MHA Disability Awareness Resource Links

Compiled originally as a list of service learning resources by Lovetie Browne Major 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.

Disability Awareness Curriculum/Materials

The Disability Awareness and Character Development Lecture Series

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities 

Easter Seals-Friends Who Care

Disability Awareness Related Links

Best Buddies


Disability Awareness in Action (DAA)

Down Syndrome Organizations

Global Down Syndrome Foundation

The National Down Syndrome Society

National Association for Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome International

Down Syndrome Sites for Children

Down Syndrome – KidsHealth

What’s It Like To Have Down Syndrome? — National Geographic Kids

Humanitarian Organization

My Heart’s Appeal

Service-Learning Curriculum Links

The K-12 Giraffe Heroes Program

Service-Learning Student’s Guide and Journal

Service-Learning Links

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC)

The International Partnership for Service Learning

Service Learning Web Resources –

General Disability Resources

A. Education

College Information for Students with Disabilities

College for Students with Disabilities | Maryville University

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

B. Employment

Career and Employment Resources for People with Disabilities

Career Guide for People With Disabilities

C. Health

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

The Autoimmune Disabilities Guide for Moms

How To Teach Your Children To Make Good Food Choices At An Early Age

7 Ways To Raise Kids Who Love To Exercise

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips

Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities

A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users

Clinical Trial Guide for Seniors and the Elderly

Disability and Low Self-Esteem

Getting Over Grief: Understanding its Stages and How to Heal

D. Housing

Housing Guide Created Specifically for People Living with Disabilities

Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living

Home Ownership for the Disabled

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide

Home Safety for People with Disabilities

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide

Homeability Safe at Home Checklist

The Truth About Home Modification Funding

Home Fire Safety for People With Disabilities

E. Lifestyle

Helpful Assistance Resource Guide for Seniors & Adults with Disabilities

A Complete Guide To Benefits Of Sleep

Home Optimization For Stay-At-Home Parents

Child Safety Guide: How To Keep Kids Safe When They’re Home Alone

5 Ways To Manage Stress While Raising A Child With Autism

10 Ways To Balance Your Life As A Single Parent

The Survival Guide For Specially-Abled Kids

Mobility Tips For People Who Are Blind

Hearing Loss Home Modification Checklist

Guide to Room-by-Room Repairs for Easy Accessibility for Disabled Loved One

Affordable Solutions for Wheelchair-Accessible Homes

How to Create a More Accessible Garden

Things to Remember When Inviting a Wheelchair User to Your Home

How to Make Your Facility ADA Compliant

Step-by-Step Guide to Booking Wheelchair Accessible Hotels

Planning for Your Disabled Child Future

Paying for a Disabled Dependent’s Funeral: 3 Supportive Resources

Persons with Disablities Discount Guide

Internet Safety for Children

Down Syndrome & Sleep Guide

Sleep and Disabilities: Everything You Should Know

College Students Guide to Ergonomics 

New Parenting Resource

F.  Travel’s Guide to Transportation

Travelling Abroad with a Disability

Guide to Flying with Disabilities and Special Needs

Step-by-Step Guide to Traveling With a Disability