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Alpha Phi Omega
Based on the principles of the Scout Oath and Law, Alpha
Phi Omega National Service Fraternity (APO) is a national college service
fraternity on many campuses. APO's service program encourages its members
to continue their involvement in Scouting through college connections.
Leave No Trace
The mission of the Leave No Trace (LNT) program is to promote and inspire
responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and
partnerships. The program is managed by LNT Inc., a non-profit
organization located in Boulder, Colorado. LNT Inc. oversees
memberships, marketing, fundraising and program development
National Outdoor Leadership School NOLS)
(NOLS) maintains the educational component
of Leave No Trace by offering LNT educational courses, developing
educational materials and supporting the efforts of course graduates who
teach LNT to the public.
Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the
Venturing or Boy Scout leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger or Troop High Adventure
program in several ways:
- Help Venturing Leaders and Scouters to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature.
- Provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead their Venturers and older Boy Scouts through a program
of high adventure.
- Familiarizes the Advisor with the Ranger program so that he or she can help the Venturer to meet the requirements of the Ranger
This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities.
- Microsoft Accessibility
Microsoft is dedicated
to developing technology that is useable and accessible to everyone,
including those with disabilities. Learn about built-in
accessibility features in Microsoft products that you can adjust to
meet your needs and preferences.
- WeMedia, Inc.
WeMedia Inc. is a
leading media company covering issues important to the millions of
people with disabilities interested in a quality life without
- Winners on Wheels
WOW empowers kids in
wheelchairs by encouraging personal achievement through creative
learning and expanded life experiences that lead to independent
Using the search engine you can obtain the addresses, websites, and contacts for many national associations, organizations, and government agencies from the online source book sponsored by the Mental Health Net.
ADA Home Page
U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act. View and download the entire ADA as well as a multitude of documents and publications regarding the ADA. There is a lot of useful information on this site.
ADDA National Attention Deficit Disorder Association:
ADDA's mission is to help people with ADD lead happier, more successful lives through education, research, and public advocacy. Whether you have ADD yourself, or someone special in your life does, or you treat, counsel, or teach those who do, ADDA is an organization for you. ADDA is especially focused on the needs of ADDults and young adults with ADD. Parents of children with ADD are also welcome! Information for parents can be found in the Family Issues Area and School And ADD Area. Material specially written for children can be found in the Kids Area.
ADDed Attractions is a monthly newsletter, published by Brandi Valentine, designed to aid Parents and Adults by sharing information that will aid them in making better decisions concerning the challenges they face. The website also contains additional resource information regarding ADD/ADHD.
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Sign Language Browser
From Michigan State University's ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them. The sign video images are from the perspective of the viewer. Vocal tones and inflections give meaning to spoken words much as facial expressions and body language help give meaning to what is being signed.
Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center
ADA Statute, Regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), Federally Reviewed Tech Sheets, and Other Assistance Documents.
Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States) is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families.
Autism Society of America
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.
- Autism Empowerment
http://www.autismempowerment.org/ Autism Empowerment is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to making life better and more meaningful for individuals and families in the Autism and Asperger communities. They are dedicated to being a positive source forAcceptance, Enrichment, Inspiration and Empowerment. We aim to serve all ages and abilities, locally, regionally and worldwide. By offering programs, special events, support and resources that promote acceptance, inclusion, improve life skills and encourage self-advocacy and empowerment, we support and inspire those on the autism spectrum to reach their highest potential.
TrailExplorer - a prototype database for locating trails. Beneficial Designs, an engineering and design firm specializing in technologies that enhance access for people of all abilities, has developed assessment technologies that will provide building standards for accessible routes, and allow outdoor trail users to determine the routes they are interested in and are able to navigate successfully.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is a national organization that provides a support network for parents, continuing education about attention deficits, and resources to help children with attention deficits in educational settings.
Children with Diabetes
Children with Diabetes is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with a corporate mission "To promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, especially in children, to increase awareness of the need for unrestricted diabetes care for children at school and daycare, and to promote understanding of research into a cure."
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)
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. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
The CLD is an international organization that promotes strategies for research and practice through collaboration and advocacy.
This is the new U.S. Government Website, announced at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the ADA. It contains a wealth of information and is well worth a visit.
disAbility Information and Resources
These pages were created and are maintained solely by Jim Lubin , who is a C2 quadriplegic, completely paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. He uses a keyboard/mouse emulator with a sip and puff switch to type Morse codes.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC)
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC) is one of 16 federally funded clearinghouses in the ERIC system, a nationwide information network sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), and administered by the National Library of Education (NLE).
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The IDA is an international, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. IDA provides information on assistive technology, medical and educational research, conferences and seminars, and teaching methods.
Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
The IRSC web site is dedicated to communicating information relating to the needs of children with disAbilities on a global basis.
Kids Learn About Diabetes
Here you can find out about diabetes in terms you can understand, not Doctorese. While all of the material has been cleared by a real doctor who specializes in working with children who have diabetes, it was written and tested by kids.
LD Online is an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children. LD OnLine is the official site of The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities. LD Online provides articles on a wide range of topics, national calendar of events, network of resources, artwork and writings by children, parents, and other individuals, and much more.
Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)
LDA has 50 state affiliates and over
775 local chapters and is dedicated
to enhancing the quality of life for
all individuals with learning
disabilities and their families, to
alleviating the restricting effects
of learning disabilities, and to
supporting endeavors to determine the
causes of learning disabilities. The
LDA Web site provides information
about state chapters and recent
- Understanding and Overcoming Learning Disabilities in Children
"Many children have learning disabilities that they deal with every day. A learning disability is a frustrating thing for both children and parents. In fact, without support and encouragement a child with a learning disability can begin to develop low self-esteem. Fortunately, when it comes to learning disabilities in children there are ways to help young people deal with their learning challenges. The following outlines some examples of learning disabilities in children as well as ways parents and educators can help these children work to their full potential."
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
The NCLD provides information,
services, and programs for children
and adults with learning
disabilities, their families,
educators, and other professionals.
The NCLD Web site provides a database
of state resources, educational
programs, legislative advocacy and
National Center on Accessibility
The National Center on Accessibility (NCA) is a program of Indiana University's Department of Recreation and Park Administration in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service, Office on Accessibility. Located at Indiana University's Bradford Woods, NCA is a dynamic and innovative leader in the movement to include people with disabilities in recreation, parks, and tourism. The NCA provides technical assistance to organizations of all sizes who are designing and retrofitting their leisure areas and programs for accessibility. The NCA conducts, promotes, and facilitates research on issues essential to accessibility. This research shapes instruction for the nationally renowned NCA education programs conducted at the Center and throughout the United States.
National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education (NCIP):
The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) was funded from 1992-1998 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP) to promote the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities.
- National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides
information on disabilities and disability-related issues for
families, educators, and other professionals. Special focus
is children and youth (birth to age 22). (also available in
Spanish). NICHCY makes available a wide variety of publications, including fact sheets on specific disabilities, state resource sheets, parent guides, bibliographies, and our issue papers, "News Digest" and "Transition Summary." Most publications can be printed off the Internet. You may also request documents in print. Our publications are also available in alternative formats upon request.
National Information Center for Children and
Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
An information and referral center
that provides free information on
disabilities and related issues for
families, educators, and other
National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:
A free national library program of Braille and recorded materials for blind and physically handicapped persons is
administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress.
National Organization on Disability (NOD):
The National Organization on Disability promotes the full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. N.O.D. was founded in 1982 at the conclusion of the United Nations International Year of Disabled Persons. N.O.D. is the only national disability network organization concerned with all disabilities, all age groups and all disability issues.
SchwabLearining.org is a
parents guide to learning
differences and provides a
roadmap to understanding
the language and landscape
of learning differences and
disabilities. On the site,
parents can navigate
between Identifying a
Managing a Learning
Difference, and Connecting
Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students
Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired
Students Space Camp is a week long camp that takes place at
the US Space and Rocket Center in Hunstville, Alabama. The word
"camp" truly understates the EXPERIENCE of Space
Camp. Students live in a simulated space station called Habitat 1. They have
the opportunity to practice their leadership and teamwork abilities as they
prepare for two Space Shuttle missions.
Space Camp for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
Space Camp for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
Interested in Space Camp? You Deafinitely
can! U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama and Western
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf have teamed up to provide the world's most
unique space and aviation experiences for individuals who are deaf or hard of
hearing. It's the real thing, and it's available to you right now!
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
The Tourette Syndrome Association is the only national organization dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about Tourette Syndrome.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)