Online Resources

 ...Resources for Independent Living

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Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA for Businesses
How the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to businesses in ten short lessons.
ADA Home Page
Information and technical assistance from the ADA.
ADAWatch.org
Advancing the Civil Rights of People with disabilities.
Home Care Choices
Regional senior and disability services information about in-home health care workers.
Steve Gold.com
Website of Steve Gold, Americans with Disabilities Act advocate and attorney located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Information is POWER.
Tax Incentives and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Information for small businesses about the ADA and tax benefits to help them comply with the law.
The Disability Law Lowdown ASL Video Podcast
Brought to you by nationally recognized leaders in the field of disability law, the Disability Law Lowdown Podcast delivers the latest in disability rights information every other week.
The Road To Freedom
A project of ADA Watch and the National Coalition for Disability Rights, The Road To Freedom is a national awareness campaign to mobilize support for passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
What Employers and Businesses Need to Know about People with disabilities
Brought to you as a public service by the lawyers of the State of Oregon and is intended to alert you to possible legal problems and solutions.
Assistive Technology
ABLEDATA
Provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.
Access Technologies
Specializes in ergonomic and assistive technology.
Arcess.com
Accessible Computer Games for People with disabilities.
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Microsoft accessibility technology enabling people with difficulties, impairments, and disabilities to make the most of Windows.
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Apple_
Enablemart
"Home to the greatest and best-known technology products in the world."
Freedom Scientific
The world_
NanoPac.com
Assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP)
Provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities.
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service
A relay service providing full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.
Telecommunication Devices Access Program (TDAP)
Loans specialized telephone equipment at no cost and with no income restrictions to eligible Oregonians who have physical impairments.
The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
To support people with a common interest in technology and disability promoting research and development, education, advocacy and the provision of assistive technology while at the same time supporting the individuals engaged in these activities.
USA TechGuide
A web-Guide to wheelchairs & assistive technology choices.
Wheelchair.net
A community for people who have a common interest in wheelchair technology and its improvement and successful application. WheelchairNet is a virtual community.
Children with disabilities
Kids Included Together (KIT)
To support recreational, child development, and youth development programs that include children with and without disabilities.
National Dissemination Center for Children with disabilities (NICHCY)
Offering a wealth of information on children with disabilities.
Cognitive
A RoadMap to Support Services
A guide to understanding and accessing Support Services for individuals with developmental disabilities. (Requires Adobe Reader at www.adobe.com)
AlzOnline
Provides state-of-the-art education, information, and support to persons caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related memory disorder.
American Stroke Association
A division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing risk, disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy.
Arc of Jackson County
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families by providing community awareness, advocating needed services, and fostering self-sufficiency.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
A national non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of families and persons with severe mental illnesses.
Options for Southern Oregon
A non-profit organization that provides psychosocial rehabilitation services for adults with long-term mental illness.
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
"Our Mission: to join with Oregonians with developmental disabilities and their families to promote change, through self-determination, leading to a more accessible, inclusive and culturally responsive world."
Oregon Department of Human Services - Development Disabilities
Partners in Education
A self-study course designed to help parents of children with developmental disabilities navigate the special education system and help their children make the most of their potential.
Partners In Employment
A self-study course designed to help people with developmental disabilities find meaningful jobs and jumpstart their careers.
Partners in Making Your Case
A self-study course designed to help people with developmental disabilities and their families create positive change through advocacy.
SchwabLearning.org
A parents guide to helping kids with learning difficulties.
Self Advocates As Leaders (SAAL)
An organization of people with developmental disabilities interested in becoming strong leaders, training and developing leadership skills, and becoming equal partners in policy and legislation that affects their lives.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America
"To provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families_
The Alzheimer's Resource Room
Where families, caregivers, and professionals can find information about The Alzheimer's Demonstration Program, including: where you can turn for support and assistance, and providing services to caregivers.
The Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Program
Program is not only to prolong patients' length of survival, but also to improve the quality of their survival.
The Family Village
A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.
Designing for Accessibility
Designing Accessible Communities
To promote, facilitate, and support the use of policies, accessible design, and manufactured products to ensure that all individuals, regardless of disability or age, are able to live within and participate fully in all aspects of their community and our
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Technology for Housing
To increase awareness of the role assistive technology can play in improving the home life of seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
Emergencies
Disaster Registry/Josephine and Jackson counties
The Disaster Registry provides the names and locations of people who need special assistance to fire, police and rescue workers.
Emergency Preparedness Initiative
A program launched by the National Organization on Disability to ensure that people with disabilities are included in all levels of emergency preparedness- planning, response, and recovery.
Poison Control Center of Oregon _
A 24-hour health care information and treatment resource serving the state of Oregon, as well as northern Nevada, Alaska and Guam.
Ready.gov
Special preparedness information for People with disabilities, Seniors, businesses AND pet owners.
Employment
Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN)
A one-stop source for disability employment information _
Experience Works
A national, non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to put the experience of older individuals to work.
Job Accommodation Network
A practical approach to looking for a job as a Person with a disability.
Monster.com
If you are an employee, look for jobs. If you are an employer, look for great employees.
National Collaboritive on Workforce and Disability for Youth
Your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.
NISH
Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Severe Disabilities.
ONET Online
Making occupational information interactive and accessible for all.
Oregon Business Leadership Network
Employers committed to the inclusion of qualified people with disabilities in the competitive workplace AND as consumers.
Oregon Competitive Employment Project
Seeks to enhance the quality of life in Oregon by achieving, maintaining and advancing the competitive and inclusive employment of persons with disabilities. The project is funded by a four-year Medicaid Infrastructure Grant from the Centers for Medicare
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs
10 Reasons to Hire Vets
Oregon Employment Department
Promoting employment and supporting business.
Oregon Labor Market Information System (OLMIS)
Current data and job openings for employers, job seekers, and students.
Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS)
A resource for Oregonians with Disabilities to help them achieve and maintain employment and independence.
Partners In Employment
A self-study course designed to help people with developmental disabilities find meaningful jobs and jumpstart their careers.
Southern Oregon Jobs.com
Find a local job or post employment resumes in Southern Oregon.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
A national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
The Job Council
Provides services and referrals to partnering agencies that can help guide you in achieving your career goals.
Equipment
Disabled Dealer Magazine
Regional online publication where individuals and businesses sell their used AND new adaptive equipment including accessible vans, scooters, homes, and wheelchairs.
Mobility RERC
To undertake a major shift in the way wheeled mobility is conceptualized and understood -- from the design of assistive devices that enable individuals to perform activities, to the design of a broad range of interventions that enable as many individuals
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with m
Oregon's Assistive Device Lemon Law
An explanation of Oregon's Lemon Law as it relates to the protection of consumers who buy or lease wheelchairs, scooters or aids that increase the mobility or positioning of a person using a wheelchair AND hearing aids.
Senior Wheels USA
A nationwide service program specializing in helping people meet their need for mobility by providing Power Wheelchairs, free of charge, if you qualify.
USA TechGuide
A web-Guide to wheelchairs & assistive technology choices.
Favorites
FREE Internet Radio
AccuRadio.com is a multichannel Internet radio station featuring over 280 customizable channels and subchannels of great music.
How to display the American Flag
The Exact Time
Weather from WeatherUnderground.com
Health
Center on Community Accessibility
To promote the health and well-being of people with disabilities.
Fruits & Veggies, More Matters
Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is a non-profit consumer education foundation whose purpose is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health.
Oregon Office on Disability and Health
To improve the health and wellness of people with disabilities through health promotion, research, dissemination, and policy development activities that address health disparities and secondary conditions.
People with disabilities and EXERCISE
Physical activity is within your reach.
Three Rivers Community Hospital/Rogue Valley Medical Center/Asante Health System
Community Calendar
Hearing
Alliance for Accessible Hearing Care
Assistance to low income hearing impaired seniors, chaildren, and familites by helping them to access quality hearing aids and related hearing care at a significantly lower cost...NATIONWIDE
deafCensus
To improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing individuals by providing individuals, agencies and organizations access to a comprehensive statistical database that provides a multitude of services and resources for individuals with hearing lo
Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support.
Hearing Loss Association of OREGON
A non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of people of all ages and communication styles who do not hear well.
National Association of the Deaf
Web resource dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the rights and quality of life of all people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Oregon Association of the Deaf
Web resource dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the rights and quality of life of all people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Oregon Department of Human Services - Oregon's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service (OTRS)
Oregon_
OREGON'S ASSISTIVE DEVICE LEMON LAW
An explanation of Oregon_
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI)
A not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done about it.
Independent Living
Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)
Provides leadership and resources on rural independent living for people with disabilities.
Disabilty World
A unique international online magazine (e-zine), dedicated to advancing an exchange of information and expertise about the international independent living movement of people with disabilities.
Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
A national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living.
National Council on Independent Living
As a membership organization, NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy.
The Oregon State Independent Living Council (SILC)
Established by Executive Order in 1992, as a result of the 1992 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act and consists of up to twenty-one Governor-appointed disability advocates, most of whom have disabilities.
Low Income
Family Health Insurance Assistance Program (FHIAP)
Helps qualified low-income Oregonians afford private health insurance.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of Oregon
Information about home ownership, low-income housing assistance, fair housing laws, homelessness, aid for distressed neighborhoods, and housing development programs.
Josephine County Food Bank
Supports eight food pantries, three meal sites and numerous supplemental agencies throughout Josephine County.
Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program
Provides weatherization and energy conservation services at no cost to households below 60 percent of Oregon statewide median income.
Oregon HEAT
The Mission of Oregon HEAT is to raise and coordinate resources to help low-income Oregonians meet their household energy needs and move them toward energy self-reliance.
Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (OTAP)
Oregonians who receive one of four qualifying benefits may receive a reduction in their monthly bill for local residential telephone service.
National Resources
Down Syndrome: Health Issues
News and information for parents and professionals.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
A national non-profit organization soley dedicated to improving the lives of families and persons with severe mental illinesses.
Pacer Center
The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
The Official U.S. Government Homepage
THE gateway to all government information.
Neurological
American Parkinson Disease Association
Focusing its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease.
Autism Speaks
Dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism.
Brain Awareness
The Power and Potential of the Brain, Oregon_
Epilepsy Foundation Northwest
Formerly Epilepsy Foundation Oregon and Epilepsy Foundation Washington, is the principal advocate for the epilepsy community in Oregon and Washington.
National Autism Association
To educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights.
Neurology Now
Provides accurate and important new information about advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases.
Neurosciences
For patients, general practitioners and community neurologists, Oregon Health an Science University (OHSU) provides comprehensive clinical care, second opinions, clinical trials and training for community providers.
The Brain Matters
A resource from the American Academy of Neurology Foundation helping you better understand common disorders of the brain, as well as learn about people living with the disorders.
The Epilepsy Foundation
To ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.
Parents with Disabilities
Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International
A small UK based registered charity, controlled by disabled parents, which promotes better awareness and support for disabled people considering, during and after pregnancy and as parents.
Parents with Disabilities Online
The Internet's One-Stop Resource for Parents with Disabilities.
People with disabilities
A resource for adaptive clothing.
A RoadMap to Support Services
A guide to understanding and accessing Support Services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Access Oregon
A guide to accessible outdoor recreation areas throughout the state.
Accessibility for Apple Products
Accessibility for Microsoft Products
American Association of People with Disabilities
The largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities.
Arc of Jackson County
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families by providing community awareness, advocating needed services, and fostering self-sufficiency.
Arcess.com
Accessible Computer Games for People with disabilities.
Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)
Provides leadership and resources on rural independent living for people with disabilities.
Autism Society of America
Dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact.
disABILITIES BOOKS
Serves the community of individuals with disabilities and their families and friends as well as the professionals who provide services to the disability community.
Disability Art & Culture Project
The mission of the Disability Arts and Culture Project (DACP) is to further the artistic expression of people with both hidden and visible disabilities.
Disability Compass
Disability Compass provides information on services, products, and special health care resources for people with disabilities, their families and their supporters.
Disability Info.gov
A resource designed to provide People with disabilities with the information they need to know to pursue their personal and professional ambitions.
Disability Is Natural
Brought to you by BraveHeart Press, the family-owned business of Kathie Snow. Its mission is to encourage new ways of thinking about disability and to help create a society in which all people are valued and included.
Disability Nation
A website by and for Persons with disabilties, from all walks of life. Its goal is to provide you the opportunity to learn and grow from their stories.
Disability Secrets
Information about applying for social security disability and SSI benefits.
Disability Social History Project
"This is an opportunity for disabled people to reclaim our history and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles. People with disabilities have an exciting and rich history that should be shared with the world."
Disability, Rights, Education, & Defense Fund
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
Disabilty World
A unique international online magazine (e-zine), dedicated to advancing an exchange of information and expertise about the international independent living movement of people with disabilities.
Disabled United in Direct Empowerment (DUDE)
To engage and organize Persons with disabilities to advocate through education to enhance quality of life and human dignity, promoting access to social and economic justice.
Disabled World
"News and Information for the Disabled Community."
E-Bility.com
A one-stop accessible destination for disability related information, resources, services and products.
Easter Seals
Provides exceptional services to ensure that people living with autism and other disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
Empower You
Dedicated to inspiring people with disABILITIES.
Fair Housing Council of Oregon
A private, non profit agency serving the State of Oregon promoting equal access to housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance, and enforcement opportunities.
Home Care Choices
Regional Senior and Disability Services information about In-Home Health Care Workers.
HUD Disability Rights and Resources
Designed to answer frequently asked questions on the housing rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals under federal law.
Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
The ILRU program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living.
Logan Magazine
A publication for young people with disabilities.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
A national non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of families and persons with severe mental illness.
National Center on Physical Activity and disAbility (NCPAD)
NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disAbility.
National Collaboritive on Workforce and Disability for Youth
Your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
The NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-drivien advocacy.
National Organization on Disability (NOD)
Provides the latest in disabilty-related news, information and resources.
Network of Care
A resource where consumers, community-based organizations and municipal government workers all can go to easily access a wide variety of important information.
New Mobility Magazine
For more than 10 years, New Mobility has been the leading magazine dedicated to Disability Culture and Lifestyle written by and for wheelchair users.
NISH
Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Severe Disabilities
Options of Southern Oregon
A non-profit organization that provides psychosocial rehabilitation services for adults with long-term mental illness.
Oregon Advocacy Center
An independent, non-profit organization that provides legal advocacy services for People with disabilities anywhere in Oregon.
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
"To join with Oregonians with developmental disabilities and their families to promote change through self-determination leading to a more accessible, inclusive and culturally responsive world."
Oregon Department of Education SPECIAL EDUCATION UNIT
Part of the Office of Student Learning and Partnerships, the designated State Education Agency responsible for all programs and services to children with disabilities in Oregon 5-21. This includes basic mandates under federal law:
Oregon Department of Human Services - Developmental Disabilities
Oregon Lifespan Respite Care Program
Relief for families who are caring for someone with special needs: disabilities, chronic or terminal illness, aging or problems such as abuse or neglect.
Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS)
A resource for Oregonians with disabilites to help them achieve and maintain employment and independence.
Oregon Office on Disability and Health
To improve the health and wellness of people with disabilities through health promotion, research, dissemination, and policy development activities that address health disparities and secondary conditions.
Oregon Property Taxes Deferral Program for Qualified Citizens
Oregon Seniors and People with disabilities
Information for Oregon's Seniors and People with disabilities about available services and related topics.
Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation (OTAC)
Promotes full participation in community life for individuals with disabilities, seniors and their families through the delivery of training, technical assistance and related services.
People First Language
A commentary by Kathie Snow.
People With Disabilities Foundation
The mission of the People With Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) is to provide education and advocacy for persons with psychiatric and/or psychiatric and physical impairments so that they can achieve equal opportunities in all aspects of life.
Ready America
For people with disabilities and other special needs.
Reference Guide for Individuals with Disabilities
If you are an individual with a physical or other disability, and you are looking for information on grants specifically for those with disabilities, this reference guide will help you in your search. We have selected a few of the most important print and
Resources for Seniors and People with Disabilites
Oregon resources for seniors and peolple with disabilities
Rogue Community College Disability Support Services
RCC's Support Services coordinates accommodations and advocates for eligible students who declare a disability condition, in compliance with the spirit and the letter of disability law.
SchwabLearning.org
A parents guide to helping kids with learning difficulties.
Smart KIDS with Learning Disabilities
A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD).
Social Security Disabilty Insurance (SSDI)
Information about benefits for People with disabilities.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Information for seniors, the blind, and people with disabilities who have little or no income.
Support People with Disabilities
To advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities.
The Courage Center
Since 1928, The Courage Center, a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center, has had a legacy of improving independence and quality of life for people with disabilities.
The Family Village
A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.
The Medicaid Reference Desk - Oregon
Information about Medicaid for people with disabilities.
The Oregon Parent Training and Information Center
To educate and support parents, families and professionals in building partnerships that meet the needs of children and youth with the full range of disabilities ages birth through twenty six.
The Oregon State Independent Living Council (SILC)
Established by Executive Order in 1992, as a result of the 1992 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act and consists of up to twenty-one Governor-appointed disability advocates, most of whom have disabilities.
The Pacer Center
"Our mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents."
United Spinal Association
Their mission is to provide expertise, create access to resources and strengthen hope thereby enabling people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities.
VSA Arts
Creating a society where People with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.
Woodbine House
"Your trusted source for books on disabilites."
World Association of people with disAbilities
"WAPD advances the interests of persons with disAbilities at national, state, local and home levels. We believe that all are entitled to high quality of life."
Pharmacy
NeedyMeds.com
"NeedyMeds is the best source of information about assistance programs that help with the cost of medicine and other healthcare expenses."
Oregon Prescription Drug Program
A prescription drug purchasing pool, to help increase access to prescription drugs by the uninsured.
Pfizer Helpful Answers
A comprehensive savings program for people without prescription drug coverage.
Seniors
AARP Oregon HOMEPAGE - American Association of Retired Persons
Alliance for Aging Research
The nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age.
AlzOnline
Provides state-of-the-art education, information, and support to persons caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related memory disorder.
Arthritus Foundation/Pacific Northwest Chapter
Dedicated to helping the more that 2.2 million people in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska who live with arthritus or a related disease.
Disability Secrets
Information about applying for social security disability and SSI benefits.
Experience Works
A national, non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to put the experience of older individuals to work.
HUD in Oregon
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
Macular Degeneration Center
Research, treatment and services for patients with macular degeneration.
Medicare Drug Plans - Oregon
Ratings, profiles and discussions about Oregon's various Medicare Drug Plans (MMA/Part 'D').
Medicare Modernization Act (MMA)
National MMA, Prescription, Part 'D' website.
Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of Oregon
State of Oregon MMA Prescription, Part 'D' information.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
A national resource for elder rights, law enforcement and legal professionals, public policy leaders, researchers, and the public. The center's mission is to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
National Council on Aging
Its mission is to improve the lives of older Americans.
Network of Care
A resource where consumers, community-based organizations and municipal government workers all can go to easily access a wide variety of important information.
Oregon Helps!
Find out if your family qualifies to get help from 28 different services.
Oregon Property Taxes Deferral Program for Qualified Citizens
Oregon Seniors and People with disabilities
Information for Oregon's Seniors and People with disabilities about available services and related topics.
Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation (OTAC)
Promotes full participation in community life for individuals with disabilities, seniors and their families through the delivery of training, technical assistance and related services.
Protect Yourself Against Fraud
Part of the FBI's "For The Family" section that provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR SENIORS
Resources for Seniors and People with Disabilites
Oregon resources for seniors and peolple with disabilities
Rogue Area Senior Computer Assistance League
It's purpose is to assist seniors (55+) in the Rogue Valley area of southern Oregon in learning how to use computers.
Rogue Valley Manor Community Services
RVMCS offers volunteer opportunities and services through eight different community outreach programs.
Senior Life Tips
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Information for seniors, the blind, and people with disabilities who have little or no income.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America
"To provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families_
Sports, Physical Fitness & Recreation
disABLED Recreation Club
Encouraging People with disabilities to lead an active and fun lifestyle filled with a mix of sporting, recreational, leisure and social activities.
Disabled Sports USA
"To provide the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to gain confidence and dignity through participation in sports, recreation and related educational programs."
Fishing Has No Boundaries, Inc.
Opening up the great outdoors for all people with disabilities through the world of fishing.
Kids In Disability Sports, Inc. ( K.I.D.S.)
To improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through sports, social, recreational and educational programs.
National Sports Center for the Disabled
One of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world.
Oregon Beach Monitoring Program
The Beach Monitoring Program is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grant is intended to help states design and implement coastal and estuarine water quality monitoring programs.
Oregon Disabilty Sports
To provide and promote recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities.
Sunny Valley Adaptive Sports
Improving the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation.
The Disabilities Recreation Project
Exists to assist in securing the means to make all public parks and lands accessible to anyone who requires special equipment to get around.
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
An information center concerned with physical activity and disability.
State Resources
A RoadMap to Support Services
A guide to understanding and accessing Support Services for individuals with developmental disabilities. (Requires Adobe Reader at www.adobe.com)
Arthritus Foundation/Pacific Northwest Chapter
Dedicated to helping the more that 2.2 million people in Washington, Oregon and Alaska who live with arthritis or a related disease.
HUD in Oregon
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program
Provides weatherization and energy conservation services at no cost to households below 60 percent of the Oregon statewide median income.
Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)
Oregon Heat
To raise and coordinate resources to help low-income Oregonians meet their household energy needs and move them toward energy self-reliance.
Oregon Prescription Drug Program
A prescription drug purchasing pool, to help increase access to prescription drugs by the uninsured.
Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (OTAP)
Oregonians who receive one of four qualifying benefits may receive a reduction in their monthly bill for local residential telephone service.
Resources for Seniors and People with Disabilites
Oregon resources for seniors and peolple with disabilities
The Oregon Blue Book
The official state directory and fact book about all levels of government in Oregon...and much more.
Welcome to the Oregon State Legislature
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
American Brain Tumor Association
Your source for information about brain tumors, new treatments, and help living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor.
Brain Injury Association of America
The leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Brain Injury Association of Oregon
Mission: "To improve the quality of life of persons with brain injuries and their families; and to prevent brain injury."
Brainline.org
Preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Serves active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
Oregon Brain Injury Resource Network
To improve access to information and services for individuals with brain injury, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
Protection & Advocacy Traumatic Brain Injury Project (PATBI)
Program for people who have had a brain injury, from a blow to the head, a shaking injury, or another type of external cause.
Traumatic Brain Survival Guide
The goal of this online book is to better prepare the head injured person and family for the long road ahead.
Veterans
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Serves active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
For returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF).
Disability Rights Advocates for Technology (DRAFT)
An all volunteer organization representing people with disabilities who refuse to be defined by their disability and whose passionate enthusiasm for participating in the game of life is supported by Universal Design and new technologies.
Disabled American Veterans
THE organization of disabled veterans who are focused on building better lives for disabled veterans and their families.
Federal Veteran Benefits
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs
10 Reasons to Hire Vets
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs U.S. FLAG INFORMATION
Oregon Department of Veterans'Affairs STATE BENEFITS
Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America
For more than 50 years the PVA has helped its members and others who are spinal cord injured to lead normal, productive lives.
Related Sites for Veterans and Servicemembers
Returning Veterans Resource Project NW
A nonprofit organization comprised of politically unaffiliated and independent health care practicioners who offer free and confidential services to veterans and their families of past and current Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
Southern Oregon Stand Down
"Our goal is to better the status of veterans of the armed services of the United States."
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
A resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers that provide support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) web site for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF).
USA Cares
USA Cares exists to provide military families with financial support and other critical resources in their time of need.
Veterans Services and Resources
To provide the maximum level of employment and training opportunities for veterans.
Vision
American Council of the Blind
The nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people.
American Council of the Blind of Oregon
Dedicated to helping visually impaired and blind people in Oregon.
American Foundation for the Blind
A national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss.
Jewish Guild for the Blind
A not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency that serves persons of all ages who are visually impaired, blind and multi-disabled.
Lighthouse International
For more than 100 years, the leader worldwide in helping people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted overcome the challenges of vision loss.
Lions Eye Bank of Oregon
A non-profit organization founded in 1975 by Lions who recognized the need in Oregon for an eye bank to provide tissue for transplants, research and medical education.
National Eye Institute
Promoting independence through vision rehabilitation.
Oregon Commission for the Blind
A resource for Oregonians with a visual impairment, as well as their family,friends and employers.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
An invaluable educational resource, enabling those with print disabilities to complete their educations, advance their careers, and gain self-esteem.
Talking Book and Braille Services of Oregon
Committed to enhancing the quality of life for print-disabled individuals by delivering, in partnership with libraries and other agencies, the best possible library service to all eligible Oregonians.
Unabridged Digital Audio Books for the Blind
A downloadable digital audio book service.
Women with Disabilities
Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities
Envisioning a time in which women of all abilities have equal access to respectful treatment and high quality women_
Breast Health for Women with Disabilities
This project was designed to make information on breast health for women with disabilities accessible to health care providers, women with disabilities, their families and loved ones.
Women with Disabilities Education Program
Pursues two parallel tracts: a self-management curriculum for patients and a training curriculum for health professionals.
Women with Disabilities Health Equity Coalition
A coalition dedicated to decreasing health disparities among women with disabilities by improving access to health promotion services and quality of care.
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