Family and Caregivers

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Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Welcome to the web site of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy - a comprehensive, on-line information and resource center. We invite you to explore our pages and reach out to our extended family.'

National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

Parent to Parent - USA
Parent to Parent-USA (P2P-USA) is a national non-profit organization committed to assuring access and quality in Parent to Parent support across the country.

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents and family members of children and adults with disabilities or special needs, to supporting parents, on a one-to-one basis, according to condition or concerns.

Pennsylvania Intermediate Units
Map of Pennsylvania School Districts and Intermediate Units

Pennsylvania Intermediate Units
Full listing of PA IUs and information links.

Special needs family fun
Special needs family fun offers a wide variety of family fun and disability resources for families with disabilities and special needs.

Wheels to Freeedom
Wheels To Freedom is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals in the community working together to help families obtain wheelchair accessible vans to enable them to fully participate in the community.


Magazines

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Exceptional Parent
Exceptional Parent Magazine's online resource for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.

New Mobility
Written by and for wheelchair users, New Mobility provides a forum for sharing life experience.

PN News
PN News Magazine is the News and Information Magazine for People with Mobility
Impairments, Covering the Hottest Topics.

Rehab Management
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Rehabilitation.

USA Tech Guide – United Spinal Association
Wheelchair reviews by wheelchair users, and other useful information.


On-Line Forums

Abledata
The Premier Source for Information on Assistive Technology. Sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.

Abilities Expo
The Abilities Expo is your event for independent and assisted living products and services. It is a consumer show open to the public that showcases the latest products and services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. The exhibit hall is packed with vendors, live equipment demonstrations, and special events throughout the weekend.

Apparelyzed
Spinal cord injury peer support site includes a forum, SCI research, wheelchair guide, disability directory and more.

CareCure Community
CareCure has over 70 forums where we discuss everything from Life to Legislation & Advocacy, from Sports and Travel to Pain, from Computers to Politics. We discuss it all! Please come join us!

Disability Law, the ADA and the Courts
Discusses developments in disability law generally, interesting litigation, and also activity regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

DisabilityInfo.gov
DisabilityInfo.gov is the federal government's one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others.

disABILITY Information and Resources
Disability Information and Resources for therapists, doctors, and wheelchair users.

Disabled Online
We are dedicated to providing beneficial resources for the disabled community and their families and friends.

Disapedia
Provides disabled individuals with all the community, information and resources they could want or need.


The Item Coalition
The ITEM Coalition is devoted to raising awareness and building support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices, technologies and related services for people with disabilities and chronic conditions. The Coalition is consumer-led and has over seventy member organizations—including a diverse set of disability organizations, aging organizations, other consumer groups, labor organizations, voluntary health associations, and non-profit provider associations.

MedTrade
The Buying Event for the Home Healthcare Industry held every Fall.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association Forums
Discussion Forums for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Paralinks
Description: An electronic information and resource directory for people with spinal cord injury.

Parents with Disabilities Online
The internet's one-stop resource for parents with disabilities.

Spinal Cord Injury Information
Quadriplegic, paraplegic and caregiver resources for those living with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries or disease of the spine.

Spinal Cord Injury Zone

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone has information and resources for people living with Spinal Cord Injury.

Stand Strong Again
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping athletes with spinal cord injuries stand strong again.

WheelchairJunkie
Forum for users.

World Congress on Disabilities
World Congress on Disabilities Expo. WCD Expo is the World's Leading Disability Event. WCD Expo is dedicated to improving the lives of those with developmental and physical disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them.

Wounded Warrior Project
Forum for wounded Veterans.

Education Resources

Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

Education World
Here, you will find information and tools, from Education World and other valuable sources, chosen specifically for the special education community.

National Association of Private Special Education Centers
The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) is a non-profit association whose mission is to represent private special education centers and their leaders.

NICHCY
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages. OSERS provides a wide array of support to parents and individuals, school districts and states in three main areas: special education, vocational rehabilitation and research.

Special Education Resources on the Internet
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.