There are many online resources offering information and help for patients and caregivers.

 

Websites

 

Alzheimer's Association
ALS Association of America
American Autoimmune-related Diseases Association
American Brain Tumor Association
American Cancer Society
American Parkinson Diesase Association
American Stroke Association
Arthritis Foundation
Bell's Palsy Research Foundation
Brain Aneurysm Foundation
Brain Injury Association
Brain Injury Resource Center
Brain Trauma Association
Brain Tumor Society

California Department of Mental Health

Coast Caregiver Resource Center
Epilepsy Foundation
Family Caregivers Association
Huntington's Disease Society

Hydrocephalus Association

Michael J. Fox Foundation
Multiple Sclerosis Association
National Aphasia Association
National Ataxia Foundation
National Family Caregivers Association
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Stroke Association
Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

 

Specialized Resources

 

Abilities Expo
An exposition with the purpose of improving the lives of people with disabilities, allowing them to discover new products and available services.
www.abilitiesexpo.com

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Provides information and technical assistance about the ADA.
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

 

American College of Sports Medicine
A website providing links to information about sports, health, and fitness.
http://www.acsm.org

 

Braille Institute
Offers programs and services for people who are blind or visually impaired.
www.brailleinstitute.org

 

Canine Companions for Independence
An organization that trains specially bred dogs to help people with disabilities other than blindness. The Southwest CCI Center is located in Oceanside, California.
www.caninecompanions.org

 

Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures
A program meant to empower people with disabilities by creating opportunities for outdoor experiences.
www.casacolina.org

 

Disability Resources on the Internet
An easy guide to a wide variety of Internet resources pertaining to disabilities.
www.disabilityresources.org

 

Golf Resource Center for Individuals with Disabilities
A web site for golfers with disabilities sponsored by the United States Golf Association.
www.resourcecenter.usga.org

 

Talking Books
Books and magazines recorded on tape or records, plus the loan of equipment, are available to people who have disabilities that prevent them from reading standard printed material. There are Talking Book World stores located around the state of California.
www.talkingbookworld.com<

 

United States Adaptive Recreation Center
An adaptive recreation program that ensures that access to recreation opportunities is available to all individuals. Featured sports include snow skiing, water skiing, camping, sailing, jet skiing, and mountain biking.
www.usarc.org

 

Walk my Talk
A former patient's web site which chronicles his rehabilitation process from Transvers Myelitis.
www.walkmytalk.com

 

 

Catalogs and Magazines

 

Access to Recreation
A catalog of adaptive recreation equipment for the physically challenged.
www.accesstr.com

 

Active Living
A publication about health, fitness, and recreation for people with a disability.
www.activelivingmagazine.com

 

New Mobility
A leading on-line resource for disability culture and lifestyle.
www.newmobility.com

 

Palaestra
The Forum of Sport, Physical Education, and Recreation for the Disabled
www.palaestra.com

 

Paraplegia News
The news / information magazine for people with mobility impairments, covering the latest on spinal-cord-injury research, new products, legislation, people with disabilities, accessible travel, computers, and more.
http://www.pn-magazine.com

 

SCI Life
Official magazine of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. This quarterly publication keeps members updated on research, medical issues, prevention, new products, books, and Association activities. Ideal for people with SCI, their family and friends and health care professionals.
www.spinalcord.org/resource/publicat.htm

 

Sports 'N Spokes
A magazine covering the latest in competitive wheelchair sports and recreational opportunities.
www.sportsnspokes.com