Service Dogs and Animals For People With Disabilities

Service dogs (and other animals) provide assistance to individuals with a wide range of disabilities. In the broadest sense, they include assistance dogs for people with mobility impairments, hearing dogs, guide dogs for people who are blind, therapy dogs, and dog partners. The sites listed below provide general information about service dogs. Due to space … Read more

Blindness and Visual Impairments

The organizations on this list were created for, and by, people who are blind or partially sighted. They represent some of the best resources both in and outside the U.S. Index New York Institute for Special Education – Blindness Resource Center U.S. Organizations American Action Fund For Blind Children and Adults American Council of the … Read more

Resources For Aging With A Disability

Some people are born with disabilities and illnesses, and others are challenged by them later in life. Both strive to live long, productive and satisfying lives, but aging amplifies and causes newly acquired disabilities for everyone. The following organizations address the wide range of increased challenges of aging with a disability. Administration for Community Living … Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia in older adults. It is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is not a normal part of aging. –U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Fact Sheets Alzheimer’s Association Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Alzheimer’s National Institute … Read more

Resources For Rare Disorders

A rare disease is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population. Most rare diseases are genetic and thus are present throughout the person’s entire life, even if symptoms do not appear at birth. A disease may be considered rare in one part of the world, or in a particular group of people, … Read more

Autism Resources and Information

The autism spectrum encompasses a range of neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism and Asperger syndrome, generally known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Individuals on the autistic spectrum experience difficulties with social communication and interaction and also exhibit restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Symptoms are typically recognized between one and two years of age. However, … Read more