Nick's Crusade 2003
- A campaign to change the fact that, after age 21, Alabama and many other
states do not have a program to adequately care for people with disabilities.
Site includes an introduction to the issues, a letter-writing campaign, publicity,
links, news, and a countdown clock to the moment Nick's home care ends.
Alabama Disabilities Action Coalition
- Individuals with disabilities and organizations representing them, educating
candidates and the public on accessibility, transportation, and employment.
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
- Protection and Advocacy program serving eligible individuals with disabilities
in Alabama. Responds to allegations of abuse, neglect and violations of rights
of persons with disabilities or discrimination based on their disability.
Excellent database of Alabama disability resources, online special education
publications, description of services, and links.
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and
Blind - Comprehensive education and rehabilitation system serving children
and adults who are deaf, blind and multidisabled. Information on schools,
regional centers, Industries for the Blind, and the special equestrians program.
Alabama Medicaid Home Page
- Official web site of the Alabama Medicaid Agency. Information about the
Alabama Medicaid program, schedules of events, provider software and forms,
manuals, bulletins and notices, and links to other health care related web
Alabama Work Incentives Network - Assistance
in understanding the impact of employment on Social Security Benefits. Contact
information for benefits specialists, frequently asked questions, and links.
Civitan International Research Center
- Coordinates and conducts research related to human development, mental retardation,
and developmental disabilities. Comprehensive listing of programs and links
at the UAB Civitan International Research Center with information about mental
retardation and developmental disabilities.
Independent Living Center of Mobile
- A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for
individuals with disabilities through information and referral, advocacy,
peer support, and training.
Individual And Family Supports -
Provides flexible supports to people with developmental disabilities in Alabama
and their families - things like washing machines, diapers, wheelchair ramps,
and car batteries.
Lakeshore Foundation - Serves men
and women, children and adults, who have experienced a wide range of conditions
including arthritis, MS, spinal cord injury, strokes, amputations, head injury
or cerebral palsy. Support comes from a wide variety of programs and includes
sponsorship, coaching, resource materials, and education.
Learning Disabilities Association of Alabama
- 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.
Partners in Policymaking of
Alabama - Trains people with disabilities and their families to be effective
advocates. Description, mission statement, annual reports, and application.
SEAC Parent Assistance
Center - A nonprofit coalition of parents of children with disabilities,
concerned citizens and organizations of parents and professionals serving
Alabama's children with disabilities.
Sign Painters - Music, costume,
mime, dance and skits that are all performed in the graceful art of sign language,
with a translation for the sign language-impaired. Information about the group
and performers, schedule of appearances, pictures and videos, and links.
Space Camp for Students with
Visual Impairments - Hands-on science curriculum for students in upper
elementary through high school grades who are blind and visually impaired.
Program highlights include presentations by blind or otherwise disabled NASA
professionals on career awareness and occupational opportunities in science.
Technology Assistance for Special Consumers
(TASC) - Provides individuals with disabilities, their families or advocates,
and associated professionals access to assistive technology devices and services
to increase independence in the home, school, and work environments. Site
includes description of services, information on assistive technology, links,
directions, newsletter, and projects..
Arts Alabama - Festivals feature performances, art exhibitions, demonstrations,
and educational workshops where children, youth, and adults with disabilities
proudly share their artistic accomplishments with the public.
Workshops, Inc. - Provides vocational
training, sheltered employment, and other support services to people with
disabilities in Central Alabama. Complete text of "Life Skills for Vocational
Arc Of Alabama - Committed to securing
for all people with mental retardation the opportunity to choose and realize
their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and pray.
Arc of Montgomery - A non-profit
advocacy group of Montgomery, Alabama area citizens who are dedicated to ensuring
that the area's retarded children and adults have appropriate educational
training, care, and to the extent practicable, gainful employment. MARC provides
a variety of services to retarded children and adults ranging in age from
birth to more than 75 years of age.
Arc of Tuscaloosa - Devoted solely
to promoting the welfare of persons with mental retardation and their families.
It is the philosophy of The Arc that all persons with mental retardation are
entitled to care treatment, and habilitation which will enable them to achieve
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Alabama
Chapter - Works to assure the development of the means to cure and control
cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
Site includes local events, volunteer opportunities, contact information,
and links to the national foundation.
Parent Advocates Down
Syndrome - Emotional, social and educational support for individuals with
Down Syndrome and their families. Events, activities, newsletter, by-laws,
and contact information.
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
- Provides services and programs for children and adults addressing physical
and health needs, encouraging their educational development and offering opportunities
for true integration into the community. Site includes description of the
organization and programs, cerebral palsy information, job openings, calendar,
fund-raisers, and contacts.