This page contains links to various resources available for older persons or persons with disabilities, including social support, financial and legal resources. Some of these resources may be region-specific, so please be sure to check your local area for resources available near you. If you are a veteran with a disability, please check out the Veterans’ Clearinghouse page for more veteran-specific information. If you are a person living with HIV or AIDS, a separate list of links is being compiled now, so please check back soon. We are endeavoring to get that list up and public as soon as we can.
This list is a constant work in progress, so if you would like your organization included in this list or know of an organization that you think should be included in this list, kindly contact us. If any of these links do not work correctly, please contact us at once so that we can repair or remove them.
Resources for Older Persons
Resources for Disabled Persons
http://www.ada.gov/ – The government homepage for ADA-related information.
http://askjan.org/ – The Job Accommodation Network. This is one of the best sites for persons with disabilities regarding how to obtain appropriate job accommodations so that you can remain or re-enter the workforce.
http://www.disaboom.com/ – Information and resources for persons with disabilities.
http://www.inclusionsolutions.com/ – Solutions for businesses and others on including persons with disabilities, providing accessible services and products.
http://www.nami.org/ – National Alliance on Mental Illness; nationwide advocacy and support organization for persons with mental illnesses and disorders. NAMI has local chapters in many locations, so please check your local listings to see if there is one in your area.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml – National Institute of Mental Health.
http://www.independentliving.org/links/links-advocacy.html – Independent Living Institute; this link contains access to more links throughout the nation on the subject of independent living for persons with disabilities.
http://www.lighthouse-sf.org/ – The Lighthouse Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco, CA
http://www.dralegal.org/ – Disability Rights Advocates; non-profit law center advocating for the rights of disabled persons.
http://www.aadb.org/ – American Association of the Deaf-Blind
http://www.nad.org/ – National Association of the Deaf
http://www.deafchildren.org/ – American Society for Deaf Children
http://acb.org/ – American Council of the Blind
http://thearc.org/ – the Association for Retarded Citizens – US
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ – the Epilepsy Foundation
http://www.autism-society.org/ – the Autism Society of America
http://www.aapd.com/ – American Association of People With Disabilities
http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife.com/ – link to This Emotional Life series on PBS. Site contains very interesting information, interviews, etc.
http://ncam.wgbh.org/ – The Carl & Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media; site dedicated to expanding access to present and future media for people with disabilities
http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/ – Published by Nolo, one of the world’s leading legal publishers, Disability Secrets provides information for disabled persons about SSI/SSDI, workers’ compensation information, and information for disabled veterans. The site also features a disability calculator.
Updated January 21, 2015