MHA Disability Awareness Resource Links

Compiled originally as a list of service learning resources by Lovetie Browne and Robin Nemser May, 2003 as a graduate class assignment to assist professionals and volunteers in the design and implementation of service-learning projects, which will advance the cause of children and young adults with disabilities through some resources they found useful on the Internet; this page was revised and broadened May 2013 by MHA to include other general disability resources available to help advance the care and well being and support of persons with disability in the larger society. Many thanks to contributors of the general disability resource links they found interesting to share.

Service-Learning Links

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC)
www.servicelearning.org

The International Partnership for Service Learning
www.ipsl.org

Service Learning Web Resources – GoodCharacter.com
http://www.goodcharacter.com/SERVICE/webresources.html

Service-Learning Curriculum Links

The K-12 Giraffe Heroes Program
www.giraffe.org

Service-Learning Student’s Guide and Journal
www.servicelearn.com

Disability Awareness Related Links

Best Buddies
http://www.bestbuddies.org/

e-Buddies
www.ebuddies.org

Disability Awareness in Action (DAA)
www.daa.org.uk

Disability Awareness in the U.S. – Department of State https://www.disability.gov/

Disability Awareness Curriculum/Materials

The Disability Awareness and Character Development Lecture Series   www.justthewayyouare.com

 National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities  http://nichcy.org/families-community/awareness

Easter Seals-Friends Who Care
http://www.easterseals.com/explore-resources/making-life-accessible/friends-who-care.html

Siskin Children’s Institute: Disability Awareness
http://www.siskin.org/www/docs/175/children-kids-disability-awareness

Disability Awareness Sites for Children

CeDir’s Disability Awareness Site for Youth
www.iidc.indiana.edu/cedir/kidsweb/

Down Syndrome Organizations

The National Down Syndrome Society
www.ndss.org

National Association for Down Syndrome
http://www.nads.org/pages_new/resources/down_orgs.html

Down Syndrome International
http://www.ds-int.org/

Down Syndrome Sites for Children

Down Syndrome – KidsHealth
http://kidshealth.org/

What’s It Like To Have Down Syndrome? — National Geographic Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/peopleplaces/downsyndrome/

Humanitarian Organization

My Heart’s Appeal
http://myheartsappeal.org/

General Disability Resources

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/

College Information for Students with Disabilities http://www.collegescholarships.org/blog/2012/10/09/information-for-students-with-disabilities/

The Autoimmune Disabilities Guide for Moms
http://www.autoimmunemom.com/

Housing Guide Created Specifically for People Living with Disabilities
http://www.refinancemortgagerates.org/mortgage-guide-for-people-with-disabilities

Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
https://www.disability.gov/resource/home-modifications-to-promote-independent-living/

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide
http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disability-accommodation/

Home Safety for People with Disabilities
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
http://www.improvenet.com/a/fire-safety-and-disabilities-guide

Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation
https://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-govs-guide-transportation/

Guide to Traveling for the Disabled
http://www.luggagepros.com/travel/guide-to-traveling-for-the-disabled.shtml

Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/pa.html

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips
http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/health-conditions-and-diseases/obesity/stay-active-with-a-disability-quick-tips