Find information on numerous diseases and related information.
In a gentle, warm and supportive context, A Parent’s Guide to Newborn Screening explains what newborn screening is, its purpose, the test procedure, and what parents need to do if retesting is necessary.
As many people know, hemophilia is a disorder that disrupts the body’s ability to control bleeding.
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
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
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.
Every year in the United States, more than 4,500 otherwise healthy babies die suddenly and unexpectedly (SUID).
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time.
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).
Learn something new about living with a disability, and help overcome misunderstandings and misinformation.
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.
Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing highly skilled service dogs at no cost to the recipient.
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.
Only an eye doctor can diagnose and treat a vision problem, but vision screenings help find children and adults who need a full eye exam.
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.
Ability Connection Oklahoma sponsored HUD 202 Accessible Housing for people with disabilities and low-income elderly.
Transportation options, methods and availability for persons with mobility disabilities.
Play sessions are available for disabilities newborns through 8-year-olds who have special needs.
Providing adaptive ski and snowboard lessons for persons with disabilities of all ages and abilities. Professional, all volunteer ski school with education focus.
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.
The American Kidney Fund advocates for policies to improve the health of millions of Americans and their families who are living with, or are at risk of developing, kidney disease.
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.
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.
Camp Heartland has provided fun, exciting and progressive camp experiences to kids living with or affected by AIDS.
Events to raise funds and awareness for AIDS and HIV.
Basic information about AIDS and HIV.
Resources for children and families facing HIV/AIDS and other significant social challenges.
Research information about AIDS and HIV.
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.
With the holidays just around the corner and air travel likely for many families, now is the opportune time for people with disabilities to carefully plan their sojourns.
The home rental site lets people volunteer their homes to immigrants or will help obtain free housing to individuals in need.
Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center is a not-for-profit. We’ve been providing communication therapies for people with disabilities to New Mexicans for 60 years and boast a state-of-the-art facility and a superb staff of Doctors of Audiology and M
Several PDF brochures outlining the work of the ALS Association and how to live with and help those with ALS.
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.
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.
Tips and hints used to help caregivers.
Most services and resources are provided by St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center at no charge to the patient and family.
Information about early-stage caregiving, middle-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.
Lifestyle habits that you can adopt to maintain or potentially improve your health as you age.
Easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer’s and dementia resources, community programs and services.
Find support for individuals at risk or those who have lost a loved one.
The American Kidney Fund provides direct financial assistance to kidney patients in need and education to those with and at risk for kidney disease.
Provides prosthetics for individuals without other disabilities resources to obtain them and raises awareness of challenges facing amputees.
If you or a loved one has been newly diagnosed with epilepsy, you need to know you are not alone.
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.
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.
ART responds to family inquiries and requests at 888-AUTISM2 (288-4762) and [email protected]
The Tourette Association of America’s Education Specialist, Kathy Giordano, provides in-depth answers to all of your questions related to Tourette Syndrome and Education.
Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) considered to be on the “high functioning” end of the spectrum.
An innovative program that educates children and adults with disabilities on how to use assistive technology to be more independent in their daily lives.
A doctor knows how to measure your child’s total health and prevent obesity.
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.
Athletes, partners, and family support for people with disabilities.
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.
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.
Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as a child is even more challenging. This co-ed residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Watch this video to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
Advocate resources for autism.
The Autism Speaks Employment Tool Kit was designed to help you research, find and keep employment in the current, competitive labor market.
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.
Family Services Community Grants are awarded to providers to increase their capacity to service individuals with autism.
Basic information about autism.
Coordinators are available to respond to family inquires and requests by phone 888-AUTISM2 (288-4762) or email at [email protected] Learn more about autism services such a 100 Day Kit and many more.
Resource information about autism.
A tool where you can find the autism resources in your area.
For those who want to learn more about autism, browse the latest books, magazine articles, educational manuals, software, and much more.
The Autism Society exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
Info about communicating with individuals with autism in emergency situations.
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.
Events for autism awareness and fundraising.
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.
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.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.
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.
Provides tools and information to help a person with Parkinsonâ€™s prepare for hospital visit.