Local/County/State Groups, Agencies and Organizations

The following list contains nineteen items which will supply people in various locations around the U.S. with sources of information near them. Some items have sub-listings, also.
  1. Allen, Shea and Associates plan, research and evaluate areas within the field of human services, with an emphasis on disabilities.
  2. To locate local ARC affiliates you can refer to the National Reference Page of this web site
  3. The Association of Regional Center Agencies represents the 21 California regional centers, each working independently, in supporting and advancing the intent and mandate of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. The Regional Centers work in conjunction with the State Department of Developmental Services and other key state departments, along with Service Providers, in order to serve the developmentally disabled community of California. .
  4. Assistive Technology Educational Network (ATEN) offers many services to Florida's 67 school districts, and a wealth of information over the Internet. More detail can be found on my Technology Page.
  5. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Management Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, located in The Bronx, New York, was established to provide care and treatment to persons with epilepsy and their families. We have an 8-bed inpatient monitoring unit for adults and children, neurophysiology and research laboratories, and outpatient offices from which our multidisciplinary team provides an array of services.
  6. daDa, located in Los Angeles, California, is a support group of fathers of children with special needs.
  7. The DisAbility Connection is a family-centered, community resource for families whose children have disabilities and professionals working with these families. It is a private, non-profit organization that houses or acts as fiscal agent for a number of programs and projects that assist families and professionals to work together to support children with disabilities.
    The DisAbility Connection
    P.O. Box 270714
    Fort Collins, CO 80527
    Voice: (303) 229-0224 , Fax: (303) 229-0242
    Barbara A. Stutsman, Executive Director
  8. Family Services is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency serving Montgomery County community in Pennsylvania. It offers more than a dozen programs supporting the disability community. To obtain more information contact
    Larry Fiebert, Assistant Director of Family Services
    180 W. Germantown Pike
    Suite B-3, Norristown PA, 19401
    (610) 272-1520
    famserv@voicenet.com
  9. The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities is located in Topeka, Kansas and a great source for the disability community.
    Thanks to Jane Rhys, Ph.D., Executive Director for having the State Council accessible on the web.
  10. The Kansas Department of Human Resources covers a great deal of information related to employment in the state. It can also lead you to a page filled with links to about everything you will be looking for in U.S. Government Departments. Go have a tour.
    Thanks to Wayne L. Franklin, the agency's Secretary.
  11. Lighthouse of Broward County is a site leading you to a private non-profit agency providing comprehensive services to blind and visually impaired people in Broward County, FL. Children, working age adults, and seniors participate in various Lighthouse programs. They also have a local specialty store featuring items for people with vision loss.
  12. The Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Guide to Organizations Providing Epilepsy Support and Education is the most in depth guide to Epilepsy information I have found. It covers local, national, and international sites for assisting you.
  13. MATRIX, A Parent Network and Resource Center, is located in San Rafael, CA. It is well focused on Supporting the families of children with special needs or disabilities
  14. Medsupport FSF International is dedicated to educating and assisting persons with Multiple Sclerosis, their caregivers and their families. We offer caring, support, and information through a variety of interactive moderated forums and chat areas as well as a monthly newsletter and a wide range of "links" to other sources of information about Multiple Sclerosis
  15. The Northern Arizona University Institute for Human Development facilitates and supports the implementation of a statewide, integrated service and delivery system that enables persons with disabilities to be more independent, productive, and included in their communities. Northern Arizona University is one of 58 University Affiliated Programs across the United States and its Territories
    Some current projects are:
  16. Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara is a complete resource site for information in upstate New York. They provide rehabilitation and supportive services to people with mental retardation or developmental disabilities and their families throughout Niagara County.
  17. Self-Help Clearinghouses Across the World Self-help clearinghouses can provide you with information on local support groups, including groups not affiliated with any national self- help organization. In addition, many of the clearinghouses listed provide consultation to help individuals develop needed new groups. Some provide training workshops, distribute "how to" materials, and publish directories and newsletters.
  18. State vocational and rehabilitation agencies coordinate and provide a number of services for disabled persons. These services can include counseling, evaluation, training and job placement. There are also services for the sight and hearing impaired. For more information, call or write the office nearest you.
  19. Located in Los Angeles, The Unique People's Voting Project has a great potential for growth both locally and nationally. Details of Absentee Balloting, Curbside Voting, Voting Assistance and much more is available. Get involved with signing up friends to register, too. GET OUT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LAWS AFFECTING YOU.

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