Disabilities and Health-related Needs
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See a list of organizations that can provide support or assistance to people with disabilities.
|Mail:||1155 15th Street, NW Suite 1004; Washington, DC 20005|
An information referral and advocacy agency with 51 state and regional affiliates and 21 national special interest and professional affiliates. Goals include legislative advocacy, improvement of educational and rehabilitation facilities, empowerment and public education.
|Mail:||11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 100; Rockville, MD 20852|
The ADAA promotes the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and works to improve the lives of those who have them.
|Phone:||1-800-233-4050 — toll free
|Mail:||8181 Professional Place, Suite 201; Landover, MD 20785|
CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national organization with over 32,000 members and more than 500 chapters nationwide that provides support and information for parents who have children with AD/HD and adults with AD/HD.
|Phone:||1-888-CEC-SPED — toll free
|Mail:||1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300; Arlington, VA 22201-5704|
The largest international professional organization committed to improving educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
|Phone:||1-800-826-3632 — toll free
|Mail:||730 North Franklin Street, Suite 501; Chicago, IL 60654-7225|
The DBSA is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping people with depressive spectrum illnesses and their families.
|Mail:||7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200; Bethesda, MD 20814|
Provides awareness and information about hearing loss, assistive devices and alternative communication skills through publications, exhibits and presentations.
1-800-ABCD-123 — toll free for messages
|Mail:||8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 382; Baltimore, MD 21204-6020|
The IDA is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of learning disabilities and dyslexia. For nearly 52 years, the IDA has been helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, physicians and researchers to better understand dyslexia.
1-800-221-4792 — toll free (book orders)
|Mail:||20 Roszel Road; Princeton, NJ 08540|
Learning Ally is recognized as the nation's leading educational lending library of academic and professional textbooks on audiotape from elementary through postgraduate and professional levels. Students with print disabilities can request cassette or diskette versions of books and order four-track tape players and other audio equipment.
|Mail:||4156 Library Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
LDA is the largest nonprofit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. LDA has more than 600 local chapters and affiliates in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. LDA seeks to educate individuals with learning disabilities and their parents about the nature of the disability and inform them of their rights.
|Mail:||814 Thayer Avenue; Silver Spring, MD 20910|
The oldest and one of the largest consumer organizations advocating for equal access by people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the areas of employment, education, telecommunications and rehabilitation.
1-888-575-7373 — toll free
|Mail:||381 Park Ave. South, Suite 1401; New York, NY 10016|
NCLD's mission is to promote public awareness and understanding of children and adults with learning disabilities, and to provide national leadership on their behalf, so they may achieve their potential and enjoy full participation in society.
|Mail:||1800 Johnson Street; Baltimore, MD 21230|
A consumer group that answers questions about blindness and refers people to appropriate resources or adaptive equipment. Maintains publications list and a job listing and referral service.
|Mail:||337 North Hill Road; North Branford, CT 06471|
The OCF is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with OCD and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.