ABLEDATA Database Program
Develops information and referral services that are responsive to the
special technology product needs of consumers and professionals.
Provides data to major dissemination points to ensure wide
distribution and availability of the information to all who need it.
ACCESS: Networking in the
Includes local workshops on job search and careers in the non-profit
ADA Document Center
Contains copies of the ADA, ADA regulations, technical assistance
manuals, and access to disability information.
Library Talking Book Service
Services to blind and physically challenged individuals through the
provision of reading machines that play specially designed, prerecorded
cassette tapes. Tapes contain complete, unabridged books ranging from
classical literature to current best sellers.
Occupational Health Clinic
Specialized medical and legal services for work related diseases to
Washington area residents.
Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers
Promotes the highest standards of health and well being while living
with and controlling the symptoms of asthma and allergies.
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of
Montgomery County (AMI of MC)
Self help organization composed of families and friends of persons who
have mental illness.
Dedicated to reducing injury, disability and death from sleep apnea and
to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common
The Americans with
Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Coordinator (ADA-TAC)
This contract addresses the needs of businesses, the disability
community, and state and local governments in implementing the ADA. The
project's Web site links to all ADA-related Web sites.
Arlington County Employment
Employment services for those seeking employment in Arlington
Prevention of arthritis and research into possible arthritis cures. To
improve the quality of life of those with arthritis.
Technology Funding and Systems Change
Training, technical assistance, material development, and dissemination
of materials and products related to assistive technology funding and
Assistive Technology Loan
Provides low cost loans to middle and low income Virginians with
disabilities for purchases of assitive technologies that enhance
independence and employment.
Comprehensive assistive technology database. Organized by Applied
Science Engineering Laboratories with support from National Institute on
Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the National Science
Provides educational, counseling services to the disability
Augmentative communication devices and computer access for the
Brain Injury Association of
Private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of
individuals with brain injuries and their families.
Summer camp experience for children with special health needs. Campers
develop self-confidence, experience the out-of-doors, socialize with
others and become more aware of their abilities and potentials.
Not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for individuals
with disabilities through innovative computer technology.
Family Services (at NVGC)
Provides individual, couple, and family therapy and counseling
Center for Human DisAbilities
Interdisciplinary computer based organization that focuses on externally
funded activities related to improving the lives and productiivity of
persons with disabilities.
Center for IT
Assists in achieving maximum utility of public IT service investments
amongst people with disabilities.
(CHI) Centers Inc.
Focuses on serving children and adults with developmental disabilities
and their families.
Community LINC of
Centralized clearinghouse on health and human services information for
residents of Montgomery County.
Community Services for Autistic
Adults and Children
Private, non-profit agency dedicated to serving persons disabled by
Computer Challenges Satcom,
Provides computer solutions for persons with disabilities which include
training, technical support, and implementation with custom-designed
solutions utilizing DragonDictate and NaturallySpeaking.
CURE Network, Inc.
Consumer operated, non-profit organization dedicated to empowering
people living with mental and/or physical disabilities and the
Deaf Reach Services
Non-profit organization that for 25 years has provided deaf adults who
are mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or otherwise handicapped
with the tools to live as independently as possible.
Rights of Virginians with Disabilities (DRVD)
Provides responsive, expert assistance and representation addressing
disability related abuse and neglect, discrimination, and inappropriate
services and treatment.
Department for the Visually
Provides a variety of services to Virginians with visual disabilities of
all ages in their efforts to maximize their independence.
Division of Rehabilitation
Provides leadership and support promoting the employment, economic self
sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities. Part of
Maryland State Department of Education.
Services (Commonwealth of VA)
Services to assist individuals with disabilities to become independent,
employed, and enjoy a better quality of life.
DREAMMS for Kids, Inc.
Non-profit parent and professional service agency, that specializes in
assistive technology research, development, and information
of Northern Virginia (ECNV)
Independent life skills training.
Epilepsy Foundation of
the Chesapeake Region
Assists people with epilepsy achieve their personal goals.
Foundation of the National Capital Area
Assists people with epilepsy in leading healthy and independent lives.
Alleviates the stigma associated with epilepsy.
Fairfax County Department of Human
Employment counseling for persons receiving financial assistance.
County Public Library Access Services
Library services made available for people with disabilities.
Fairfax/Falls Church Community
Provides community with mental health. mental retardation, and alcohol
and drug services.
People with disabilities proudly serving business and government.
Federation of Families for Children's
Mental Health (FFCMH)
Advocacy for children, youth, and families.
World's only university for the deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate
students. Graduate degree programs and continuing education courses are
available to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students.
Provides employment and training services to people with disabilities
and barriers to employment.
Governor's Office for Individuals
with Disabilities (OID)
Serves as a focal point for policy development and program initiatives
relative to citizens with disabilities in Maryland. Monitors state and
federal regulations and programs which may impact citizens with
disabilities as well as advocating on their behalf.
ICON (formerly Industrial Concepts of
Employment services for people with disabilities including supported and
short term employment.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC*TAS)
Provider directory that directs families and professionals to local
Disablities Education Act (IDEA)
Provides information on IDEA.
INOVA Health System
Integrated health care delivery system.
How To Apply For And
Win Social Security Administration Disability Benefits
Information on SSA benefits and how to increase one's chances of
Special education (non-public) facility servicing children (ages 3-21)
with multiple disabilities in the greater metropolitan area.
Job Accomodation Network
Provides information about job accomodations and the employability of
people with disabilities.
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for
Mental Health Law
System change reform and policy advocacy on behalf of people with mental
disabilities including technical assistance to advocates.
Language Based Learning Disability:
Information resources on educational tools and research related to
language based learning disabilities
Information on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and
Provides information resources for the learning disabilties
Lab School of Washington
Services the needs of learning disabled children and adults.
LC Technologies, Inc.
Eye tracking products including the Eyegaze Communication System for
people with severe motor disabilities and the Eyegaze Development System
for software developers creating eye tracking applications.
Association of Maryland
Public service information pertaining to learning disabilities
Association of Virginia
Provides support to individuals with learning disabilities and their
Policies on Information Systems Accessibility
Relevant policies, laws, and regulations affecting IT access.
Day program for adults with mental retardation. Training for all levels
of mental retardation.
Low Vision Information
Information and referral center for adults experiencing vision loss.
Lupus Foundation of America
Provides patient support services, increases public awareness of lupus,
and funds research.
Maryland Arts Access, Inc.
Non-profit agency with goals including making arts, recreation and
cultural activities accessible throughout Maryland for all persons
regardless of disability or the nature of the disability.
Maryland Disability Law
Public interest law firm that advocates for adults and children with
disabilities. Ensures that people with disabilities are afforded the
full rights and entitlements accorded them by state and federal law.
Works for equitable and adequate funding so that every Maryland child
receives a high quality public education.
Mautner Project for
Lesbians with Cancer
Provides direct service to lesbians with cancer.
Maryland Technology Assistance Program
Provides information on available products, devices, services, and other
resources to assist individuals with disabilities and senior
Medic Alert Foundation
Protect and save lives by providing identification, medical information
Mid-Atlantic Disability and Business
Technical Assistance Center - Region III
Focuses on major initiatives to implement the ADA effectively.
Montgomery County Special
Serves the reading and information needs of people with disabilities and
National Accessible Apartment
Assists persons with disabilities gain access to rental apartment
facilities through maintaining a database of accessible apartments.
National Association of People with
Education, advocacy, technical assistance and training to people with
AIDS and community-based organizations.
National Multiple Scleroris
To end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
Serves the community as a regional and national leader in rehabilitation
National Rehabilitation Information
NARIC maintains a research library of more than 51,000 documents and
responds to a wide range of information requests. NARIC maintains
REHABDATA, a database on rehabilitation and disability issues.
National Spinal Cord Injury
Provides support and services for people with spinal cord injuries and
other mobility impairing conditions.
Network Libraries for Blind
and Physically Handicapped Individuals
Local library resources. Includes Northern Virginia and the State of
Information clearinghouse that provides information on disabilities and
disability related issues. Specializes in children ages 3 to 22.
Northern Virginia Association of
Serves the deaf and promotes their unique needs in legislative,
communication, health, research, and rehabilitation. Fights
discrimination in every aspect of deaf life.
Northern Virginia Literacy
Non-profit educational organization that recruits and trains volunteers
to teach adults language skills.
Northern Virginia Resource Center
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
Provides information and referral for deaf and hard of hearing persons
and their families.
NRH Research Center
Information and research on health, disability, and rehabilitation.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Serves veterans with spinal cord injuries or disease, their families,
and the professional communities who serve them.
Links parents and professionals as advocates for children with
Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation (John Hopkins University)
Offers a full spectrum of services for individuals with a wide range of
disabilities and musculoskeletal problems.
President's Committee on Employment of
People with Disabilities
Works to enhance the employment of persons with disabilities.
Providing opportunities for students and teachers to overcome barriers
causing under representation of people with disabilities in science,
engineering and mathematics careers.
Reduced Fare Program for Persons With
For individuals with disabilities that significantly limit their ability
to use mass transportation (Metrobus and Metrorail).
Research and Training Center for Access to Rehabilitation and Economic
Develops and tests effective rehabilitation service delivery models that
can be replicated by state and other rehabilitation agencies in order
to increase employment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and
Asian Americans with disabilities.
Rehabilitation, Research and
Training Center on Supported Employment (RRTC)
Provides leadership, research, training and technical assistance on
employment for citizens with the most severe disabilities.
Social Security Disability
Information about the various kinds of disability benefits available
from Sociial Security.
Serving the reading and information needs of people with disabilities,
their families, students, service providers, and the homebound.
Regional shock trauma center for Montgomery County. Includes centers of
excellence for orthopedics, physical medicines, oncology, cardiology,
neurological services, and senior care services.
The Arc of Northern
Assistance in needs assessment and identification, negotiating service
systems, accessing services, and public testimony.
The Disability Rights
Brings together much of the information needed to enable those
interested in the rights of disabled people work for those rights.
The Social Security Administration
Official web site of the SSA.
Assists people with disabilities transition from school to work. Trains
employers to better integrate people with disabilities into the
University of Maryland Center
for Aging Information
Research center focused on applied gerontology and economics of aging
related to health care.
University of Maryland
Information on state policy regarding health and long term care
U.S. Access Board
Accessibility for people with disabilities.
VCU/MCV Spinal Cord Injured
(SCI) Model System
Merges the best available health care practices with an underlying
foundation of consumer advocacy, patient education, and individual
Very Special Arts
Promotes arts, education, and creative expression, involving children
and adults with disabilities, thereby strengthening the human spirit and
improving the quality of life for all.
Assistive Technology Systems (VATS)
Virginia's assistive technology project committed to systems change and
improved technology access to all Virginians with disabilities.
Virginia Board for
People with Disabilities
Promotes and facilitates maximum independence, productivity, family
support, and commmunity participation, of people with disabilities of
people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and prevention
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance
Improves quality of life for people with mental disabilities and
substance abuse problems by providing the very best services possible,
at minimal burden to the taxpayer
of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Provides services to Virginians with physical, mental and emotional
disabilities in order to enhance their ability to become independent,
self sufficient and employed.
State chapter of the Special Olympics International. Benefits residents
with mental retardation through the opportunity to participate in
Disabilities Service Board (WDSB)
Provides links to products, information, and services for
people in the disabilities community.
West Virginia Rehabilitation Research
and Training Center
Center with informational resources on assisting persons with
disabilities in the areas of employment, community, and independence
through information technology.
Wheelchair Access and
Informational resources for people with disabilities including local
information for Maryland and Virginia residents.
Provides immediate and affordable psychotherapy, educational programs,
and information and referral for women and their families regardless of
their ability to pay.