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National Council on Independent Living
Provides information and referrals to independent living centers. Voice: 1-877-525-3400 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST) Verified: 2/27/2014
Disabled and Alone
Helps families and caretakers of a loved one with a disability answer the question, 'Who will look after my loved one when I am gone?' by creating a 'life plan' and carrying out each family's plan for their disabled loved one, as directed and funded by the family. Write: Life Services for the Handicapped 61 Broadway, Suite 510 New York, NY 10006 Voice: 1-800-995-0066 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST) Website: http://www.disabledandalone.org E-Mail: email@example.com Verified: 2/27/2014
Provides information, publications and consumer reviews of all types of assistive technologies for persons with disabilities. Sponsored by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and U.S. Dept. of Education. Voice: 1-800-227-0216 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5:30pm EST) Website: http://abledata.com Verified: 2/27/2014
Easter Seals National Headquarters Disability Helpline
Provides disability resource packets for children and adults with disabilities. Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-221-6827 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm CST) Website: http://www.easterseals.com Verified: 2/27/2014
Advocates for accessibility. Provides publications and forms to press charges against agencies that are not accessible. Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-872-2253 (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5:30 EST) Website: http://access-board.gov Verified: 2/27/2014
Canine Companions for Independence
Trains dogs to assist people with physical and developmental disabilities. Also has opportunities for people interested in volunteering to raise puppies. Voice: 1-866-224-3647 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm PST) Verified: 2/27/2014
Technical Assistance Alliance for Parents Centers
Support and education for families of children with any disability. Advocates for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Literature, training sessions, information and referrals. Voice: 1-888-248-0822 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm CST) Verified: 2/27/2014
University of Montana Rural Institute
Provides support, education, research and sevice for children and adults with disabilities who live in rural areas. Technological services, early intervention, personnel development, research and assistive technology services are available. Voice: 1-800-732-0323 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm MST) Verified: 2/27/2014
ADA Technical Assistance Line
Provides free publications on the Americans With Disabilities Act. A new publication will be available each month in a limited supply. Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-514-0301 (Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-5:30pm; Thurs., 12:30-5:30pm EST) Website: http://www.ada.gov/taprog.htm Verified: 2/27/2014
Disabled American Veterans
Provides free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies of the government. Guidelines for developing chapters. Voice: 1-877-426-2838 (8am-4:30pm EST) Website: http://www.dav.org Verified: 2/27/2014
Through the Looking Glass
Phone support, newsletter, information and referrals for disabled parents or parents of disabled children. Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-644-2666 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm PST) Verified: 2/27/2014
Library of Congress Nat'l Library Blind and Phys. Handicapped
Refers callers to libraries that have information on books on tapes and in Braille available for qualified blind or handicapped persons who can't read standard print. Voice: 1-800-424-8567 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST) Website: http://www.lov.gov/nls Verified: 2/27/2014
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Information, speakers, technical assistance, training and referrals regarding enforcing ADA and prohibiting discrimination in employment of disabled persons. Voice: (MULTILINGUAL) 1-800-669-4000 Verified: 2/27/2014
Job Accommodation Network
Information on accommodations for people with disabilities. Sponsored by Office of Disability Employment Policy and Dept. of the Labor. Voice: 1-800-526-7234 Verified: 2/27/2014
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