National Resources

Following are other web sites that DakotaLink has used for additional information to locate assistive technology, classroom environment, teacher assistance, home design, national disability advocacy groups, Federal laws and other disability issues.

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ABLEDATAContains a database of over 23,000 assistive technology products operated by The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research – U.S. Department of Education.
Adaptive Access CompanyProvides construction services for the elderly and people with disabilities in Houston, Texas. We offer remodeling and accessibility modifications to homes, and business compliance to the ADA and Texas Accessibility Standards
Assistive TechThe primary mission of assistivetech.netsm is to provide information that will increase access to assistive technology devices, services and other disability-related resources for people with disabilities and the general public. This site has been created by Georgia Tech’s Center for Rehabilitation Technology and its partners and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
Braille and Talking Book Library (SD)The South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library provides special public library services for the blind, visually handicapped, physically handicapped, and the reading disabled free of charge. This Library of Congress network, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, has 56 regional and 93 subregional libraries throughout the United States.
The Center for Applied TechnologyFocuses on expanding opportunities for people with disabilities.
International Child Amputee NetworkInformation, articles and listserv registration to learn and discuss children with limb deficits.
Children's Care Hospital & SchoolProvides services and support to children with chronic health care needs and disabilities, and to their families.
Council for Exceptional ChildrenOffers information on CEC’s professional standards and policy initiatives and other media to special needs.
Facility Management ResourcesFacility Management Resources (FMR), is a talented group of professionals uniquely trained by direct caregiving experiences with severe and profound young people as well as physically and mentally challenged adults. FMR is pleased to offer a collection of barrier-free home plans.
Justice for All (JFA)Justice For All and the JFA E-mail Network were formed to defend and advance disability rights and programs in Congress. One JFA goal is to work with national and state organizations of people with disabilities to get the word from Washington D.C. out to the grassroots. This WEB pages is designed to provide you with information on how to obtain the JFA alerts both by subscribing to the Mailing List and by having access to past alerts.
Learning Disabilities OnlLineInteractive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.
Medicare InformationContains important infortmation about Medicare and has a link explaining covered services under Part A and Part B.
MD Family Foundation (not associated with MDA)The Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation’s mission is to provide adaptive equipment and emotional support to individuals and families with muscular dystrophy. Examples of equipment include: purchase and repair of orthopedic equipment and appliances; wheelchairs, leg braces, breathing machines, shower chairs, lifts and hospital beds. Purchase and installation of wheelchair lifts and ramps in family vans. Purchase and installation of ramps at family home, and more.
National Rehabilitation Information CenterFor 20 years staff members at the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) have maintained databases that provide call-in library patrons with the latest in disability information resources. Now through the Internet you can locate these resources at any time of the day or night by searching these databases.
National Council on DisabilityHas good information on disability issues and links to other resources.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology society of North America (RESNA)Technical Assistance and Disability Related Issues Surrounding Assistive Technology.
Rocky Mountain ADA Technical Assistance CenterThe Rocky Mountain ADA Technical Assistance Center is operated by Meeting the Challenge, Inc. They provide information, materials, and technical assistance to individuals and entities that are covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
United Cerebral PalsyProvides access to the Assistive Technology Funding and Systems Change Project (ATSCP), information on Federal legislation, other disability issues and more.
Vision ConnectionYour connection to vision information and an accessible community for people who are partially sighted or blind.