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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.
Life Services for the Handicapped
61 Broadway, Suite 510
New York, NY 10006
Voice: 1-800-995-0066 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
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)
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)
Provides information and connects with resoruces relating to benefits, housing, health, education, emergency preparedness, employment and transportation.
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)
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)
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)
Advocates for accessibility. Provides publications and forms to press charges against agencies that are not accessible.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-872-2253 (voice)
Information and referrals to families of children birth to age 5. Provides training for childcare providers and other early childcare professionals.
Voice: 1-800-235-4122 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm MST)
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)
Provides information and referrals to independent living centers.
Voice: 1-877-525-3400 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Information on accommodations for people with disabilities. Sponsored by Office of Disability Employment Policy and Dept. of the Labor.
Voice: 1-800-526-7234 (voice); 1-877-781-9403 (TTY) (Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm EST)
Provides information on disabilities with a special focus on children birth to age 22. Services include information, referrals, technical assistance to parents, educators, caregivers and advocates. Referrals to support groups. Most publications are free.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-695-0285 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Provides disability resource packets for children and adults with disabilities.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-221-6827 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm CST)
Information, speakers, technical assistance, training and referrals regarding enforcing ADA and prohibiting discrimination in employment of disabled persons.
Voice: (MULTILINGUAL) 1-800-669-4000
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)
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)
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