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This portal aims to provide information for and about people with disabilities, their families, and the people who work with them across the lifespan. This portal covers a range of disability-related topics including general information, resources, and toolkits.
  • AbilityPath: Apoyo para Padres y Madres de Niños con Necesidades Especiales
    • Información para madres y padres de niños con discapacidades en los Estados Unidos. SPANISH Information for parents with kids with disabilities in the US. ENGLISH
  • Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education
    • The Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership In Research and Education (AASPIRE) brings together the academic community and the autistic community to develop and perform research projects relevant to the needs of adults on the autism spectrum. Our partnership adheres to the principles of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), whereby academics and community members serve as equal partners throughout the research process.
  • Accessibility and Specific Technology Areas
    • This page offers material on accessibility specific to various techologies, including computers, wireless phones, etc.
  • Accessible Science Activities
    • This section includes adapted activities that you can view or download and print to take to your classroom. Activities are organized by subject. Many of these experiments can be found in books or other websites, but we have adapted them to meet the needs of our students and have successfully used them in our classrooms.
  • Assistive Devices for People With Hearing, Voice, Speech or Language Disorders
    • This page contains information about assistive devices used by people with hearing, voice, speech or language disorders. It also contains information on what type of research is being done to improve this technology.
  • Autism Research: Questioning Assumptions about Autism
    • This page offers a set of frequent misconceptions and questions about Autism, and provides scientific research to answer and correct these errors and stereotypes.
  • Competitive Sports for People with Disabilities
    • This page links to articles and manuals on sports adapted for people with disabilities, including basketball, volleyball, wheelchair hockey, etc.
  • Directory of Organizations - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    • The NIDCD Directory lists selected national organizations that provide information on communication disorders.
  • Disability Benefits
    • The Social Security disability insurance program (sometimes referred to as SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
  • Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher's Laboratory: The University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • This laboratory conducts research in language comprehension and research on autism. Its research on autism often empirically questions the validity of commonly held assumptions about autistic people.
  • Educational Coaching for People with Intellectual Disabilities
    • This page describes the work of an educational coach, someone who helps students understand themselves as learners, helps students understand and express their support needs, and works toward the inclusion of students into typical college settings.
  • El ruido en sus oidos: Informacion acerca del tinnitus
    • ¿Escucha un zumbido, ronquido, chasquido o silbido en sus oídos? ¿Escucha estos sonidos a menudo o todo el tiempo? ¿Le molesta mucho el sonido? Si usted responde sí a estas preguntas, usted puede tener "tinnitus" (ti-NI-tus). Que causa el tinnitus? ¿Qué debo hacer si tengo tinnitus?
  • El tartamudeo
    • Esta página contiene información sobre el tartamudeo, que provoca el tartamudeo, y sintomas y tratamientos para el tartamudeo.
  • Enciclopedia Internacional Multilingüe de la Rehabilitación
    • La enciclopedia incluirá cuatrocientos (400) artículos sobre diferentes tópicos de la rehabilitación y de la discapacidad. Spanish.
  • Encyclopédie Internationale Multilingue de la Réadaptation
    • L'encyclopédie comprendra quatre cents articles sur des sujets relatifs à la réadaptation et au handicap. French.
  • Equalizing Educational Opportunities for the Nigerian-Ghanaian Blind Girl-Child
    • This paper discusses the education situation for blind girls and boys in Nigeria and Ghana and how gender impacts opportunity.
  • Exercise and Fitness for People with Disabilities
    • This Section consists of factsheets describing various exercise and fitness techniques, modes, methods, adaptations, programming and related exercise equipment.
  • Exercise Principles and Guidelines for Persons with Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Disorders
    • This page links to a number of resources on physical activity, physical fitness, and exercise. Offers suggested exercises and discusses issues in health and safety.
  • Eye Health Information by Royal National Institute of Blind People
    • Links to pages with information about various eye diseases and treatment options.
  • Family Caregiving Information, Facts and Myths
    • This article explains the various factual burdens put onto long term family caregivers. Consequences may be time consuming and financial. The author suggests that one who may become a family caregiver should plan ahead for the various costs it may entail.
  • Fitness for Specific Disabilities and Conditions
    • This Section consists of factsheets of monographs describing various disabilities and health conditions as well as considerations for each related to exercise and physical activity.
  • Four Strategies to Find a Good Job: Advice from Job Seekers with Disabilities
    • Four tips and their explanations for finding a job for people with disabilities: Explore new opportunities, make sure service meets your needs, use personal job search strategies, and take control of your job search.
  • Fun and Leisure for People with Disabilities
    • This Section provides abstracts and summaries of research articles that focus on exercise, fitness, and physical activity for people with various disabilities and chronic health conditions.
  • Health Promotion and Nutrition for People with Disabilities
    • This Section provides abstracts and summaries of research articles that focus on exercise, fitness, and physical activity for people with various disabilities and chronic health conditions.
  • Hoarseness
    • This page contains information about hoarseness and vocal abuse, and what can be done to treat it. It also discusses some of the disorders that cause hoarseness, such as laryngitis.
  • Home-Made Communication Devices
    • This page offers a variety of user-created assistive devices for communication. Most plans offer diagrams and instructions for creating the device.
  • Home-Made Mobility Devices
    • This page offers a variety of user-created assistive devices for mobility. Most plans offer diagrams and instructions for creating the device.
  • How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability
    • This article suggests 7 steps to reacclimate one's self back into society and a regular routine after suddenly acquring a disability.
  • Information on Attitudes Toward Disability
    • Provides a brief overview of current initiatives in Ireland to improve attitudes toward disability.
  • International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation
    • The International Encyclopdia of Rehabilitation offers over four hundred articles on rehabilitation and disability topics.
  • Interpreting for Jewish Celebrations
    • A guide for sign language interpreting of Jewish celebrations.
  • La sordera súbita: Datos prácticos
    • La pérdida de Audición Sensorioneural Súbita (SSHL, por su sigla en inglés), o sordera súbita, es una pérdida rápida de la audición. SSHL le puede ocurrir a una persona de un momento a otro o dentro de un período de hasta 3 días. Debe considerarse una emergencia médica. Una persona que experimenta SSHL debe visitar un doctor de inmediato. Esta página contiene información sobre el tratamiento, la investigación, y como puede obtener mas información.
  • Lifetime Sports for People with Disabilities
    • This page links to a number of article about sports and games that can be played by anyone over the course of a lifetime. Specifically targeted for people with disabilities, including Golf, bocce, and Tai Chi.
  • New Spinal Cord Injury Information Packet
    • The New Injury Packet is designed to help those who are beginning to locate spinal cord injury (SCI) information for someone who is newly injured.
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
    • This page includes information about noise-induced hearing loss, what causes it and what can be done to prevent it.
  • Otosclerosis
    • This page contains information about otosclerosis, its causes and symptoms, and what can be done to treat it.
  • Overcoming the Impossible: My Journey Through Schizophrenia
    • An article written by psychologist and former patient of schizophrenia on his personal success and other's success in recovering from the illness. He emphasizes positivity and hope give patients a stronger opportunity for recovery. Understanding one's value to themselves and society provides a greater environment for the recovery process.
  • Paralysis Facts and Figures
    • Facts and demographic resources on paralysis and spinal cord injury.
  • Pendred Syndrome
    • This page contains information about Pendred's syndrome, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, and how it affects other parts of the body. It also discusses treatment options.
  • Pérdida de la audición inducida por el ruido
    • Esta página contiene información sobre las causas, los efectos y los síntomas de y tratamientos para NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss, o Pérdida de la audición inducida por el ruido).
  • Presbycusis (Age-Related Hearing Loss)
    • This page contains information about presbycusis, its causes and symptoms and what can be done to treat it. It also contains communication tips for people with age-related hearing loss.
  • Research Reports by Royal National Institute of Blind People
    • Links to research done by the UK-based Royal National Institute of Blind People on various aspects of visual impairment and eye and vision health.
  • Smell Disorders
    • This page contains information about various types of smell disorders, what causes them, and what can be done to prevent them.
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
    • This page gives basic information about spasmodic dysphonia, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to treat it.
  • Specific Language Impairment
    • This page contains basic information about specific language impairment, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to prevent it.
  • Sports & Team Games for People with Disabilities
    • This page links to a series of pages about sports and team games adapted for people with disabilities, including instructions and information about leagues and organizations that support these sports.
  • Statistics about Hearing, Balance, Ear Infections and Deafness
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about hearing, balance, and deafness. The page includes quick statistics, more in-depth tables and charts, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.
  • Statistics about the Chemical Senses
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about the senses of taste and smell. It includes some quick statistics, more in-depth charts and tables, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.
  • Statistics About Voice, Speech and Language
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about voice, speech and language. The page includes quick statistics, in-depth charts and tables, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.
  • Statistics and Databases
    • Labour statistics play an essential role in the efforts of member States to achieve decent work for all and for the ILO's support of these efforts. These statistics are needed for the development and evaluation of policies towards this goal and for assessing progress towards decent work.
  • Stuttering
    • This page contains information about stuttering and the many different types of stuttering. It also contains information about its causes, diagnosis and treatment, as well as what can be done to prevent it.
  • Taking Care of Your Voice
    • This page contains information about how to properly take care of your voice and prevent voice problems and disorders.
  • Taste Disorders
    • This page contains information on various types of taste disorders, what causes them, and what can be done to treat them.
  • Ten Ways to Recognize Hearing Loss
    • This page contains a checklist of ten ways to recognize hearing loss, and information about what to do if you have one or more of these symptoms.
  • The CDC and Disabilities
    • The CDC works to identify the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities, help children to develop and reach their full potential, and promote health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities. CDC also works to prevent injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, and their resulting disabilities. This is the main page for disability related information.
  • The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis for Physicians and Survivors
    • This is an overview with excerpts from the book "The Late Effects of Poliomyelitis for Physicians and Survivors". Includes links to information on adaptive equipment, employment, exercise, and other issues related to Polio.
  • Think College! Resources for Professionals Working with People with Intellectual Disabilities
    • The resources here are designed to assist anyone interested in creating quality, inclusive post-secondary options for people with intellectual disabilities to attend college.
  • Tinnitus
    • This page contains information about tinnitus, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to treat it.
  • U.S. Access Board Public Rights-of-Way Publications
    • US guidelines for public rights-of-way, addressing issues of access for blind pedestrians at street crossings, wheelchair access to on-street parking, and various constraints posed by space limitations, roadway design practices, slope, and terrain.
  • Usher Syndrome
    • This page contains information about Usher syndrome, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to treat it.
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
    • This page contains basic information about vocal fold paralysis, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to prevent it.
  • Waardenburg Syndrome
    • This page contains information about Waardenburg Syndrome, its causes, symptoms and diagnosis, and what can be done to treat it.
  • Wellness and Disability
    • This page links to articles on welness and health promotion specifically for people with disabilities.
  • What Is Epidemiology?
    • This page is a summary of what the field of epidemiology studies, and some basic vocabulary within the field.
  • What Is Voice? What Is Speech? What Is Language?
    • This page contains information about what voice, speech and language are, and both the subtle differences and connections between them that need to be recognized.
  • World Bank - Information on Disabilities in Developing Countries
    • This page offers some of World Bank’s publications and reports on people with disabilities in developing countries. Also offers links to statistics and data related to people with disabilities.
  • World Bank - Publications on Disabilities in Developing Countries
    • This page offers an extensive list of reports and publications on people with disabilities in developing countries. Most of these publications are in English, but a few are available in other languages. Most publications are in PDF format, but some are in MS Word format or other format.
  • Ya Que Preguntó Acerca De La Enfermedad De Ménière
    • Esta página contiene información sobre la Enfermedad de Ménière y los efectos, sintomas, y tratamientos para la Enfermedad de Ménière.