If you have a disability or know someone who does, then this Info Guide will lead you to a variety of resources and organizations that can help. Check it out!
Books for Adults
American Medical Association, Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
This authoritative reference work describes a comprehensive range of physical and mental impairments, serving as an informative resource for patients and an invaluable tool for physicians in their evaluations of patients´ disabilities.
More books for:
Children with disabilities
People with disabilities
Self-help devices for people with disabilities
All Abilities (http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/)
The original mission of All Abilities is to serve as an Internet Community and Center for Disability Resources. With its now vast number of links arranged much like Yahoo in broad categories, this site is a major one-stop resource on adaptive technology, accessible home design and travel, and a host of concerns of special interest to the disabled.
Captioned Media (http://www.captionedmedia.org)
An incredible source for the hearing impaired. Funded by the Department of Education, and administered by the National Association of the Deaf, they provide over 4,000 open-captioned titles (videos, CD-ROM, and DVD). They also have links to information on captioning, and sign language instruction videos!
KidSource: Disabilities (http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/dis.web.html)
Contains links to resources, organizations, and institutions devoted to disabled children´s health and education issues, providing a goldmine of information for any parent or teacher of a special child.
Easter Seals-Southern Nevada (http://www.sn.easterseals.com)
6200 W. Oakey Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146.
This local chapter of Easter Seals provides a wide range of community programs and resources for the disabled, with the goal of promoting independent living, employment and self-sufficiency, and full community participation. Specific programs include day care for disabled children and severely disabled adults, as well as pre-work training for adults with severe disabilities.
call 649-7151 to inquire about employment services
Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living (SNCIL) (http://www.sncil.org)
6039 Eldora, Suite H-8
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 889-4216 (Voice and TTY);
toll-free: (800) 870-7003
Serves the Las Vegas Metropolitan area; for North Las Vegas and rural southern Nevada, contact: Satellite Outreach Office 3100 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 4A North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 649-3822 (Voice/TTY);
toll-free: (800) 398-0760 (call before visiting)
SNCIL provides a free publication entitled 2003/2005 Las Vegas Disability Pocket Guide, which is a one-stop resource covering a full range of products and services intended to meet the needs of the disability community and visitors in greater Las Vegas.
Southern Nevada Talking Books Library (http://nevadaculture.org/nsla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=568&Itemid=110)
1425 S. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 110
Henderson, NV 89052.
A member of the network of libraries comprising the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the Talking Books Library loans books and magazines on cassette or in Braille and playback equipment free of charge to eligible, visually impaired persons. For further information and an eligibility application, visit the website or call the above telephone number.
American Association of People with Disabilities (http://www.aapd.org)
1629 K Street NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20006
Voice/TTY: (202) 457-0046
Toll-free: (800) 840-8844 (Voice/TTY)
258 Main Street, Suite 203
Voice/TTY: (508) 634-3200
Toll-free: (866) 241-3200 (Voice/TTY)
The largest cross-disability member organization in the United States, AAPD works together with other organizations to ensure full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (http://www.dredf.org)
2212 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Voice/TTY: (510) 644-2555
1730 M Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 22036
Telephone: (202) 986-0375
Founded by and for disabled families and their children, DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of people with disabilities by promoting legislation, technical and legal assistance, and educational awareness of disability issues.
Disabled Sports USA (http://www.dsusa.org)
451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Voice: (301) 217-0960; TDD: (301) 217-0963
This national organization with many state and local chapters promotes and recreational opportunities for physically disabled individuals of all ages, including summer and winter recreational programs and sports rehabilitation and training for amputees, individuals with spinal cord injuries, and many others.
National Council on Independent Living (http://www.ncil.org)
1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 209
Arlington, VA 22201
Voice: (703) 525-3406;
TTY: (703) 525-4153
Toll free: (877) 525-3400
The NCIL promotes the philosophy of independent living and advocates for the human rights of and services for people with disabilities, with the goal of furthering their full integration and participation in society.