National Disability Services Guide

If you don’t find the state or local organizations you need in our State Disability Services Guide, try the websites below. These links will take you directly to the sites’ pages for national programs.

Ability Magazine
Administration for Community Living: Administration on Aging
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Arc of the United States: Serving people with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.

Advocacy and Legal Rights
ADA National Network
American Cancer Society: National Actions
Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
Disability Link
Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
National Disability Rights Network
TASH: Advocates for people with disabilities
The Arc: Access, Equity, & Inclusion
The Arc: A Leader in Disability Rights (Find a Chapter in your area)
U.S. Access Board: Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
U.S. Access Board: Online Complaint Form
U.S. Dept. of Justice: Elder Justice Initiative

Help Guide: Aging Well
United Way: Aging Programs

AIDS Health Foundation

Allergy and Asthma
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma Community Network

Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association

Arthritis Foundation

Arts and Culture
Circus Arts Institute
Disability History Museum
National Arts and Disability Center
The Kennedy Center VSA, Arts and Disability Program

Assistive Technology and Adaptive Products
Pass It On, the National AT Reuse Center
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
CHADD: Children and Adults with ADHD
CHADD: Children and Adults with ADHD Find an affiliate near you

Autism Society of America
Autism Society of America: Find an Affiliate near you
March of Dimes: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Birth Defects
CDC – Birth Defects
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
March of Dimes

Blindness an Visual Impairments
American Foundation for the Blind
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
National Federation of the Blind
National Industries for the Blind
National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (Find your library)

Brain Injuries and Disorders
National Aphasia Association
Pilot International: BrainMinders

American Cancer Society: General
American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer
American Cancer Society: Colorectal Cancer
American Cancer Society: Lung Cancer
American Cancer Society: Rare Cancers
American Cancer Society: Prostate Cancer
American Cancer Society: Skin Cancer
American Childhood Cancer Organization
American Lung Cancer Association

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Cerebral Palsy Family Network
United Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy (Find an Affiliate near you)

Parent to Parent USA (Support for parents)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CDC: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Solve ME/CSF Resources

Communication Disorders
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Language and Speech Disorders
NIH: Communication Disorders

Disability History Museum

Cystic Fibrosis
American Lung Association: Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Find a Chapter)

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Deafness and Hearing Impairments
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Hearing Loss
CDC: Hearing Loss in Children
NIH: American Sign Language

Developmental Disabilities
See Learning Disorders

American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association: Diabetes Food Hub
American Diabetes Association: Health Insurance Aid
CDC: Diabetes
Diabetes Food Hub

Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network
Down Syndrome Foundation
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
National Down Syndrome Congress: New Parents
National Down Syndrome Society

Goodwill Online Training
CareerOneStop: Career Exploration, Training & Jobs

Disabled Person (National job search site)
Job Accommodation Network (ASK JAN)
National Industries for the Blind

American Epilepsy Society
Epilepsy Association
Epilepsy Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation (Find your local Foundation)

Financial Assistance/Information
American Diabetes Association: Health Insurance Aid
Eldercare: Home Improvement Assistance

Fragile X Syndrome
National Fragile X Foundation
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Head Injuries
See Brain Injuries

Health (General)
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Heart Disorders
American Heart Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Heart Disease
Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, NIH: Heart Attack
Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, NIH: Heart Education and Awareness
MedLine Plus: Heart Disease Resources

National Organization of Rare Disorders

Administration for Community Living: Aging & Disability in America

Huntington’s Disease
Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Independent Living
ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living
Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)

Medicaid: Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
Social Security Disability Insurance

Intellectual Disability (formerly Mental Retardation)
CDC Developmental Disabilities: Intellectual Disabilities
Federal Register, US Government: Change in Terminology
Grow by WebMD: Intellectual Disability
Special Olympics: Intellectual Disability

Job Information
Goodwill: Jobs and Training
Social Security – Ticket To Work Program

Learning Disabilities and Disorders
Best Buddies International: Dedicated to Ending Isolation of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
CDC: Developmental Disabilities
CDC Developmental Disabilities: Learning Disorders
CDC Developmental Disabilities: Language and Speech Disorders
CDC Developmental Disabilities: Intellectual Disabilities
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Center for Learning Disabilities
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education

Leukemia and Lymphoma
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Lupus Foundation of America
Lupus Research Alliance

Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis)
CDC: Meningococcal Disease

Mental Illness
Anxiety & Depression Association of America
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Mental Health America
Mental Health America: Seeking help for yourself
Mental Health American: Recovery and Support
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Gun Violence & Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Kids, Teens, Young Adults
National Institute of Mental Health: Choosing a Psychotherapist
SEDNET: -Agency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities

Mental Retardation
See Intellectual Disabilities

Multi-Service Agencies
Chimes (Mid-Atlantic Region)
United Way

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
NIH, Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Muscular Dystrophy
Laughing at My Nightmare, Inc, (Improving quality of life for people living with disabilities)

Nursing Homes
Medicare: Nursing Home and Other Provider Comparisons

Parents with Disabilities
American Psychological Association: Resources for Parents with Disabilities
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Services for Parents with Disabilities
The Association for Successful Parenting (TASP)

Parkinson’s Disease
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Parkinson Disease Association
Michael J Fox Foundation
National Institutes for Health: Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Foundation

Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome
Easterseals: Understanding Post-Polio Syndrome
Polio Global Eradication Initiative

Prader-Willi Syndrome
Foundation for Prader-Willi Research
National Organization for Rare Disorders/Prader-Willi Syndrome

Rare Diseases
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

See Sports and Recreation

Easterseals Speech and Hearing Therapy
National Rehabilitation Association

Respiratory Disorders
World Health Organization: Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Physiopedia: Respiratory Disorders
American Lung Association: Lung Health & Diseases

Respite Care/Respite Services
National Respite Network and Resource Center, Program Locator

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association

Spinal Cord Injury
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
United Spinal Association: Disability Products and Services Guide

Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Cure SMA (Find a Chapter near you)
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Sports and Recreation
Circus Arts Institute (Online training available)
Full Dance Radius: Virtual Classes
Special Olympics

CDC: Stroke Risk
Stroke Recovery Foundation
The Stroke Foundation

National Stuttering Association
Easterseals Speech and Hearing Therapy

Suicide Prevention and Hotlines
Anxiety & Depression Association of America
Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Support Hotlines
Make the Connection: Finding Support
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Veterans Crisis Line

Tay Sachs
National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD)

Tourette Syndrome
Association for Comprehensive Neurotherapy/Latitudes
Tourette Association of America

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Easterseals Project Action Consulting: ADA-Accessible Transportation Issues

Turner Syndrome
Turner Syndrome Society of the U.S.
Turner Syndrome Foundation

Easterseals Military & Veteran Caregivers Resource Center
Vocational Rehabilitation
National Industries for the Blind

Wish Organizations