OrganizationsThe Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies (RERC Rec-Tech)
The RERC Rec-Tech expands new knowledge and research on recreation technology for people with disabilities as well as disseminates technology development through education, training and collaboration with private sectors. Read the Rec-Tech blog.
Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (RRTC)
Healthy Aging RRTC provides research and training activities to better understand the challenges faced by people aging with muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and spinal cord injury.
What Can You Do?
The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.
A nationwide network of support groups created in partnership with The Buoniconti Fund, National Spinal Cord Injury Association and United Spinal Association.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Organization that fights for better health care and benefits, aids in the search for a truly satisfying career, and provides the path to adventure through adaptive sports. What’s more, we are committed to ongoing care by educating clinicians about spinal cord injury, and we’re deeply invested in the future—a cure for paralysis.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Provides information and resources to meet the needs of over one million individuals who have spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D); their families and friends; the medical and scientific community; service and business professionals; the media; students; government; elected officials; and the public.
Independent Living Research Utilization
A national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. It is a program of TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research), a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities.
UsersFirst Mobility Map
This knowledge book provides answers to common questions about getting a wheelchair. Each chapter offers a step-by-step guide through the path of getting a wheelchair. UsersFirst is a program of United Spinal Association.
United Spinal Association (USA)
USA is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping people living with SCI/D. They are committed to providing active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.
Creation of women in wheelchairs who were having difficulty finding answers to their questions about health, fashion, and other topics. Our mission is to bring together current and accurate information on issues of interest to our community.
This is an international network whose goal is making all new homes visitable, not just “special” homes.
Able to Travel
Addresses the common headaches travelers with disabilities encounter when using travel agencies unfamiliar with booking accessible, including air travel, transportation, cruises, tours and excursions, hotel accommodations, and access to vital medical equipment. A program of United Spinal Association.
This ground-breaking service will avail large numbers of veterans of an opportunity to get assistance with benefits-related inquiries quickly and efficiently. A program of United Spinal Association.
A webguide to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and assistive technology choices. You can read and submit wheelchair reviews, mobility scooter reviews, wheelchair cushion reviews, standing device reviews, and search The TechGuide for all types of assistive equipment. A program of United Spinal Association.
American Assocation of adaptedSPORTS® Programs (AAASP)
AAASP works in partnership with education agencies in the U.S. to establish programs, policies, procedures, and regulations in interscholastic adapted sports for students with physical disabilities to enhance educational outcomes.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program. Exercise is important to everyone and even more so to those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury.
Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
Provides training, information and assistance to families of children with all disabilities ages birth to 26 years and the professionals who work with them.
The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)
A national, member-based organization comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act).
Through the Looking Glass (TLG)
A nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.
The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)
A nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders, and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care.
The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy (CSADP)
Provides public education, leadership development and training, technical assistance and information dissemination, and conducts action-research and analysis of public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
A coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
A nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP). Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.
Job Accommodation Network
The leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. Find a list of vocational rehabilitation offices by state.
National Council on Independent Living
The longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.
Center for Personal Assistance Services
Promotes research, training, technical assistance and dissemination about personal assistance services to ensure that people with self-care limitations can find information that will help them live independently.
International Ventilator Users Network
Links ventilator users with each other and with health care professionals interested in the options available for mechanical ventilation and home care.
The nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
Foundation is dedicated to bring greater accessibility in the digital entertainment space so that people with disabilities can gain a greater quality of life, and develop a rich social life that gaming can bring.
A non-profit that features videos of survivors, and those currently facing, serious medical challenges. It is also a place to connect with others who are facing similar circumstances and become part of a community that shows how to live.