Disability can seem really complicated, and even overwhelming. These organizations educate people about impairment, illness, and the disabilities that result from them. In hopes of bettering the lives of disabled people, they also contribute to a variety of medical research.
Dedicated to educating the world about MS, this society is dedicated to supporting the lives of people affected by the disease. They fund research, are involved in advocacy work, and educate the world about MS.
The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF is a community-based project that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. CARD-USF offers instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model.
MDA has been supporting families with members that have muscular dystrophy. They are the largest funding source of neuromuscular disease research, outside of the federal government, and are responsible for developing life-changing therapies for people with multiple neuromuscular diseases.
Whether it’s conducting research, advocating, or educating, the Spina Bifida Association helps those impacted by this diagnosis. Through a variety of efforts, they are dedicated to helping people live longer, happier lives.
After surviving an automobile accident in 1990, Katie Rodriguez Banister became a quadripalegic. She created SAccess-4-All to share her story, educate people about disability, and to encourage the inclusion of disabled people.
The folks at RESNA are dedicated to the quality of assistive technology. Companies that are certified through RESNA have proven that they are experts about adaptive equipment, including devices like complex wheelchairs, walkers, standers, etc. You can use their website to find a reliable supplier near you.
This association connects disabled people to the developers of Assistive Technology (AT). They also teach youth about Assistive Technology, act as a network hub in the AT industry, and offer educational programs about AT.