foundation
Phone: (202) 454-1220
The HSC Foundation is dedicated to improving access to services for individuals who face challenging social and health care barriers due to disability, chronic illness, or other circumstances that present unique needs.


MetroAccess
Phone: (301) 562-5360 Ext. 4
MetroAccess is a shared-ride paratransit public transportation service. This WMATA service provides accessible transportation to people with disabilities who are unable to use accessible fixed route service such as Metrobus or Metrorail.


Potomac KnowledgeWay Abilities Action Team
Contact via email
The Mission of the Potomac KnowledgeWay Abilities Action Team is to ensure that people with disabilities can participate fully in the online community.


Rebuilding Together of Washington D.C.
Phone: (202) 965-2824
Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC's mission is to preserve and revitalize homes and communities, assuring that low-income DC homeowners-- particularly those with disabilities-- can live in warmth and safety with independence and dignity.


rollDC - Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service in DC
Phone: (202) 544-1213
Contact: Yellow Cab
Phone: (202) 398-0500
Contact: Royal Cab
After an initial testing phase, Royal Cab and Yellow Cab of D.C. are providing accessible taxi service in D.C. with professionally trained drivers. Each company has 10 Toyota Sienna mini-vans equipped with ramps. If you cannot use a standard sedan taxi and need a taxi in D.C., this service is for you! Contact the companies directly to request a trip. You can reserve your trip up to a week in advance.


SCI Resource Guide - Greater Metropolitan Washington Area
The 2010-2011 SCI Resource Guide, 4th Edition, is a publication of the SCI Consortium - Greater Metropolitan Washington Area. This handy guide contains specific information for your health and wellness, community living needs, equipment and supply requirements and a listing of sports and recreation groups in the area. (Click link at bottom of page to download the PDF file)


Social Security Disability Law
400 South Maple Ave, Suite 210 Falls Church, VA, District of Columbia, 22046
Phone: (703) 536-7778
Contact: Sheri R. Abrams, P.C., Attorney at Law
Social Security Disability Law Preparation of Wills, Living Wills, Health and Financial Powers of Attorney. Serving VA , DC, and MD


Special Needs and Disabilities Services
Phone: (301) 881-3700
JSSA offers top quality counseling and therapy services, hospice care, older adult services, special needs services, career services, adoption services and more. Our non-sectarian services are available in convenient locations throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.


The Lazarus Foundation
Phone: (410) 531-8485
The Lazarus Foundation is a community-based non-profit computer recycling organization located in Columbia, Maryland


University Legal Services
Phone: (202) 547-0198
University Legal Services is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the District of Columbia's federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal and service rights of people with disabilities. All services are offered free of charge to eligible individuals in accordance with ULS' available resources and policies.


Wheelchair Society of the Washington Area
8220 Mayor Ln, Silver Spring, District of Columbia, 20910
Phone: (301) 495-0277
The Wheelchair Society of the Washington Area is a convalescence equipment recycler. It refurbishes and redistributes donated wheelchairs, crutches, potty-chairs, and other equipment. Distributed at no-charge to all recipients, equipment donations make for immense savings to the needy, instead of ending up in the dumpster.


Yachad
Phone: (202) 296-8563
Yachad is a Jewish nonprofit housing and community development organization based in the District of Columbia. Services are provided to everyone regardless of religion, race, gender or sexual orientation. We repair single family homes and work on community and commercial development projects throughout the year. We also have a program in the summer that builds accessibility ramps for people with disabilities. We do this work at no cost to the homeowner.

10. Florida

10.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Florida

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Florida to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

10.2. Model SCI Systems of Care

 

Florida

South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System
University of Miami, Miami, FL
305-243-9516

The Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) System program, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 20011-2016).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

10.3. Florida Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Florida.

10.4. Centers for Independent Living

Florida Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

10.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
3599 University Blvd South, Jacksonville, Florida, 32216
Phone: (904) 858-7600
Fax: (904) 858-7619


Brooks Rehabilitation Healthcare Plaza
3901 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904-858-7256


Jackson Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center
1611 Northwest 12th Avenue, Rehabilitation Building #310, Miami, Florida, 33136
Phone: (305) 585-7112


Miami VA Healthcare System - Spinal Cord System of Care
1201 Northwest 16th Street
Miami, FL 33125
Phone: 305-324-4455


Orlando Health Outpatient Rehabilitation
100 West Gore Street, Orlando, Florida, 32801
Phone: (407) 841-8911


Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute
818 Main Lane, Orlando, Florida, 32801
Phone: (321) 841-4161


Shands Rehab Center at Magnolia Park
4101 Northwest 89th Boulevard, Gainesville,, Florida, 32606
Phone: (352) 265-5491


Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders James A. Haley VA
13000 North Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, Florida, 33612
Phone: (813) 972-7517


Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Center
Post Office Box 1289, Davis Islands, Tampa, Florida, 33601
Phone: (813) 844-7610


UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital
4101 Northwest 89th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: 352-265-5491

10.6. State Disability Resources

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 451-4327
An employment resource for businesses and people with disabilities. Our mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to obtain and keep employment.


Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
Phone: (888) 788-9216


Florida Department of Health - Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
Phone: (866) 875-5660
The mission of the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program is to provide all eligible residents who sustain a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury the opportunity to obtain the necessary services enabling them to return to their community.


Florida Disabled Permit Program
The Florida Disabled Toll Permit Program was created in 1988 because some disabled drivers expressed concern with their inability to toss coins into the toll baskets on Florida's toll roads. The legislature passed this legislation with the intent to eliminate these barriers for disabled drivers.


James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive Personal Assistant Services
Phone: (850) 575-6004
In 2008 the Florida Legislature created the James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive PAS Program for persons with all types of disabilities who need help with 2 activities of daily living.


Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Information For People With Disabilities
Phone: (305) 775-7800
Learn about programs, facilities, and get information on the Leisure Access Foundation


The Able Trust
Phone: (888) 838 ABLE
Phone: (850) 224-4493
The Able Trust, also known as the Florida Governor's Alliance for the Employment of Citizens with Disabilities, has as its mission to be the leader in providing Floridians with disabilities fair employment opportunities through fundraising, grant programs, public awareness and education.

10.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Life
(214) 336-1188
Access Life is a Christian organization that organizes disability expos as well as operates the Fishing with Friends program for people living with disabilities. Their mission is to connect people impacted by disabilities to Christ honoring churches, organizations, resources and people within their community


Anne M. Fassett Scholarships
Phone : (239) 274-5900
Purpose: To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical school level for males and females with a physical disability and who use a wheelchair. Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must be currently enrolled or planning to attend a Florida state college, community college or technical school; must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair; and must demonstrate financial need.


Assistive Technology Loan Fund Programs from SunTrust
Phone: 888-788-9216, ext. 107
Contact: Melanie Quinton, Program Manager
SunTrust has entered into a unique partnership with the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) to supply credit to Floridians with disabilities. Loans are designed for assistive technology equipment that helps individuals become more independent and prodductive members of the community, and improve their quality of life.


CORE-Center of Recovery & Exercise
Phone: (321) 418-3050}
The Center of Recovery & Exercise is committed to providing a comprehensive activity based neurorecovery program developed specifically for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other related disorders to achieve optimal functional recovery, health and independence. The CORE program utilizes exercise science fundamentals in combination with state-of-the-art rehabilitative equipment and highly skilled trainers in a safe, supportive, goal oriented environment.


Disability Rights Florida
850-488-9071
Toll Free: (800) 342-0823
Disability Rights Florida is the designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Any Floridian with a disability-related issue is eligible to receive Disability Rights Florida services.


Dream Waves America
Dream Waves America, Inc. is a non-profit that was originally organized to provide free boat rides to honor all service men and women for their selfless dedication to their country. We have expanded our scope of free services to provide a few hours of boating relaxation to others with serious disabilities and their care-giving families. We provide these nautical recreational services on the calm, scenic waters of the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida.


Florida Disabled Outdoors Association
Phone: (850) 201-2944
Since it's inception in 1990, the FDOA has promoted accessible recreation to persons with disabilities as well as the general public through special events, newsletters and community education. FDOA has also assisted in compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act and worked closely with many state, local and private organizations to develop, enhance and/or support recreation opportunities for the disabled across Florida and other states.


Florida Hospital Wellness Program
Phone: (407) 303-7600 Ext. 4031
Phone: (407) 303-8041
Florida Hospital Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Wellness Program offers safe and effective personalized fitness programs with one-on-one personal training by our highly trained professional staff. We offer general lifestyle and weight management programs, as well as specialized wellness programs for cardiac patients, adolescents, seniors, spinal cord injury patients, and those with Parkinson's disease. Our staff will keep you up-to-date with the latest nutritional and educational information that will benefit your workout routine and lifestyle.


Florida SCI Resource Center
Tampa General Rehab Center, P.O. Box 1289 – Room R212, Tampa, Florida, 33601
Phone: (813) 844-4711
Fax: (813) 844-1674
Phone: (866) 313-2940
The Resource Center serves the spinal cord injured population across the State of Florida, providing access to information and resources to meet their needs.


Jack Keller Inc. REALTORS
Phone: (727) 586-1497
Specializes in the sale of wheelchair accessible homes in West-Central Florida


John and Ruth Childe Scholarships
Phone : (239) 274-5900
Purpose: To fund education of students with physical disability intending to pursue higher education in a college, university or technical school. Applicants must be graduates from a public or private high school in Lee county; must have a disability; and must have good academic standing.


Neuroxcel
Phone : 1-866-391-6247
Based in South Florida, Neuroxcel is the only facility in the State of Florida to offer robotic-assisted gait strength training and functional pattern movement exercises to the public. Neuroxcel takes individuals with spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological disorders through a post rehabilitation functional movement exercise training program to help them regain the most strength and lost physical ability in the shortest period of time.


New Horizon Loan (NHL) Program
(850) 487-3278
The New Horizon Loan (NHL) Program is an alternative assistive technology finance program under the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, Section 4 (e)(2)(A) designed to assist individuals with disabilities to borrow money at reasonable interest rates for the purchase of assistive technologies. Our New Horizon Business Loan Program is a similar program that can assist qualified persons with disabilities who are seeking employment through self-employment opportunities. These are low interest rate loan programs that may offer below market interest rates that can help keep your loan payment low along with no prepayment penalty features.


Project Walk Orlando
Phone: 407-571-9974
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to help those suffering with a spinal cord injury (SCI) improve their daily living – by regaining function and perhaps, even walking again. Our program is modeled after the highly successful Project Walk® in Carlsbad, California. We use Project Walk's® specialized, aggressive and comprehensive exercise-based program. This is a proven methodology for SCI recovery and extends the program's reach and affordability to the southeastern United States, Florida residents and beyond.


Quantum Leap Farm
Phone: (813) 920-9250
Quantum Leap Farm is a Nonprofit Therapeutic Equestrian Program Serving Active and Veteran Military and Civilian Adults with Mental & Physical Disabilities. Quantum Leap Farm is located in Odessa, Florida and serves the Tampa Bay area.


Rolling Rage wheelchair basketball team
Phone: (386) 385-4420
Contact: Victor Adams
We are based in Lake City Fl. We are looking for people who are interested in participating as players, boosters, sponsors, or people who just wanna have fun as spectators/fans and especially volunteers! Team Rolling Rage is currently practicing at the "Skate Palace" in Lake City, on hall of fame drive, every monday and Friday from 4:00-6:00pm.


Shake-A-Leg Miami
Phone: (800) 257-0975
Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM) is a registered non-profit organization that has partnered with the City of Miami for more than two decades. During those 20 years, SALM has come to be known as South Florida's premier,​community boating center, offering programs and activities year-round, seven days a week.


Tampa Bay Crossfire
The Tampa Bay Crossfire are a Power Wheelchair Soccer Club based out of Tampa Bay, Florida. The Crossfire club develops players and teams to compete at the highest levels of Power Soccer, the fastest growing disability sport in the world, through participation in leagues and tournaments, such as those sponsored by the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA). The Xable Sports Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the primary sponsor of the Crossfire Power Soccer club and is continuously seeking community support for the growth of power soccer and all adaptive sports.


Tampa Thunder
The Tampa Thunder Power Wheelchair Soccer team is a Tampa wheelchair soccer club.  Founded in 2004, the Tampa Thunder has played in over 150 games and competed in over 25 regional and national tournaments since it's inception.  The Tampa Thunder is currently ranked third in the nation.


VSA arts of Florida
Phone: (888) 844-2787
The mission of VSA arts of Florida is to create a world where people with disabilities have the opportunity to learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.


The Woody Foundation
305.469.2408
The Woody Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization formed in 2011 to raise funds for the recovery of people with spinal cord injuries. The namesake of The Foundation – James "Woody" Beckham suffered his spinal cord injury making a rugby tackle in January 2011. His family and friends have bonded together to support Woody by making donations to local charities which help others with similar spinal cord injuries. Provide "Woody Packs" filled with assistive devices for those with SCI

11. Georgia

11.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Georgia

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Georgia to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

11.2. Chapter Affiliates

Greater Atlanta Chapter

1755 Grassland Pkwy Ste B Alpharetta GA, 30004

Phone:  678.580.1404 / 678.668.1739

Contact: Tony Davenport

 

11.3. Georgia Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Georgia.

11.4. Centers for Independent Living

Georgia Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

11.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (CHOA)
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342-1600
Phone: 404-785-4458


Day Rehabilitation Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
993-F Johnson Ferry Road
Suite 260
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: 404-845-1300


Shepherd Center, Inc.
2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
Phone: (404) 352-2020


Spinal Cord Injury Unit, VA Medical Center
950 Fifteenth Street, Augusta,, Georgia, 30904
Phone: (706) 823-2216

11.6. Model SCI Systems of Care

Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System
2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
Phone: (404) 352-2020

The Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) System program, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2006-2011).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

11.7. State Disability Resources

Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission
Phone: (888) 233-5760
The Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission improves the quality of life of Georgians with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries by distributing funds and resources, and making policy recommendations to enhance statewide infrastructure. Up to $10,000 available for an adapted van. Please contact the Commission directly.


Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
Phone: (800) 537-2329
The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) is a private non-profit corporation. Its mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy.


Georgia Housing Search
Phone: (877) 428-8844
Our purpose is to provide information on the availability of affordable rental housing throughout the State in an Internet friendly environment.


Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Division provides a variety of individual services to persons with disabilities in preparation for their employment in the competitive labor market and to employers seeking to retain valuable employees with disabilities or hire qualified individuals for their workforce. Visit their website to locate an office near you. 

 


gTRADE, Georgia's Assistive Technology Equipment Exchange Program
gTRADE is an online database where persons may list assistive technology items for sale, donation, or things they need.


Southern Crescent Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection (ADRC)
Phone: (678) 552-2849
The Southern Crescent ADRC is designed to assist consumers, caregivers, and providers in obtaining information and assistance for elderly or disabled adults in the ten county Southern Crescent Region. The ADRC program provides information and assistance to individuals needing public or private resources, coordination with professionals seeking assistance on behalf of their clients, and assistance to individuals planning for their future long-term care needs.

11.8. Additional Programs or Resources

ALS Technology Loan Closet
ALS TLC is a technology loan closet for individuals who have been diagnosed with ALS and other rare neuro-muscular disorders. ALS TLC's goal is to raise the necessary funds and acquire technology that will improve independence and the overall quality of life of those in need. We are building a loan closet through partnerships, fundraising, financial donations and donated technologies. All donations are tax deductible. Individuals will be able to request to check out technology for loan from the ALS TLC for a small fee. Each check out is for 90 days but can be renewed for additional periods. All technology checked out is required to be returned to the ALS TLC. ALS TLC is also building a scholarship fund to help with the purchase of technology, home modification expenses or medical bills.


American Association of Adapted Sports Programs
Phone: (404) 294-0070
The American Association of AdaptedSports™ Programs, Inc. is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization that builds interscholastic sports leagues for students with physical disabilities or visual impairments in grades one through 12, comparable to programs commonly available only to students without disabilities.


Angel Flight
Phone: (877) 426-2643
Phone: (770) 452-7958
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can't be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care.


Camp Twin Lakes
Phone: (404) 231-9887
Camp Twin Lakes is a place for children and adults with special needs to share common experiences and have fun and adventure - exploring nature, discovering their own abilities, mastering new skills, and enjoying newfound friends - just like all campers.


Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Phone: (800) 726-9119
Development, evaluation, and utilization of assistive technology and accessible environments.


Easter Seals East Georgia
Phone: (866) 667-9695
Easter Seals East Georgia assists people with disabilities and other special needs to maximize opportunities for employment, independence and full inclusion into Society.


Easter Seals Middle Georgia
Phone: (478) 275-8850
mission is to provide vocational rehabilitation and other services to people with disabilities and other barriers to enable them to live lives of independence and dignity through meaningful work.


Easter Seals North Georgia
Phone: (404) 943-1070
Easter Seals North Georgia provides information and referral, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, child care, Head Start and teacher training.


Easter Seals Southern Georgia
Phone: (800) 365-4583
Easter Seals Southern Georgia creates solutions that change the lives of children, adults and families with disabilities or special needs by offering a variety of programs and services that enable individuals to lead lives of equality, dignity and independence.


Easter Seals West Georgia
Phone: (706) 660-1144
The mission of Easter Seals West Georgia, Inc. is to provide quality services which enable individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families to achieve their maximum potential.


Emosah Foundation's Therapeutic Disabled Sports Program
Our TDSP was formed in 2008 to give indiviudals with disabilities a opportunity to play adapted sports. We currently work with power soccer and bowling,


Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS)
Phone: (770) 234-9111
FOCUS offers emotional, informational, and physical support to families with children with disabilities or ongoing medical needs.


Friends of Disabled Adults and Children
Phone: (770) 491-9014
Fax: (770) 491-0026
We provide home health (mobility and daily living) equipment to people of any age or any disability, temporary or permanent, for medically necessary and medically helpful reasons. These items are provided for a suggested donation. Clients do not have to qualify financially but our waiting lists place a priority on Medically Necessary and low income individuals.


Georgia ADAPT
Phone: (678) 479-0687
Contact: Samuel Mitchell
Phone: (404) 350-7490
Contact: Mark Johnson
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Georgia Tools For Life
2 Peachtree Street, Suite 35-415, Atlanta, Georgia, 30300
Phone: (404) 657-3084
Phone: (800) 497-8665
Tools for Life increases access to appropriate assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for all Georgians with disabilities so they can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice.


Nobis Works
Nobis Works is among Georgia's largest nonprofit community rehabilitation programs serving youth & adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The Nobis Works' Job Training and Employment services include: Vocational Education, Work Evaluation, Employment Services, Supported Employment, Skills Training & Enrollment/Eligibility.


North Georgia Screamin' Eagles
The North Georgia Screamin' Eagles started late in the 2006-07 season, and joined the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) shortly thereafter. The Eagles won it's 1st tournament in Alpharetta in 2007, and the team finished in last place in their 1st appearance at the USPSA Eastern Regional tournament. The team improved in the 2007-08 season, practicing once a week at the South Hall Community Center n/k/a the Mulberry Creek Community Center. The team normally practice every Sunday starting at 3pm, except after a game a Saturday.


Parent to Parent of Georgia
Phone: (800) 229-2038
Parent to Parent provides support and information to parents of children with disabilities.


Rebuilding Together Atlanta
404-505-5599
Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA) is a non-profit organization striving to preserve and revitalize houses and communities in Metro Atlanta.  As an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, our mission is to preserve affordable housing by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners.  We work to assure that low-income homeowners, particularly older adults, military veterans, people with disabilities and families with children, live in warmth, safety and independence.


Rebuilding Together Savannah
912.236.2022
Rebuilding Together focuses on home modifications and community-centric programs which serve a variety of populations: low-income homeowners, elderly-at-risk, veterans and military families, families with children, people living with disabilities, and victims of disaster.


Rebuilding Together - Warner Robins
478-929-1476
Our mission is to preserve affordable housing by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners in Warner Robins, Georgia. Rebuilding Together believes the disabled and elderly should be allowed to remain in their own homes whenever possible.


Touch the Future
Phone: (770) 934 8432
Touch the Future, Inc. is dedicated to providing affordable computers, durable medical equipment and assistive technology to individuals who are disabled, seniors, Veterans or from disadvantaged communities. We also support other nonprofit organizations, educational programs and others who serve our service populations.  Touch the Future's expertise and services are as affordable as they are vital to successful independence within the community.  We are your one stop shop for computer and AT needs.


>Variety of Georgia
Phone: (770) 956-7460
Our mission is to aid and enhance the lives of children in need who may be challenged by physical and/or mental disabilities, poverty, abuse or neglect.


VSA arts of Georgia
Phone: (404) 221-1270
VSA arts of Georgia provides access to the arts for people with disabilities and those who are economically disadvantaged. We are a statewide resource working with artists and organizations to fulfill our vision of an inclusive community that encourages everyone to enjoy and participate in the arts.

 

12. Hawaii

12.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Hawaii

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Hawaii to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

12.2. Hawaii Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Hawaii.

12.3. Centers for Independent Living

Hawaii Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

12.4. State Disability Resources

A Key to Resources Serving People with Disabilities in the State of Hawaii


Adult and Community Care Services Branch
The Adult and Community Care Services Branch (ACCSB) provides protective services for vulnerable adults and home and community-based services to prevent premature institutionalization of clients.


Beach Access, City and County of Honolulu
Phone: (808) 692-5750
The Landeez All-Terrain Wheelchair is available seven days a week for persons with disabilities through the Department of Parks and Recreation


Disability and Communication Access Board
Phone: (808) 586-8121
The Board's primary functions are to: Serve as a public advocate of persons with disabilities, establish guidelines for the design of buildings and facilities, issue administrative rules for the utilization of communication access services, and administer the statewide program for the issuance of parking placards to disabled persons.


Hawaii Disability Rights Center
Phone: (800) 882-1057
The mission of the Corporation is to protect and promote the human, civil and legal rights of individuals with disabilities through the provision of information and advocacy.


Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii
Phone: (808) 587-0524
Contact: Housing Hotline
"HCDCH .... bringing people together to make housing dreams come true."


Neurotrauma Office
Phone: (808) 453-6151
Contact: Neurotrauma Helpline
Information and assistance regarding severe chronic disability of a person that is attributable to an injury to the central nervous system, such as traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, and likely to continue indefinitely.


Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (808) 586-5167
Vocational Rehabilitation is a State-Federal partnership program that provides services to help people with physical or mental impairments to attain successful employment outcomes.

12.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Kauai
Accessible Kauai was started in an effort to make your trip to Kauai a little more enjoyable if you are a disabled or wheelchair traveler. One of the things that makes Kauai so special is the lack of big city features but that also brings some accessibility issues. There are some spots where the sidewalk just ends or there is no sidewalk at all or maybe this business is not quite up to ADA standards yet. Those are some things to consider when coming to more rural Kauai but if you can deal with that then there are a lot of great things to enjoy here.


AlohaMeds
Phone: (888) 477-2669
AlohaMeds is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.


Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
Phone: (808) 532-7110
Phone: (800) 645-3007
Contact: Toll-free Neighbor Islands
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC), is a statewide, non-profit committed to ensuring access to assistive technology (AT) for persons with disabilities.


Center on Disability Studies
Phone: (808) 956-9199
The mission of the CDS is to support the quality of life, community inclusion, and self-determination of all persons with disabilities and their families.


Honolulu Therapeutic Recreation Unit
Phone: (808) 692-5750
The mission of the Therapeutic Recreation Unit is to provide support to the Department of Parks and Recreation and to assist persons with disabilities to access parks and leisure activities.


KORE
Kauai Ocean Recreation Experience, or KORE, is designed to help both Kauai residents and their families who are physically challenged and/or have special needs, to get back into the ocean with the assistance of trained professionals.


Special Parent Information Network
Phone: (808) 586-8126
The Special Parent Information Network (SPIN) is a parent to parent organization in Hawaii that provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.


Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii
Phone: (808) 262-1900
Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii is a nonprofit 501 C(3) organization which provides recreational horseback riding and pony cart driving for handicapped children and adults.

13. Idaho

13.1. Idaho Support Groups

Click here to for a list of support groups in Idaho.

13.2. Centers for Independent Living

Idaho Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

13.3. State Disability Resources

DisAbility Rights Idaho
Phone: (866) 262-3462
Assisting people with disabilities to protect, promote, and advance their legal and human rights, through quality legal, individual, and system advocacy.


Idaho Assistive Technology Project
Phone: (800) 432-8324
Services include training and technical assistance, information and referral, used equipment recycling program, advocacy services, and a low-interest loan program.


Idaho Commission on Human Rights
Phone: (888) 249-7025
To provide for execution within the state of the policies embodied in the federal fair employment practice acts banning discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age (40 and over) and disability. In addition, in housing, the Commission works to ensure freedom from discrimination based on disability.


Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (208) 334-3390
Vocational Rehabilitation assists many individuals with disabilities to go to work. With VR assistance, these individuals have overcome numerous obstacles and disability related barriers to achieve employment.


Idaho State Disability Services

13.4. Additional Programs or Resources

Idaho Assistive Technology for All
At Idaho AT4ALL, you can find used assistive technology for loan, for sale, or for giveaway. You can also find equipment from local lending programs that can be borrowed or demonstrated before you decide to buy.


Idaho Assistive Technology Project
The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) is a federally funded program administered by the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho.  Our goal is to increase the availability of assistive technology devices and services for older persons and Idahoans with disabilities.


Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc.
Phone: (800) 242-4785
Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families. In pursuance of this goal, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. will develop and support projects and activities that provide educational opportunities and disseminate information to individuals with disabilities, their families and other interested individuals with disabilities.


Opportunities Unlimited
Phone: (800) 272-3701
OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED, INC. operates as a private, nonprofit organization for the purpose of providing evaluation, training, employment, education, placement and support services to individuals with emotional, physical and developmental disabilities, including people with severe disabilities and people who are disadvantaged.


Sun Valley Adaptive Sports (SVAS)
Phone: (208) 726-9298
Our winter and summer programs attract youth, adults, veterans, and adaptive sports superstars from around the country. Our children's programs reach youth of all ages with varying types of disabilities. SVAS is recognized as one of the country's "winter destination" ski programs that provide adaptive ski lessons and equipment to disabled veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

14. Illinois

14.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Illinois

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Illinois to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

14.2. Chapter Affiliates

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
P O Box 545 Palos Heights, IL 60463
Phone: (708) 671-1808
Toll free: (877) 373-0301
Contact: Mercedes Rauen, Executive Director

14.3. Illinois Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Illinois.

14.4. Centers for Independent Living

Illinois Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

14.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Memorial Medical Center - Regional Rehabilitation Center
701 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois, 62781
Phone: (217) 788-3302


Veterans Healthcare Administration Edward Hines
Fifth Avenue and Roosevelt Road, Hines, Illinois, 60141
Phone: (708) 202-4777

14.6. State Disability Resources

City of Chicago Services for People with Disabilities
Information about disability resources, employment services, disability awareness and etiquette training, accessibility compliance, public information and education and youth employment programs for people with disabilities (Including home modifications program).


Disabled Outdoor Opportunities
Phone: (618) 439-9111 Ext. 257
Contact: Jay Williams
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing greater access and more programs for persons with disabilities. We want to make it easier for disabled individuals to hunt, fish and pursue other outdoor activities.


Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Phone: (800) 843-6154
DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.


Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Phone: (312) 939-3513
Family Resource Center on Disabilities provides support, information, and training to parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.


HomeMod Program
Phone: (312) 744-7054
Sponsored by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the HomeMod program provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals with disabilities for structural alterations that increase the accessibility of homes or apartments.

14.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Living Youth Center
Phone: (312) 640-2100
We've got REAL information for your REAL life with a disability: stuff about dating, activism, getting news, disability pride, participating in Chicago events.


Adaptive Adventures
Phone: 303.679.2770
Adaptive Adventures has something for everyone. We offer progressive programs for children, teens, adults, as well as service members (active duty and veteran) who have been severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan or other conflicts. We offer programs that cover a wide-range of physical disabilities including people with spinal cord injuries, amputations, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spina bifida, and visual impairment.


AgrAbility Unlimited
Phone: (800) 500-7325
AgrAbility Unlimited offers education and assistance in identifying ways to accommodate disabilities, eliminate barriers, and create a favorable climate among rural service providers for people with disabilities.


Anixter Center
Phone: (773) 973-7900
Anixter Center is a leading provider of high-quality vocational, residential and educational options, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and health care. Anixter Center is an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities to be full and equal members of the community.


Assistive Technology Exchange Network
ATEN - the Assistive Technology Exchange Network - since 1995 has been accepting used technology items from private donors for transfer to Illinois schools, which serve children with disabilities. In partnership with the Illinois Office of Rehabilitative Services (ORS), ATEN provides computers to adults with disabilities.


BACKBONES exists to provide free support for people with spinal cord injury and their families. Through our network we facilitate telephone, in-person, or web-based connections and encourage growth by the sharing of experiences and ideas. As a host to events, BACKBONES creates an inviting atmosphere where people can ask questions, learn from each other informally, and make lasting friendships.

BACKBONES is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Chicago ADAPT
Contact via email
Grassroots activists who advocate the rights of people w/disabilities


Chicago Disability Transit
Phone:(312) 335-1244<
Chicago Disability Transit provides a critically needed service to the disability, health care, senior and business communities. Founded by people with disabilities, Chicago Disability Transit is dedicated to providing specialized transportation services.


Chicagoland Fishing Has No Boundaries
Phone: (773) 481-0000
Chicagoland Fishing has no boundaries is an educational, nonprofit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to open the world of fishing to all disabled persons.


Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois
Phone: (800) 433-8848
The Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois (CCDI) is a not-for-profit, cross-disability, grassroots, advocacy organization.


Deer Path of Huntley
847-515-1800
Deer Path of Huntley is the only affordable assisted living community for adults 22 to 64 with physical disabilities in the northwest Chicago suburban area. Deer Path will combine the opportunity to enjoy residential apartment home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications, and a variety of convenience and support services.


Durable Medical Equipment Exchange
The mission of Infinitec's DME project is to provide a durable medical equipment resource to benefit children and adults with permanent or temporary disabilities, and to provide an outlet for individuals to donate or sell durable medical equipment. The Durable Medical Equipment Exchange is a service that connects people with disabilities to organizations, companies and individuals who have available durable medical equipment they can use.


Eden Supportive Living
Phone: (217) 903-5900
Eden Supportive Living offers an innovative approach to assistive living housing by focusing its services for physically disabled individuals ages 22-64. By combining apartment-style housing with customized personal care and other services, residents can live independently while enjoying the freedom of a 24-hour support staff.


El Valor
Phone: (312) 666-4511
El Valor is a non-profit community-based organization that has two Children & Family Centers, a Technology Center, a Vocational Rehabilitation Center, and six Community Residence Homes for adults with disabilities. Over 200 staff and hundreds of volunteers help provide services to children, families, and adults with disabilities through programs that support adults with disabilities, promote early child development, enrich youth, strengthen families and encourage leadership.


Equip for Equality
Phone: (800) 537-2632
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. Se Habla Español


Family Support Network of Illinois
Phone: (309) 693-8981
The mission of the Family Support Network is to unify individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for funding, services, and community resources that strengthen and support the individual and the family directly by responding to their individual needs and empowering them to live in their own homes.


Funding Sources for Disability Modifications


Illinois Assistive Technology Program
Phone: (800) 852-5110
Contact: IL only
Phone: (217) 522-7985
I llinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) is a not-for-profit agency that promotes the availability of assistive technology (AT) services and programs for people with disabilities.


Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation
Phone : (217) 483-3020
assist any child under the age of 21 who is a legal resident of the State of Illinois with medical assistance, as long as it falls within the IECCC scope and guidelines, regardless of race, creed, sex or national origin.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


NextSteps Chicago Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Center
Phone: (708) 467-0657
NextSteps Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Rehabilitation Center is the first non-profit exercise facility devoted to the rehabilitation and overall wellness of Chicagoland SCI victims. NextSteps' mission is to provide the Chicagoland SCI community with affordable, dynamic, and progressive spinal cord injury rehabilitation while utilizing technologically advanced equipment and personalized functional exercise therapy and training methods.


Seguin Services
Phone: (708) 863-3803
Seguin Services is a not-for-profit agency that offers programs that enable children and adults with disabilities from around the country to fulfill their dreams of happiness, productivity and independence.


Special Needs Chicago, Inc.
Phone (630) 668-9999
Offer non-emergency transit for people with disabilities and seniors in wheelchair accessible vehicles throughout Chicago and the suburbs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year..


Specialized Care for Children
(800) 322-3722
University of Illinois at Chicago's Division of Specialized Care for Children provides FREE care coordination for families of children with special health care needs.


The Council for Disability Rights
Phone: (312) 444-9484
On national, state, and local levels, the Council for Disability Rights advances the rights of people with disabilities. The Council promotes public policy and legislation, public awareness through education, and provides information and referral services.


The LIFE Center
Phone: (312) 238-5433
The LIFE Center strives to help you live life fully! Our growing collection of books, videos, magazines, and multimedia learning resources is geared toward people with disabilities and their families.


Variety of Illinois
Phone: (312) 822-0660
Variety – The Children's Charity's mission is to provide life-saving and life-enriching assistance to children challenged by physical and mental disabilities, poverty, abuse and neglect.


Winning Wheels
Phone: (815) 537-5168
Winning Wheels is one of the few rehabilitation facilities in the nation to combine the treatment regime typically associated with a rehabilitation hospital and the daily personal care provided by a residential facility. Winning Wheels strives to decrease dependency on institutional care through comprehensive rehabilitation services tailored to individual circumstances.


Women with Disabilities Center
Phone: (312) 238-1051
The Women with Disabilities Center is committed to providing accessible, comprehensive health services of the highest quality for women with disabilities throughout the Midwest and beyond.

15. Indiana

15.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Indiana

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Indiana to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

15.2. Centers for Independent Living

Indiana Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

15.3. Indiana Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Indiana.

15.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Inc.
4141 Shore Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46254
Phone: (317) 329-2000


RHI - Carmel
12425 Old Meridian Street
Suite B2
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-566-3422

15.5. State Disability Resources

Division of Disability & Rehabilitative Services
The Division of Disability, Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DDARS) strives to inform, protect, and serve older adults and individuals with disabilities and their families.


Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA)
Project at Easter Seals Crossroads provides information and access to assistive technology, at no charge, for Hoosiers with disabilities. These statewide services are derived through the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) state/federal grant and include: device demonstrations, device loans, recycled computers, reutilized assistive technology equipment, alternative financing resources, and educational trainings and conferences. 


Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation provides quality, individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment.

15.6. Additional Programs or Resources

ADEC
Phone: (574) 848-7451
Through comprehensive residential and day services ADEC helps people with developmental and physical disabilities discover and share their talents in their community as employees, students, competitors, consumers, advocates and volunteers.


About Special Kids
317-257-8683 or 1-800-964-4746
About Special Kids is a "Parent to Parent" organization that works throughout the state of Indiana to answer questions and provide support, information and resources. We are parents and family members of children with special needs and we help other families and professionals understand the various systems that are encountered related to special needs. Our central office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana where parents from the entire state can access information, resources and support. Regional Parent Liaisons are located throughout Indiana.


Breaking New Ground Resource Center
Phone: (800) 825-4264
the primary source for information and resources on rehabilitation technology for persons working in agriculture.


Center for Disability Information & Referral
Phone: (812) 855-9396
Phone: (800) 437-7924
Contact: Toll-free to Indiana residents only
The mission of the Center for Disability Information & Referral (CeDIR) is to provide access to information to meet individuals' disability-related needs through print, nonprint, and human resources.


Indiana ADAPT
Phone: (219) 769-5055
Contact: Stevie Edwards
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services
4701 N. Keystone Ave., Suite 222, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
Phone: (317) 722-5555
Contact via email
Phone: (800) 622-4845


Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs
Phone: (800) 332-4433
The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families and service providers in Indiana the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.


Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program
317-329-2000
The Rehab Hospital of Indiana Sports Program is dedicated to providing competitive and non-competitive athletic opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities to enhance quality of life, promote physical fitness, introduce recreational and wheelchair sports and challenge participants to perform at a competitive Level.


Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults
Phone: (260) 483-2100
Turnstone is a provider of therapeutic, recreational, educational and support services to persons with disabilities and their families in Allen County and northeast Indiana.


Very Special Arts Indiana
Phone: (317) 974-4123
V S A arts of Indiana has a mission to educate through quality arts experiences, advocate for children with disabilities, and provide access to the arts to all individuals.


Williamsburg Health Care
1609 Lafayette Road, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 47933
Phone: (765) 364-0363
A 116 bed Medicare and Medicaid certified long term care facility located in Crawfordsville, Indiana that has been providing care for ventilator dependant patients since 1986.

16. Iowa

16.1. Chapter Affiliates

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Iowa
32541 585th Ave.,
Cambridge, Iowa, 50046
Phone: (515) 554-9759
Contact: Angie Hulsebus
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Iowa (SCIA of IA) is a non-profit organization connecting individuals impacted by or living with spinal cord injury/disease/disorder (SCI/D). Members empower each other to access active and health lifestyles.
Annually, we hold special events that promote mobility, networking and socialization - Bowling Event, Sports & Recreation Expo, Social Event Constantly provide members with statewide information, pertinent to individuals with SCI/D - Quarterly Newsletters, Facebook (website coming
soon!)
Strive to create a community for people impacted by spinal cord injury/disease/disorder - being a resource center, sharing advocacy & outreach opportunities, peer connections This statewide chapter is a community of people living with SCI/D, medical professionals and caregivers.

16.2. Iowa Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Iowa.

16.3. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Genesis Medical Center - Davenport/Genesis Regional Rehabilitation Program
1401 West Central Park
Davenport, IA 52804
Phone: 563-421-2787

Genesis Medical Park - Maplecrest
2535 Maplecrest Road
Lower Level
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: 563-421-3460

16.4. Centers for Independent Living

Iowa Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

16.5. State Disability Resources

Disability Rights IOWA
Phone: (515) 278-2502
Disability Rights IOWA aims to defend and promote the human and legal rights of Iowans who have disabilities and mental illness. We promote safety, opportunity, access, and self-determination for all Iowans


Iowa Division of Persons with Disabilities
Phone: (888) 219-0471
The Division of Persons with Disabilities exists to promote the employment of Iowans with disabilities and reduce barriers to employment by providing information, referral, assessment and guidance, training, and negotiation services to employers and citizens with disabilities.


Iowa Program for Assistive Technology
Phone: (800) 779-2001
IPAT works to increase access and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services statewide through awareness, training, and policy work. IPAT supports Iowa Able Foundation's alternative loan program, Iowa Easter Seals' AT demonstration center and recycling programs, and the CDD Disability Resource Library's AT loan program.


Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 532-1486
Our mission is to work for and with individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment, independence, and economic goals.

16.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Adaptive Sports Iowa
Phone: (888) 777-8881 Ext. 115
Adaptive Sports Iowa believes sport and recreational opportunities should not be inhibited by physical impairments. We strive to create, organize, and promote these opportunities to serve the population of Iowa.


Camp Courageous
Phone: (319) 465-5916
Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.


Center for Disabilities and Development
Phone: (877) 686-0031
As the only tertiary program of its kind in Iowa, we are a resource for people of all ages who have disabilities of all kinds. In addition to serving people from Iowa, we are a resource for people from neighboring states and beyond.


Disability Rights IOWA
Tel: (515) 278-2502 Toll Free (800) 779-2502
Disability Rights IOWA is a federally funded program that will protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness.  Disability Rights IOWA will support people with disabilities to secure their rights and full participation as citizens through a program of self-advocacy education, information and referral, non-legal advocacy, and legal and systems advocacy.


Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Spinal Cord Injury Association
Phone: (402) 573-6904
ENWISCIA is dedicated to improving the lives of spinal cord injured people in the Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa region and to furthering the search for a cure for Spinal Cord Injury


Iowa Able Foundation
(888)222-8943, ext 225
The Iowa Able Foundation helps Iowans with disabilities, their families and older Iowans access adaptive devices/equipment and home modifications through its loan programs. Iowa Able offers an alternative financial solution by providing loans with flexible terms to help individuals increase their independence at home, at work, and in the community. This statewide, nonprofit program will loan funds for any item, piece of equipment or product that is used to improve an individual's quality of life.


Iowa Compass
Phone: (800) 779-2001
Iowa's statewide information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, their service providers and other members of the community.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines
Phone: (515) 284-7403
Rebuilding Together is the leading volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with dependent children. There is no cost to qualified homeowners for the services provided.


 Rebuilding Together Quad Cities
Phone: (563) 322-6534
Rebuilding Together Quad Cities focuses on a variety of community-centric programs which address the issues of homeownership costs, elderly-at-risk, the disabled, families with children, healthcare, and the rising federal deficit. By identifying the challenges associated with these issues, we are positioned to face a problem with full understanding and to create real, sustainable solutions for low-income homeowners and communities.


Respite Connection
Phone: (402) 341-6559
Respite Connection connects family caregivers with a volunteer who provides the caregiver some time off to run errands or relax. Volunteers come usually once a week for up to 4 hours.


The Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)
Phone: (712) 328-2825
Collects, maintains, & lends durable medical equipment (such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, crutches, bath benches, etc.). H.E.L.P. provides for those having a need for medical equipment, but lack funds or insurance for new equipment, & do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. The program is also available for persons who need to borrow an equipment item for a short period of time.


Used Equipment Referral Service (UERS)
Phone: (800) 779-2001
The Used Equipment Referral Service (UERS) is an resource to buy or sell used adapted equipment or assistive technology. It works much like a want ad and is available for Iowans.


Variety – The Children's Charity of IOWA
Phone: (515) 243-4660
Variety – The Children's Charity of IOWA helps Iowa's children in need. Programs supported by Variety benefit children's hospitals, youth at risk, children with disabilities and more – everything from funding programs to the purchase of medical equipment.


Wheelchair Basketball Thursdays
Phone: (888) 777-8881
Contact: Mike Boone
Adaptive Sports Iowa will be hosting weekly wheelchair basketball pickup games in Ankeny . We'll be meeting in the gym at First Family Church located at 317 SE Magazine Road. MAP. I have reserved the facility from 6-8pm every Thursday night. I'll have all 6 of ASI's sport chairs on site. There is no cost to participate. This is a great opportunity to have this offered in the Des Moines metro area. The facility has a full size wood court in great condition and they're extremely excited to host this group.

17. Kansas

17.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Kansas

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Kansas to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

17.2. Chapter Affiliates

Greater Kansas City SCIA
P.O. Box 8826, Kansas City, MO, Kansas, 64114
Phone: (913) 491-5667
Contact:  kcscia@gmail.com

 

17.3. Centers for Independent Living

Kansas Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

17.4. State Disability Resources

Assistive Technology for Kansans
Phone: (800) 526-3648
Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) helps persons with disabilities find ways to live and work as independently as possible through the use of assistive devices and services.


Kansas Equipment Exchange
Phone: (866) 666-1470
The Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE) Program is designed to help more Kansans obtain affordable medical equipment.


Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
Phone: 785-296-5865
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation offers affordable housing opportunities to first-time homebuyers, renters, senior citizens, and other individuals with special needs who otherwise might not be able to afford quality housing.


Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (888) 369-4777
Help people with disabilities achieve employment and self-sufficiency.

17.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Arts
Phone: (913) 281-1133
Accessible Arts, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing equal access to the arts for children and youth with physical, emotional and psychological disabilities.


Beach Center on Disability
Phone: (785) 864-7600
Since 1988, the Beach Center has conducted research, prepared doctoral and masters' students, and provided technical assistance, information, and referral services to families and individuals with disabilities throughout Kansas and the world.


communityworks, inc.
Phone: (913) 789-9900
communityworks, inc. is a nationally recognized service provider for individuals with disabilities. Our staff assists people with disabilities to live, work and play in the community by setting up support systems that gives control back to the consumer.


Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Phone: (877) 776-1541
DRC is the Official Protection and Advocacy System for Kansas and is a part of the national network of federally mandated and funded protection and advocacy systems. As such, DRC advocates for the rights of Kansans with disabilities under state or federal laws (ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, Federal Medicaid Act, Kansas Act Against Discrimination, etc.)


Families Together
Phone: (888) 815-6364
Phone: (800) 499-9433
Contact: Toll Free Spanish Line
Families Together is a statewide non-profit organization serving families in Kansas which include a son or daughter with a disability.


Kansas ADAPT
Phone: (785) 233-4572
Contact: Mike Oxford
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Kansas AgrAbility Project
Phone: (800) 526-3648
The purpose of Kansas AgrAbility is to provide information and resources to help Kansas farmers with disabilities locate and access appropriate assistive occupational technologies.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


OCCK Inc.
OCCK is a not-for-profit Kansas corporation dedicated to helping people with physical or mental disabilities remove barriers to employment, independent living, and full participation in their communities.


Project Walk Kansas City
6600 College Blvd
Suite 315
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: 913-451-1509

At Project Walk - Kansas City we bridge the gap between SCI and recovery. Our certified SCI Recovery Specialists coach and guide you from the time you are released from hospital care until you have achieved your individual goals.


The Capper Foundation Easter Seals
Phone: (785) 272-4060
The Capper Foundation Easter Seals is a community resource providing services to enhance the independence of people with physical disabilities, primarily children.


Wheelchair Athletics Foundation
Wheelchair Athletics Foundation (WCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to expand and improve opportunities for wheelchair athletes in all sports. The purpose of the Wheelchair Athletics Foundation is to provide and support the wheelchair athletics experience through activities that are open to any child, adult, or veteran with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

18. Kentucky

18.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Kentucky

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Kentucky to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

18.2. Chapter Affiliates

Derby City Area Chapter, NSCIA
305 W.Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202
Phone: (502) 589-6620
Contact: David Allgood, President

18.3. Centers for Independent Living

Kentucky Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

18.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 40504
Phone: (859) 254-5701


Frazier Rehab Institute
220 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202
Phone: (502) 582-7490

18.5. State Disability Resources

Hart Supported Living Program
The Hart-Supported Living program is for Kentuckians with disabilities to request funds for supports so they can live in their homes and communities and avoid institutionalization.


Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation
Phone: (877) 675-0195
The Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation (KATLC) offers low interest loans through its lending partner, Fifth Third Bank, for qualified applicants who need any type of equipment or home modification that will increase a person's mobility or enable them to become more independent.


Kentucky Assistive Technology Service
Phone: (800) 327-5287
It consists of a statewide network of organizations and individuals connecting to enhance the availability of assistive technology devices and services to improve the productivity and quality of life for individuals with disabilities.


Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 372-7172
The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation assists eligible individuals with disabilities achieve their employment goals.


Kentucky Protection and Advocacy
Phone: (800) 372-2988
We are advocates working together with people who have disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights. Through our information and referral services, we try to answer questions about your rights under disability laws.


Personal Care Attendant Program
Phone: (502) 564-6930 Ext. 3394
Contact: Mary Jo Lockhart-Sams
The Personal Care Attendant Program helps severely physically disabled adults who are at risk of being institutionalized to live in their own homes and communities by subsidizing costs of personal attendant services.


State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Phone: (877) 293-7447
The Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals, their family members and caregivers. This service is provided at no charge by local, well-trained counselors.

18.6. Additional Programs or Resources

AHEAD Kentucky Scholarships
Phone: (270) 824-1869
The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) offers two $500 scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a Kentucky Postsecondary Institution during the award period. Students need to be nominated by a disability support services officer at the applicant's institution.


Assistive Technology Exchange List
Phone: (800) 327-5287
Buy and/or sell used equipment.


Bluegrass Technology Center
Phone: (800) 209-7767
a consumer driven, non profit, grassroots organization assisting individuals who have disabilities, their families, and service providers in connecting with various technologies and services that provide the gateway to greater independence, productivity, and quality of life.


Cardinal Hill Easter Seals Foundation
859-254-5701
Adaptive Recreation promotes healthy and active lifestyles with the goal to improve the overall quality of life for people with physical disabilities through education, exposure to adaptive equipment and adaptive recreation experiences in the community.


Friends For Michael, Inc. Spinal Cord Injury Organization
Phone: (502) 532-7071
Contact: Cindy Norton
A non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer based, organization that raises funds primarily for spinal cord injury research, grants for victims and their families, spinal cord injury prevention/awareness education and scholarships for locally active high school graduates.


handiCAPABLE Guide Service, Inc.
Phone: (270) 362-0970
handiCAPABLE Guide Service, Inc. is dedicated to educating and rehabilitating through recreation. We provide the developmentally delayed and physically challenged youth and adults in Kentucky and surrounding states the opportunity to experience the thrills and challenges of boating, fishing, and other forms of outdoor recreation.


Kentucky AgrAbility
Phone: (800) 333-2814
to provide education and technical assistance to agriculture operators and farm family members who face the challenges of a disability.


Kentucky Education Rights Center
Phone: (859) 983-9222
The Kentucky Education Rights Center was established to work with families of children (ages 3 years to 21 years) with physical and mental disabilities in their relations to the public school systems.


Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network
Phone: (800) 525-7746
KY-SPIN, Inc. (Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting programs which will enable persons with disabilities and their families to enhance their quality of life.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Kentucky
Phone: (502) 582-7484
The mission of SCIAK is to serve those affected by spinal cord injury through increased awareness, greater resource availability and support services, enhanced educational and preventative interventions, as well as increased athletic and recreational opportunities.


VSA arts of Kentucky
Phone: (877) 781-8725
VSA arts of Kentucky is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting arts, education and creative expression for all, with an emphasis on persons with disabilities.

19. Louisiana

19.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Louisiana

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Louisiana to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

19.2. Chapter Affiliates

Louisiana Disability Alliance
P.O. Box 86632, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70817
Phone main: 225-436-4519
Primary contact: Glenn Gaudet
Phone: 225-246-8162
Alternate contact: Michelle Baxter
Phone: 225-454-0202

19.3. Louisiana Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Louisiana. 

19.4. Centers for Independent Living

Louisiana Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

19.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Touro Rehabilitation Center
1401 Foucher Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115
Phone: (504) 897-7011
Contact via email

19.6. State Disability Resources

Crime Victim Reparations
Phone: (225) 925-4437
Victims of violence and their families must deal with emotional, physical, and financial aftermath of crime. The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Fund helps innocent victims and their families when they have no other means of paying for the financial cost of crime. The fund is administered by the Crime Victims Reparations Board under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement The money in the fund comes from people who break the law.


Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
Phone: (800) 270-6185
LATAN assists individuals with disabilities to achieve a higher quality of life and greater independence through increased access to assistive technology as part of their daily lives.


Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Phone: (888) 891-9441
Louisiana's Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program provide services in a flexible, individualized manner to Louisiana citizens who survive traumatic head or traumatic spinal cord injuries. The TH/SCI program enables individuals to return to a reasonable level of functioning and independent living in their communities.


Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a lifetime career.

19.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center
Phone: (504) 466-9960
The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization that was founded to help provide a fun and therapeutic experience for individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities.


Advocacy Center
Phone: (800) 960-7705
the Advocacy Center protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of persons living in Louisiana who are elderly or disabled.


Families Helping Families of Louisiana
Phone: (985) 446-3445
FHF is an organization of families who because of their own experience, are aware of and committed to reaching out to other families who have members with special needs. Special needs include physical, mental, emotional, behavior and/or education issues.


JoJo's Hope
504-251-8953
JoJo's Hope is a charitable organization which offers swimming and aquatic activity programs that are adapted to meet the need of individuals with mental or physical limitations. The therapeutic programs are specially designed for those with Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Bifida, Autism, Down's Syndrome and other disabilities. JoJo's Hope's water safety programs are approved by the American Red Cross.


Recreation Resource Guide for the Gulf South Region
The Child Life Department at Children's Hospital New Orleans has developed a summer camp, adaptive sports, and accessible recreation resource guide for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the Louisiana area.

**SEE PDF of Recreation Resource Guide of the Gulf South Region at bottom of this page**


VSA arts of Louisiana
Phone: (225) 761-4243
VSA arts affiliates create opportunities for disabled, non-disabled, and exceptional and disabled students to celebrate and share accomplishments in drama, dance, music, literature, and the visual arts.

20. Maine

20.1. Centers for Independent Living

Maine Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

20.2. State Disability Resources

Independent Living Services Program
The Independent Living Services (ILS) Program assists people who have significant disabilities to live more independently in their homes and communities. The program provides and arranges needed IL services subject to the availability of funds. The program is also an advocacy program for people with disabilities and their families


Maine Aging and Disability Services
(207) 287-9200 or (800) 262-2232
The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) supports Maine's older and disabled adults by providing Adult Protective, Brain Injury, Other Related Conditions, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Long Term Care, and Aging and Community services to the people of Maine.


Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 698-4440
BRS strives to bring about full access to employment, independence and community integration for people with disabilities.


Maine CITE
Phone: (207) 621-3195
Maine CITE is a statewide program designed to help make assistive and universally designed technology more available to Maine children and adults who have disabilities.


Maine Disability Resources


MaineCare for Workers with Disabilities
Maine Medicaid has a new option that allows someone with a disability to earn more and keep Medicaid. In the past, people lost their Medicaid if they earned too much.


Vocational Rehabilitation
A program that helps people who have disabilities to get and keep a job

20.3. Additional Programs or Resources

AbilityMaine
Contact via email
Maine's Online News Magazine and Resource Guide for People With Disabilities.


Accessibility & Disability Resources


AccessMaine
A directory of resources and information for Mainers with disabilities.


ALLTech: Maine Educational Center for Assistive Technology & Software
207-321-6080 x3314
ALLTECH serves individuals with a wide range of disabilities including persons who have cognitive, communication, motor, and vision difficulties. We can come to you directly or virtually, as ALLTECH is skilled in distance technologies and can provide some services remotely. We provide high quality and timely professional services. 


Alpha One
Phone: (800) 640-7200
Alpha One annually assists more than 6,000 people of all ages, including children and the elderly, with a range of disabilities: mobility impairments, traumatic brain injury, deafness, blindness, other vision and hearing impairments, developmental disabilities, mental illness, and AIDS. For more than three decades, Alpha One has been responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities, initiating, advocating for, and implementing systems change to overcome the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from living independently.


Disability Rights Center
Phone: (800) 452-1948
Disability Rights Center (DRC) is Maine's protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities. It is a non-profit agency, independent of state and federal government.


Forest Avenue Apartments
1300 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine, 04103
Phone: (207) 797-7102
Forest Avenue Apartments is a 16-unit complex designed by Crotched Mountain for adults with a permanent disability who meet income eligibility requirements. Finding a home that is both affordable and accessible can be a challenge. Contact to inquire about rental costs and availability


Kalikow Curriculum Materials Center Assistive Technology Collection
Phone: (207) 778-7895
The Kalikow Curriculum Materials Center Assistive Technology Collection is a resource offered free to UMF students, faculty, and staff, and to professionals in the community, individuals with disabilities, and their families. The Assistive Technology Collection provides a place to view assistive technology (AT) devices, to receive instruction in the use and evaluation of the equipment, and to obtain information about AT in general. Many of the items may be signed out for use at home or in a school or therapeutic setting.


Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation
Phone: (800) 639-7770
Maine Adaptive is the largest year-round adaptive recreation program in the state of Maine for adults and children with physical disabilities. Maine Adaptive provides over 3500 lessons winter and summer, free of charge, thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations that sustain Maine Adaptive every year.


Maine AgrAbility
207-944-1533
Helping Maine farmers with chronic health conditions and disabilities gain more control over their lives, continue to farm successfully, and live independently.


Maine Parent Federation/SPIN
Phone: (800) 870-7746
Through our projects, individuals can receive information about: specific disabilities, parenting issues, education, services, support groups and other resources available to assist families and professionals within the home, school and community. Staff at SPIN provide one-on-one information to parents and professionals concerning needed services, educational rights, and specific disabilities through a toll free statewide telephone number


mPower
Phone: (800) 640-7200
If money stands between you and the adaptive equipment you need or want, the mPower loan may be the solution. mPower is more than an ordinary loan program. mPower loans are made at low interest rates with longer repayment schedules, reducing monthly payments. Loans of $250 to $100,000 are available to Maine residents only.


Pine Tree Society
Phone: (207) 443-3341
Since it was established in 1936, Pine Tree Society has offered thousands of Maine children and adults with disabilities a wide variety of programs. Our services are determined by individual need, but the goal is always the same - to help each person we serve attain maximum independence and an improved quality of life.


Powering Education Scholarship
Phone : (207) 619-9274
Applicants must: have a documented disability, Attending/attended a high school in the state of Maine, B average or 3.0 GPA, Acceptance letter from post-secondary institution.


Rebuilding Together-Lincoln County
Work to keep low-income homeowners safe, warm, and living independently, especially the elderly and disabled. To qualify for assistance from Rebuilding Together, the homeowner must live on a low-fixed income and live and own the home for which repairs are needed. The work will be performed for homeowners who are financially or physically unable to complete this work on their own.


Southern Maine Parent Awareness
Phone: (800) 564-9696
Southern Maine Parent Awareness helps families expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of their children and young adults with disabilities.


 UCP of Maine
Phone: 1.877.603.0030
UCP of Maine is now a Disability Resource Network- providing information, programs, services and support for clients and other members of their community. UCP of Maine serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities




21. Maryland

21.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Maryland

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Maryland to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

21.2. Maryland Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Maryland.

21.3. Centers for Independent Living

Maryland Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

21.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Inc. (ARHM)
9909 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-864-6005


Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Inc. at Takoma Park
7600 Carroll Avenue
Unit 5200, 5th floor
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 301-891-5560


Kennedy Krieger Children's Hospital, 801 Outpatient Center
801 North Broadway
ICSCI
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-923-9200


Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland, 21205
Phone: (888) 923-9222


University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (UM ROI)
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207
Phone: 410-448-2500

21.5. State Disability Resources

Access for All
Phone: (410) 260-8095
Contact: Natalie Veeney Ford
Maryland is making a special effort to insure that all DNR facilities and programs are accessible to visitors with disabilities. This web page provides a link to an alphabetical listing of state public lands that provide accessible amenities. For your convenience, we also provide a link to accessible outdoor recreational opportunities on public lands


Attendant Care Program
Phone: (410) 767-6025
Contact: Rhonda Simms
It provides financial reimbursement to individuals with long-term or severe physical disabilities who require attendant services such as in-home assistance with personal care, household chores, and transportation.


Call-A-Cab
Phone: (301) 883-5656
Call-A-Cab is a transportation assistance program that provides mobility at a reduced cost for senior (age 55 and over) and/or disabled Prince George's County residents. This program allows eligible residents to purchase coupon books that can be used to pay for rides with participating cab companies when Metrobus, Metrorail, and/or Call-A-Bus are not available.


Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)
Phone: (410) 266-5722
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and developmentally disabled individuals. We operate out of Sandy Point State Park at the western end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and maintain an office in Annapolis, MD.


Employed Individuals with Disabilities program
Phone: (410) 767-3660
Contact: Michael Dalto
The Employed Individuals with Disabilities program extends Medical Assistance health benefits to working Marylanders with Disabilities. This program lets you return to work and keep your health benefits by paying a small fee.


Homeownership for Individuals with Disabilities Program
Phone: (800) 638-7781
The Homeownership for Individuals with Disabilities Program is offered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and is available statewide.


Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (888) 554-0334
The mission of the Division of Rehabilitation Services is to provide leadership and support in promoting the employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence of individuals with disabilities.


Maryland Home Modifications Directory
The Home Modifications Directory is a guide that provides useful information on home modification resources throughout the State of Maryland including: Equipment Supplies, Funding Sources and Loan Programs, Home Assessment/Equipment Evaluations, Information and Referral, Licensed Home Improvement Contractors, and Volunteer Organizations.


Maryland Technology Assistance Program
Phone: (800) 832-4827
The specialists at MD TAP furnish information and consultation on assistive technology (AT) to aid individuals with disabilities, their family, friends and advocates, state agencies and employers. The Maryland Assistive Technology Guaranteed Loan Program, operated by the Maryland Technology Assistance Program, makes available loans to purchase assistive technology for Maryland residents with disabilities.

21.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Abilities Network
Phone: (410) 828-7700
Abilities Network provides customized services to children, adults, and families of differing abilities that focus on one-on-one supports to foster broadened, more inclusive communities through education, training, and advocacy.


Assistive Technology Loan Fund Programs from SunTrust
Phone: (800) 832-4827
Contact: Michael Dalto
Individuals are servied by the ATLF through low-interest loans for home improvements, automobile purchase and modification, and equipment such as wheelchairs, electronic scooters, hearing aides, and assistive technology devices.


Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS)
Phone: (410) 771-4606
Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS) is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing year round recreational opportunities to both children and adults with disabilities.


Baltimore Blazer Powerhockey
Contact via email
Contact via email
Powerhockey is just like hockey, only it is exclusively for people who use powerchairs in their daily lives. The Baltimore(Bennett) Blazers are the official U.S.EWHA Powerhockey team of Maryland. If you're in a powerchair, contact us so that you can get involved with Powerhockey.


Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports, Inc. (BRASS)
Phone: (717) 642-8282 Ext. 3479
Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports, Inc. (BRASS), a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities through adaptive snow sports and recreational opportunities.


Caring Communities
Phone: (410) 549-5707
Caring Communities has now grown into a well-known and widely respected service organization offering disability-related activities and events for thousands within the entire disabilities community in MD, DC and Virginia.


Caring Communities Respite Care Registry
Phone: (410) 549-5707
online and searchable Respite Registry in the Baltimore/Washington Area. The CARING NETWORK respite care registry provides families and caregivers with relief from the ongoing demands of providing care for their loved one with special needs.  Caring Communities offers respite provider training for persons 16 years and older.


Determined2heal Foundation
A 501(c)3 nonprofit formed by Josh Basile after suffering a C4-C5 spinal cord injury. Determined2heal's website provides strategic information to help simplify the difficult transition families of newly injured patients face when dealing with paralysis.


Downtown Sailing Center
Phone: (410) 727-0722
The Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) is an 11-year-old, award winning, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) community sailing center offering area residents sailing instruction and access to sailing without the cost of private ownership and boat maintenance. The DSC's many sailing programs include junior sailing day and overnight camps, outreach programs for Baltimore City youth and disabled individuals, adult lessons, open recreational sailing, charters, and racing.


Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore
Phone: (800) 677-3800
Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.


Easter Seals Greater Washington Baltimore Region
Phone: (800) 886-3771
Easter Seals mission is to create solutions that change lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.


Esther M. Smith Scholarships
Phone : (410) 742-9911
Applicants must be graduating seniors with a disability as accepted defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) who attended in Wicomico County; must be nominated by their school principal, guidance counselor or teacher; must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and have been accepted for admission as full-time students at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year education or career training institution.


Gudelsky Exceptional Swim Program
Phone: (301) 622-1780
Contact: Melanie & Herbert Dubin
This swim program is for children, teens and adults with physical, orthopedic-related disabilities. Professional staff members (a coordinator, physical therapist and adaptive water instructors) and volunteers work with participants. Individuals interested in participating must complete medical forms to apply.


Help-Your-Self, Inc.
Help-Your-Self, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities by providing practical knowledge and tools to improve people's potential for growth and community participation. We provide tools and services to enable independent living, community integration, reduce barriers, and educate to prevent injuries.


Inwood House
Phone: (301) 649-6595
Inwood House is a unique residential community, designed specifically for adults who have a disability. We are an apartment community which rents only to persons who are disabled or elderly. In a world full of choices, we just may be that special place you are looking for! Make us your new home! Or join our team of volunteers who create goodwill and good times.


Jill Fox Memorial Fund
Phone: 410-369-9322
The Jill Fox Memorial Fund provides grants to individuals with unmet medical and healthcare needs not paid for by medical insurance, government agencies, health associations, community organizations, public or personal resources.


Learning Independence Through Computers (LINC)
Phone: (410) 659-5462
MISSION is to create technological solutions to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals of all ages with disabilities. We accept requests for assistance primarily from residents and organizations in central Maryland. Our volunteer engineers and medical professionals work together to create one-of-a-kind, customized assistive technology.


Lower Shore Enterprises
Phone: (888) 324-7761
LSE is a non-profit organization the purpose of which is to help eligible individuals with disabilities maximize their vocational functioning and quality of life by evaluating, training and placing individuals in competitive employment and providing follow-up services that will help these workers retain their jobs


Maryland ADAPT
Phone: (410) 336-5152
Contact: Crosby King
Maryland ADAPT is a chapter of a national grass-roots disability rights ACTIVIST organization which believes in using NON-violent civil disobedience, among other strategies, to work towards social change for disabled citizens


Maryland Disability Law Center
Phone: (800) 233-7201
The Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC) is a private, non-profit organization staffed by attorneys and paralegals. MDLC is the Protection and Advocacy organization for Maryland. MDLCâs mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are accorded the full rights and entitlements afforded to them by state and federal law.


Maryland Ravens
Phone: (410) 825-5359
Maryland Ravens, Inc. offers activities (such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, and our youth/school outreach program) for the physically challenged which assists in building self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, and self-motivation.


Maryland Therapeutic Riding
Phone: (410) 923-1187
With the help of hundreds of volunteers and generous community contributors, MTR strives to improve the lives of special needs riders of all ages using a high quality program.


Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project
Phone: 800-371-1986, Ext. 102
The Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project (MAAP) is part of a national program sponsored by the USDA that promotes independence of farmers, watermen, loggers and poultry growers who want to continue to farm despite a disabling or health condition.


Pain Connection
Phone: (301) 309-2444
Pain Connection is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit human service agency that provides monthly support groups (in Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties and Washington DC), Speakers Series in Silver Spring, newsletter, website, information and referrals and community outreach and education.


Project Reboot
Phone: (301) 762-9672
Project Reboot accepts computer equipment from individuals and companies, refurbishes them and then donates the refurbished equipment to other organizations and individuals. There is no cost for this service to the donor.


Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Phone: (301) 933-6030
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is a volunteer organization that works in partnership with the community to address the needs of low-income homeowners, primarily the elderly, disabled, and families with children. RTMC performs home repairs and home modifications such as the installation of wheelchair ramps and grab bars to improve safety and accessibility.


SCI Resource Guide - Greater Metropolitan Washington Area
The 2010-2011 SCI Resource Guide, 4th Edition, is a publication of the SCI Consortium - Greater Metropolitan Washington Area. This handy guide contains specific information for your health and wellness, community living needs, equipment and supply requirements and a listing of sports and recreation groups in the area. (Click link at bottom of page to download the PDF file)


Social Security Disability Law
3915 Old Lee Highway, Suite 22 - A, Fairfax, VA, Maryland, 22030
Phone: 571-328-5795
Contact: Sheri R. Abrams, P.C., Attorney at Law
Social Security Disability Law Preparation of Wills, Living Wills, Health and Financial Powers of Attorney. Serving VA , DC, and MD


The Coordinating Center
Phone: (410) 987-1048
The Coordinating Center coordinates all services that individuals with complex medical needs and disabilities must have to be fully included at home and in the community. We do this by partnering with individuals and families, health care and other service providers as well as funders in a dynamic program of comprehensive care coordination.


The League for People with Disabilities
Phone: (410) 323-0500
The League is a pivotal and pioneering agency committed to offering annually more than 1,800 individuals with multiple, physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities the opportunities to gain independence through a comprehensive continuum of vocational, rehabilitative, educational, medical, wellness and social services.


The Parents' Place of Maryland
Phone: (410) 768-9100The Parents' Place is a Maryland nonprofit organization that provides information to Maryland families of children with all disabilities and special health care needs. We are the statewide Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) and the Family-to-Family Health Information Center.


Volunteers for Medical Engineering V-LINC
Contact page
(secure email portal)
Phone: 410-554-9134
V-LINC creates technological solutions to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals of all ages with disabilities in Maryland.

22. Massachusetts

22.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Massachusetts

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Massachusetts to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

22.2. Chapter Affiliates

Greater Boston Chapter, National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Two Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, Massachusetts, 01801
Phone: (781) 933-8666
Contact: Beth Weaver

The Greater Boston Chapter (GBC) of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association was founded to assist individuals and family members who have been affected by a spinal cord injury. Today we serve over
400 people a year and are recognized nationally for our peer mentoring program.

We have more than 15 individuals (peer mentors) who give their time to meet individuals who are newly injured or living in the community. All our peer mentors are living with a spinal cord injury or have a family member affected by this life-altering injury. We work to match you with a peer of similar injury level, age and/or ethnicity. We also meet with your families and loved ones as they, too, are affected. We offer emotional support, guidance and hope throughout your rehabilitation process.
We are knowledgeable about home modifications, community services, adaptive sports, fund raising, hiring and managing PCA's, adaptive driving and grant opportunities. We also are available to demonstrate activities like wheelchair skills and transfers, or to just talk about life.
Once you are discharged, we will stay in touch during the transition back into the community. We are available at any time to talk, meet for coffee, play golf or basketball, or visit you at home or another facility. We offer tips about life's basics: cooking, hygiene, shopping, doing laundry and more. It is our goal to be positive role models as you rebuild your life and follow your dreams.
We offer a weekly support group at Spaulding Rehab Hospital, Charlestown.

22.3. Massachusetts Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Massachusetts.

22.4. Centers for Independent Living

Massachusetts Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

22.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH)
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: 617-952-5877

VA Boston Healthcare System - West Roxbury Division
1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, 2132
Phone: (617) 323-7700

22.6. Model SCI Systems of Care

New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center
Boston Medical Center, Preston F511 732 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 2118
Phone: (617) 638-7380
Contact: Bethlyn Vergo Houlihan, MSW

The Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) System program, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2006-2011).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

22.7. State Disability Resources

Adult Supported Living Program Overview
The Adult Supported Living Program enables individuals age 18 and over who have a physical disability in combination with a secondary disability to begin or continue living independently in the community with case coordination support. The program utilizes the independent living philosophy in which the individual consumer has the right and responsibility to take risks and make informed choices.


Assistive Technology Program
The Assistive Technology Program (ATP) is part of MRC's Community Services Program. Our goal is to improve the ability of individuals with significant disabilities to live independently through the use of assistive technology.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts disability services


Division of State Parks and Recreation's Universal Access Program
Phone: (413) 545-5353
The Division of State Parks and Recreation's Universal Access Program is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts State Parks for visitors of all abilities.


Home Care Assistance Program
Phone: (800) 223-2559
The Home Care Assistance Program provides homemaker services to eligible disabled adults who are functionally limited in meeting their own nutritional and environmental needs. The assistance of a homemaker helps individuals maintain their independence in the community.


Home Modifications Loan Program
Phone: (617) 204-3739
Contact: Susan Gilliam
The HMLP provides loans for access modifications to the principal residence of elders, adults with disabilities and families with children.


 Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry (MassAccess)
The Mass Accessible Housing Registry is a free program that helps people with disabilities find rental housing in Massachusetts, primarily accessible and barrier-free housing.


Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Phone: (800) 245-6543
MRC promotes dignity for individuals with disabilities through employment and independent living in the community.


MassMATCH Assistive Technology Website
MATCH is the official website of the Assistive Technology Act Program funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration and implemented by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. It provides comprehensive information about the availability and funding of assistive technology in Massachusetts.


Vocational Rehabilitation Services
MRC's Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.

22.8. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Housing Specialists
Phone: (617) 864-4430
Contact: Dave Wood, Realtor
Phone: (617) 772-0203
Contact: Jim Wice, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Interested In Buying A Disability Accessible Condo Or Home? We've got the knowledge, resources and expertise to provide you hassle-free, one-stop shopping for the property that meets your needs. We are committed to helping people living with disabilities enjoy the benefits of property ownership. We welcome first time buyers and seasoned property owners and we can work with you on rentals too.


All Out Adventures
Phone: (413) 527-8980
All Out Adventures is committed to providing year-round inclusive outdoor programming in the New England region. Our summer programs take us out on pristine lakes and into tranquil forests. When the snow falls, our winter programs create opportunities to enjoy the outdoors during the colder months.


Commonwealth Community Care (Formerly Boston's Community Medical Group) 
Phone: (800) 442-0520 Voice: (617) 638-7062
A not for profit, primary medical group providing comprehensive, primary care for adult persons living with complex phyical disabilities.


Cape Cod Disability Access Directory
Contact via email


Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD)
Phone: (800) 541-0282
The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) has been aggressively working since 1984 to advance the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing people, into mainstream society.


Community Boating, Inc.
Phone: (617) 523-1038 Ext. 23
Contact: Marcin Kunicki
CBI developed adaptive sailboats, and equipment to serve individuals with special needs! Persons with disabilities and their guests will have the use of accessible sailboats and transfer equipment, staff assistance to get in and out of the boats, and sailing instruction.


Disability Law Center
Phone: (800) 872-9992
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the Protection and Advocacy agency for Massachusetts. DLC is a private, non-profit organization responsible for providing protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents with disabilities.


Family TIES of Massachusetts
Phone: (800) 905-8437
Family TIES of Massachusetts is a statewide information and parent-to-parent support project for families of children with special needs and chronic illness.


Good News Garage
Phone: (877) 448-3288
The Good News Garage Donated Vehicle Program, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), provides refurbished donated vehicles to people with disabilities in Massachusetts who otherwise could not afford to purchase their own. Cars will be used to transport the client to employment.


H.A.L.O. Foundation
(617)423-4256
The Help A Little One Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children with neurological impairment. H.A.L.O. fulfills requests that enrich or make life easier for children in pediatric nursing homes and supports families who care for their children at home.


Institute for Community Inclusion
Phone: (617) 287-4300
ICI is committed to developing resources and supports for people with disabilities and their families, fostering interdependence, productivity, and inclusion in school and community settings.


Journey Forward
Phone: (781) 828-3233 Ext. 203
Journey Forward is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program.


Legal Planning for Special Needs In Massachusetts: A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship, and Estate Planning
A practical guide to legal planning for parents of children with special needs. In a relaxed, conversational style, Attorney Barbara D. Jackins explains the essentials of SSI, guardianship, and estate planning when there is a family member with a disability. Although some of the materials are specific to Massachusetts, most of the strategies discussed are valid in any state.


Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry
The MassAccess Housing Registry helps people to find affordable housing in Massachusetts. A key feature of the Registry is to highlight homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier-free housing.


MASSACHUSETTS ADAPT
Phone: (508) 775-8300
Contact: Jocelyn French/Pam Burkley
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Phone: (617) 556-4075
Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. (PYD) is committed to empowering young people with disabilities to reach their full potential for personal development. We do this by providing high quality one-to-one and group mentoring programs where adult mentors with disabilities act as positive role models and provide support, understanding and guidance for youth as they strive to reach their personal, educational and career goals.


Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts
Phone: (617) 244-5552
PLAN of Massachusetts provides planning and trust management services that ensure that the financial, social, and legal needs of individuals with disabilities are met now and in the future.


 Rewarding Work
1-866-212-9675
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.


The Wheelchair Recycler
Phone: (508) 460-6328
Contact via email
The wheelchair recycler will pick up your donated chair or scooter, repair as needed and make available to others at a very small cost. Repair service is also available at a fraction of the regular rates. The Wheelchair Recycler will pick up equipment within reasonable driving distance from Marlborough, Massachusetts. Working along with physical therapist and family members we will customize your wheelchair to fit to your specific needs or request. Such customized examples include: sip and puff, head control, chin control with tilt, and recline features.


 

23. Michigan

23.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Michigan

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Michigan to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

23.2. Chapter Affiliates

The Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association (MSCIA)
1938 Woodslee Drive, Suite B
Troy, Michigan, 48083
Phone: (248) 288-2270
Contact: Erin Dawkins
The Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association (MSCIA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2009 with the purpose of enhancing and empowering the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease through advocacy, education and research. The MSCIA is a statewide resource center dedicated to providing members with a portal to available community resources and support groups.

23.3. Michigan Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Michigan.

23.4. Centers for Independent Living

Michigan Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

23.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Mary Free Bed Professional Building
350 Lafayette Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
Phone: 800-528-8989


Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
235 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
Phone: 800-528-8989


Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48201
Phone: (313) 745-9753


Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Sterling Heights Center
33464 Schoenherr Suite 100
Physical Therapy
Sterling Heights MI 48312
Phone: 586-264-1043


RIM Novi
42005 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, Michigan, 48377
Phone: (248) 305-7575

23.6. Model SCI Systems of Care

University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System
University of Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System (U-M SCIMS)
300 N. Ingalls, Room NI2A09
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109
Email: PMR-SCI-All@med.umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-0971

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDILRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2011-2016).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

23.7. State Disability Resources

Disability Benefits 101
Use DB101's online benefits planning Calculators to get ready for a change in your work or benefits, or to learn how benefits rules might apply to you.


Michigan Disability Resource Directory
directory to help individuals and families locate disability services in an easy-to-use resource directory.


Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 292-4200
The mission of Michigan Rehabilitation Services is to assist individuals with disabilities into employment and self-sufficiency.


Motz County Park
Motz County Park in Clinton County just won the highly competitive Da Vinci Award from the Multiple Sclerosis Society for its universal access design throughout the park. Every facility in this park is fully accessible including every picnic table, every walkway, every room in the bathhouse, all water fountains, the fishing pier, etc.


State Disability Assistance
State Disability Assistance (SDA) provides cash assistance to eligible  disabled adults. If you are the caretaker of a disabled person or are age 65 or older, you may be eligible for SDA.

23.8. Additional Programs or Resources

Assistive Technology (AT) Xchange
Welcome to AT Xchange a new Michigan-based website where people can buy, sell or give away assistive technology (AT).


Assistive Technology of Michigan
47451 Avante Drive, Suite A, Wixom, Michigan, 48393
Phone: (248) 348-7161
Contact via email
Assistive Technology of Michigan provides comprehensive assistive technology services including on-site evaluations, custom design and development, equipment recommendations, equipment set-up and training, and follow-up


Attendant Care Services of Michigan
Phone: (586) 228-9991
Attendant Care Services of Michigan provides non medical home care. They specialize in Spinal Cord Injuries, Catastrophic and Hospice Care. Long term care or short term respite relief is available seven days-a-week, including holidays. Attendant Care Services of Michigan provides helpful and necessary services that reduce the difficult, time consuming, and often stressful aspects of personal home care.


Challenge Mountain
Phone: (231) 535-2141
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the physically impaired, mentally challenged, and at risk youth achieve their maximum potential through outdoor therapeutic recreation.


Don't Just Sit There Foundation
Phone: (248) 792-2293
The Scholarship Fund for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery, with the help of the Pioneers for Peace, selects individuals with spinal cord injuries from violence who are committed to their recovery and their community. Recipients train at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan's Center for SCI Recovery (CSCIR), three days per week/three hours per day, for up to one year.


Michigan ADAPT
Phone: (517) 337-3098
Contact: Laura Hall
Phone: (517) 333-1714
Contact: Bill Earle
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.


Michigan AgrAbility
Phone: (800) 956-4106
Michigan AgrAbility helps people with disabilities employed in agriculture continue to farm and live independently.


Michigan Alliance for Families
Phone: (800) 552-4821
Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support and education to families of children and adults with disabilities from birth to age 26 who are in the educational system.


Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
Phone: (800) 828-2714
The Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund allows people with disabilities and seniors (or their family members) to purchase assistive technology devices or services, including modification of vehicles and homes. Loans may also cover cost of training to use the purchased equipment, warranties, and service agreements.


Michigan Directory of Service Providers for Infants, Toddlers, and Students with Disabilities
The Michigan Directory of Service Providers for Infants, Toddlers, and Students with Disabilities is intended for parents, educators, and other service providers seeking resource information related to the educational needs of children, students, and clients.


Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)
Phone: (517) 333-2477
MDRC is a state-wide network of individuals and organizations that advances the issues of Michigan's disability community through grassroots activism, public education and advocacy.


Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
Phone: (800) 288-5923
People with disabilities have to deal with a wide variety of issues. We try to answer any questions you may have relating to disability. We have experience in the following areas: discrimination in education, employment, housing, and public places; abuse and neglect; Social Security benefits; Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance; housing; Vocational Rehabilitation; HIV/AIDS issues; and many other disability-related topics.


Michigan Employment Loan Fund
Phone: (800) 828-2714
The mission of the Michigan Employment Loan Fund is to reduce or eliminate barriers to employment through low-interest loans. Financial loans can be used to buy employment-related equipment and training to use the equipment.  Potential borrowers represent those interested in self-employment, those needing assistive devices to maintain, increase, or enhance employment, and those who require equipment to engage in telecommuting employment arrangements with an employer.


National Staffing and Home Care
Phone: (734) 449-9050
National Staffing and Home Care provides spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury home care including ventilator care for consumers Southeastern Michigan. They specialize in private duty care up to 24 hours per day/7 days per week.


Occupational Planning and Placement Inc.
PO Box #665, Boyne City, Michigan, 49712
Phone: (231) 582-2293
Contact: Adolph W. Cwik, MA, CRC, CCM, LBSW, LPC
Phone: (231) 590-6877
Certified Case Manager


Pioneers for Peace
Phone: (313) 745-5053
The Pioneers for Peace program is an innovative violence prevention and awareness program. Pioneers for Peace members are all survivors of violence who have sustained a spinal cord injury, brain injury or another type of traumatic injury that resulted in a permanent disability. Each member views her or his disability not as a tragedy but rather as an opportunity to make a difference by becoming an advocate for violence prevention.


Project Freedom
Phone: (734) 240-2565
Free Loans of Equipment To Keep People Independent In Their Own Homes! Project Freedom is an organization funded by a grant from the Hospitalers Committee of Detroit Commandery No.1, Knights Templar, a Masonic organization. Project Freedom has an inventory of Lift-Aid 2000 home lifts and is making them available to eligible recipients throughout Michigan. There is no cost to the patient for the installation or use of the lift. All costs are covered by Project Freedom. When the patient no longer needs the lift, the unit will be removed, refurbished and made available to another family. To be eligible for this program, recipients must demonstrate that they would not otherwise be able to purchase the equipment because of insufficient insurance coverage and lack of financial resources.


The Frank Law Firm, PC
26645 WEST TWELVE MILE ROAD, Suite 207, SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, 48034
Phone: (248) 945-9100
Fax: (248) 945-9119
Contact via email
The specific focus of this practice lies in the areas of Michigan No-Fault insurance coverage, catastrophic accidents involving spinal cord and closed head injury victims, and in Probate Court actions to protect the legal rights of such persons.


Trust Fund for Children with Special Needs
Phone: (517) 241-7420
The Trust Fund helps pay for services and projects for children with special health care needs not provided by other health care funds. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families.


Walk The Line To SCI Recovery
Phone: (248) 691-4540
"Walk The Line"combines the expertise of physician directed training programs with experienced, knowledgeable certified trainers to help each client reach their goals for RECOVERY. "Walk The Line" is an exercise based recovery program.


Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports
Phone: 616.242.0351
If you're interested in wheelchair and adaptive sports, Mary Free Bed offers a variety of athletic programs for patients and community members. Those with mobility impairments can reap the same benefits of athletic activity and competition as the able-bodied enjoy. And, research proves that participating in sports and other recreation programs goes beyond the repair of the physical – athletic and leisure activities also have marked psychological and social advantages for people with disabilities.


Wheelchair Hockey League (WCHL)
Phone: (519) 250-7274
Contact: Commissioner Chris Lemieux
The purpose of this league is to provide an appropriate means for persons in wheelchairs to have the opportunity to play hockey, and have the chance to engage in the competition and excitement of the sport. Our League includes players in manual and electric wheelchairs.

24. Minnesota

24.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Minnesota

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Minnesota to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

24.2. Chapter Affiliates

Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Association
1257 Central Avenue NE Suite 128
Blaine, MN 55404
Contact: Shawn Dean
Email: info@mnscia.org
Website: Minnesota SCI Association

24.3. Minnesota Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Minnesota.

24.4. Centers for Independent Living

Minnesota Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

24.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (CKRI)
MR 12101
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-863-4463


Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester, St. Marys Campus
1216 Second Street SW
St. Mary's Hospital - PMR
Rochester, MN 55902
Phone: 507-266-2809


Minneapolis VA Health Care System Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Center (MVAHCS)
One Veteran's Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612-467-3707


Miller Dwan Rehabilitation Center
502 East Second Street, Duluth, Minnesota, 55805
Phone: (218) 786-2850

24.6. State Disability Resources

Consumer Support Grant Program
The Consumer Support Grant (CSG) program is a state-funded alternative to Medicaid home care services of home health aide, personal care assistance and/or private duty nursing. Through cash grants, the CSG Program provides consumers with greater flexibility and freedom of choice in service selection, payment rates, service delivery specifications and employment of service providers.


Family Support Grant Program
The Family Support Grant (FSG) Program provides state cash grants to families of children with disabilities. The goal of the program is to:
- Prevent or delay the out-of-home placement of children
- Promote family health and social well being by facilitating access to family-centered services and supports


Home Accessibility Resources
Seniors and younger persons with disabilities often need changes made in their homes so they can live there more safely and independently. These resources provide advice on how to make homes more accessible and identify financing that may help cover costs.


Home care services
Home care offers medical and health-related services and assistance with day-to-day activities to persons in their home. Home care can provide short-term care for persons moving from a hospital or nursing home back to their home or continuing care to persons who have ongoing needs.


 Home and community-based waivers
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) waivers afford states the flexibility to develop and implement community alternatives for Medicaid-eligible persons with disabilities and chronic health care needs who would otherwise receive services in a hospital, nursing facility or Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD).


 Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities
MA-EPD allows working persons with disabilities to qualify for MA under higher income and asset limits than regular MA.


Minnesota DNR Open the Outdoors Program
Information on access to state parks, trails, and other outdoor resources, as well as hunting and fishing licenses for people with disabilities.


Minnesota Rehabilitation Services
Phone: 888GETJOBS
Rehabilitation Services helps people with disabilities to achieve their employment and independent living goals.


Minnesota STAR Program
Phone: (888) 234-1267
STAR informs Minnesotans about issues of assistive technology, opens the door to assistive technology for the citizens of Minnesota through state and federal legislation, works with state agencies and builds/maintains community collaborative and communication efforts.


Minnesota State Council on Disability
Phone: (800) 945-8913
The Minnesota State Council on Disability is an agency that advises, provides technical assistance, collaborates and advocates to expand opportunities, improve the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities.


 STAR Technology Exchange (STARTE)
The goal of STARTE hosted by the Minnesota STAR Program is to put AT equipment that is not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from it.


Telephone Equipment Distribution Program
Phone: (800) 657-3663
The TED Program provides telephone equipment to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, speech impaired or have a physical disability and need adaptive equipment in order to use the phone. The equipment is loaned out at no cost as a long-term loan.

24.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Space, Inc.
Phone: (651) 645-7271
Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI), a nonprofit organization which provides accessible, affordable housing, supportive living opportunities and rehabilitation services for adults with physical disabilities and brain injuries, as well as seniors.


Capable Partners
Phone: (763) 439-1038
The Vision and Mission of Capable Partners is to create a well known and respected Twin Cities based non-profit organization of sport persons whose mission is to volunteer their time and talents to provide hunting, fishing, and related opportunities for the physically challenged.


Closing The Gap
Phone: (507) 248-3294
Closing The Gap, Inc. is an organization that focuses on assistive technology for children and adults with special needs through its bi-monthly newspaper, Resource Directory, annual international conference, extensive Web site and on-line service, Solutions.


True Friends

Phone: (952)852-0101
A MN based five camp location organization serving children and adults with disabilities. We offer resident camps, day camps, respite services, national and international travel for people with disabilities, a therapeutic riding program, conference & retreat facilities, and much more.


Courage Center
Phone: (888) 846-8253
We are a Minnesota-based rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. We specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism and disabilities experienced since birth


Courage Center Scholarship for People with Disabilities
Phone: (763) 520-0553
The Courage Center awards scholarships up to $1,000 for post-secondary students in Minnesota who have a sensory impairment or physical disability Applicants will need to identify how a scholarship will support their educational aspirations and career goals.


Disability Linkage Line
Phone: (866) 333-2466
The Disability Linkage Line (DLL) is a FREE Information, Referral and Assistance service that helps persons with disabilities connect to services and programs in Minnesota.


Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota
651-379-5800
The mission of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota is to assist people with barriers to education, employment and independence in achieving their goals.


Goodwill/Easter Seals Equipment Loan
Phone: (651) 379-5922
Goodwill/Easter Seals offers free loans of medical equipment, for up to six months, to any person with a temporary need. Individuals and health care providers in the community donate this used equipment. Goodwill/Easter Seals repairs, cleans and sanitizes the equipment before each loan.


Helping Paws
Phone: (952) 988-9359
Helping Paws of Minnesota, Inc., is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to further the independence of individuals with physical disabilities (other than blindness or deafness) through the use of a service dog. As part of this mission, Helping Paws trains and places service dogs with individuals with disabilities in the state of Minnesota and surrounding areas.


Lend A Hand
701-356-2661
Lend A Hand is a program of Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) that helps caring community members raise funds for families experiencing a medical crisis. The program provides fundraising resources, online giving options and matching funds to inspire and compound giving. 100% of contributions to Lend A Hand are distributed to eligible families living in Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN


Minnesota ADAPT
Phone: (218) 281-1095
Contact: Gordie Haug
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Minnesota AgrAbility Project
Phone: (800) 669-6719 Ext. 5601
From the Minnesota AgrAbility Project you can expect Practical solutions for a healthy and productive life in agriculture.


Minnesota Broken Wing Connection
Phone: (888) 752-9373
The Minnesota Broken Wing Connection, a small non-profit, was formed to help the disabled discover, or rediscover, the great outdoors and how to get back out there. This has been accomplished by our becoming a national resource center and a Minnesota learning center for the physically challenged who are looking for other options in life.


Minnesota Disability Law Center
Phone: (800) 292-4150
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) addresses the unique legal needs of persons with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities on legal issues that are related to their disabilities.


Minnesota PowerHockey League
Phone: (763) 535-4736
The Minnesota PowerHockey League, is a division of the U.S. EWHA (Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association). We continue to look for more players so that we can build and expand our league. For more information, please contact the MPHL.


Rebuilding Together Twin Cites
Phone: (651) 776-4273
Rebuilding Together Twin Cites serves low-income homeowners in the seven-county metro area whose homes are in need of repair or have fallen behind in basic exterior and interior maintenance.


Simon Technology Center
Phone: (952) 838-9000
The Simon Technology Center is dedicated to making the benefits of technology more accessible to children and adults with disabilities.


Southern Minnesota Assistive Technology Center
(507) 281-6262
Southern Minnesota Assistive Technology Center (formerly PACTT) is a program of Ability Building Center, which is a non-profit rehabilitation facility located in Rochester, Minnesota. The Southern Minnesota Assistive Technology Center provides assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities of all ages, their caregivers, and the professionals who work with them.


SUPER (Still Useful Product and Equipment Referral) Service for Used Assistive Technology
The PACER SUPER Service connects people seeking to buy used assistive technology with sellers.


VSA Arts Minnesota
Phone: (612) 332-3888
V S A arts of Minnesota promotes quality, accessible arts experiences for people with all types of disabilities.


We Can Ride, Inc.
Phone: (952) 934-0057
The We Can Ride program, founded in 1982, offers therapeutic horseback riding and cart driving to disabled children and adults.


Wilderness Inquiry
Phone: (800) 728-0719
Wilderness Inquiry (WI) is a non-profit organization that focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world. Many trips are especially geared for individuals with disabilities.

25. Mississippi

25.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Mississippi

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Mississippi to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

25.2. Mississippi Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Mississippi.

25.3. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Medical Rehabilitation - East Campus
One Layfair Drive
Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-936-8888

 

Methodist Rehabilitation Center (MRC)
1350 E Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-981-2611

Quest
1910 Lakeland Drive
Suite C
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-713-1550

25.4. Centers for Independent Living

Mississippi Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

25.5. State Disability Resources

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 443-1000
It is the mission of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS), to provide appropriate and comprehensive services to Mississippians with disabilities in a timely and effective manner. Programs and services assist individuals with disabilities to gain employment, retain employment and/or to live more independently.


Mississippi Project START
Phone: (800) 852-8328
The mission of Project START is to ensure the provision of appropriate Technology-Related services for Mississippians with disabilities by increasing the awareness of and access to Assistive Technology and by helping the existing service systems to become more consumer responsive so that all Mississippians with disabilities will receive appropriate Technology-Related services and devices.


Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 443-1000
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides services to assist eligible individuals in overcoming the limitations imposed by physical or mental disabilities while maximizing their potential for employment.


Spinal Cord Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Program
Phone: (601) 853-5322
The goal of the Trust Fund Program is to assist individuals who are severely disabled by traumatic spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury to resume activities of daily living and to reintegrate into the community with as much dignity and independence as possible.

25.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Angel Flight
Phone: (877) 426-2643
Phone: (770) 452-7958
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can't be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care.


Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 772-4057
It is the mission of the Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and their families and empower these individuals to reach for their full potential in every aspect of life and to be a voice for families, advocates, consumers and professional representing the interests and needs of people with disabilities.


Disability Rights Mississippi
Phone: (800) 772-4057
The mission of Disability Rights Mississippi is to promote, protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of all people with disabilities, and to assist them with full inclusion in home, community, education and employment.


Mississippi Paralysis Association
Phone: (601) 924-0452
The Mississippi Paralysis Association (MPA) was formed in 1983 in response to a great need for financial assistance to people with disabilities. Since its inception, MPA has provided thousands of Mississippians with paralysis the assistance they need to maintain or enhance their independence. Assistance varies from the purchase of durable medical equipment and supplies, home and/or vehicle modifications to peer support and advocacy.


Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Phone: (888) 477-2669
PPARxMS is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.


T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability
Phone: (662) 325-1028
In order to empower individuals with disabilities through leading edge technologies the T.K. Martin Center for Technology & Disability maintains a state of the art clinical, research and training program focusing modern technologies, in a comprehensive and integrated manner, to the needs of persons with disabilities.

26. Missouri

26.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Missouri

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Missouri to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

26.2. Chapter Affiliates

Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association
P.O. Box 8826, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114
Phone: (913) 491-5667
Contact: Erin Brown 

 The mission of the Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association is to provide local resources, services, and peer support to individuals with spinal cord injury and disease, their families, and professionals. The chapter will assist individuals with the unique difficulties encountered when residing in a bi-state city when searching for information, education, and assistance. The chapter will offer the same support to individuals residing in the area but outside the city.

 

 

26.3. Missouri Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Missouri.

26.4. Centers for Independent Living

Missouri Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

26.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Spinal Cord Injury Service Line St. Louis Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
One Jefferson Barracks Drive, Spinal Cord Injury Line (128JB), Department of VA Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 63125
Phone: (314) 894-6677

26.6. State Disability Resources

Missouri AT Recycling Program
Phone: (866) 655-6703
Missouri Assistive Technology (MoAT) has three programs that give consumers access to reusable assistive technology. These reuse programs create an opportunity for those who need AT to obtain it at low cost or no cost. Often assistive technology devices, adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment (DME) may be available through Recycle and Reuse programs.


Missouri Assistive Technology
Phone: (816) 231-7166   Outside Kansas City area: 1-866-201-3829
Email: Matt
The mission of Missouri Assistive Technology is to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages.


 Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (877) 222-8963
Putting people first means ensuring that the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides the highest quality of employment oriented services to Missourians with disabilites.


St. Louis Office on the Disabled
Phone: (314) 622-3686
The Office on the Disabled assists the City's being in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Office also assists the City in making it one that welcomes people of all disabilities as full and equal participants in the community.

26.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Adapt-Ability, Inc.
Voice: 314-432-1101
Adapt-Ability's mission is to enable people with disabilities through technology. Services include home modifications, jobsite accommodations, assistive technology, seating/positioning.


Decision Point Consulting, Inc.
Phone: (636) 207-8751
An organization which offers a variety of services including, case management, consulting, comprehensive assessments and psychotherapy. Decision Point Consulting is dedicated to easing the burden of individuals and families who are coping with aging, health-related, or mental health issues.


Gateway Legal Services
Phone: (888) 782-8380
Gateway Legal Services is a non-profit legal-aid law firm dedicated to helping the poor and disabled and consumers who have been defrauded or wronged.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


Missouri AgrAbility Project
Phone: (800) 995-8503
The goal of AgrAbility is to provide assistance and resources to farmers with disabilities that allow them to continue farming.


Missouri AHEAD Guidebook
This book has been written to help students with disabilities achieve access into postsecondary education institutions and find success once they are enrolled.


Missouri Coalition for Quality Care
Phone: (888) 262-5644
The mission of MCQC is to improve the quality of care and quality of life of residents in long-term care facilities and recipients of in-home care.


Missouri Parents ACT (MPACT)
Phone: (800) 743-7634
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center serving all disabilities. Our mission is to ensure that all children with special needs receive an education that allows them to achieve their personal goals.


Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services
Phone: (800) 392-8667
MO P&A is a Federally mandated system in the state of Missouri which provides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally based advocacy.


SHOW ME ADAPT
Phone: (636) 931-2011
Contact: Kim Sternemann
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


ShowMe Aquatics & Fitness
Phone: (636) 896-0999
ShowMe Aquatics & Fitness is a collaborative non-profit organization that provides freedom of movement through inclusive, person-centered recreational and therapeutic programs to people of all ages and abilities. Aqua Ability Program provides aquatic therapy at five locations in the greater St. Louis area.


ST Louis ADAPT
Phone: (314) 961-0679
Contact: Michelle Steger
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


St. Louis Wheelchair Athletic Association
Phone: (314) 775-2512
St. Louis Wheelchair Athletic Association (SLWAA) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides wheelchair sports to individuals with permanent physical disabilities in St. Louis, MO and the surrounding areas for Missouri and Illinois.


Starkloff Disability Institute
314-588-7090
The Starkloff Disability Institute has as its mission to create a world that welcomes all people with disabilities by empowering them, by influencing the non-disabled, by serving as liaison between the two groups, and by working toward a goal of economic independence through employment. Founded in 2003 by Max & Colleen Starkloff and David Newburger, the Starkloff Disability Institute works on changing societal attitudes and perceptions about people with disabilities through activities that send a positive message about living with disability in order to create a world that welcomes disabled people.


VSA arts of Missouri
Phone: 866VSAARTS
VSA arts of Missouri provides learning opportunities in the arts for children, youth and adults with disabilities throughout Missouri.

27. Montana

27.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Montana

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Montana to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

27.2. Centers for Independent Living

Montana Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

27.3. State Disability Resources

Disability Services Division
The mission of the Disability Services Division (DSD) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is to provide services that help Montanans with disabilities to live, work and fully participate in their communities.


Montana Telecommunications Access Program
Phone: (800) 833-8503
The Montana Telecommunications Access Program is an agency of the government of Montana that offers assistive equipment and services to Montanans whose disabilities make it hard for them to use the phone.


Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
Phone: (877) 296-1197
Our mission is to promote work and independence for Montanans with disabilities.


MonTECH
Phone: (877) 243-5511
Montana's comprehensive resource center for Assistive Technology (AT) devices, information, training, evaluations, and other AT related supports. MonTECH Financial Loan Program assists Montanans with disabilities in obtaining assistive technology devices and services through low interest financial loans.

27.4. Additional Programs or Resources

Coalition of Montanans Concerned with Disabilities (CMCD)
To promote the equal participation of all Montanans in all aspects of society through the collective empowerment of people with disabilities.


Disability Rights Montana
Toll-free (800) 245-4743
The Mission of Disability Rights Montana is to protect and advocate for the human, legal, and civil rights of Montanans with disabilities while advancing dignity, equality, and self-determination.


Montana ADAPT
Phone: (406) 829-9495
Contact: Bob Liston\Marsha Katz
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Parents, Let's Unite for Kids
Phone: (800) 222-7585
PLUK is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1984 by parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana for the purpose of information, support, training and assistance to aid their children at home, school and as adults.


Self Sufficiency Trust of Montana - MSST Handbook
Montana 's Self Sufficiency Trust (MSST) is a mechanism to help families deal with the dilemma of providing for a loved one's future. MSST was created by state statute to allow families to fund trusts for the benefit of a child or an adult with disabilities without jeopardizing that individual's eligibility for government benefits. This handbook describes the process for creating individual trust accounts in MSST. It also explains the Lifecare Planning process which helps families plan the future services for their trust beneficiaries.


The University of Montana Rural Institute
Phone: (406) 243-5467
committed to increasing and supporting the independence, productivity, and inclusion of persons with disabilities into the community.


VSA arts of Montana
Phone: (406) 549-2984
VSA works to create a culture where people with disabilities are fully involved with the arts, as expressive artists, learners, and as audience members.

28. Nebraska

28.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Nebraska

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Nebraska to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

28.2. Nebraska Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Nebraska.

28.3. Centers for Independent Living

Nebraska Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

28.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

CHI Health - Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute (IRI)
6901 North 72nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68122
Phone: (402) 572-2295


Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68506
Phone: (402) 489-7102

28.5. State Disability Resources

Assistive Technology Partnership
Phone: (888) 806-6827
The Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) is dedicated to helping Nebraskan's with disabilities, their families and professionals obtain assistive technology devices and services since 1989.


Disabled Persons and Family Support (DPFS) Program
Phone: (800) 358-8802
The Disabled Persons and Family Support (DPFS) Program coordinates and purchases services and items to assist employed adults with disabilities to maintain their independence. The Program also helps families keep family members with disabilities in their homes.


Nebraska Health and Human Services System (HHS) - Disability Programs


Nebraska Respite Network
Phone: (866) 737-7483
The purpose of the Nebraska Respite Network is to establish a statewide system for the coordination of respite resources that serve the lifespan.


28.6. Additional Programs or Resources

AT4ALL
At AT4ALL you can find equipment for loan, for sale, or for giveaway. You can also find equipment from local lending programs to try out before you buy.


Disability Rights Nebraska
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 422-6691
 Disability Rights Nebraska was created to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in protecting and advocating for their rights. From its beginning, DRN has promoted the principles of equality, self-determination, and dignity of persons with disabilities.


Easter Seals Nebraska
800-650-9880 (toll-free)
Easter Seals Nebraska provides exceptional services to help ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play.


Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy
Phone- (402) 359-8830
16 therapy horses, 11 PATH certified instructors, and over 100 students. We also offer services in Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Horses for Heroes and Therapeutic Carriage Driving. HETRA is a non-profit 501c3 organization, and is currently the only PATH Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding center in Nebraska! HETRA serves a variety of clients including children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, brain tumors, head or spinal cord injuries, visual impairment, autism, developmental delays and strokes.


 HELP Adult Services
(402) 341-6559
The organization focuses mainly on those in need with low or moderate income, and offers service to all persons with disabilities and/or a chronic illness regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnic origin. There is no prequalification to use our services, everyone is eligible. This organization is an advocate, ready and waiting for those who suddenly find they need assistance. Support is also provided to family members who find they need respite and assistance.


Loan Programs Helping Nebraskans with Assistive Technology
Phone: (800) 650-9880
Easter Seals Nebraska, as part of a cooperative agreement with the Assistive Technology Partnership and First National Bank of Omaha, is able to offer alternative financing to qualifying Nebraskans with disabilities. These funds are available at a low interest rate, and specifically set for the purpose of purchasing approved equipment, assistive technology devices, and services.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


Nebraska AgrAbility
Phone: (800) 471-6425
Nebraska AgrAbility helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to continue in their chosen profession in agriculture.


Quality Living, Inc.
Phone: (402) 573-3700
At QLI, we believe rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury must include more than the traditional therapies and physical care. To achieve long term success, a third and crucial element must be addressed-rebuilding the spirit. It is this element that makes QLI's Tri-Dimensional Rehabilitation(r) model so unique. What good is restored health without restored hope? Our innovative clinical approach, exceptional facilities and dedicated staff recreate rehab by blending the best of medicine, education and psychology to meet each individual's physical, mental and emotional needs.


Sportsmen & Women Assisting Nebraska's Disabled Sportsmen & Women
Phone: (402) 559-3743
The SANDS program was created to help men and women with disabilities by providing a means for them to meet able-bodied outdoors men and women who volunteer their time and abilities by lending a helping hand. The number one goal of SANDS is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to get out and enjoy all the outdoor activities that Nebraska has to offer. SANDS helps make available a wide range of opportunities to enjoy, whether it's hunting, fishing, boating, camping or even astronomy.


TechConnectors
Phone: (800) 652-0033
At TechConnectors you can find equipment for loan, for sale, or for giveaway. You can also find equipment from local lending program to try out before you buy it.


The Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)
Phone: (712) 328-2825
Collects, maintains, & lends durable medical equipment (such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, crutches, bath benches, etc.). H.E.L.P. provides for those having a need for medical equipment, but lack funds or insurance for new equipment, & do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.

29. Nevada

29.1. Chapter Affiliates

RAGE, SCI Network
6935 Aliante Park Way Ste 104-534
Las Vegas, NV 89084
Phone : 702-333-1038
Contact : Reggie Bennett
RAGE Spinal Cord Chapter Las Vegas is designed to empower,educate and mentor newly injured SCI in our community.
We offer monthly Educational events and Social Networking, Recreational programs, Information and referrals.

29.2. Nevada Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Nevada

29.3. Centers for Independent Living

Nevada Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

29.4. State Disability Resources

Disability RX Prescription
1 - 866- 303-6323 Option 7
Assist disabled Nevadans with the cost of prescription medicines to qualified individuals with disabilities who have reached the coverage gap (donut hole)..


Office of Disability Services
Phone: (775) 687-4452
The purposes of this chapter are: 1. To relieve persons with disabilities from the distress of poverty; 2. To encourage and assist persons with disabilities in their efforts to render themselves more self-supporting; and 3. To enlarge the opportunities of persons with disabilities to obtain education, vocational training and employment.


Rehabilitation Division
Phone: (775) 687-1900
The Rehabilitation Division provides services for people with disabilities to help enable them to work and live independently.

29.5. Additional Programs or Resources

CareMeridian
Phone: (800) 852-1256
CareMeridian is the innovative leader in providing personalized care and proactive health management to the catastrophically ill and injured in an environment that is responsive to our clients and rewarding to our employees.


Disability Resources Network of Nevada
155 Glendale Ave., Ste. 11, Sparks, Nevada, 89431
Phone: (775) 329-1126
Disability Resources, Inc. is a Washoe County based non-profit organization committed to helping local individuals with disabilities achieve their highest potential through the development of individualized goals and supports.


Easter Seals Nevada
Phone: (702) 870-7050
Easter Seals Nevada provides exceptional services to help all people with disabilities or special needs and their families become self-sufficient through direct services, education and community partnerships.


Family TIES of Nevada
Phone: (775) 823-9500
Family TIES provides one place for families in Nevada touched by disability or special healthcare conditions to become empowered to create visions for independent lives.


Nevada Care Connection Resource Centers
The Nevada Care Connection Resource Centers were established in 2006 to help people become aware of their choices, empowering them to make informed decisions, and easily access public and private services and programs.  We strive to provide friendly, welcoming places where anyone can come for information and assistance regarding public benefit programs and other services available to plan for long-term care needs


Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center
Phone: (888) 349-3843
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center (NDALC) is Nevada's federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal, and service rights for individuals with disabilities.


Nevada P.E.P.
Phone: (800) 216-5188
PEP is Nevada's statewide parent training and information center for families who have children with disabilities and the professionals who support them.


Rebuilding All Goals Efficiently, Inc.
6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite L200/WCL, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89146
Phone: (702) 259-0789
Contact: Reggie Bennett
Goal is to help Nevadans with disabilities live more independently. The Independent Living and Assistive Technology Program provides services to individuals with severe disabilities designed to maximize their independence, productivity, inclination, and integration into the community. Items funded include: wheelchairs, ramps, van conversion, home mods, etc. The organization has people with SCI on staff. They also sponsor an SCI Peer Group in Las Vegas


Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada
Phone: 702.259.4900
Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV) is a nonprofit organization that provides free home repairs and accessibility modifications  for low-income homeowners.   We RTSNV provides services to seniors, disabled Americans, veterans and families of active duty service members, individuals and multigenerational families, so that they may continue to live safe and independent lives.    Services are provided at no cost to qualified homeowners.


Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Network
Phone: (702) 333-1038
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Network is a community based group for individuals with spinal cord injuries.  The goal of the program is to connect those with spinal cord injuries to others, while promoting social and community involvement. The network provides outreach, peer support and other opportunities to consumers, and it facilitates independence and motivation to reach a higher quality of life.


VSA arts of Nevada
Phone: (775) 826-6100
The mission of VSA arts of Nevada is the development of quality programs throughout the state of Nevada integrating all the arts into the lives and education of children, youth, and adults, especially those who are disadvantaged or have a disability.

30. New Hampshire

30.1. Affiliate Service Providers in New Hampshire

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in New Hampshire to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

30.2. Chapter Affiliates

New Hampshire National Spinal Cord Injury Association
21 Chenell Drive, Concord, New Hampshire, 03307
Toll free 1-800-826-3700
In state 603-228-9680
Contact: Mark T. Race
Men and women that have successfully been through the SCI event and who are now living full lives and helping those that are newly injuried, their families and loved ones with resources and peer to peer visitation or mentoring.
NHSCIA has a vigorous peer support component Wheelchair Health in Motion and many activities an Health and Wellness Series.

30.3. Centers for Independent Living

New Hampshire Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

30.4. New Hampshire Support Groups

View listing of support groups in New Hampshire. 

30.5. State Disability Resources

 Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled
Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD) is cash assistance for individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 64 and who are physically or mentally disabled.


Assistive Technology in New Hampshire, ATinNH
Phone: (800) 238-2048
ATinNH is New Hampshire's state assistive technology program. The goal of the program is to increase access to assistive technology solutions through equipment re-use, explorations, loans, and low cost funding alternatives. ATinNH also sponsors trainings, classes, and workshops on how to use, develop and implement assistive technology solutions.


City of Laconia catastrophic illness assistance
1-800-852-3345 x4529
(cancer, cystic fibrosis, spinal cord injury, end stage renal disease, hemophilia)


Governor's Commission on Disability
Phone: (800) 852-3405
The Commission's goal is to remove the barriers, architectural or attitudinal, which bar persons with disabilities from participating in the mainstream of society.


Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities
Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities (MEAD) program provides Medicaid coverage to adults with disabilities who are working and who would not otherwise be financially eligible for Medicaid. MEAD was designed to allow individuals with disabilities to increase their working income and have higher resource limits.


NH State Library Services to Persons with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 491-4200
The Talking Books Program exists to meet the reading needs and interests of New Hampshire residents who are physically unable to see, handle or process printed material comfortably.


NH Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 339-9900
Vocational Rehabilitation assists persons with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. Vocational Rehabilitation is a joint State/Federal program that seeks to empower people to make informed choices, build viable careers, and live move independently in the community.


ServiceLink
Established in 2000, ServiceLink is a statewide network of locally administered community-based resources for seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. ServiceLink is a free information, referral, and assistance, with local offices in 13 communities and with many satellite offices throughout New Hampshire. ServiceLink answers questions and connects users to the appropriate services that support healthy and independent living.


Special Medical Services
Phone: (800) 852-3345 Ext. 4495
Special Medical Services provides NH families with health information and support services for themselves, and helps them obtain specialty health care services for their eligible children with physical disabilities, chronic illnesses and special health care needs. The Catastrophic Illness Program (CIP) for adults is also administered by SMS. The CIP provides services to adults with cancer, end stage renal disease, cystic fibrosis, spinal cord injuries, hemophilia, and multiple sclerosis, who require extensive medical treatment and are in need of financial assistance.

30.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Assistive Technology Low Interest Loan Program
Phone: (800) 238-2048
Contact: Sönke Dornblut
A collaborative program with Bank of New Hampshire. Makes available low interest loans for assistive technology devices and services to residents of New Hampshire.


ATECH Services
Phone: (800) 529-0976
We are committed to assisting individuals to achieving life goals through AT products and services.


Computer Technology Assistance Corps
Phone: (603) 218-3078
CTAC is a not-for-profit 501(C)3 Tax Exempt charitable organization located in New Hampshire that gathers and fixes recently retired computers donated by individuals, law firms, medical offices, and a multitude of other businesses when their organizations upgrade to other systems. Instead of populating landfills with these valuable and still viable machines, CTAC fixes them, cleans them, loads them with appropriate software and, along with a good dose of mentoring and support, delivers them to low-income homes across New Hampshire.


Crotched Mountain
Phone: (603) 547-3311
Founded in 1953, Crotched Mountain Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization serving children and adults with disabilities and their families. Through specialized education, rehabilitation, community and residential support services, we renew hope and restore lives for thousands of people annually throughout New England and New York. Our 1,400-acre campus includes a school, hospital, outpatient clinic, aquatic center, residences, athletic complex and the nation's longest accessible trails in a mountainside environment. Our community-based services include assistive technology, care management and residential services, located throughout New England and New York.


Disabilities Rights Center
Phone: (800) 834-1721
The DRC provides information, referral, advice, and legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems.


Easter Seals New Hampshire
Phone: (800) 870-8728
Easter Seals New Hampshire, one of the most comprehensive Easter Seals affiliates in the nation, assists more than 18,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families annually through a network of more than a dozen service sites around the Granite State and in Vermont.


Good News Garage
Phone: (603) 669-6937
Good News Garage creates economic opportunity by providing affordable and reliable transportation options to people in need.


Harry Gregg Foundation
  The Harry Gregg Foundation provides financial assistance to improve the lives of people in New Hampshire with physical, intellectual, or emotional disabilities.
Robin Boyd, Grants Administrator Harry Gregg Foundation One Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH 03047 603-547-3311, ext. 1490 Fax: 603-547-6212 hgf@crotchedmountain.org


New England Handicapped Sports Association (NEHSA)
Phone: (603) 763-9158
Contact: Tom Kersey, Executive Director
NEHSA, located at the base of Mount Sunapee in Newbury, NH, provides year-round adaptive sports programs to persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities. NEHSA has instructed those with autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and multiple sclerosis while also servicing the needs of our blind, deaf, paraplegic, and quadriplegic students (only a partial list) These individuals have successfully participated in such activities as skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, and tubing.


New Hampshire ADAPT
Phone: (603) 428-7652
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


New Hampshire Assistive Technology Partnership Project
Phone: (603) 862-4320
The goal of the New Hampshire Assistive Technology Partnership Project is to increase access to assistive technology through the creation and support of consumer driven systems for the provision of state-of-the-art assistive technology products and services for citizens with disabilities in the state of New Hampshire.


Northeast Passage
Phone: (603) 862-0070
The mission of NORTHEAST PASSAGE is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can recreate with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers.


People First of New Hampshire
Phone: (800) 566-2128
A non-profit organization directed by people who have disabilities for the purpose of self-advocacy


The CareGivers, Inc.
Phone: 603-622-4948
The CareGivers, Inc. mission is to assist the frail, elderly, and disabled in order that they may maintain their independence and dignity through the spirit of volunteerism. The agency provides non-medical support to members of the Greater Manchester and Nashua areas. The CareGivers provides a personal presence for individuals who have little or no personal contact with others. We provide service to individuals who may not receive aide through the human service system and do not qualify for government-assisted programs or sliding fees. We also provide service to those individuals who may be receiving assistance from other agencies, but have additional needs that have gone unmet.


UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center
Phone: (603) 497-2343
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center is an educational, nonprofit program dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, and psychological development of challenged children and adults, through progressive therapies, specifically those centered around the horse.


VSA New Hampshire
603 764 9159
VSA New Hampshire uses the power of the arts to work toward creating a society where people with and without disabilities have the same opportunities to experience the arts as artists and as audience members. VSA New Hampshire motivates organizations to include the arts in existing programs, to embrace universal design, and adopt program improvements that will fully include people with disabilities and benefit all people.

31. New Jersey

31.1. Affiliate Service Providers in New Jersey

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in New Jersey to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

31.2. New Jersey Support Groups

View listing of support groups in New Jersey.

31.3. Centers for Independent Living

New Jersey Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

31.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation
61 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, New Jersey, 8240
Phone: (609) 652-7000


Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc.
1199 Pleasant Valley Way to, West Orange, New Jersey, 7052
Phone: (973) 731-3600

31.5. Model SCI Systems of Care

Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System
Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corp. (KMRREC) 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, New Jersey, 7052
Phone: (973) 243-6849
Contact: David Tulsky, PhD

The Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) System program, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2006-2011).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

31.6. State Disability Resources

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Program
Phone: (800) 335-3863
A financial assistance program for NJ families whose children have experienced an illness or condition which is not otherwise covered by insurance, State or Federal programs, or other sources, such as fundraising. Families are invited to call us


Disability Law: A Legal Primer—Sixth Edition covers such vital areas as the Americans with Disabilities Act, architectural and transportation barriers, early intervention services, special education, estate planning, housing, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, vocational rehabilitation, surrogate decision-making and more. available for free download, may be ordered in single copies or in multiple quantities for law firms, schools, agencies and organizations. Orders may be placed through the Foundation's website, www.njsbf.org, or by calling 1-800-FREE LAW.  


Disability Rights New Jersey
(609) 292-9742
DRNJ provides: information and referral, technical assistance and training, individual and system advocacy, legal and non-legal advocacy, and outreach and education.


DiscoverAbility / NJ WorkAbility
Phone: (888) 285-3036
The NJ WorkAbility Program offers full New Jersey Medicaid health coverage to people with disabilities who are working, and whose earnings would otherwise make them ineligible for Medicaid.


Division of Disability Services
Phone: (888) 285-3036
The Division of Disability Services administers programs that allow people with different types of disabilities to live more independently in the community and in many cases avoid the need to move into an institution. Offer a disability resource guide available in English and Spanish on their website


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (609) 292-5987
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is here to help individuals with disabilities that are having trouble finding or holding a job because of their disability. If you have a disability that is preventing you from working, or which is endangering your present employment, you may wish to submit a referral for services.


New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research
Phone: (609) 292-4055
The Commission was created to encourage and promote significant, original research projects in New Jersey through the funding of approved research projects at qualifying research institutions in the State. In addition, the Commission will establish and maintain, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, a central registry of all persons who sustain spinal cord injuries.


Personal Assistance Service Program - PASP
Phone: 888-285-3036
PASP provides routine, non-medical assistance to adults with disabilities who are employed, involved in community volunteer work, or attending school. Personal assistants help with tasks such as light house keeping, bathing, dressing, preparing meals, shopping, driving or using public transportation. The number of hours of help that a person receives depends on individual need -- up to 40 hours per week. This program differs from many other personal assistance services programs, in that the people with disabilities direct their own services.


Personal Preference Program
Toll Free: 1-888-285-3036, Option 2
Using a "Cash & Counseling" approach, along with the idea of "consumer direction," PPP allows elderly and disabled adult Medicaid recipients to direct and manage their own Medicaid PCA services. With a monthly cash allowance, participants - or "consumers" - work with a consultant to develop a Cash Management Plan (CMP). This plan helps them decide the services they need and the individuals and/or agencies they can hire to provide those services. The Personal Preference Program requires greater individual responsibility. But in return, it offers the consumers more control, flexibility and choice over the services they receive.

31.7. Additional Programs or Resources


Abilities of Northwest Jersey

Phone: (908) 689-1118
Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc., is a private, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 community rehabilitation program providing vocational training and employment services since 1974 to the disabled and disadvantaged population of Warren, Hunterdon and Morris counties.


Accessible Services from NJ TRANSIT
This guide provides a description of the accessible services available to people with disabilities and senior citizens. In this section, you'll find information on: Accessible rail stations and train cars, Lift-equipped and kneeling buses, Accessible light rail stations and vehicles, Access Link ADA Paratransit, and County Paratransit.


The Adam Taliaferro Foundation
(856) 582-0212
Provides emotional, financial and educational support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The foundation also provides educational and financial support related to the research, prevention and care of such injuries.


Aging and Disability Resource Connection
1-877-222-3737 
The Aging and Disability Resource Connection serves as a visible and trusted source of information on long term services and supports for persons of all incomes.


Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association
17 Jefferson Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 8903
Phone: (732) 220-0870
The Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1987 by Kevin Hoagland that is run by all-volunteer board of directors. CJSCA has no paid employees. CJSCA raises money for spinal cord research, provides financial assistance to people with spinal cord injuries in central New Jersey for adaptive equipment, and home/vehicle modifications, and provide advocacy for people with disabilities.


Chore Service
201-489-7790
The Chore Service helps senior homeowners age 60 and over, as well as homeowners with disabilities of all ages to remain safe and secure in their homes by performing minor household repairs that they can neither do themselves nor get anyone else to do. Services are provided by Chore crews of volunteer handypersons, many of whom are seniors themselves. There is no charge for Chore's services, but clients are expected to pay for the parts necessary to complete the repair.


Community Health Law Project
Phone: (973) 275-1175
Provides legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.


Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.


Family Resource Associates
Phone: (732) 747-5310
Family Resource Associates (FRA) is a New Jersey non-profit agency located in Shrewsbury, helping children, adolescents and people of all ages with disAbilities to reach their fullest potential. FRA connects individuals to independence through modern therapies and advanced technology. Acknowledging the powerful influence of the family, we remain committed to them by offering both support and education.


Family Voices of New Jersey
Phone: (973) 642-8100
We provide information, assistance and outreach in working toward better health care systems for families of children with special health care needs in New Jersey. Family Voices tackles medical issues affecting special children such as managed care, insurance issues, SSI, and new changes in special education. We have videos, literature, and a national and statewide newsletter-all of which are free.


Family WRAP
Phone: (973) 523-6778 Ext. 19
Family WRAP provides one-stop, "wrap-around" services, information, resources and support to families of children with disabilities, developmental delays and special health care needs.


Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project
Phone: 800-371-1986, Ext. 102
The Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project (MAAP) is part of a national program sponsored by the USDA that promotes independence of farmers, watermen, loggers and poultry growers who want to continue to farm despite a disabling or health condition


New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Phone: (800) 367-6274
The New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse is a non-profit, statewide organization funded through the Division of Mental Health Services, that helps people find and form self-help support groups.


New Jersey Statewide Parent to Parent
Phone: (800) 372-6510
Parent to Parent is a statewide network of parents supporting families of children with developmental delays, disabilities, and special health needs.


Push to Walk
Phone: (862) 200-5848
Contact via email
Push to Walk is a physical training program in Riverdale, New Jersey that provides external stimulation to the dysfunctional nervous system that results from a spinal cord injury. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries through recovery and exercise training in a one-on-one relationship between client and trainer.


Rebuilding Together Bergen County
Phone: 201-447-8886
One of 167 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the nation, Rebuilding Together Bergen County serves homeowners through the county, bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners and revitalizing neighborhoods.


Rebuilding Together, Essex County
(973) 642-6100
ebuilding Together, Essex County, NJ works with local community and government organizations to identify low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, or have small children living at home and in need of assistance.


Rewarding Work
1-866-212-9675
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.


 TECHConnection
Phone: (732) 747-5310
TECHConnection provides assistive technology solutions and computer resources for everyone.


VSA arts of New Jersey
Phone: (732) 745-3885
VSA/NJ provides arts programming throughout New Jersey and resource and referral services for any individual or organization requiring information or assistance with arts issues as they relate to individuals with disabilities, accessibility, and physical or programmatic accommodations.

32. New Mexico

32.1. Chapter Affiliates

We are an organization made up of motivated and passionate individuals, who have a common goal of connecting and supporting SCI survivors and their families throughout New Mexico. Established in 2013, the group has been working hard to build a network throughout the state that includes activities, special events, and education for survivors and clinicians. Though the chapter is based in Albuquerque, the goal of the chapter is to connect people from the far flung areas of New Mexico: Farmington to Roswell, Tucumcari to Las Cruces.

Above all, we work to build hope and awareness for the needs, gifts, lifestyles, and desires of SCI survivors and their families. While including and connecting with communities and resources, we hope that the chapter and this website might be a resource portal for all.
Annandhi Chandrasekaran
P.O. Box 91114
Albuquerque
87199
(763) 732-3458

32.2. Centers for Independent Living

New Mexico Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

32.3. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital
505 Elm Street NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102
Phone: (505) 727-4781


New Mexico VA Health Care System
1501 San Pedro Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87108
Phone: (505) 256-2849

32.4. State Disability Resources

Aging & Disability Resource Center
Toll-Free: 800-432-2080
Assist elders, persons with disabilities and caregivers to find services and resources to help them live well and independently. Information about long-term care options, prescription assistance programs, and home and community-based Medicaid waivers


Governor's Commission on Disability
Phone: (505) 827-6465
The New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability is committed to improving the quality of life of all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility, and full participation in the benefits of life and rights of all individuals.


New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Contact via email
The purpose of the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is to help people with disabilities achieve a suitable employment outcome.


New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority Helping Hand program
(505) 843-6880
Owning a home is a goal for many New Mexico families. But often they face obstacles like saving enough money to cover initial expenses and coming up with comfortable monthly payments.  Helping Hand helps meet those needs by providing down payment and closing cost assistance for low-income families in which at least one family member has an ADA disability.


New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP)
Phone: (800) 866-2253
The New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) offers free services to New Mexicans with disabilities to help them get the assistive technology (AT) they need.

32.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Loan New Mexico
Phone (505)566-5827
The San Juan Center for Independence offers an alternative loan program, Access Loan New Mexico (ALNM), for New Mexico citizens over the age of 18. Access Loan New Mexico is a statewide, low interest loan program that allows a New Mexico resident with a disability to purchase assistive technology or make home modifications so that he or she can live more independently or productively.


Adelante
Phone: (505) 449-4026
Adelante offers a wide variety of services to meet the needs and goals of people with disabilties. We offer vocational and life skills training, community living services, volunteer opportunities, and employment to over 600 New Mexicans with disabilities. Adelante, which means 'forward' in Spanish, describes our approach to supporting people with disabilities.


Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.


Disability Rights New Mexico
Phone: (505) 256-3100
Phone: (800) 432-4682
Disability Rights New Mexico – DRNM -  is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and expand the rights of persons with disabilities. We are the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such we have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities.


Parents Reaching Out
Phone: (505) 247-0192 or Toll Free in NM at (800) 524-5176
Parents Reaching Out is a statewide non-profit organization that works with parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals to promote healthy, positive and caring experiences for New Mexico families and children.


Rebuilding Together Albuquerque
(505) 750-7115
We are dedicated to renovating the homes of low-income homeowners who are elderly or disabled, so they may continue to live in comfort with dignity and independence. We unite volunteers from all walks of life to help people in need. All repairs and services are paid for by Rebuilding Together Albuquerque.


Rebuilding Together Sandoval County
(505) 896-3041
Rebuilding Together Sandoval County (RTSC) brings volunteers, businesses, civic groups and government agencies together to help rehabilitate the houses of resident homeowners living on low incomes. All repairs and modifications are provided at no cost so that qualified seniors, families with children, people with disabilities and veterans may live at home in safe, dry, warm, and healthy homes.

33. New York

33.1. Affiliate Service Providers in New York

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in New York to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

33.2. Chapter Affiliates

Greater Rochester Area Chapter
C/O URMC Box 664, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14602
Phone: (585) 234-3269
Contact: Karen Genett
Phone: (585) 275-6347
Contact: Cathy Flanagan


The Greater New York Chapter
Mount Sinai Rehab Center, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1240, New York, New York, 10029
NYCSCIA
P.O. Box 28644
Yorkville Station
New York, N.Y. 10128
Phone: 1-866-NYC-SCIA
           1-866-(692-7242)
Contact: Jim Cesario or Debra Poli
E-mail: info@nycspinalcord.org
Website: www.nycspinalcord.org

The Greater New York Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NYCSCIA) holds its monthly membership meeting and support group on the fourth(4th) Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at Mount Sinai Rehab Center. The meetings are held in KCC-2 (Klingenstein Pavilion, 2nd floor) in the Community Dining Room.


Hudson Valley chapter
Helen Hayes Hospital
51-55 Route 9W
West Haverstraw, NY 10993
Phone: 845-786-4960
Contact: Matthew Castelluccio


Western New York Chapter of NSCIA
PO Box 975
Cheektowaga, NY
Phone: (716) 480-9966
Contact: Natalie Barnhard
Wheels With Wings Foundation is a recognized 501©3 nonprofit organization developed to assist individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury and their families, to Rise Above and recover from this catastrophic injury. Individual grant awards, education, resources, awareness and advocacy are ways Wheels With Wings will work on improving the lives of people with this injury to become independent and productive and truly make a difference.

33.3. New York Support Groups

View listing of support groups in New York.

33.4. Centers for Independent Living

New York Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

33.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Helen Hayes Hospital
Route 9W, West Haverstraw, New York, 10993
Phone: (845) 786-4000


James J. Peters VAMC - Spinal Cord Injury Service (JJP VAMC)
130 West Kingsbridge Road
SCI room 1E-32
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: 718-584-9000


Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center at the Mount Sinai Medical Center
1450 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10029
Phone: (212) 241-4846


The Strong Rehabilitation Center - Clinton Crossing
4901 Lac De Ville Bouelvard, Building D, Suite 250, Rochester, New York, 14620
Phone: (585) 341-9000


The Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York, 10605
Phone: (914) 597-2500


University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (URMC)
601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14642
Phone: (585) 275-6345

33.6. State Disability Resources

Access to Home Program
Providing funds to help New Yorkers make homes and apartments accessible. These grants for low to moderate income households needing home adaptations or alterations are provided through local partners.


Accessibility in NYC Parks
NYC Parks strives to help all New Yorkers discover how New York City's about 29,000 acres of parks can enrich their lives, promoting physical and emotional well-being, and providing venues for fitness and peaceful respite for the widest possible audience.


Center for Assistive Technology
Phone: (716) 836-1168
The Center for Assistive Technology provides computer assessment and training services in the use of assistive technology in Western New York


Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)
This Medicaid program provides services to chronically ill or physically disabled individuals who have a medical need for help with activities of daily living (ADLs) or skilled nursing services.Services can include any of the services provided by a personal care aide (home attendant), home health aide, or nurse.Recipients have flexibility and freedom in choosing their caregivers.


Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
Phone: (518) 549-0200
The Justice Center is authorized to monitor facility and provider agency responses to reportable incidents and will identify patterns and trends relating to abuse and make recommendations to positively impact the safety of service recipients and the employees who are entrusted with their care. Advocacy is also a core function of the Justice Center. Our staff is here to assist service recipients, families and their advocates by providing a wide array of services that include information and referrals, access to assistive technology devices, ombudspersons and surrogate decision-making.


Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities
Phone: (888) 224-3272
Contact: Statewide Technical Assistance Line
The Medicaid Buy-In program offers Medicaid coverage to people with disabilities who are working, and earning more than the allowable limits for regular Medicaid, the opportunity to retain their health care coverage through Medicaid.


Mobility Management Resource Guide
The Resource Guide is a One Stop Shop to learn about various programs, services, and existing conditions that could improve mobility and transportation opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults throughout New York City. It can be used by a diverse audience, including community based organizations, city project managers, individuals with disabilities, caseworkers, and travel trainers.


NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
212-NEW-YORK (Out-of-City)
The Office provides information on accessible programs, accessible transportation, employment, health services, activities and other resources to the over 800,000 New Yorkers with disabilities and the millions of people with disabilities visiting New York City every year.


NYHousingSearch.gov
1-877-428-8844 (toll free)
NYHousingSearch.gov is a FREE public service provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR). NYHousingSearch.gov allows people to locate housing that meets their individual and family needs at a rent they can afford. It can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center available Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EST.


Project Open House
POH, administered by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) in New York City, removes architectural barriers in the homes of people with permanent disabilities. This program is designed to increase independence in the activities of daily living, thus helping people with disabilities remain a part of their communities. POH provides an opportunity for many individuals to modify their living environments.


The Western New York Regional TRAID Center
Phone: (800) 522-4369
This project provides information and referral services and assistive technology information to consumers and service providers in the Western New York region.


TRAID-IN Equipment Exchange Program
1-800-624-4143
The TRAID-In Equipment Exchange Program "matches" or connects people who have assistive devices they no longer need with people with disabilities who could use those devices. The program is available to New York State residents only, and is free of charge.


Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 222-5627
The Mission of the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities while ensuring that they receive the rights and protection to which they are entitled; assure appropriate continuity between the child and adult services systems; and provide the highest quality vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and live independent, self-directed lives.

33.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Able Newspaper
Phone: (516) 939-2253
Phone: (718) 792-3533
Able Newspaper is an established, widely known publication in the disability community; a monthly newspaper that is published for, by and about the disabled, with the focus on the Able.


Center for Assistive Technology
Phone: (716) 829-3141 Ext. 110
Contact: Tina Oddo
Phone: (716) 829-3141 Ext. 108
Contact: Sumana Silverheels
The Center for Assistive Technology, housed within the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo, conducts research, education, and service to increase knowledge about assistive devices for persons with functional impairments of all ages.


Coalition for Disabled Musicians
Phone: (631) 586-0366
CDM was designed to: Introduce disabled musicians to each other who have an understanding of disability-related problems. Give access to an accessible rehearsal and recording studio. Create "tag-team" systems and other adaptive techniques for pain, endurance, and other limitations. Set up studio and stage bands for amateurs and professionals. Hold live performances, produce recordings, and hold music workshops and seminars. Promote public awareness of the disabled community as a great reservoir of talent and ability.


Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.


Consumer Directed Services
Phone: (718)233-3312
This agency assists consumers with finding a personal care assistant, offers a free newsletter and free services to consumers and Personal Care candidates


Citizens United to Remove Barriers (C.U.R.B.)
Citizens United to Remove Barriers (C.U.R.B.) is a local, non-profit organization which gives the physically challenged a chance to live a life free of barriers. Funding is provided for wheelchair ramps and lifts in and around the homes of those in need within Nassau County.  


Disabled In Action
Post Office Box 30954, Port Authority Station, New York, New York, 10011
Phone: (718) 261-3737
Fax: (718) 261-3737
A civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities.


Easter Seals New York
Phone: (800) 727-8785
Easter Seals New York provides programs and services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and their families. Our goal is to help individuals with special needs gain dignity, equality and independence.


Franziska Racker Centers
Phone: (607) 272-5891
Mission is to help individuals, primarily those with special needs and their families, achieve their goals for success and happiness.


 GallopNYC
Phone: 646-233-4507
GallopNYC is a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities.


Greenbush Village Apartments
25 Crotched Mountain Way, East Greenbush, New York
Phone: (518) 449-0777
Greenbush Village Apartments is a 24-unit complex designed by Crotched Mountain for adults with a permanent disability who meet income eligibility requirements. Finding a home that is both affordable and accessible can be a challenge. Contact to inquire about rental costs and availability


Helen Hayes Hospital Smart Apartment
The Smart Apartment is an interactive model that replicates a typical home, but with one very important difference: it is equipped with an array of assistive technology that enables individuals with disabilities to control their surroundings. This state-of-the-art interactive Smart Apartment located on the hospital campus, the first of its kind, gives patients and community members the opportunity to experience a variety of devices that may help them live autonomously in their own homes.


Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund
Phone: (212) 687-5030 Ext. 17
The Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to a physically challenged person for academic study or vocational training that leads to independent living.


Long Island Communities of Practice
631-668-4858
A not-for-profit organization offering year-round inclusive educational, social and recreational programs to individuals with disabilities and their families on Long Island. These programs are offered free of charge and include sporting events, exercise, exposure to the arts, social gatherings and educational program supports.


Long Island Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
Phone: 516-221-WALK
The purpose of the Center is two fold. First, it provides a support network to families, particulary parents and spouses, who have recently had a loved one, fall victim to SCI. In addition, the Center provides information about things such as housing, social security, transportion, or other special needs of those recently afflicted with SCI . Second, the Center is undertaking a high shool educational program aimed at prevention.  


Move Along Inc
Phone: 315.374.0082
The mission of Move Along Inc. is to provide adapted recreational opportunities for people who live with disabilities in Central New York. By offering an array of athletic and artistic programming and opportunities for peer-to-peer support, Move Along Inc. will help build and develop participants self-confidence and enhance their sense of self-worth, thereby enabling them to better integrate themselves fully into society and act as their own advocates.


Neighborhood Legal Services
Phone: (716) 847-0650
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is a not-for-profit agency located in Buffalo, New York. NLS provides free legal services to persons with low-income and persons with disabilities. It also provides a wide range of technical assistance and support services. While the majority of its services are provided within Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties, New York, NLS also provides disability-related services for all of Western New York and operates both a Statewide and National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project to assist persons with disabilities and the advocates and agencies that serve them.


New York Chariots of Fire
The New York Chariots of Fire seeks to promote the welfare of physically disabled individuals by organizing and promoting athletic activities to be played in a competitive forum.


New York City ADAPT
Phone: (212) 727-0789
Contact: Nadina LaSpina
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


New York State's Accessible Housing Registry
Phone: (212) 674-2300 Ext. 1788
This website provides information about accessible housing located throughout New York State. Persons with disabilities, as well as their advocates, can search for housing by location (town, zip code, county and major metropolitan areas), and/or by specific income, age, or disability requirements to obtain comprehensive information about housing opportunities that may meet their needs.


Parent to Parent of New York State
Phone: (866) 727-6970
a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who support them can meet and share information.


Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
(845) 454-7310
Our mission is to assure that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, with disabilities, or have school-aged children live in warmth, safety, and independence.


Rebuilding Together Long Island
(516) 541-7322
Rebuilding Together Long Island, Inc. is a program to repair and rehabilitate the homes of poor, elderly and disabled homeowners. It brings together people of all faiths and walks of life in an effort to assist people in need. It is non-partisan, non sectarian and non-profit. Rebuilding Together Long Island, Inc. performs repairs in the following areas: electrical, plumbing, wall repair, weather-stripping, lock-smithing, carpentry, painting, glazing and home modifications including wheelchair ramps.


Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley
Phone: (315) 280-8083
Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley is an organization in which volunteers fix up the homes of Mohawk Valley residents who are unable to do the work themselves. Repairs and renovations differ from house to house. The work may include: painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, weatherization, clean-up, yard work and other necessary repairs. Applicants must be low-income, elderly or disabled persons who live in the Utica area and both own and live in their home.


Rebuilding Together NYC
212-362-1636
 Rebuilding Together NYC is a nonprofit organization that repairs the homes of low - income and at - risk homeowners, particularly elderly, physically challenged, families with children and/or veterans. All services completed are free of charge and cover all five boroughs of New York City.


Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
518-587-3315
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County is a volunteer driven, registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings communities and volunteers together to make free repairs to the homes of low income property owners, particularly the elderly, disabled and veteran, allowing them to live in warmth, safety and independence while respecting their dignity.


Resources for Children with Special Needs
Phone: (212) 677-4560
An independent, not-for-profit citywide source of help for New York City parents and caregivers of children with disabilities or special needs, ages birth to 21, and the professionals who work with them.


Rochester NY ADAPT
Phone: (585) 546-7510
Contact: Bruce Darling
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Sinergia
Phone: (212) 496-1300
Since its founding, Sinergia has remained faithful to its twin goals. The first and most immediate is to provide service coordination, information, and support to families and individuals in need. The second, long-term goal is to provide families and individuals with the means of self-empowerment, ultimately enabling them to become their own advocates and directly assist other families.


The Advocacy Center
Phone: (800) 650-4967
The Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization located in New York State that educates, supports, and advocates with people who have disabilities, their families, and circles of support.


The Independence Foundation
Phone: (716) 685-3976
The Independence Foundation is dedicated to providing support and assistance to physically disabled individuals so that they may live independent, self-directed lives. It is our goal to provide opportunities for the physically disabled in accessible housing (partnering with People Inc.), employment, social activities, community involvement, and recreation. Also sponsor college scholarship for people with physical disabilities.


Top Chef Meals
Phone: (914) 372-7080
Contact: Westchester Office
Phone: (212) 905-5060
Contact: Manhattan Office
Top Chef Meals offers affordable customized meal service delivered throughout New York State for less than $7.00 per meal. Our nutritious meals are freshly prepared by chefs using only the finest ingredients the market has to offer. This unique service lets you choose your entree and pair it with your choice of two side dishes. The meals are then immediately flash frozen to seal in their flavor. Delivered to you frozen the very next day. All you have to do is heat and eat... 20% discount for all seniors, disabled and homebound


Wheels of Progress
Phone: (347) 645-3265
Their mission is to create affordable, accessible supportive housing and provide transformative environments, education, and experiences for people living with a spinal cord injury or other physical disabilities. By combining apartment-style housing with personal care and services, residents will be able to live independently with dignity and privacy.


34. North Carolina

34.1. Affiliate Service Providers in North Carolina

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in North Carolina to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

34.2. Chapter Affiliates

NCSCIA
3701 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina, 27609
Phone: (919) 350-4172
Contact: Deborah Myers
Contact: Karen Vasquez

34.3. North Carolina Support Groups

View listing of support groups in North Carolina.

34.4. Centers for Independent Living

North Carolina Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

34.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Carolinas Rehabilitation
1100 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28203
Phone: (704) 355-4300


Day Rehab Center
2264 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, North Carolina, 27835
Phone: (252) 847-6365


Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
2310 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, North Carolina, 27835
Phone: (252) 847-6603


Rehabilitation Center, Vidant Medical Center
2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, North Carolina, 27835
Phone: (252) 847-4715


WakeMed Rehab
3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27610
Phone: (919) 350-8852

34.6. State Disability Resources

Durham Area Transit Authority ACCESS Taxi Cab Program
Phone: (919) 668-1525
The DATA ACCESS taxicab program provides ACCESS customers greater freedom and mobility. This program offers ACCESS customers the option of using taxicab service for their transportation needs at a cost of half the regular taxicab fare. ACCESS customers can call for taxicab service during ACCESS operation hours and have that service provided shortly thereafter instead the 24 hours waiting period required by ACCESS. Taxi cab coupons may only be used during ACCESS operation hours. The taxicab program does not allow ACCESS customers to travel outside the DATA ACCESS service area.


NC Office on Disability and Health (NCODH)
Phone: (919) 843-3531
The NC Office on Disability and Health (NCODH) works to promote the health and wellness of persons with disabilities in North Carolina through an integrated program of policy, practice and research.


North Carolina Assistive Technology Program
Phone: (919) 850-2787
The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (N C A T P) is a state and federally funded program that provides statewide assistive technology services to people of all ages and abilities.


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services -Programs for People with Disabilities


North Carolina's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Contact via email
N.C. Vocational Rehabilitation provides counseling, training, education, medical, transportation, and other support services to persons with physical or mental disabilities in order to help them become independent or job-ready or both.

34.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Angel Flight
Phone: (877) 426-2643
Phone: (770) 452-7958
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can't be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care.


Arts Access Inc of Raleigh, NC
Phone: (919) 833-9919
We advocate for arts accessibility throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina; provide audio description for theatre patrons who are blind or have low vision; refer arts administrators to sign language interpreters; and provide accessibility training to arts organizations and arts accessibility information to the public.


AT Classifieds: Technology Exchange Post
Here you will find all kinds of assistive technology ( AT ) equipment available for individuals with disabilities. Only ads from NC residents are accepted.


Buncombe County Medical Society Foundation - Project Access
Phone: (828) 274-6989
BCMSF Project Access is an innovative physician volunteer initiative providing access to comprehensive medical care for low-income uninsured Buncombe County residents.


Carolina Crash
Phone: (704) 355-1063
The Carolina Crash is a wheelchair/quad rugby team for men and women. Quad Rugby is a collision sport as well as a paralympic medal sport since it's debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, GA. The Crash is the only Western, NC quad rugby team and one of only two programs in the state.


Disability Rights North Carolina
Phone: (877) 235-4210
Disability Rights helps people across North Carolina gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise. We regularly challenge systems and society to create positive change and improve the lives of people with disabilities.


Easter Seals UCP North Carolina
Phone: (800) 662-7119
Easter Seals UCP's array of services includes child development centers, therapy, community inclusion services, residential living, supported employment, in-home and community-based supports, respite care, disability benefits counseling, information and referral, and advocacy.


Family Support Network of North Carolina
Phone: (800) 852-0042
Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs through its family support services; education and outreach activities; research and evaluation; and other projects.


NC TASH
Phone (704) 917-0031
Contact via email
NC TASH is the advocacy organization in North Carolina that carries the torch of TASH, the leading national advocacy organization for children and adults with severe disabilities.


North Carolina AgrAbility
Phone: 336-340-2970
The mission of NC AgrAbility is to educate and assist farmers, ranchers, farmworkers and their family members engaged in production agriculture who are living with disabilities to enable them to stay actively engaged in production agriculture, agriculture-related occupations, and/or daily life.


North Carolina Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association
Phone: (919) 394-0700
mission is to provide a quality hockey program for those who require the use of an electric wheelchair in daily life in the North Carolina area.


Race to Walk
Phone: (704) 696-0425
Race to Walk is devoted to providing a comprehensive, post-acute program for individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries and other related neurological disorders. Specializing in exercise-based training, we provide state-of-the-art equipment, strategic training techniques, in a safe, supportive environment.


Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte
704.891.1909  
Rebuilding Together believes in a safe and healthy home for every person. This means that we believe disabled and aging homeowners should be able to remain in their homes for as long as possible. We believe that homeowners displaced by natural disaster will get back into safe housing with help from the community. We believe that our nation's veterans with disabilities deserve safe and accessible homes. Rebuilding Together believes we can preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.


Rebuilding Together Pitt County
252-814-0600
Rebuilding Together Pitt County, NC, Inc. strengthens the lives of our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners, including the elderly, people living with disabilities, veterans, and multi-generational families with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities, our lasting impact helps to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country.  


Rebuilding Together of the Triangle
(919) 341-5980
Rebuilding Together of the Triangle seeks to make a sustainable impact on preserving and revitalizing homes and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, from the elderly and disabled to families with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence.


The Exceptional Children's Assistance Center (ECAC)
Phone: (800) 962-6817
The Exceptional Children's Assistance Center is a private non-profit parent organization committed to improving the lives and education of ALL children through a special emphasis on children with disabilities.

35. North Dakota

35.1. Centers for Independent Living

North Dakota Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

35.2. State Disability Resources

Disability Services Division
Phone: (800) 755-8529


Home and Community-Based Care
Phone: (800) 451-8693
North Dakota provides home and community-based services through several programs, which each serve different needs.


ND Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation provides training and employment services to individuals with disabilities so they can become and remain employed.


North Dakota State Library Disability Services
The North Dakota State Library provides books and magazines that are found in public libraries in formats accessible to patrons who are blind, visually and physically impaired, and/or have reading disabilities. The Dakota Radio Information Service (DRIS), available in the western half of the state, provides access to North Dakota newspapers and a syndicated radio reading program.

35.3. Additional Programs or Resources

Family Voices of North Dakota
Phone: (888) 522-9654
Family Voices, a national grassroots network of families and friends, advocates for health care services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent for all children and youth with special health care needs; promotes the inclusion of all families as decision makers at all levels of health care; and supports essential partnerships between families and professionals


Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT)
Phone: (800) 265-4728
The purpose of IPAT is to provide education, consultation, and referral to people with disabilities so they can access assistive technology (AT) devices and services.


Lend A Hand
701-356-2661
Lend A Hand is a program of Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) that helps caring community members raise funds for families experiencing a medical crisis. The program provides fundraising resources, online giving options and matching funds to inspire and compound giving. 100% of contributions to Lend A Hand are distributed to eligible families living in Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN


North Dakota Association for the Disabled
Phone: (888) 578-6323
The North Dakota Association for the Disabled is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with mental and physical disabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies.


North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Promote the health and wellness of North Dakota citizens with disabilities and prevent or lessen the effects of secondary conditions associated with disabilities


North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project
Phone: (800) 472-2670
Contact via email
The Protection & Advocacy Project (P&A) is a state agency whose purpose is to advocate for, and protect the legal rights of, people with disabilities.


 Pedaling for Possibilities
1-800-895-4728.
Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P) is an annual fund raising event created to help people with disabilities, and those experiencing the effects of aging purchase assistive technology (AT) devices and services.


Prescription Assistance Program
Toll Free: 1-877-460-9996
Provides application assistance for low-income persons eligible for free or reduced-cost prescription drugs from pharmaceutical companies


Prescription Connection for ND
 1-888-575-661
Web site designed to help low-income, uninsured North Dakota residents get free or discounted brand-name medicines.


VSA North Dakota
Tel: (701) 255-2905
VSA North Dakota strives to create and maintain a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and have access to the arts. Recognizing that every individual has a creative voice that needs to be both expressed and heard, VSA North Dakota provides, promotes, and furthers arts centered activities in inclusive settings so people with and without disabilities can experience the arts together.

36. Ohio

36.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Ohio

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Ohio to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

36.2. Chapter Affiliates

Northeast Ohio Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Inc.
PO Box 934, Chesterland, Ohio, 44026
Phone: (440) 442-5550
Contact: Jeffrey Schiemann
The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Inc. operates out of the Old Brooklyn Campus of MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and serves all of Northeast Ohio.
Our Mission is education and recreation for Spinal Cord Injured and related individuals. Chapter meetings are the third Monday of every month (except
December) at 6:30 PM.

Monthly Chapter meetings focus on teaching SCI members on how to live, function and manage their injury. Outside the Chapter meeting we strive to get members actively involved in the community. We attend sporting events, the Cleveland Broadway Series, sponsor members in the Cleveland Marathon and many other events. We have hand cycles and other equipment to lend. We also run an equipment recycling program and have many donated pieces of used equipment free for our members.

Please contact us if you have any question or attend the next Chapter meeting. See you there!!!!

 


Northwest Ohio Chapter United Spinal Association
13745 Archbold Whitehouse Rd., Swanton,OH 43558
Contact:Burnard Barney III 
Phone: 419-277-0875

This chapter covers the Toledo, Ohio metro area along with northwester Ohio and parts of southeastern Michigan. Our most popular programs include the computer exchange program and our yearly fishing trip out on Lake Erie. We also visit schools and area nursing colleges speaking about life with a spinal cord injury and what a typical day is like living with a SCI. We go more in-depth with the nursing students about what type of care or special devices we may need if we're in the hospital.

We try to squeeze in as much recreational activities as our budget will allow. The largest being our annual perch fishing trip during late August on Lake Erie. We also celebrate the holidays with a year end party.

 

36.3. Ohio Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Ohio. 

36.4. Centers for Independent Living

Ohio Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

36.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, 44109
Phone: (216) 791-3800


Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza
2050 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-293-7079


Miami Valley Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio
One Wyoming Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45409
Phone: (937) 208-2065


Ohio State University Medical Center Rehabilitation Services
1228 Dodd Hall, 480 Medical Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43210
Phone: (614) 293-4734


36.6. State Disability Resources

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 282-4536
This is the program that provides individuals with disabilities the services and support necessary to help them attain and maintain employment. Disabilities may include either physical, intellectual, mental health, or sensory disabilities. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are customized for each individual through assessments and one-on-one meetings with professional VR counselors

36.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Abilities First
Phone: (513) 423-9496
Abilities First continues to lead the way in providing services for children and adults with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs in Southwest Ohio.


ADA-OHIO
Phone: 800ADAOHIO
ADA-OHIO is a state wide non-profit organization that provides information, technical assistance and training about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals, businesses, state and local government agencies or municipalities. Anyone who has a question about the ADA is encouraged to call our office.


Assistive Technology Ohio
Phone: (800) 784-3425
AT Ohio's mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities acquire assistive technology.


Building Blocks for Kids
Phone: 513-770-2900
The Building Blocks for Kids' mission is to improve the quality of life for children with health-related needs that are not being met due to a lack of insurance, government funding, and/or family resources. We assist our families by finding alternative resources for them and/or by providing financial assistance for the need. However, even when funds are scarce, the fact that we continually try to find resources for our families gives them hope that there is still someone out there trying to help them after so many doors have been closed in their face.


Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great Outdoors
Phone: (216) 341-1704
Contact: Toni Moore - Secretary
The Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great Outdoors (IGO) offers a wide variety of adaptive outdoor adventures throughout the year.


Dancing Wheels Company & School
Phone: 216.432.0306
Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.


Dayton ADAPT
Phone: 937-626-3247 or (866)461-8676
Contact: Darrell Price
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.


Disability Network of Ohio - Solidarity
Empowering People with Disabilities by promoting increased awareness of disability issues, policies and concerns which impact the lives of people with disabilities and their families.


Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio
Phone: 740 773-1273
Easter Seals provides exceptional services for people with disabilities or special needs and their families to live, learn, work and play in their communities. 


Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties
Phone: 330 758-5503
Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties pledges to help persons with disabilities or special needs live with Equality, Dignity and Independence. 


Easter Seals Northern Ohio
Phone: (888) 723-5602
Easter Seals provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.


Easter Seals TriState
Phone: (513) 281-2316
Easter Seals TriState empowers individuals with disabilities and disadvantages to more fully live, learn, work and play in our communities.


 Family Voices of Ohio
Phone: (419) 251-8190
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.


Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
Phone: 937 461-4800
At Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, we empower people with disabilities and other needs to achieve independence and enhance their lives on a daily basis.


Keystone Warriors Division 2 Wheelchair Basketball Team
Phone: (412) 826-2703
Contact: Leah Gray
They are a Division 2, men's wheelchair basketball team that entails a recruting pool from Western PA, Northern WV, and Eastern OH. This division is very competitive so we are looking for men and women who want to be serious competitive players. Team practice sites will vary depending upon roster.


Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio
Phone: 216-231-7221
The mission of Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio (MAHO) is to provide and promote accessible housing solutions for people with physical mobility disabilities.


Ohio AgrAbility
Phone: 614-292-0588
Ohio AgrAbility promotes success in agriculture for Ohio's farmers and farm families coping with a disability or long term health condition.


Ohio Handcycle Network
Contact via email
The Ohio Handcycle Network rides with all levels of experience. We always welcome new riders and new places to ride. There are no membership fees, no one who is considered in charge. It is just a group of friends who share the same passion for riding, and who enjoy allowing others to try this healthy experience. We also work with several places that rent Handcycles so that anyone can enjoy a ride.


Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS)
Phone: (800) 282-9181
The Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS) is an independent state agency and the federally and state designated Protection and Advocacy system and Client Assistance Program for children and adults with disabilities in the State of Ohio. The mission of the OLRS is to protect and guarantee the human, civil, and legal rights of Ohioans with disabilities.


Ohio Wheelchair Network
Contact via email
This site is dedicated to those who base their lives on wheels. Here you can communicate with your peers and learn from those who have succeeded.


Parker's Purpose Foundation Assistance
PHONE:  (419) 334-7275
Any family who has a minor (18 and under) with a life altering illness or disability that is in an immediate financial crisis due to unforeseen medical expenses. Families who live in Ohio will be first priority in providing assistance but will extend outside the state if deemed necessary.


PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) of Southwest Ohio
Phone: (513) 821-6111
PLAN's objective is to step in where families do in terms of coordinating care and assisting individuals over their lifetimes. PLAN's aim is to become a sort of surrogate family member for people with disabilities - a surrogate who has detailed planning and background information and an established trusting relationship with the person.


Recreation Unlimited
Phone: (740) 548-7006
Recreation Unlimited Farm and Fun is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes, and behaviors.


Recycled Equipment Donated for Independence (REDI)
Phone: (937) 341-5202
purpose is to provide donated durable medical equipment to increase the independence of residents in Montgomery County who have short or long term disabilities.


 Special Kids Therapy
(419) 422-5607
(Scholarship applications are for an individual child living in the State of Ohio) Special Kids Therapy is proud to offer scholarships to financially support children with special health needs and their families with the cost of non-traditional therapies or activities that are not covered by insurance. We encourage all families, regardless of financial status, to apply for our special needs scholarship. Scholarships are not intended for everyday medical expenses, medical needs, insurance premiums, prescription costs, or schooling. They are intended for outside experiences and activities that enrich the life of the child.


The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC)
Phone: (614) 293-4963
The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) is a non-profit organization located in Columbus, Ohio that was established to offer individuals with disabilities opportunities to participate in adventure activities.


Three Trackers
Phone: (216) 556-0787
The Three Trackers of Ohio is an adaptive sports network for NE Ohio. Our group hosts many activities year round. Winter months are downhill skiing adventures. We are based at Brandywine Ski Resort. We welcome anyone who would like to try this sport and see how enjoyable adaptive skiing can be. Summer months are filled with kayaking, handcycling, and picnic fun.


Toledo ADAPT
Phone: 419-392-7834
Contact: Jennifer Kirby
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


VSA arts of Ohio
Phone: (614) 241-5325
VSA arts of Ohio promotes arts, education and creative expression involving children and adults with disabilities, thereby strengthening the human spirit and improving the quality of life for all.


Zane's Foundation
Through fundraising efforts and outside community grants, Zane's Foundation will provide funding assistance to families in Northeast Ohio with children who have disabilities so that they may receive necessities not covered by insurance, government agencies or other organizations.  Through various community outreach programs we aim to educate and increase awareness of disabilities and special needs.  Zane's Foundation does not discriminate.  We cover a vast range of disabilities while other organizations are more target-specific.

37. Oklahoma

37.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Oklahoma

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Oklahoma to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

37.2. Chapter Affiliates

Oklahoma Chapter
NeuroResources an independent Chapter of United Spinal Association
6108 NW 63rd, Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Phone: 405-605-1466 clinic
Fax: 405-605-1467
Emailadmin@neuroresources.org

37.3. Oklahoma Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Oklahoma.

37.4. Centers for Independent Living

Oklahoma Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

37.5. State Disability Resources

ADvantage Services
(918) 933-4900
The ADvantage Program of the Home-and Community-Based Services provides Medicaid services to help people stay at home instead of going to a nursing home. The program assists frail elders and adults who have physical disabilities. A person must first qualify for Medicaid, a low income service, prior to receiving ADvantage.


Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Phone: (800) 257-1705
Oklahoma ABLE Tech's Mission is to help individuals with disabilities gain access to assistive technology so that they can achieve their greatest potential.


Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 845-8476
The primary agency dedicated to disability services in Oklahoma.


Oklahoma Disability Resource Guide
Program descriptions and contact information designed to help Oklahomans solve disability-related problems.


Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Phone: (800) 523-0288
The library provides free services to Oklahomans who are blind, visually impaired, learning disabled, or have a physical limitation that makes it difficult to use regular printed matter. Reading materials on cassette or in braille and the equipment needed to read these materials are provided and maintained at no cost to the patron.


The Oklahoma Equipment Connection
Phone: (888) 885-5588
The OEC lists pre-owned assistive technology devices in a "want-ad" posting and consumers contact and arrange purchase of the item directly from the owner. The OEC is a free service to help Oklahomans with disabilities acquire affordable, used assistive technology to help meet their needs.


Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 487-4042
Vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs offered by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Division of Visual Services help Oklahomans with disabilities get jobs in careers of their choice.

37.6. Additional Programs or Resources

AMBUCS Share4Life Komputers
Phone: (405) 360-1521
The ASK Project provides computers to people with disabilities. Donated ramps and other project items provided to adults and children with disabilities at no charge.


Easter Seals Oklahoma
Phone: (405) 239-2525
Easter Seals 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.


Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association (GODSA)
Phone: 405-553-1377
Committed to sponsoring and supporting recreational and competitive events including basketball, track and field, swimming, road racing, table tennis,  weight-lifting, and water sports. In most sports, competitions are available at the local, regional, national, and international levels. -Promote health and fitness for youth and adults with physical disabilities. -Teach life-long skills such as team effort, sportsmanship, setting goals, commitment, responsibility to oneself and to a team. -Provide a means for peer interaction with others of similar disabilities and interests while developing new friendships. -Boost personal aspirations by increasing self-worth, motivation and confidence. -Grow awareness of the general public on the capabilities of the physically challenged. -Reach potential for a lifetime of recreation/sports. -GODSA athletes hold national records in basketball, track and field, swimming and weight-lifting. -Participation in recreational and competitive sports provides individuals an opportunity to develop positive self-worth, self-confidence and competitive spirit  for a fulfilling and active life.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


NeuroResources Outreach Services
Phone: (405) 605-1466
NeuroResources Outreach Services offers a free clinic to patients with neurological impairments. NeuroResources also offers an Equipment Share Program. They work with multiple community organizations and individuals to provide everything from lifts and wheelchairs to splints and urology supplies. NeuroResources has elicited grant support and donations to open a new Assistive Technology and Seating Clinic with computer and environmental control access, wheelchair seating evaluations and plans to further build the program.


OASIS (the Oklahoma Areawide Services Information System)
Phone: (800) 426-2747
OASIS provides a statewide information and referral service that can help Oklahomans with special needs, as well as anyone in need, find community resources. OASIS has a database of thousands of agencies, organizations and programs throughout the state, and can help people find the services they need in their area. OASIS also has listings of national organizations and agencies as well as local support groups.


Oklahoma AgrAbility Project
Phone: (888) 885-5588
The Oklahoma AgrAbility Project links agricultural families with a variety of resources to include low-cost modifications to farm, home, equipment, and work site operations; and when appropriate, provides technical assistance in making such modifications.


Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center (OATC)
Phone: (800) 700-6282
The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center (OATC) is dedicated to providing quality assistive technology services to Oklahoman's with disabilities and their families; to providing professional and community education and technical assistance; and to research.


Oklahoma Disability Law Center
Phone: (800) 880-7755
The Mission of the Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. is to protect, promote and expand the rights of people with disabilities.


Reach Clinic
Phone: 405-271-6452 (adult clinic) or 405-271-3800 x44069 (pediatric)
Adult and pediatric neurogenic bladder clinics specialize in treating patients with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, cerebrovascular accident (CVA)/stroke, and other conditions that result in neurogenic bladder. Committed to providing solutions for problems secondary to neurogenic bladder, including: retention, incontinence, urinary tract infections, hydronephrosis, stones (bladder, kidney, ureter), and bladder cancer.


Rebuilding Together Kiamichi Country
Phone: 918-465-1112
Rebuilding Together Kimaichi Country, Inc., a non profit corporation, is a locally controlled affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs, modifications and improvements for America's low-income homeowners.

Rebuilding Together Tulsa
Phone: 918.742.6241
Rebuilding Together Tulsa is an affiliate of the nation's largest volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income homes and communities. In Tulsa, that means that our low-income neighbors who are aging or living with a disability have help to refurbish and restore their homes to warmth and security

Spinal Cord Injury Association Of Oklahoma
Phone: (405) 321-3203
Contact: Rick Lewis
Phone: (405) 737-9739


38. Oregon

38.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Oregon

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Oregon to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

38.2. Oregon Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Oregon.

38.3. Centers for Independent Living

Oregon Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

38.4. State Disability Resources

Clackamas County Services for People with Disabilities
Phone: (503) 655-8640
Social Services is dedicated to helping people in need live with self-reliance and independence, and offers many opportunities for all county residents to be socially engaged.    For seniors and people with disabilities, low income residents and veterans, we offer many programs that help support our community and provide people with the information and resources they need to be healthy and safe.


Clackamas County Family Caregiver Support Program
503-650-5724
Family Caregiver Support is a community-based program that helps families and caregivers who need temporary relief from the demands of providing ongoing care for a person with special needs. The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) helps unpaid family caregivers who are seeking relief from the demands of caregiving by providing emotional support, respite care stipends, educational classes, information and access to other programs.


Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation from Portland Parks and Recreation
Phone: (503) 823-4328
Offering community-based recreation activities and leisure services specially designed for children, teens, and adults who have a disability and/or special needs. Our services are designed to assist people in developing and using their leisure time in ways that enhance their health, well-being, and independence.


Lane County Area Agency on Aging and Disability Services
Phone: (541) 682-4038
The mission of S&DS is to advocate for seniors and persons with disabilities and provide to them quality services and information that promote dignity, independence, and choice.


Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services
Phone: (503) 988-3646
Network of Care is Multnomah County's comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.


NorthWest Senior & Disability Services
Phone: (800) 469-8772
As the designated Area Agency on Aging and Disability Services for Clatsop, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill counties, NWSDS develops and maintains a comprehensive and coordinated service system to meet the needs of seniors and people with disabilities.


Oregon Department of Human Services - Services for People with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 282-8096
we offer information about services for seniors and people with physical disabilities. We have also included information about aging, health related issues, receiving and providing caregiving services, how to get legal, housing, food and financial help; and support and advocacy for older Oregonians.


Oregon Office on Disability and Health
Phone: (800) 452-3563 Ext. 1205
The Oregon Office on Disability and Health improves the health and wellness of people with disabilities through health promotion, surveillance, dissemination, and policy development activities that address health disparities and secondary conditions.


Oregon Prescription Drug Program
1-800-913-4146
OPDP is a state-sponsored prescription discount card program. OPDP offers a free discount card. All Oregonians may join. There is no cost to enroll.


Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Oregon's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS) assists Oregonians with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and independence.


Transportation Reaching People (TRP)
Phone: (503) 655-8604
Transportation Reaching People (TRP) serves older people and people with disabilities needing transportation to medical and social services appointments, for personal business and shopping, and also for recreational rides. Volunteer drivers provide door-to-door transportation using their own vehicles. TRP also has a van for riders needing wheelchair accessibility.


Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services
Phone: (503) 640-3489
Creating options for older persons and people with disabilities involves assessing needs; planning and coordinating services; developing services, advocating for their needs; and delivering and monitoring social and health services. We perform these functions to enable persons to live as independently as they can for as long as possible. We are especially concerned about the risk of losing their independence.

38.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Technologies
Phone: (800) 677-7512
Access Technologies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in Ergonomic Risk Assessments, Assistive Technology Evaluations, and Technology Training Services. We work with government, business, education, health service organizations, and individuals to provide accessible and cost-effective ergonomic and technology solutions.


Blanche Fischer Foundation
Phone: (503) 246-4941 BFF makes direct grants on behalf of individuals with physical disabilities living in Oregon. The aid may relate directly to the disability or may less directly foster independence.


Camp Attitude
Phone: (541) 367-3420
Camp Attitude is a non-profit organization, committed to meeting the challenges of providing a positive camping experience for disabled children and adults. It is located on 34 acres of flat, riverfront land in Foster, Oregon.


Disability Rights Oregon
503-243-2081 or 1-800-452-1694
Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) promotes Opportunity, Access and Choice for individuals with disabilities by assisting them with legal problems directly related to their disabilities.


Easter Seals Oregon
Phone: (800) 556-6020
Easter Seals Oregon provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, helping them to live with equality, dignity and independence.


Mobility Unlimited
Phone: (877) 516-0605
Mobility Unlimited assists physically disabled working adults who have exhausted all other financial resources available to them and are still unable to meet their mobility needs.


Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
Phone: (503) 452-0062
offer children and adults with disabilities an opportunity to leave behind their routine lives and taste the freedom of the outdoors - to go beyond limits that they, and others, have set for them. They provide a caring, welcoming environment where campers are challenged to do their best, yet their special and personal needs are met.


Oregon Adaptive Sports
Phone: 541-848-9390
Oregon Adaptive Sports exists to provide life-changing outdoor recreation experiences to individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities and, concurrently, to provide their families with the education and skills to enjoy these experiences together.


Oregon Technology Access Program
Phone: (877) 740-8793
The Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities. OTAP services are available to anyone concerned with the needs of Oregon's children with disabilities from birth to age twenty-one.


Outlaw Outfitters
P.O. Box 936, Heppner, Oregon, 97836
Phone: (541) 561-3338
Contact: Bob Mcewen
'Handicapable' resource for hunting, fishing, as well as accessibility info for camping in Oregon


QUAD Inc.
Phone: 503.287.4260
QUAD Inc. fosters personal independence for low-income people with severe physical disabilities. We accomplish our mission by providing affordable, barrier-free housing and a unique model of resident-directed shared attendant care services at four buildings throughout the Portland, Oregon area. Designed for—and with the input of—people who count on a wheelchair for mobility, these desirable apartments and services provide for a highly functional, accessible home living environment where residents take charge of their own personal care needs


Rebuilding Together Washington County
Phone: (503) 644-4544
Rebuilding Together Washington County, Inc., is a non-profit housing rehabilitation organization dedicated to partnering with the community to repair and rehabilitate the houses of the low-income homeowners in Washington County, Oregon. Preference is given to elderly, those with disabilities and families with dependent children homeowners. All our work is performed free of charge to qualified, selected homeowners.


Rotary Club of Portland's Wheels of Power program
Phone: (503) 228-1542
Electrically powered wheelchairs are made available to needy, handicapped individuals at no cost. Recipients are chosen based on the fact that a chair will allow them to contribute back to the community


Unlimited Choices
Phone: (503) 234-6167
Unlimited Choices is a community-based, private, nonprofit organization serving the cities of Beaverton, Gresham, and Portland, Oregon, the city of Vancouver, Washington, as well as communities within Clark and Multnomah Counties. The Mission is to remove barriers and create more affordable, accessible housing for low-income people with physical disabilities. The Focus is to promote independence, empowerment, safety and dignity for individuals of all ages with physical disabilities.

39. Pennsylvania

39.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Pennsylvania

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Pennsylvania to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

39.2. Chapter Affiliates

United Spinal Association of Western Pennsylvania
111 Waterfront Ridge Ln.
Munhall, PA
Contact: Bryan McCormick
Phone: 724.689.7737
We at the United Spinal Association of Western Pennsylvania seek to improve the quality of life of those in the spinal-cord community by providing peer support, community education, connections to resources, and by advocating for disability rights. We help support the peer mentoring program on the spinal-cord injury unit at UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh and ensure that newly injured and diagnosed individuals receive information about local resources before returning home. We also provide educational lectures and motivational speeches. Finally, each year, we travel to Washington DC to advocate for a number of disability rights.

United Spinal Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Contact: Randy Duchesneau
Email: randall.s.d@gmail.com
The United Spinal Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter serves the Tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware). We improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and diseases through ongoing advocacy, support, socialization, education and research. Our website is also a resource hub that gathers and promotes events occurring in the area from a number of partner organizations.

Individual Abilities in Motion
107 Commons Drive
Olyphant, Pa 18447
Phone: 570-561-6139
Contact: Joseph Salva
The I AM organization is a collective of like – minded individuals dedicated to the positive development of people. We believe that EVERYONE, regardless of any perceived limitations, is a unique individual with positive qualities.
Our purpose is to help each other discover, develop, and celebrate their abilities by offering opportunities and support so we may all live the richest lives possible. We work towards this goal by using a multi-pronged approach-promoting health, sports, adventure activities, community outings, and public awareness, thus providing avenues for someone to try something new, stay active and hopefully open one's mind to other possibilities.

39.3. Pennsylvania Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Pennsylvania. 

39.4. Centers for Independent Living

Pennsylvania Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

39.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Allied Services Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
475 Morgan Highway, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18501
Phone: (570) 348-1367


Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355
Phone: (610) 251-5400


Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102
Phone: (215) 587-3000


Magee Riverfront
1500 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147
Phone: (215) 218-3900


MossRehab
60 East Township Line Road, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 19027
Phone: (215) 663-6100


MossRehab at Tabor Road
1200 West Tabor Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone: 215-456-9900


UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at Mercy
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-4035

39.6. Model SCI Systems of Care

Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley
Thomas Jefferson University/Magee Rehabilitation 132 South 10th Street, 375 Main Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6579
Contact: Mary Patrick, R.N.


University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury (UPMC-SCI)
Human Engineering Research Laboratories 7180 Highland Dr., 151R-1, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206
Phone: (412) 365-4850
Contact: Rosemarie Cooper, MPT

The Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) System program, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2006-2011).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

39.7. State Disability Resources

Pennsylvania State Parks - Accessible Areas and Facilities
Phone: (888) 727-2757
The Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks has a long-standing commitment to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Because of the large resource base that state parks administers - over 277,000 acres - visitors with disabilities often use parks as locations to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.


Attendant Care Program
Phone: (800) 757-5042
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Attendant Care Program is to enable individuals with physical disabilities to perform activities of daily living. Consumers have ultimate control of their attendant care services including the right to recruit, hire, train, supervise, pay and, if necessary, terminate their attendants.


Community Services Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities (CSPPPD)
717-787-8091
The Community Services Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities (CSPPPD) provides services to people with severe physical disabilities. Individuals must have an other related condition, physical disability, or traumatic brain injury. Individuals must experience at least three substantial functional limitations in the areas of mobility, communication, self-care, learning, self-direction, or capacity for independent living.


Independence Waiver
Toll free 1-866-286-3636
If you are an adult with a severe physical disability, the Independence Waiver may be able to help you live or remain in the community and remain as independent as possible.


 Keystone Renovate & Repair Loan Program
R&R loans can be used to pay for repairs and improvements that increase the basic livability of the home, including additions and construction, that makes the home safer, more energy efficient, or more accessible to people with disabilities or people who are elderly.


Library For the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Phone: (800) 242-0586
The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) provides on free loan recorded books and magazines, equipment to play the recordings, large print books, and described videos. Western Pennsylvania residents of any age who are unable to read standard print materials because of a visual disability, physical disability, or physically-based reading disability may be eligible to receive this service.


Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 692-7462
MAWD lets Pennsylvanians with disabilities take a fulfilling job, earn more money and still keep their full medical coverage. With MAWD you can keep Medicaid while you work, even if your earnings increase above the limits for other Medicaid programs.


Pennsylvania Employment Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities
Contact: Carol Tooker
The Pennsylvania MIG project developed the Work Incentive Planning Assistance (WIPA) Program in order to promote employment among those receiving SSI/SSDI benefits. WIPA produced this newsletter which seeks to succinctly list services available to individuals with disabilities who wish to work.


Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized services to assist people with disabilities to pursue, obtain, and maintain satisfactory employment.


Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library
Phone: (877) 722-8536
Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library is a free service that loans assistive technology devices to people with disabilities. It's available to Pennsylvanians of all ages and disabilities.


Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
Phone: (800) 204-7428
Contact: PIAT's information and referral hotline
PIAT's priority activities include the development, implementation, and monitoring of laws, policies, practices, and organizational structures to improve access to assistive technology for all Pennsylvanians with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians.


Services for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities


Works For Me
Phone: (877) 268-9894
Works For Me is a FREE resource that can direct you to agencies and programs that help people with disabilities in Pennsylvania who want to work, and improve their financial security. We will review your specific situation and guide you to resources that will help you find a job, obtain training, keep health insurance, get assistive technology, or find other support you may need.

39.8. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Home Modification Program
Phone: (800) 822-1174
The Access Home Modification Program provides mortgage loans to assist persons with disabilities or who have a family member(s) living in the household with disabilities who are purchasing a home that needs accessibility modifications. This program provides a deferred payment loan, with no interest, and no monthly payment.


accessAbilities
Phone: (724) 832-8272
Contact via email
accessAbilities is a nonprofit organization that provides home-based services for children, adults, and seniors with disabilities in Armstrong, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties.


The Adam Taliaferro Foundation
(856) 582-0212
Provides emotional, financial and educational support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The foundation also provides educational and financial support related to the research, prevention and care of such injuries.


ADAPT of Erie, PA
Phone: (814) 835-8418
Contact: Shona & Mike Eakin
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians
Phone: (814) 863-7490
AgrAbility staff provides direct services for farmers and farm family members with a disability or long-term health condition who want to remain in production agriculture.


Canine Partners For Life
Phone: (610) 869-4902 Ext. 221
Canine Partners For Life (CPL) trains and places assistance dogs with individuals with mobility impairments to help increase their independence and quality of life.


Carousel House
Phone: (215) 685-0160
Carousel House is dedicated to providing socialization, recreational and educational services to persons with disabilities who reside throughout the Philadelphia area. It is the first of its kind in the United States sponsored by a municipality. The year-round program is conducted within a 6.4 acre indoor and outdoor complex which includes a picnic area, an accessible garden, playground, and a fitness track. The state-of-the-art, air conditioned indoor facility, includes an auditorium, meeting room, computer lab, gymnasium, exercise room with wheelchair accessible weight equipment, arts and crafts room, fully equipped kitchen, game room, first aid station and swimming pool with an adjustable floor.


Center for Assistive Technology
Phone: (412) 647-1310
At CAT, we strive to provide you with commercially available or customized assistive technologies that will help you interact to the greatest possible extent with your family, in your workplace, and in your community.


Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.


Disability Rights Network
Phone: (215) 238-8070
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) is a statewide, non-profit corporation designated as the federally-mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. DRN works with people with disabilities and their families, their organizations, and their advocates to ensure their right to live in their communities with the services they need, to receive a full and inclusive education, to live free of discrimination, abuse and neglect, and to have control and self-determination over their services. DRN works to ensure that people with disabilities have equal and unhindered access to employment, transportation, public accommodations, and government services; to enforce their rights to vocational, habilitative, post-secondary educational, health, and other services; and to protect them from abuse and neglect.


Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 289-0114
Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania (ESEP) provides quality services to children and adults with disabilities, and support to their families.


Easter Seals Southeastern Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 879-1000
Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania serves Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in an effort to maximize the independence of children and adults with disabilities.


Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania
412-281-7244
Easter Seals provides exceptional programs and services to ensure that people with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We provide programs in Pittsburgh, Franklin, Oil City, Johnstown, Somerset, Altoona, State College, York & Harrisburg.


HOPE Network
412.826.2703
The mission of HOPE Network is to promote community integration of people with physical disability and chronic health conditions in southwestern Pennsylvania through sports and recreation programs and services that support return to healthy, productive lifestyles. 


Inglis Foundation
Phone: (866) 246-4547
Inglis Foundation works with people with physical disabilities to create and provide practical solutions so they may pursue their life goals. Services include long-term care and a scope of community-based services that include wheelchair accessible housing, community employment services, care management, attendant care, an adult day program and mobility equipment.


JEVS Supports for Independence
JEVS Supports for Independence has three service segments: Attendant Care, Home Health Care, and Fiscal/Payment Agent Services. We provide quality Personal Assistance Services that allow people to remain in their homes by empowering them to manage and direct the delivery of their own care.


Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation
Phone (570) 836-1240
Offers individual K Grants. These special awards are designed to help offset the costs of equipment, therapy, caregiver respite, fees and/or medical bills incurred as a result of a spinal cord injury. Open to any resident of Pennsylvania who has suffered a spinal cord injury.  Also award


Keystone ADAPT
Phone: (570) 628-4292
Contact: Linda Anthony
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Keystone Warriors Division 2 Wheelchair Basketball Team
Phone: (412) 826-2703
Contact: Leah Gray
They are a Division 2, men's wheelchair basketball team that entails a recruting pool from Western PA, Northern WV, and Eastern OH. This division is very competitive so we are looking for men and women who want to be serious competitive players. Team practice sites will vary depending upon roster.


Parent Education Network
Phone: (800) 522-5827
Phone: (800) 441-5082
Contact: (Spanish)
Parent Education Network (PEN) is a statewide coalition in Pennsylvania of parents of children representing a range of disabilities and ages. PEN believes strongly that knowledgeable, skillful parents impact effectively on early intervention, special education, and adult services for their child with disabilities.


Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
Phone: (800) 986-4550
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania is a network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. We connect families in similar situations with one another so that they may share experiences, offer practical information and/or support.


Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
Phone: (877) 693-7271
PA Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a non-profit organization that provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older adults so that they can buy the assistive technology devices and services they need. Offer loans or grants for assistive technology for persons with disabilities


Philadelphia ADAPT
Phone: (215) 627-7255
Contact: Nancy Salandra
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Philadelphia PowerPlay
Phone: (610) 259-6977
Contact: Pat Hilferty
mission is to provide a community based competitive athletic experience for people who use power wheelchairs in their daily lives.


Rebuilding Together Harrisburg (Greater)
(717) 232-2557
Rebuilding Together Greater Harrisburg's (RTGH) mission is to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, from the elderly (over the age of 60) and disabled to families with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence. In partnership with local greater Harrisburg communities (including Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and parts of York Counties), our goal is to make a sustainable impact. We make this impact through providing necessary repairs free of charge to existing homeowners. These necessary repairs often include home modifications, roofing, plumbing, and electrical repairs and/or improvements - our goal is to provide a warm, safe and dry environment for low-income homeowners, enabling them to live independently and with dignity.

 Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
RTP is a local, independent affiliate of Rebuilding Together, Inc., the nation's leading nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs, modifications, and improvements for America's low-income homeowners. Home modifications for older adults and people with disabilities are priorities, and have become a routine component of our work scopes. Volunteer Occupational Therapists have been instrumental in helping RTP develop a sophisticated process for assessing and improving the safety of the home. By adapting living spaces, volunteers help homeowners remain as mobile and independent as possible


 Recycled Equipment Exchange Project (REEP)
Phone: (800) 633-4588
REEP is a free statewide service for people with disabilities, their families, friends, service providers and other interested individuals. Equipment in the REEP listing can range from simple home adaptations, to wheelchairs, to computers and software.


Self Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 873-9595
The mission of SDHP is to promote self-determination and control in housing for people with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The SDHP Website provides information and resources that empower people with disabilities in Pennsylvania to have control over their housing choices.


Southwestern PA ADAPT
Phone: (724) 223-5115
Contact: Kathleen Kleinmann
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Steel City Starz
Phone: (412) 826-2703
Contact: Leah Gray
Join one of only 14 all-women's competitive wheelchair basketball teams in the USA. Any female with a lower-extremity impairment is eligible to play. Participants must use a wheelchair to play, but do not need to be an everyday wheelchair user. The team is always looking for new members!


Three Rivers Adaptive Sports
Phone: (412) 848-8896
TRAS, a non-profit organization, is comprised of individuals with physical challenges, health care professionals, and able bodied individuals. These members all volunteer many hours toward one goal - to educate and provide quality year-round sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities, their families and friends. Over the past years, TRAS has grown to provide a variety of adaptive sports and recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. Activities include: camping and canoeing; kayaking; water skiing; snow skiing; cycling; paint ball and many more.


Variety – The Children's Charity
Our programs and services are designed to best address the children's physical, social, medical, educational, and recreational needs without regards to economic status, race, creed, gender, or type of disability.


Variety- The Children's Charity- Pittsburgh
Phone: (412) 747-2680
Contact: Sandra R. Thompson, Director of Programs and Community Outreach
Variety the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh assists children with mental and physical disabilities and other health challenges, 21 years of age & under, in a ten county area of southwestern Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.

40. Puerto Rico

40.1. Chapter Affiliates

The Puerto Rico Chapter offers information, group support, used equipment and legal representation to our members.
Gretchelle Dilan
Celle Leon Numero 6
Ponce
00730
787-409-1516

41. Rhode Island

41.1. Chapter Affiliate

Rhode Island Chapter United Spinal Association
64 Hazard Ave
Providence, RI 02906
Contact: Gary B Witman M.D
Phone: 401-454-1800

 services include aggressive physical therapy through the YMCA programs as well as close interaction with both Johns Hopkins and Spaulding

41.2. Rhode Island Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Rhode Island.

41.3. Centers for Independent Living

Rhode Island Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

41.4. State Disability Resources

ATEL - RI Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan Program
Phone: (401) 276-0875
The ATEL program provides telephone equipment to residents of the State of Rhode Island who have hearing, speech or neuromuscular (unable to dial or hold a receiver) impairments.


Office of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (401) 421-7005
The goal of the Office of Rehabilitation Services is to assist persons with disabilities to become employed and to live independently in the community.


RIde Program
Phone: (401) 784-9553
To serve individuals with disabilities who are unable to use regular bus service, RIPTA provides ADA Paratransit Services through the RIde Program, which RIPTA coordinates and manages statewide.

41.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Rhode Island
Phone: (401) 944-3949
Contact: Marie Perna
This list includes restaurants, museums, cinemas and cultural sites that have been surveyed according to the guidelines for identifying accessibility outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Hard copies of Accessible Rhode Island are available


Assistive Technology Access Partnership
Phone: (800) 916-8324
ATAP increases knowledge about and access to Assistive Technology.


Easter Seals Rhode Island
Phone: 401-284-1000
Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities


Family to Family of Rhode Island
Phone: (800) 464-3399
Family to Family of Rhode Island is a network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. We offer opportunities for families to connect with one another to share experiences, information, and/or support.


Rebuilding Together Providence
(401) 274-3000
Using donated labor, supplies, and building materials, we perform critical and strategic home repairs free of charge to those who can not afford the expense and are physically unable to do the work. We focus on safety and emergency repairs, home modifications for aging-in-place, veteran's projects, and energy efficiency.


Rewarding Work
1-866-212-9675
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.


Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Phone: (800) 464-3399
The Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) is a statewide, nonprofit agency that provides information, training, support and advocacy to parents seeking help for their children.


Rhodes to Independence
Contact: Elaina Goldstein, JD, MPA
The mission of the Rhodes to Independence initiative is to support the competitive employment of people with disabilities.


Sail To Prevail
Phone: 401-849-8898
Sail To Prevail creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing.
Operating in several states, Sail To Prevail teaches over 1,500 people with disability the skills of sailing in our fleet of specially adapted sailboats each year. The measurable outcomes demonstrate self-confidence, leadership and teamwork. First time and experienced sailors are welcome at Sail To Prevail. Our program is available to all people with disabilities and has programs designed to meet specific needs.


TechACCESS of Rhode Island
Phone: (800) 916-8324
TechACCESS of RI is a private, not for profit resource center that serves people with disabilities who are interested in assistive technology. Assistive Technology is any device which helps a person with a disability function better at home, work, school, or in the community.


VSA arts of Rhode Island
Phone: (401) 725-0247
VSA arts of Rhode Island is a statewide, nonprofit arts and education organization dedicated to providing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to actively participate in the arts.


Wheelchair Accessible Taxis
The taxis serve seventeen communities in Rhode Island, including Providence, Newport, and Woonsocket.

42. South Carolina

42.1. Affiliate Service Providers in South Carolina

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in South Carolina to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

42.2. Chapter Affiliates

 South Carolina Chapter

136 Stonemark Lane
Suite 100
Columbia, South Carolina, 29210
Phone: (866) 445-5509
Phone: (803) 252-2198

Contact: Angela Jacildone

Through the services of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCSCIA), individuals with spinal cord injuries find a valuable resource for their needs, questions, and concerns. They also discover a powerful source of strength through others who have experienced similar life-altering injuries. We also provide information, education, and support to family members and professionals who serve those with spinal cord injuries. The SCSCIA is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization.

42.3. South Carolina Support Groups

View listing of support groups in South Carolina.

42.4. Centers for Independent Living

South Carolina Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

42.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital Greenville Hospital System
701 Grove Road, Greenville, South Carolina, 29605
Phone: (864) 455-5862

North Greenville Hospital
Highway 276 (807 N. Main Street.), Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Phone: (864) 455-9206

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital (RRH)
316 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-724-2639

42.6. State Disability Resources

Anderson County Disabilities & Special Needs Board
Phone: (864) 260-4515
The Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (ACDSNB) serves people in Anderson County with Mental Retardation/Related Disabilities and Autism(MR/RD)and people with Head and Spinal Cord Injuries(HASCI) in Anderson & Oconee Counties.


Disabilities & Special Needs Board of Charleston County
Phone: (843) 805-5805
The Disabilities Board of Charleston County is part of a state-wide network of County Disabilities boards contracted by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) to provide services and supports to people with mental retardation, autism, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and related disabilities.


Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Phone: (800) 340-4028
FCDSNB provides services throughout Florence County that bring out the best in people while promoting opportunities, broadening their abilities and supporting choices. More than 800 people are being served throughout the county in a variety of support services and programs that include day services for children, employment opportunities, residential services, leisure activities, and family support services.


Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Phone: (864) 288-1907
The Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board provide programs and services to consumers from birth through adult. Day services details programs for Early Intervention, child development, adult development as well as individual rehabilitation support. Adult development also includes vocational skills from workshop settings, to supported employment to work training. Services provided in family supports include Service Coordination to help make sure consumers get the help they need, assistance with Medicaid waivers, respite care, companion care, and attendant care.


Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs
Phone: (843) 347-3010
The agency provides and coordinates services for persons with Mental Retardation and related disabilities or with Autism or who have sustained a Head or Spinal Cord Injury.


Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Phone: (864) 682-2314
LCDSNB is a public, non-profit agency, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries, and autism and their families in all areas of Laurens County. Our goal is to offer opportunities for people with disabilities to reach their full potential.


Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Phone: (803) 252-5981
The Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board supports people with autism, mental retardation and related disabilities, head injuries, spinal cord injuries and similar disabilities and promotes their pursuit of life goals and their presence, participation, and inclusion in the community.


SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Division
Phone: (888) 376-4636
Assist people with disabilities and their families through choice in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals, and minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.


South Carolina Assistive Technology Project
Phone: (803) 935-5263
Our goal is to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all South Carolinians through access to assistive technology devices and services.


Tel-A-Ride
Phone: (843) 747-0007
Tel-A-Ride is a specialized curb-to-curb transportation service that is available to persons with disabilities who are unable to use the local public bus service. All Tel-A-Ride vehicles are wheelchair lift-equipped. Tel-A-Ride services all of Peninsula Charleston, and portions of James Island, West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, and North Charleston.


Tri-Development Center of Aiken County
Phone: (803) 642-8800
MISSION STATEMENT is twofold in purpose: to provide, promote and coordinate community services in Aiken County for individuals with autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and mental retardation, to maximize independence, safeguard and support human rights and dignity, and achieve community inclusion; and to provide education and resources to the public to help in the understanding and prevention of autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and mental retardation.


York County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs
Phone: (803) 628-5999
Services and supports available to consumers include service coordination, early intervention for infants to three-year-olds, respite, companion care, individualize rehabilitation supports, community residential services, sheltered workshop activities, and supported employment.

42.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Angel Flight
Phone: (877) 426-2643
Phone: (770) 452-7958
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can't be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care.


Babcock Center Foundation
Phone: (803) 799-1970
provide residential and vocational support to more than 1,100 individuals with mental retardation, autism, spinal cord and head injuries and related lifelong disabilities


Charles Lea Center
Phone: (864) 585-0322
mission is to be the organization dedicated to supporting people with disabilities and special needs where they live, work and play.


Easter Seals South Carolina
Phone: (800) 951-4090
Easter Seals provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.


Family Connection of South Carolina
Phone: (800) 578-8750
Family Connection is a support network for families who have children with special needs. Founded in 1990, we're here to help thousands of children in South Carolina reach their potential by providing parent-to-parent connections, linking families to community resources, and sponsoring a number of educational and support programs.


H. A .L. T. E. R. (Handicapped Athletes Learning To Enjoy Riding)
Phone: (864) 576-0316
H. A .L. T. E. R. is an affordable Therapeutic Horseback Riding program which has served handicapped residents of Spartanburg (and surrounding counties) and students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind since 1987.


Limbs without Limits
Phone: (843) 725-9301
E-mail: info@limbswithoutlimits.org
Limbs Without Limits is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to support, motivate and empower individuals living with a mobility impairment to live a healthier more active lifestyle


Palmetto Power Soccer Foundation
The goal of the Palmetto Power Soccer Foundation is to support physically disabled South Carolinians who wish to participate in the adaptive sport of power soccer; to create an opportunity for motorized wheelchair users to participate in organized athletic competition and enjoy the camaraderie of team sport; to foster the growth of adaptive sport within the state and maintain an active presence in the disability community.Team practices are held in Columbia on the first Saturday of each month. Practices start at 10:30 a.m. at the Harbison Rec Center.Anyone interested in the sport is encouraged to come to a practice and give it a try.


Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities
Phone: (866) 275-7273
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) is authorized by state and federal law to protect the rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina. P&A promotes this mission by enabling individuals to advocate for themselves, by speaking on their behalf when they have been discriminated against or denied a service to which they are entitled, and by promoting policies and services which respect their choices.


Touch the Future
Phone:  (864) 367 0831
Touch the Future, Inc. is dedicated to providing affordable computers, durable medical equipment and assistive technology to individuals who are disabled, seniors, Veterans or from disadvantaged communities. We also support other nonprofit organizations, educational programs and others who serve our service populations.  Touch the Future's expertise and services are as affordable as they are vital to successful independence within the community.  We are your one stop shop for computer and AT needs.


VSA South Carolina
(803) 734-0445
VSA South Carolina is a nonprofit organization that provides children, youth, and adults with disabilities with quality arts experiences.

43. South Dakota

43.1. Centers for Independent Living

South Dakota Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

43.2. State Disability Resources

Assistive Daily Living Services (ADLS) Program
(605) 773-3195
The Assistive Daily Living Services Program provides personal attendant services, case management, consumer preparation and ancillary services such as skilled nursing and emergency response services to individuals with quadriplegia


DakotaLink: South Dakota's Technology Related Assistance Services Program
Phone: (800) 645-0673
DakotaLink is a statewide program of resources and supports that enable individuals in South Dakota greater access to assistive technology devices and services, to maintain independence, to explore funding options, and to become educated about assistive technology issues.


South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (605) 773-3195
Mission Statement: To assist individuals with disabilities to obtain employment, economic self-sufficiency, personal independence and full inclusion into society.

43.3. Additional Programs or Resources

South Dakota Advocacy Services
Phone: (800) 658-4782
protect and advocate the rights of South Dakotans with disabilities through legal, administrative, and other remedies.


South Dakota CARES
Phone: 605-224-5879
CARES represents: Caring, Advancement, Respect, Education and Solutions for families and individuals living with disabilities. Mission is to create positive solutions that change the lives of children, adults and families with disabilities and to promote prevention and awareness.


South Dakota Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 210-0143
The mission of South Dakota Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities is to advocate for the full inclusion of all individuals of all ages with disabilities in all aspects of society.


South Dakota Parent Connection
Phone: (800) 640-4553
South Dakota Parent Connection, Inc., is a Parent Training and Information Center. We are a non-profit organization formed by parents, educators, and services personnel to provide information and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs throughout the state of South Dakota.

44. Tennessee

44.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Tennessee

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Tennessee to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

44.2. Chapter Affiliates

United Spinal of Tennessee
P.O. Box 206, Hermitage, TN 37076
Phone: (812) 449-7843
Contact: Jessica Harthcock

United Spinal of Tennessee is committed to connecting and promoting empowerment among the Tennessee community of individuals whose lives are impacted by spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). We will facilitate change by providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community.

 

44.3. Tennessee Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Tennessee. 

44.4. Centers for Independent Living

Tennessee Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

44.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Memphis VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, 38104
Phone: (901) 577-7373

44.6. State Disability Resources

Division of Rehabilitation Services
The Department of Human Services' Division of Rehabilitation Services helps persons with disabilities become self-sufficient, gain employment, or receive timely and accurate decisions on their applications for disability benefits.


PASS User's Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Assist Individuals in Self-Direction
Contact: Sharon Finney
The Tennessee Personal Assistance Supports and Services program developed this comprehensive guide to assist individuals in self-direction. The guide provides people with disabilities the information and tools needed to hire and manage a Personal Assistant. The guide discusses the differences between hiring individually or through an agency, how to process a self-assessment, offers job descriptions and performance expectations, and other checklists.


Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
Phone: (615) 741-2056
Protects the rights, meets the needs, and preserves the dign Tennesseans and adults with disabilities needing home and community services through visible and effective advocacy, leadership, and stewardship.


Tennessee Technology Access Project
Phone: (800) 732-5059
The Tennessee Technology Access Project (TTAP) provides Tennesseans who have disabilities with comprehensive information related to assistive technology including: Resources for Assistive Technology, Devices and Services, Information About the Funding of Devices and Services, Resources for Advocacy Services, Statewide Systems Change Initiatives/Activities, Assistive Technology Centers.


Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (615) 313-4891
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal and state-funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to assist individuals of work age with physical and/or mental disabilities compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood.

44.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Angel Flight
Phone: (877) 426-2643
Phone: (770) 452-7958
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can't be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care.


Buffalo River Services
Phone: (931) 762-3381
Contact: Mary L. Staggs
Tennesseans with severe disabilities may be eligible for financial assistance through the Family Support Program. The program provides allocations of funds for services ranging from respite/personal assistant to equipment/ home modifications. People with severe disabilities may have needs that insurance does not cover. The Family Support Program may be the answer to these needs.


CHIPS, Computers for Homebound & Isolated Persons
Phone: (865) 546-6262
CHIPS trains and equips homebound persons to use e-mail and the Internet to overcome social isolation, connect with people and resources, assert more control over their own lives, and contribute to their community


Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.


Disability Rights Tennessee 

Phone: (800) 342-1660
DRT provides services to people with disabilities across the state with numerous issues, including employment discrimination, safety in schools, abuse and neglect, and access to community resources and services.


Easter Seals Tennessee
Phone: (800) 264-0078
The mission of Easter Seals Tennessee is to create solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.


Family Voices of Tennessee
Phone: (888) 643-7811
Operates the Tennessee Family-to-Family Health Information Center for families who have children with special health care needs: disability, chronic illness, physical or mental health conditions. Their purpose is to provide training or assistance to families in navigating various service systems, including Medicaid and TennCare, SSI for Children, Title V (Children's Special Services), Early Intervention (TEIS), and other programs.


Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.


People First of Tennessee
Phone: (615) 256-8002
Tennesseans with disabilities, regardless of severity, have a friend in People First. Members advocate for themselves and others through public and private speaking, and the organization teaches self-advocacy skill to high school students with disabilities. People First also offers training in public speaking, rights and responsibilities, independent living, supported employment, and works to support legislation to help Tennesseans with disabilities.


Tennessee ADAPT
Phone: (901) 726-6404
Contact: Deborah Cunningham
Contact: Randy ALexander
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Tennessee AgrAbility Project
Phone: (865) 974-7266
The AgrAbility Project provides individualized services on the farm or at the work setting to help disabled individuals return to farming, the community and independent living.


Tennessee Disability Coalition
Phone: (615) 383-9442
The core purpose of the Coalition is to work for systems change and to advocate public policies that ensure every person with a disability has the freedom and opportunity to exercise individual decisions that affect his/her own life, welfare and personal dignity.


Tennessee Respite Coalition
Respite is temporary relief for caregivers and families. It is a service in which care is provided to individuals with disabilities and other special needs.


VSA arts Tennessee
Phone: (615) 826-5252
VSA arts Tennessee promotes arts, education and the creative power in people with disabilities, thereby improving the quality of life for all people in Tennessee.


45. Texas

45.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Texas

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Texas to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

45.2. Chapter Affiliates

Rio Grande Chapter
Highlands Regional Rehabilitation Hospital 1395 George Dieter, El Paso, Texas, 79936
Phone: (915) 532-3004
Contact: Sukie Armendariz
Phone: (915) 298-7241
Contact: Ron Prieto
Email: Contact form

National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston
P.O. Box 70515 Houston, Texas 77270
Contact: Rafferty Laredo, OTR, MA, ATP
Phone: 713.364.4.SCI(724)
 The National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston Chapter is committed to establishing and promoting vital community-based services for people in this region affected by spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D). Our members include, individuals living with SCI/D, family and friends, hospitals and healthcare professionals, DME manufacturers and suppliers, and a multitude of other highly devoted organizations. NSCIA Houston serves our SCI/D community through 3 major programs: (1) Project Hope: a free medical supply distribution clinic (2) Connections Peer Network: a one-to-one peer mentor matching program, social meet-up, and support group (3) SCI/D wellness service at Lazarus House (coming soon!)

Alamo Chapter of NSCIA
San Antonio, Texas 
Contact: Robert Davis
President
Phone: 210-865-7855

 

45.3. Texas Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Texas.

45.4. Centers for Independent Living

Texas Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

45.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Spinal Cord Injury Care Line
2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77030
Phone: (793) 794-7128


South Texas Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas, 78229
Phone: (210) 617-5300


Veterans Affairs North Texas Healthcare System Dallas Medical Center/Spinal Cord Injury Service
4500 South Lancaster Road, Spinal Cord Injury (128), Dallas, Texas, 75216
Phone: (214) 857-1757

45.6. State Disability Resources

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services
The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services program help persons with spinal cord and brain injuries receive intensive therapies to increase independence.


DRS Rehabilitation Technology Resource Center
Phone: (512) 424-4138
Contact: Demonstration and loan of equipment
Phone: (512) 424-4155
Contact: Vehicle modifications
Providing information and referring people to the right resources is a major service of the RTRC. The staff researches the latest products that are commercially available, giving people choices that can assist them in achieving their goals.


Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
Phone: (512) 463-5739
Here you will find resources and information on disabilities including committee members and law, publications, ADA, key laws, goals and recommendations, disability history, disability policy, parking, and statistics. You can also learn about local committees around the state. The Disabilities Committee presents numerous awards each year for outstanding achievements made by and for Texans with disabilities.


Resource Guide on Disability Topics Important to Texans


Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Phone: (800) 458-9858
DADS provides a variety of Medicaid and state-funded medical and community-based services including nursing home care, home health services, and attendant services.


Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Phone: (800) 628-5115
The Division's main purpose is to assist people with disabilities to participate in their communities by achieving employment of choice, living as independently as possible and accessing high quality services.

45.7. Additional Programs or Resources

ADAPT of Texas
Phone: (512) 442-0252
Contact: Stephanie Thomas
ADAPT of Texas is a grassroots disability rights group. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Annie Seals, Realtor on Wheels
Phone: (214) 683-4802
A Realtor since 1990, Annie Seals was injured in 2002. She specializes in finding or selling homes for the handicapped , the elderly, anyone with special needs. Annie is a long time Dallas resident. She has extensive knowledge of Dallas and its many suburbs with special expertise in Addison, Allen, Coppell, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Frisco, Grapevine, Lake Highlands, McKinney, M Streets, North Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Southlake, and Uptown.


Any Baby Can
Phone: (800) 672-0238
Any Baby Can Child and Family Resource Center provides support for families caring for a child with special needs, therapies and support for children with, or at-risk for developmental delays, prenatal education to at-risk pregnant women, and childbirth, parenting and literacy programs for the community in general through the following programs. All services and materials are available in English and Spanish


Children's Association for Maximum Potential
Phone: (210) 292-3566
C.A.M.P., or Children's Association for Maximum Potential, enables children with disabilities to thrive in a recreational environment where safety and nurturing are primary. C.A.M.P. is a private, nonprofit agency that operates programs at a rustic camp setting in Center Point, Texas (between Kerrville and Comfort).


Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.


Disability Rights Texas
(800) 252-9108
Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.


Disability Services ASAP
Phone: (512) 267-7233
Disability Services ASAP provides education to people with disabilities in order to increase awareness about sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence and abuse by personal care providers, personal safety planning, healthy relationships and sexuality. Presentations and training are also available to professionals and family members on a range of issues including disability awareness/sensitivity, the dynamics of abuse in relationships involving an individual with a disability, developing accessible and relevant services, safety planning, providing personal safety education to persons with disabilities, etc.


DRS Rehabilitation Technology Resource Center
Phone: (512) 424-4138
Contact: Demonstration and loan of equipment
Phone: (512) 424-4155
Contact: Vehicle modifications
Providing information and referring people to the right resources is a major service of the RTRC. The staff researches the latest products that are commercially available, giving people choices that can assist them in achieving their goals.


Easter Seals Central Texas
Phone: (512) 478-2581
Easter Seals Central Texas creates solutions and changes lives of children and adults with disabilities and those who care for them.


Easter Seals East Texas
Phone: (979) 776-2872
Easter Seals provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.


Easter Seals Greater Houston
Phone: 713.838.9050
Founded in Houston in 1947, Easter Seals Greater Houston has always provided a variety of needed services to individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities and to their families in the five counties surrounding the Houston area. We are the only organization in the greater Houston area providing comprehensive services to individuals with cerebral palsy and all other types of disabilities and to their families.


Easter Seals North Texas
Phone: 888-617-7171
Easter Seals North Texas provides services for children and adults with disabilities and other special needs


Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley
Phone: (800) 728-5491
Easter Seals RGV's mission is to enable children and adults with disabilities to reach their highest level of independence where they live, learn, work and play.


EasyLiving Home of Texas
EasyLiving Homecm is the nation's first voluntary certification program that specifies criteria in everyday construction to add convenience in your new home and to welcome all friends, family and visitors regardless of age, size or physical ability.


Imagine Art
Phone: (512) 448-1540
Imagine Art is an Interfaith non-denominational Christian led organization, serving the spiritual and practical needs of a unique population - artists with disabilities.


Morgan's Wonderland
Phone: (210) 495-5888
Morgan's Wonderland is located in San Antonio and is the World's First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park! This 25-acre park is an oasis of fun dedicated to special needs individuals, their families, caregivers & friends.


Neuro Fitness Foundation (NFF)
1361 W Euless Blvd., Euless, Texas, 76040
Phone: (817) 571-1323
The Neuro Fitness Foundation (NFF) programs are FREE of charge and designed to benefit individuals paralyzed due to spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, polio, head injury, Guilliean Barre Syndrome, Cerebal Palsy, Spina Bifida, Spinal Stenosis and many other neurological challenges. NFF is the first and only organization of its kind in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to offer these services.


Partners Resource Network (PRN)
Phone: (800) 866-4726
Their mission is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and to promote partnerships among parents and professionals.


 


 

Project Walk-Austin
Phone: 512.966-7110
Project Walk-Austin is a physical training program for people with spinal cord injuries where hard work leads to greater: confidence, independence, mobility ...and Hope. Our exercise-based program is tailored to the individual client, with hands-on attention from one or more of our trainers every step of the way.


Texas Adaptive Aquatics
Phone: (281) 324-4653
TEXAS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS (T.A.A.) features an outstanding adaptive water skiing program that allows people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities the opportunity to discover the thrill and excitement of water skiing, sailing, and kayaking.


Texas AgrAbility Project
Phone: (866) 601-6444
Staff members provide technical assistance, make referrals and arrange for on-site visits. The goal is to help disabled farmers and ranchers continue to be productive in their agricultural operations.


Texas Hearing and Service Dogs
Phone: (512) 891-9090
THSD is a non-profit organization that trains Service Dogs and Hearing Dogs to assist people with disabilities.


Texas Lions Camp
Phone: (830) 896-8500
Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the "Can Do" philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.


Texas Parent to Parent
Toll free: 866-896-6001
Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs. TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education. In addition, TxP2P educates professionals about the unique needs of our children with the goal of improving care and opportunities for our children. Lastly, TxP2P is dedicated to championing the efforts of a diverse set of parent support groups and advocacy on behalf of our children's well-being.


Texas Technology Access Project
Phone: (800) 828-7839
Mission is to increase access for people with disabilities to assistive technology that provides them more control over their immediate environments and an enhanced ability to function independently.


Trail of Donations
512-269-6062
We know how difficult it can be to lose some or all of your belongings due to a natural disaster or life changing medical illness. We assist those in need of basic living essentials due to a financial hardship caused by a severe illness to a child or loved one or a natural disaster. We are entirely non-profit and are only able to assist when the funds and donations are available. We work with Bastrop, Travis, and Williamson county residents and businesses to help us meet the demands of the families needing assistance


VSA arts of Texas
Phone: (512) 454-9912
VSA arts of Texas serves as an international model in which people with disabilities have complete access to cultural, artistic, and educational venues, programs and employment. We promote the creative power in people with disabilities by working with artists, patrons, and community members to facilitate full access to the cultural and educational arts.


Wheelchair Success Foundation Scholarships
Phone : (361) 882-9745
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for people permanently confined to a wheelchair to attend college or technical school. Applicants must be graduates or GED certificate holders who attended a Coastal Bend high school; permanently confined to a wheelchair; must maintain nine credit hours per semester with GPA of 2.5 while attending an accredited university, college or technical school.

46. Utah

46.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Utah

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Utah to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

46.2. Chapter Affiliates

National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Utah Chapter
P.O. Box 271205
Salt Lake City, Utah 84127
Phone:801-688-5320
Contact:Blas Juarez 

NSCIA Utah Chapter addresses the needs of its members, their families, and caregivers affected by a Spinal Cord Injury and/or Disease (SCI/D). We are committed to providing all available resources, peer mentors, advocacy, and education to alleviate some of what our members go through during their transition with a SCI/D and throughout their life. Our goal is to empower people to achieve and maintain an active, healthy, independent, and quality life.

 

 

46.3. Centers for Independent Living

Utah Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

46.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Community Rehabilitation Services at Sugarhouse Health Center
1138 East Wilmington Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106
Phone: (801) 581-2221


University of Utah Health Care - Rehabilitation Center
50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84132
Phone: (801) 585-2800

46.5. State Disability Resources

Access Utah Network
Phone: (800) 333-8824
Access Utah Network, a Utah State agency that runs an information referral line for people with disabilities, has a special used equipment program available to those in need of quality items like wheelchairs, beds and medical equipment for a fraction of the cost


Division of Services for People with Disabilities
Phone: (800) 837-6811
Promote opportunities and provide support for persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives. Support includes community living, day services, supported employment services, and support for people with disabilities and their families.


Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 473-7530
The mission of USOR is to assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment and increase their independence.

46.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Homes Foundation
Contact via email
PROMOTING the development of accessible homes for people with disabilities. EDUCATING home builders and the public on the need for accessible housing. SPECIFYING design criteria for accessible homes. LISTING accessible homes for sale or rent. PROVIDING referrals to other agencies as needed. PLANNING to assist low income persons with disabilities to have a home to meet their needs.


AgrAbility of Utah
Phone: (877) 225-1860
AgrAbility of Utah is part of a national program administered through the United States Department of Agriculture, focused on promoting independence for members of the agricultural community who have disabilities resulting from injury, illness, aging, or other causes.


Art Access/VSA arts of Utah
Phone: (801) 328-0703
Through its Art Access programming, VSA arts of Utah is committed to providing quality arts activities for adults and children with disabilities as well as for those who represent other underserved communities.


ASSIST Inc
Phone: (801) 355-7085
ASSIST Inc is a nonprofit Community Design Center founded in 1969. ASSIST provides architectural design, community planning and development assistance to nonprofit and community groups, and housing and accessibility design assistance to low income households or persons with disabilities.


Common Ground Outdoor Adventures
Phone: (435) 713-2108
Common Ground Outdoor Adventures' mission is to provide life-enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities. We provide adaptive equipment and support, which enable people with 335 N 100 E Logan, UT 84321 (435) 713-0288 phone; (435) 713-2108 fax disabilities to participate in outdoor recreation alongside their peers. These experiences reduce stereotypes, raise awareness, and empower people to realize their full potential. Our trips are not only accessible physically but also financially.


Disability Law Center
Phone: (800) 662-9080
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is a private non-profit organization. We are designated as the Protection and Advocacy agency for the state of Utah to protect the rights of people with disabilities in Utah.


National Ability Center
Phone: (435) 649-3991
The National Ability Center is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment.


Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund
Phone: (877) 488-3233
Support quality affordable housing options that meet the needs of Utah's individuals and families, while maximizing all resources. Utahns served by the fund include those with low-incomes, first-time home buyers, residents with special needs such as the elderly, developmentally disabled, physically disabled, victims of abuse, and Native Americans.


SPLORE - Special Populations Learning Outdoor Recreation
Phone: (801) 484-4128
SPLORE is a Salt Lake City based non-profit organization that provides accessible outdoor recreation experiences to children and adults with disabilities and specific needs.


TRAILS: Therapeutic Recreation & Independent Lifestyles
Phone: 801-581-2526
TRAILS is a comprehensive outreach program of the Rehabilitation Center at University of Utah Health Care, for individuals with spinal cord injury or disease that includes an SCI forum, recreational opportunities, and a peer support program.


The Utah Center for Assistive Technology
Phone: (888) 866-5550
The Utah Center for Assistive Technology acts as the hub or center point of assistive technology services statewide. There are branch resources available throughout the state and services are coordinated to ensure that devices and services are accessible to all Utahns with disabilities.


Utah ADAPT
Phone: (801) 685-8214
Contact: Barbara Toomer
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Utah Assistive Technology Program
Phone: (800) 524-5152
We serve individuals with disabilities of all ages in Utah and the intermountain region. Our job is to provide AT devices and services, and train university students, parents, children with disabilities and professional service providers about AT.


Utah Parent Center
Phone: (800) 468-1160
The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC) is to help parents help their children with disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community.

47. Vermont

47.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Vermont

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Vermont to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

47.2. Centers for Independent Living

Vermont Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

47.3. State Disability Resources

Attendant Services Program
(802) 871-3043
The Attendant Services Program supports independent living for adults with disabilities who need physical assistance with daily activities. This is a "Consumer Directed Personal Care" Program. Program participants hire, train, supervise, and schedule their personal care attendant(s). The program participant is the employer, and the attendant's hourly wage is funded by the program.


Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
Phone: (802) 241-2400
Assist older persons, children and adults with disabilities to live as independently as possible.


Essential Person Program in Vermont
Phone: 800-479-6151
The Essential Person Program helps you stay in your home by contributing to the cost of having someone live with you to provide essential care.


Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver Program
Phone: (802) 241-2400
This program allows the State to use Medicaid funds to provide alternative services for people who would otherwise need admission to a nursing home.


Money Follows the Person Grant
802-871-3067
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a five-year federally-funded demonstration project for Vermont's Long-term Medicaid Choices for Care program. The statewide program helps people living in nursing facilities move into their communities with the supports they need. Transition funds, up to $2,500, helps provide items and services not covered by Medicaid


Office of Children With Special Health Needs
Phone: 800-660-4427 or 802-863-7338
The Office of Children With Special Health Needs (CSHN) provides a number of services to Vermont children - birth to age 21 - who have complex health conditions, and to their families.


Rural & Agricultural VocRehab (RAVR)
Phone: (802) 656-5433
Rural & Agricultural VocRehab (RAVR) provides health evaluation, counseling and assistance in employment and/or job maintenance for people with disabilities.


Vermont Assistive Technology Project
Phone: (800) 750-6355
Provide resource information and referral; training and support about AT to service providers; initiate changes in policies and state laws.


 Vermont Direct Care Worker Registry
866-212-9675
A web-based resource operated by Rewarding Work Resources to connect agency and consumer employers with people wanting to do direct care work for elders and the disabled. Workers post information about their background and work preferences and employers can search for workers by location. The directory is free to all Vermonters although employers will need to get an access code from a local agency. The agencies with access codes can be found on the site.


VocRehab Vermont
Phone: (866) 879-6757
Assists Vermonters with disabilities to find and maintain meaningful employment in their communities.

47.4. Additional Programs or Resources

Disability Rights Vermont
Phone: (802) 229-1355
DRVT provides information, referral and advocacy services, including legal representation when appropriate, to individuals with disabilities throughout Vermont. DRVT also advocates to promote positive systemic responses to issues affecting people with disabilities.


Easter Seals Vermont
Phone: (802) 223-4744
Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.


Good News Garage
Phone: (877) 448-3288
We live in a state where transportation can mean the difference between poverty and self-sufficiency. Good News Garage is addressing this need by collecting donated cars, trucks and vans, repairing them and offering them to qualified low-income Vermonters.


Northern New England AgrAbility Project
Phone: (800) 545-8920 Ext. 2800
Committed to supporting farm families affected by a disability to be productive and successful in agriculture.


Rebuilding Together Greater Burlington
Phone: (802) 860-9200
Rebuilding Together is a national volunteer organization that works to assure that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, or part of a family with children, live in warmth, safety, and independence. Volunteers descend on homes in the Greater Burlington area to paint, clean, fix leaking roofs, replace rotten steps, and do numerous other jobs that make those homes safe and secure.


Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Phone: (802) 786-4991
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is committed to furthering the equality and independence of individuals with disabilities by providing access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.


Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights
Phone: 1-800-639-1522
The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR) is a cross-disability advocacy organization that seeks to increase awareness of disability issues and effect systemic change through legislative and administrative processes.


Vermont Family Network
Phone: 1-800-800-4005
VFN has an extensive network of families, professionals, other agencies, and other resources to assist you. Our family support staff has extensive knowledge about children and families with special needs and many are parents of children with special needs themselves. We also have a network of families who are willing to share their personal stories and answer any questions you may have through our parent match program. Our Family Support Consultants offer peer parent matches to parents who have children, youth or adults with special needs, and have concerns they want to share with another parent.


VSA Arts of Vermont
Phone: (802) 655-7772
Contact: Judy Chalmer, Executive Director
VSA Arts of Vermont (VSAVT) is a non-profit oganization dedicated to making the world of the arts accessible to Vermonters of all abilities.

48. Virginia

48.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Virginia

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Virginia to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

48.2. Chapter Affiliates

The United Spinal Assoc of VA is committed to establishing and promoting vital community-based services for people in this state affected by spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D). Our members include, individuals living with SCI/D, family and friends, hospitals and healthcare professionals, DME manufacturers and suppliers, and a multitude of other highly devoted organizations.
Sharon Drennan
800 E Leigh St.
Richmond
23219
804-822-1074

48.3. Centers for Independent Living

Virginia Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

48.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

SCI&D Service Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia, 23249
Phone: (804) 675-5000

48.5. State Disability Resources

Arlington County Accessible Housing Bulletin
A new Accessible Housing Bulletin is available to provide up-to-date information about accessible housing in Arlington, VA. Arlington has a number of new and existing developments that include committed affordable and market rate units with accessible features. Through this newsletter, you will receive information about the available unit, the rent, income restriction (if any), the apartment community and how to apply.


Arlington County Disability Resource Guide
Phone: (703) 228-1700
This directory of services and resources for Arlingtonians with disabilities is designed as a source of information and assistance for people with disabilities, their families and friends, and all who work with them.


Department of Rehabilitative Services
Phone: (800) 552-5019
The Department of Rehabilitative Services provides services to help Virginians with disabilities become more independent and self-sufficient. Under Services to People with Disabilities, you'll find information on employment through vocational rehabilitation, the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs through our Disability Determination Services, and available services to enhance community living for persons with disabilities. There also is extensive information on assistive technology to benefit persons with disabilities and the State's network of Employment Services Organizations.


disAbility Law Center of Virginia
Phone: 800-552-3962 or 804-225-2042
We help with disability-related problems like abuse, neglect, and discrimination. We also help people with disabilities obtain services and treatment. All callers receive help with these problems. Individuals with problems, targeted in our program goals, may also receive advocacy services and/or legal representation.


Fairfax County Services for People with Disabilities
Phone: (703) 324-5421
The Department of Family Services' Disability Services Planning & Development (DSPD) promotes the self-sufficiency and well-being of people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and solution management so that people of all abilities can fully participate in our community.


Middle Peninsula Disability Services Board
Phone: (804) 758-8311
The Middle Peninsula Disability Services Board is a partnership of Citizens, Local Governments, and Businesses working to increase access and develop consumer-oriented, community-based services for persons with physical and sensory disabilities.


Prince William County Committee for Persons with Disabilities
Phone: (703) 792-7649
The Prince William County Committee for Persons with Disabilities (PWC CFPD) was established in 1987 as an advisory group to the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) on disability issues. Its primary purpose is to recommend to the BOCS ways and means by which the County may be more responsive to the needs of citizens with disabilities.


STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents
Phone: (703) 892-8747
Arlington's pre-arranged reserved trip paratransit service is STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents.


Therapeutic Recreation Prevention Intervention Office
Phone: (703) 228-4740
Provide Arlington County residents who are at-risk, have a disability, special need, and/or activity restrictions the opportunity to increase their quality of life through recreation and leisure pursuits, thereby achieving a fulfilling leisure lifestyle.


Virginia Assistive Technology System
Phone: (804) 662-9990
Contact: Robert Krollman
The Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) is a statewide systems change project established in 1990 and committed to improving the quality of life for all Virginians by increasing awareness and accessibility of assistive technology. Through a variety of consumer driven activities and programs, information and technical assistance are provided on devices, services and funding resources.


Virginia Easy Access
Phone: (800) 552-3402
Virginia Easy Access provides individuals and caregivers information about public benefits and programs and includes a variety of informative topics of interest to seniors and adults with disabilities. This website allows people to search for specific services in each community. Content includes imbedded links that lead the user to more information on every topic.


Virginia Spinal Cord Injury Registry
Box 279, Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center PO Box 1500, Fishersville, Virginia, 22939
Phone: (540) 332-7200
The Virginia SCI Registry works to improve the health, independence, productivity and quality of life of persons with SCI by providing information on resources, maintaining current information on the level of function and service needs of persons with SCI and promoting the delivery of appropriate rehabilitative services across the Commonwealth.


Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Phone: (800) 345-9972 
The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center is the first state-owned and operated comprehensive rehabilitation center in the country. Staff at WWRC provide training and therapy to people with disabilities to enable them to re-enter the work force and live more independently. Services include: Assistive Technology Communication Services Occupational Therapy Outpatient Services Physical Therapy Physicians and Nursing Services Psychological Services Short Term Rehabilitation Unit (STRU) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Program Supported Living Services (SLS). Also hosts ERGYS* 2 Rehabilitation System, a specially designed, computerized stationary bike uses low-level electrical stimulation to allow people with little or no voluntary leg movement to actively pedal a stationary bike.

48.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Virginia
-Promote accessibility and independence through information.
-Develop Web sites and guides on access data for persons with disabilities to improve their quality of life.
-Consult with other states to help develop Web sites and guides using our innovative format.
-Work cooperatively with businesses to create an awareness of a large, lucrative consumer market--the 54 million Americans with disabilities plus their families and friends.


AgrAbility Virginia
Phone: (800) 365-1656
AgrAbility Virginia helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to continue in their chosen profession in agriculture.


Arlington Virginia - Disability Topic Page
The resources on this page provide information about programs and services for people with disabilities within County government and the community.


Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority
Phone: (866) 835-5976
The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority's (ATLFA) mission is to facilitate favorable credit financing of assistive technology for Virginians with disabilities. The ATLFA can help eligible applicants obtain low-interest loans for a wide variety of special equipment (i.e. assistive technology). This includes loans for wheelchairs, motorized scooters, Braille equipment, hearing aids, low vision aids, communication systems, environmental control devices, building and home modifications for accessibility or telecommunication devices for the deaf or other assistive technology.


Blue Ridge Assistance Dogs
Phone: (703) 369-5878
Blue Ridge Assistance Dogs, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing specially selected and professionally trained Assistance Dogs and Social/Therapy Dogs to individuals with disabilities.


Caring Communities
Phone: (410) 549-5707
Caring Communities has now grown into a well-known and widely respected service organization offering disability-related activities and events for thousands within the entire disabilities community in MD, DC and Virginia.


Caring Communities Respite Care Registry
Phone: (410) 549-5707
online and searchable Respite Registry in the Baltimore/Washington Area. The CARING NETWORK respite care registry provides families and caregivers with relief from the ongoing demands of providing care for their loved one with special needs.


Center for Computer Redistribution
Contact via email
The mission of the Center for Computer Redistribution is to supply free personal computers to disabled persons. Our goals include social interaction for the disabled through participation on the Internet. These computers are donated by businesses, organizations, or individuals and are usually outdated or in need of repair.


Clemyjontri Park
Phone: (703) 388-2807
CLEMYJONTRI PARK features a unique playground where children of all abilities can play side-by-side. It is a playground where every child is welcome. This park is a place where children who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces, or who have sensory or developmental disabilities, can have a parallel playground experience of fun and exploration.


Commonwealth Community Trust
Phone: (888) 241-6039
Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT) was established for Virginia residents to provide a convenient and economical way to have trust funds administered for people with disabilities that will supplement the benefits offered by entitlement programs. Our mission is to enhance government programs for the lifelong special needs of the beneficiary so that he or she can live securely.


Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region
Phone: (800) 886-3771
Children and adults with disabilities and special needs find highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easter Seals. Teams of therapists, teachers and other professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals.


Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Sports Team
Contact: Team Email
Contact: Ashley Haddow, Program Manager
a Fairfax County recreational Paralympic sports team providing individuals aged 6-22 a wide range of sports experiences, teamwork, and socialization skills. Youth from the Northern Virginia area are eligible to participate. Our primary sports are wheelchair basketball and track/field (ambulatory and wheelchair-based). We also do golf, football and other seasonal sports. Visit our blog for up-to-date information: http://fairfaxfalcons.blogspot.com/


FINDhelp (Fredericksburg Area Information Center on Disabilities)
Contact: Nancy Buck, Outreach Services Coordinator
FINDHelp offers a direct connection to disability information and a communication link for people with disabilities, their families and friends, and community service providers.


F.R.E.E. Foundation
Phone: 540-777-4929
The F.R.E.E. Foundation is a volunteer-led non-profit that provides mobility rehabilitation equipment to help people regain their mobility and independence. F.R.E.E. collects, sanitizes, repairs and gifts donated mobility equipment to uninsured and underinsured adults in Virginia. When F.R.E.E. gifts equipment, falls and medical costs drop by over 80%.


Help-Your-Self, Inc.
Help-Your-Self, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities by providing practical knowledge and tools to improve people's potential for growth and community participation. We provide tools and services to enable independent living, community integration, reduce barriers, and educate to prevent injuries.


Home Modification Guide
There are many resources available in the Charlottesville region for homeowners or renters who decide to modify their home to meet their changing needs. The purpose of this website is to provide useful information for making the decision to modify.


Northern Virginia Regional Disabilities Resources: Transportation


Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
Phone: (800) 869-6782
The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center assists the families of children with disabilities through education, information and training.


SCI Resource Guide - Greater Metropolitan Washington Area
The 2010-2011 SCI Resource Guide, 4th Edition, is a publication of the SCI Consortium - Greater Metropolitan Washington Area. This handy guide contains specific information for your health and wellness, community living needs, equipment and supply requirements and a listing of sports and recreation groups in the area. (Click link at bottom of page to download the PDF file)


Sentara Hilltop Therapy Center
Phone: (757) 333-7000
Sentara Hilltop Therapy Center is part of the Sentara Rehabilitation Network, providing specialized rehabilitation programs spanning the continuum of care from inpatient rehabilitation and sub-acute skilled rehabilitation to outpatient rehabilitation, and day rehabilitation. Also hosts ERGYS* 2 Rehabilitation System, a specially designed, computerized stationary bike uses low-level electrical stimulation to allow people with little or no voluntary leg movement to actively pedal a stationary bike.


Social Security Disability Law
White Granite Dr., Suite 306, Oakton, VA 22124
Phone: (571)-328-5795
Contact: Sheri R. Abrams, P.C., Attorney at Law
Social Security Disability Law Preparation of Wills, Living Wills, Health and Financial Powers of Attorney Serving VA , DC, and MD


Spinal Cord Injury Program at VCU Medical Center
PO Box 980661 Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, , Virginia,
Phone: (804) 828-0955
Contact: Dr. William McKinley
VCU provides a complete program of care for persons with SCI and their families.


Sportable – Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Phone: (804) 340-2991
Sportable is a not for profit organization focused on providing recreation and sports opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities in the Richmond area. Our vision is to provide sports and recreation opportunities in a Competitive and recreational capacity. Individuals in the competitive category can enter as beginners or participate at the more advanced level, competing at the regional, national and international level The recreational category will focus primarily on indoor and outdoor activities and events, which can be enjoyed with fellow Sportable participants, as well as family and friends.


Statewide Rx Assistance Programs
Prescription Drug Assistance Programs Available In Virginia


Therapeutic Adventures, Inc
Phone: (434) 295-3973
Contact via email
As a non-profit 501c3 charitable education organization, Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. is committed to providing greater access to adaptive outdoor recreation (Adaptive Snow Sports, Adaptive Water Sports, and Adaptive Wilderness Sports) -- our primary goal is to improve the quality of life of ALL persons by helping them achieve independence in the outdoor environments where adaptive adventure activities are offered and enjoyed. Therapeutic Adventures has developed a unique and integrative approach to instruction using: our Independence Plus Model, our adaptive Circle of Courage model, and our Adaptive Outdoor Skills Mastery System.


Virginia Power Soccer Association
Phone: (757) 482-4981
Power Soccer promises to open the door to competitive sports for power wheelchair users in Virginia and around the world.


Wheatland Farm
Phone : (703) 574-0511
Provide helpful services such as wheelchair detailing and repair, adaptive equipment lending, adaptive art and music classes, parent information and resources, therapeutic riding, a 4-H club and a specially designed children's hair salon...as well as...fun for moms, dads and siblings too! Available year round at Wheatland,  Francesco's Closet features an array of wheelchairs, adaptive equipment and toys for free loan to interested families. The closet also accepts donations of gently used equipment in good working order.


Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF
Phone: (434) 979-6154
Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities. Its magazine, Wheelin' Sportsmen, and its' website, are dedicated to the education and entertainment of these enthusiasts and their able-bodied outdoor partners.


Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing
Phone: (434) 325-2007
Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to teach the joys of alpine skiing to individuals with a disability. Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, WAS offers fun, exhilaration and the chance to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends to people of all ages and with every imaginable disability.

49. Washington

49.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Washington

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Washington to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

49.2. Washington Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Washington. 

49.3. Centers for Independent Living

Washington Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

49.4. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 South Cowley Street, Spokane, Washington, 99202
Phone: (509) 838-4771


V.A. Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, Washington, 98108
Phone: (206) 764-2502

49.5. Model SCI Systems of Care

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98105
Phone: (206) 616-2183
Contact: Cynthia Salzman
Phone: (800) 366-5643

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.

NIDILRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life. Grants are awarded in five-year cycles (the current cycle is 2011-2016).

Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public.

49.6. State Disability Resources

Aged, Blind and Disabled Medical Programs


Aging and Disability Services
Phone: (800) 422-3263
The Aging and Disability Services Administration assists children and adults with developmental delays or disabilities, cognitive impairment, chronic illness and related functional disabilities to gain access to needed services and supports by managing a system of long-term care and supportive services that are high quality, cost effective, and responsive to individual needs and preferences.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 637-5627
The mission of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is "to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve a greater quality of life by obtaining and maintaining employment." Employment contributes to a person's ability to live independently, and DVR believes that every person has the right to work.


FindARide.org
Phone: 1-800-201-4900
FindARide.org is a gateway to transportation options in the Puget Sound area. It provides links to transportation tools such as the transit trip planner, and includes a searchable database to allow people with special transportation needs, case managers, and agencies to find transportation in the Central Puget Sound Region.


King County Metro Accessible Services
Phone: (206) 205-5000
Metro is committed to providing King County residents and visitors with valued transportation services, and their services extend to customers with special needs due to age or disabilities. Metro provides ACCESS Transportation paratransit service for qualified customers, and 100% of Metro buses are accessible.


Washington State Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide
Phone: (360) 902-8844
The state of Washington has long been a leader in providing accessible outdoor recreation. The accessible sites listed in this guide are managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, and the Olympic National Park. Local or privately managed recreation sites are not included in the listing (except in a few cases where state grant funds were used to develop a site).

49.7. Additional Programs or Resources

 


Center for Children with Special Needs
Phone: (866) 987-2500
Contact: Childrens Resource Line
You will find information, resources and tools developed by the Center. Visit News & Events to read the most recent issue of Linkages, a newsletter for professionals serving children with special needs or sign-up for one of our email lists. In Resources find information specific to Washington State as well as diagnosis-specific health information, tools to support families of children with special needs and care providers.


Disability Rights Washington
Phone
: (206) 324-1521 or in WA State: (800) 562-2702
Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights.


Easter Seals Washington
Phone: (206) 281-5700
Easter Seals Washington creates solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.


Fathers Network
Phone: (425) 747-4004 Ext. 4286
The Fathers Network provides current information and resources to assist all families and care providers involved in the lives of children with special needs.


Footloose Sailing Association
Phone: (206) 382-2680
Footloose Sailing Association offers sailing as a recreational and therapeutic outlet to people of all disabilities. We are dedicated to bringing independence on the water and competence in the sport of sailing to our members and disabled friends.


Lifetime Advocacy Plus
Phone: (206) 367-8055
It is the mission of Lifetime Advocacy Plus to enhance the lives and protect the rights of people with disabilities by providing guardianship; personal attention; advocacy; trust and financial management; and personal services.


Minor Home Repair
Phone: (206) 448-5751
Our highly skilled Repair Technicians make minor plumbing, carpentry, and electrical repairs and install wheelchair ramps, grab bars and handrails. Available to homeowners of all ages in Seattle, Shoreline and Bellevue. Income eligibility required


Outdoors for All Foundation
Phone: (425) 462-0978
The Outdoors for All Foundation is a national leader and one of the largest nonprofit organizations providing year round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities. Outdoors for All's year round programming includes snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, in-line skating, river rafting, canoeing and kayaking, day camps, water skiing, rock-climbing, camping and Custom Events.


PROVAIL
Phone: (888) 810-0745
PROVAIL offers a comprehensive range of services designed to expand opportunities for people with disabilities to live, work, and fully participate in the communities of their choice.


Pushing Boundaries
Phone: (425) 869-9506
Located in the heart of Puget Sound, Pushing Boundaries is Washington's only intensive exercise therapy center focused on regaining function in those paralyzed due to illness, injury, or other neurological disorders.


Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington
Phone : (206) 462-8644
 SCIAW is the Washington State organization for people with spinal cord injuries and for all committed to helping them. SCIAW is an important forum for sharing information and resources. It provides resources to help each survivor deal with the challenges posed by the injury. It fosters the building of a community devoted to helping one another.


Spinal Cord Injury Transitions and Wellness Program
Phone: (206) 744-2060
Contact: SCI Transitions and Wellness Program Coordinator
The Spinal Cord Injury Transitions and Wellness Program is a health promotion program designed to address the needs of individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI) as they transition from inpatient rehabilitation into the first two years of life after SCI.


The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology
206-543-1695
The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) at the University of Washington Department of Computer Science & Engineering develops and deploys technologies that increase independence and improve quality of life for individuals with motor and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel interfaces, the addition of sensors and input devices to existing technologies, and promotion of accessible design best practices in engineering. TCAT engages in research collaborations, community outreach, and technology design, translation, and prototyping.


University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies
Phone: (800) 841-8345
(UWCTDS) is the lead agency for WATAP. UWCTDS provides hands-on demonstrations and short-term loans of assistive technology devices to help potential users make informed decisions about using such devices and related services.


Utility Discount Program
Phone: (206) 684-0268
The Utility Discount Program provides reduced utility rates for income eligible families, seniors (age 65+), and persons with disabilities. Qualified applicants receive a 50% discount on their Seattle City Light bill. Those who are Seattle residents can also receive a reduced rate on their Seattle Public Utilities combined utilities (water, sewer, and garbage) bill.


Washington Access Fund
1-877-428-5116
The Washington Access Fund is a nonprofit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established by and for people with disabilities in Washington state.  The Fund provides low-interest loans and other financing services to help individuals with disabilities obtain the technologies and business equipment needed to live independently and to succeed at school, at work, at play and in the community -- including home and vehicle accessibility modifications.


Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
Phone: (800) 214-8731
WATAP—the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program—serves Washington residents of all ages with disabilities of all types, their families, employers and employment service providers, educators, health care and social service providers, and others seeking information about assistive technology (AT) and accessible information technology.


Washington PAVE (Parents Are Vital in Education)
Phone: (256) 565-2266
Washington PAVE is a parent directed organization that works with families, individuals with disabilities, professionals and community members in all walks of life and with all types of disabilities. Since 1979, PAVE has provided information, training and support for over 1,000,000 individuals with disabilities, parents and professionals.


Work Opportunities
Phone: (877) 778-2555
Work Opportunities offers a wide range of vocational services to meet the needs of the participants we serve

50. West Virginia

50.1. West Virginia Support Groups

View listing of support groups in West Virginia.

50.2. Centers for Independent Living

West Virginia Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

50.3. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Medical Rehabilitation Center at Charleston Area Medical Center
501 Morris Street, Charleston, West Virginia, 25301
Phone: (304) 388-7626

50.4. State Disability Resources

Division of Natural Resources Disability Services
Phone: (304) 558-3381
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) strives to provide reasonable access to our programs and facilities to the physically challenged in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DNR develops and maintains fishing access sites and hunting areas for the physically challenged. The Law Enforcement Section now offers Hunter Education classes designed for hunters with special needs.


West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (800) 642-8207
The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services helps people with disabilities prepare for, get, keep or advance in competitive employment. To accomplish that goal, we can provide a broad range of vocational rehabilitation services, such as quality job training, rehabilitation therapy and other support services to people with disabilities across the state. Our goal is to enable and empower people to live independently.


West Virginia Rehabilitation Center
Phone: (304) 766-4978
Phone: (304) 766-2535
The West Virginia Rehabilitation Center in Institute provides comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation therapy for individuals with physical, cognitive, and communication restorative needs. The goal is to provide services that help clients increase their level of functioning so they may return to work, go to work for the first time, or return to living independently. Therapy services are available to DRS clients, as well as individuals in the community.

50.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Phone: (800) 841-8436
The Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) has supported people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities and their families in the movement from institutional to community settings; in the development of inclusive educational opportunities; in the preparation of professionals to meet the needs of those with the most severe disabilities and behavioral challenges; and in utilizing interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art services to support the health and related needs of people with developmental and other disabilities.


Challenged Athletes of West Virginia
Contact: David Begg
Through their program, adaptive equipment and instruction are available for just about every disability group - 3 and 4 Track Skiing, Mono and Bi-Ski, Blind / Hearing-Impaired and Developmental Disabilities. All lessons are one on one and are flexible based on the needs of each skier.


Easter Seals West Virginia
Phone: (800) 677-1390
The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center provides a variety of services for children and adults with disabilities and developmental delays. Our dedicated therapists, staff members and volunteers work as a team each day providing the best service options to help each person reach his or her fullest potential.


Fair Shake Network
304-766-0061 or 800-497-4746
The FAIR SHAKE NETWORK is an association of West Virginians dedicated to the belief that diversity makes our communities stronger. People with disabilities have the right to live, work, and play in their own homes and communities. The Fair Shake Network provides training and systems advocacy on issues affecting people with disabilities through statewide, grassroots, cross disability activities.


Guide To Accessible Recreation in West Virginia
Phone: (800) 841-8436
West Virginia is fortunate to have many places across the state where individuals with special needs including children, older adults and individuals with disabilities can have fun! Information on these attractions can be obtained through various state agencies, but this Guide is an attempt to put as much information as possible in one place.


Keystone Warriors Division 2 Wheelchair Basketball Team
Phone: (412) 826-2703
Contact: Leah Gray
They are a Division 2, men's wheelchair basketball team that entails a recruting pool from Western PA, Northern WV, and Eastern OH. This division is very competitive so we are looking for men and women who want to be serious competitive players. Team practice sites will vary depending upon roster.


Stepping Stones
Phone: (304) 983-7837
Stepping Stones strives to help people with disabilities achieve their maximum level of independence. This mission is accomplished by offering programs in the areas of community participation, leadership skills, physical, mental, and emotional skills, self-esteem, and self-expression.


Transition/Diversion in West Virginia: A Navigator's Guide to Community Inclusion
Part of the Transitioning to Inclusive Communities (TIC) Project this "how-to" book is for "navigators," people who want to assist those who wish to move from a nursing facility to the community.


West Virginia ADAPT
Phone: (877) 860-1995
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


West Virginia Advocates
Phone: (800) 950-9250
West Virginia Advocates (WVA) protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of persons with disabilities.


West Virginia AgrAbility Project
Phone: (800) 841-8436
a program established to help people with disabilities remain active in agriculture.


West Virginia Assistive Technology System Funding Guides
The Pathways to Funding Guide is designed to be a handbook for individuals seeking monetary support and services in West Virginia in regards to purchasing Assistive Technology.


West Virginia Parent Training and Information
Phone: (800) 281-1436
West Virginia Parent Training and Information (WVPTI) is a statewide cross disability, parent/professional, private non-profit group. WVPTI provides information to parents and other professionals who work with children with disabilities. Presentations are available for any interested group, organization, or agency.

51. Wisconsin

51.1. Affiliate Service Providers in Wisconsin

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Providers provide the full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Search our providers in Wisconsin to discover service providers near you that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with SCI/D.

51.2. Chapter Affiliates

S.E. Wisconsin Chapter
1545 S. Layton Blvd. , Rm. 320, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53215
Phone: (414) 384-4022
Fax: (414) 384-7820
Contact:  WI President-John Dziewa
Contact:  Trina Klinkhardt
The mission of the NSCIA-SWC is to assist people who have some degree of paralysis through injury or disease with a goal of returning them to a life of dignity, self-confidence and independence in a community that is all inclusive. We serve all individuals in Wisconsin through providing opportunities for support to individuals and families members impacted by SCI/D. Support can be peer mentoring, support groups, member outings, annual picnic, volunteering at the numerous summertime festivals as well as financial support for those in crisis, scholarships and seed funding grants to find a Cure

Madison SCI
Address: P.O. Box 724
City: Madison
State: Wisconsin
Zip Code: 53701
Contact: Monica Kamal
Phone:608-620-5666
Join Madison SCI (Madison, Wisconsin,Chapter of United Spinal) and become a part of our vital community. We plan - There's always something to plan for at MadSCI: events, outings, meetings, discussions, and many other ongoing activities. We go - MadSCI is on the move with events that will get you out there, get you into it, and keep you going. We conquer - Our MadSCI community will help you adjust to and deal with life as a spinal cord injury or someone with related issues. We are here for your family and caregivers too! Just let us know how we can help. Explore the MadSCI Experience and join us for our monthly meetings and events.

51.3. Wisconsin Support Groups

View listing of support groups in Wisconsin.

51.4. Centers for Independent Living

Wisconsin Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

51.5. CARF-Accredited Rehab Facilities

Department of Veterans Affairs-Zablocki Medical Center-Milwaukee, WI
5000 West National Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53295
Phone: (414) 384-2000


Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226
Phone: (414) 805-3000

51.6. State Disability Resources

Cabins for people with disabilities
There are nine cabins for people with disabilities in Wisconsin State Parks. There are rustic cabins at Copper Falls and Blue Mound state parks and cabins with more amenities at Mirror Lake, Buckhorn, High Cliff , Kohler-Andrae, and Potowatami state parks, Kettle Moraine State Forest--Southern Unit, and Richard Bong State Recreation Area.


Open The Outdoors
Phone: (608) 266-2621
"Open the Outdoors" is a nation-wide effort to provide disabled individuals with a user-friendly means of accessing recreation opportunities. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing greater access and more programs for persons with disabilities. We want to make it easier for disabled individuals to hunt, fish and pursue other outdoor activities.


Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 442-3477
Wisconsin's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal/state program designed to obtain, maintain, and improve employment for people with disabilities by working with VR consumers, employers, and other partners.


Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services - Disability Programs Index
Phone: (608) 267-9582
Contact: Dan Johnson, Physical Disabilities Resources Coordinator


WisLoan
Phone: (877) 463-3778
Contact: Patti Kraemer
The WisLoan program offers loans for assistive technology. The loans help people buy equipment such as hearing aids, modified vehicles, wheelchairs and ramps.


WisTech Assistive Technology Program
Phone: (608) 266-8905
WisTech provides information on selecting, funding, installing and using assistive technology. Assistive technology (AT) is any product or device that enables people with disabilities to improve their independence and quality of life in the community, at home, at work, and at school.

51.7. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Technology Computer Redistribution Program
Phone: (414) 299-0124
It is our mission, via our Access Technology Initiative, to increase access to computer technology among our community members with disabilities. We do so by distributing refurbished computers to Southeastern Wisconsin Residents with disabilities and their families.


AgrAbility of Wisconsin
Phone: (608) 262-9336
AgrAbility services are available to those individuals and their families who are engaged in farming or farm-related occupations and are coping with the effects of a disability.


Disability Advocates: Wisconsin Network (DAWN)
DAWN is a statewide grassroots cross-disability network of people who care about disability issues. DAWN supports legislative change in the programs and systems affecting people with all disabilities. DAWN focuses on the most important issues affecting all people with disabilities. It includes people with disabilities, family members, friends, service providers, and others who are committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.


Independent Living, Inc.
Phone: (608) 274-7900
Independent Living, Inc., is a nonprofit, multi-service agency that assists older adults and people with disabilities, enabling them to live with dignity and independence and to maintain health and well-being.


Movin' Out, Inc.
Phone: (877) 861-6746
Movin' Out, Inc. is a housing organization providing information and assistance, housing counseling, and gap financing for purchase and rehabilitation to Wisconsin households with a member who has a permanent disability.


New Horizons Un-Limited
Contact via email
A non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, we have a mission to make information and life experiences accessible to individuals with lifelong disabilities and their families. Since 1994 we have been providing access to informational and technological tools to ensure that people with disabilities may have access to all that life has to offer.


Opportunity Development Centers
Phone: (715) 424-2712
Contact: Carol Ulrich
ODC is a private not-for-profit rehabilitation agency serving the vocational needs of adults with disabilities primarily in Wood County.


Project Home
Phone: (608) 246-3737
Project Home has a reputation of excellence and a continuing pledge to helping those in need maintain the American dream of homeownership. This helped to shape our mission, which is to continue our commitment to improving the quality and affordability of housing for all low- to moderate-income individuals and families in both Dane and Green Counties.


Society's Assets
Phone: (800) 283-9877
HOME Program, offered by Society's Assets, makes funding available to homeowners with a disability (or to homeowners who have a family member with a disability residing in the house) for accessible home modifications. Society's Assets serves a five-county area in southeastern Wisconsin: Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties.


VSA arts of Wisconsin
Phone: (608) 241-2131
Their mission is to expand the capabilities, confidence, and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing programs in dance, music, creative writing, drama, and visual art.


Wheelchair Recycling Program
Phone: (414) 313-1303
The Wheelchair Recycling Program offers low cost, refurbished mobility and medical equipment to those who lack the resources to acquire new equipment. All equipment is donated to WRP by individuals, businesses, and other nonprofit agencies. Every item is carefully cleaned and repaired by experienced workers at Badger State Industries. Every dollar collected for equipment is re-invested in the program and helps to sustain our services.


Wisconsin ADAPT
Phone: (608) 249-4308
Contact: Steve Verriden
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.


Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
Phone: (800) 991-5576
The Mission of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative is to ensure that every child in Wisconsin who needs assistive technology (AT) will have equal and timely access to an appropriate evaluation and the provision and implementation of any needed AT devices and services.


Wisconsin Water Ski Federation Adaptive Water Skiing
Phone: 262-720-7031
Contact: Kurt Roskopf, Director Disabled Skiing Division

52. Wyoming

52.1. Centers for Independent Living

Wyoming Centers for Independent Living

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Advocacy
Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling

52.2. State Disability Resources

Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Phone: (307) 777-7389
Contact: Jim McIntosh
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Division has the responsibility to advance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities within the State.


Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources
Phone: (307) 766-2051
Contact via email
WATR's aim is to increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology in the areas of education, employment, community living, and IT/telecommunications.

52.3. Additional Programs or Resources

Centrum for Disability Services
Phone: (877) 350-9050
The Centrum for Disability Services provides assistive technology assessments for schools, waiver clients, VA and DVR clients throughout the State of Wyoming. The Centrum also supplies assistive technology and adaptive technology to Wyoming Medicaid Waiver clients, Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, clients and school districts.


Parent Information Center
Phone: (800) 660-9742
The main goals and purposes of PIC are to help families better understand education issues as they relate to their child's disability, and to provide support and encouragement to parents as they face their child's journey through life. PIC's services are available to parents of children, age birth to 21, with any type of disability or chronic health need.


Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming (RENEW)
307.672.7481
Founded in 1972, we are a diverse, community-based, people-driven organization with operations in Sheridan, Gillette and Newcastle, Wyoming. Since 1972, we've been providing services for people with disabilities.  RENEW is nationally accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, in the following services: Community Services: Community Housing; Community Integration; Job Development; Employment Services:  Job-Site Training


Teton Adaptive Sports
307 699 3554
Mission is to promote and support sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area.


VSA arts of Wyoming
Phone: (307) 237-8618
VSA arts of Wyoming is a non-profit, statewide organization dedicated to enhancing education through the arts. Our mission is to involve Wyoming's people and resources, fostering leadership in progressive programs by, with, and for people with disabilities.


Wyoming AgrAbility
Phone: (866) 395-4986
The goal of Wyoming AgrAbility is to inform, educate, and assist ranchers, farmers, farm workers, and their families with disabilities, so they can continue to do what they love—ranching and farming.


Wyoming Assistive Technology for All
AT4ALL is the product of a collaborative effort with other states in our region to expand and enhance AT access and acquisition. We invite you to set up an account and return often to see what's new, what's available for sale, or what's available for short term loan.


Wyoming Family to Family
Phone: (307) 766-2764
This website is an online portal to high-quality, research-based information on improving the health of families and children with special health care needs.


Wyoming INstitute for Disabilities
Phone: (888) 989-9463
WIND provides teaching, research, information services, and technical assistance to both the University and Wyoming at large. Its major functions include preparing university students to help persons with disabilities live and work in more inclusive communities and providing current information about the broad area of disabilities, particularly in the area of developmental disabilities, to Wyoming residents and professionals.


Wyoming Protection & Advocacy System
Phone: (307) 632-3496
P&A agencies have the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under all federal and state laws, to all people with disabilities (based on a system of priorities for services). All P&As maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with disabilities, where they monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions. These agencies also devote considerable resources to ensuring full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities.


Wyoming Technology Access Program
Phone: (800) 937-4718
Contact: Kris Smith
WYTAP is a loan program that offers interest buy-down for individuals who want to purchase assistive technology. Extended loan periods (up to sixty months) make it easier for people to buy the necessary AT equipment they need at little to no interest.