Links of Interest

Links of Interest

 

Assistive Technology

ABLEDATA
www.abledata.com
A federally funded project which provides information on assistive technology devices and rehabilitation equipment. Go to this site to search for AT Products.

Disabled Dealer Magazine
www.disableddealer.com
Online version of a valuable magazine with information about used accessible vans, scooters, wheelchairs, and other items which are for sale by individuals and businesses.

New Mobility
www.newmobility.com
A lifestyle magazine for wheelchair users, covers health, employment issues, relationships, recreation, travel, legal issues, products and more.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
(RESNA)

www.resna.org
An interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability. Go to the RESNA website for a list of all assistive technology loan funds in the USA.

Senior Navigator
www.seniornavigator.com
An excellent resource for seniors, providing information on adaptive technology, assisted living, areas on aging services, financial services and health issues.

The Center for an Accessible Society
www.accessiblesociety.org
A national organization designed to focus public attention on disability and independent living issues. You will find information developed through NIDRR funded research.

State Government Agency Links

Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)
www.vadrs.org
Employment and community living services to people with disabilities and employers.

Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
www.vdbvi.org
Services for blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind individuals to achieve their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence.

Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH)
www.vddhh.org
Interpreter, technology and information programs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)
www.vats.org
Provides information to Virginians with disabilities interested in assistive technology devices and services.

Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)
www.dmas.virginia.gov
Administers Virginia’s Medicaid and other Medical Programs

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
www.vaboard.org

Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)
www.vhda.com

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
www.wwrc.net/

Governor’s Home Page
www.governor.virginia.gov

Secretary of Health and Human Resources
www.hhr.virginia.gov

Federal Government Links

US Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
www.hud.gov

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
www.acl.gov/about-acl/about-national-institute-disability-independent-living-and-rehabilitation-research
NIDRR, within the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation, offers a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. It is also the source of three federal grants to the Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority, with which we operate our loan fund.

Rehabilitative Services Administration (RSA)
www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html
RSA, within the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation, oversees formula and discretionary grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently. RSA provides funds to each state for vocational rehabilitation. RSA also is the source of a federal grant to the Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority for its newest program, Telework.

New Freedom Initiative
www.disability.gov
A website developed for government issues for people with disabilities.

Disability Links

American Association of People with Disabilities
www.aapd.com

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.org

Exceptional Parent
www.eparent.com
Information, support, ideas, and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
www.janweb.icdi.wvu.edu
A free consulting service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), US Department of Labor.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
www.mdausa.org

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
mymsaa.org

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
www.msfocus.org

Ms. Wheelchair Virginia
www.mswheelchairva.com

National Council on Independent Living
www.ncil.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
www.nmss.org

National Organization on Disability
www.nod.org

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
www.spinalcord.org

Paralyzed Veterans of America
www.pva.org

Banking and Credit Information National Foundation for Credit Counseling
www.nfcc.org
If your credit is less than perfect – get Credit Counseling Services.