Ability Connection New Mexico is part of the Ability Connection umbrella that has been providing vital care and support to people with disabilities for over 59 years. Today, one in five people have a disability – which is why our services are so important

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

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Angel Eyes is the only statewide organization in Colorado offering short and long term professional bereavement support to families whose lives have been impacted by SIDS.

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Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).

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Learn something new about living with a disability, and help overcome misunderstandings and misinformation.

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HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce.

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Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing highly skilled service dogs at no cost to the recipient.

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Thalassemia is the name of a group of genetic blood disorders. To understand how thalassemia affects the human body, you must first understand a little about how blood is made.

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Abrazos Family Support Services provides a variety of specialized educational, health, developmental and parent support services that help families to meet the special needs of their infants, children, and adult family members with disabilities.

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People who sustain a head injury maintain a strong sense of self and often become frustrated because they remember what they could do before their injury.

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We are MS activists on the frontline, moving together and speaking with one clear voice to advance federal, state and community policies and programs that benefit people with MS and their families. Become an MS activist today.

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Opportunities to participate in advocacy efforts on HIV/AIDS issues; how to contact your representatives, learn about the legislative process, etc. amfAR News and Publications.

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Camp Heartland has provided fun, exciting and progressive camp experiences to kids living with or affected by AIDS.

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More than 20 percent of all Americans with AIDS/HIV do not know they are infected, and many of them pass on the virus to others.

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Support groups are a great resource for people to maintain control over their lives, to give and take the wisdom and experience that comes from living with a devastating illness.

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The ALS Association chapter is a multi-faceted grass-roots organization that carries out The ALS Association’s mission and strategic goals at the community level.

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Most services and resources are provided by St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center at no charge to the patient and family.

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Provides prosthetics for individuals without other disabilities resources to obtain them and raises awareness of challenges facing amputees.

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DSG is proud to host and annual educational conference which brings together experts in the field who discuss best practices in working with individuals with Down syndrome. DSG hosts seminars and workshops throughout the year to provide ongoing support.

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Children with special needs are especially vulnerable to drowning and other water hazards. The aquatics program provides instructors with the tools to help protect children with disabilities.

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Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) considered to be on the “high functioning” end of the spectrum.

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Athlete Leadership Programs for people with disabilities are about breaking down our internal barriers that keep athletes from fully enjoying Special Olympics through self-directed, meaningful participation in virtually any aspect of the program.

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American Diabetes Association Camps let kids have a great time participating in traditional camp activities and connecting with other children with diabetes. Health care professionals oversee daily diabetes care and help campers learn to live successfully with their disease.

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For many young people, a week at camp with other kids who have Juvenile Arthritis (JA) can change their life. The Arthritis Foundation’s JA camps give kids with arthritis and related conditions the chance to make lasting memories. For many campers, it’s the first time they’ve met other kids who live with the same challenges and limitations.

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From campfire sing-a-longs and late night ghost stories, to boating, nature walks, swimming, and arts and crafts, Easter Seals camps provide the same excitement and activity available at other summer camp programs. The difference? Easter Seals campers experience the joys and challenges of camp in a fully-accessible setting.

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MDA Summer Camp provides thousands of kids with muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases “the best week of the year.” It’s a week where they’re free to develop lifelong friendships, build self-confidence and independence and enjoy adventures like horseback riding, swimming and fishing – a life-changing experience in an environment without barriers. Check-out this video.

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Check out all the life-changing camps and purposeful play programs serving children living with serious illnesses and their families around the world. Camps feature a diverse range of inclusive programs such as universally accessible high ropes courses and adaptive winter sports, as well as traditional camp activities like swimming, boating and campfires, all to help children gain confidence.

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The Autism Speaks Employment Tool Kit was designed to help you research, find and keep employment in the current, competitive labor market.

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The Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Program selects eligible camps in the United States to identify qualified campers and offer scholarship funds for financially disadvantaged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to attend a summer camp.

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Family Services Community Grants are awarded to providers to increase their capacity to service individuals with autism.

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Coordinators are available to respond to family inquires and requests by phone 888-AUTISM2 (288-4762) or email at familyservices@autismspeaks.org. Learn more about autism services such a 100 Day Kit and many more.

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For those who want to learn more about autism, browse the latest books, magazine articles, educational manuals, software, and much more.

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Californians in Sonoma, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego embody the mission of Autism Speaks in their local communities. This year Sacramento and Modesto have joined our grassroots initiatives.

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Autism speaks is dedicated to providing information, tools, and resources to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism. For more information call 1-888-AUTISM2.

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The focus of Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grants is on proposals that serve to build the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

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This workshop will provide an overview of the diagnostic process of Autism Spectrum Disorders and will provide an overview of the systems and services available to support children on the Autism Spectrum.

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