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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 Public Interest
Includes local workshops on job search and careers in the non-profit sector.

ADA Document Center
Contains copies of the ADA, ADA regulations, technical assistance manuals, and access to disability information.

Alexandria 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.

Alice Hamilton Occupational Health Clinic
Specialized medical and legal services for work related diseases to Washington area residents.

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
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.

American Sleep Apnea Association
Dedicated to reducing injury, disability and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Coordinator (ADA-TAC) Contract
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 Center
Employment services for those seeking employment in Arlington County.

Arthritis Foundation
Prevention of arthritis and research into possible arthritis cures. To improve the quality of life of those with arthritis.

Assistive Technology Funding and Systems Change
Training, technical assistance, material development, and dissemination of materials and products related to assistive technology funding and systems change.

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority
Provides low cost loans to middle and low income Virginians with disabilities for purchases of assitive technologies that enhance independence and employment.

Assistive Technology Online
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 Foundation (NSF).

Associates of Brookside Center
Provides educational, counseling services to the disability community.

Augmentative Communications Consultants, Inc.(ACCI)
Augmentative communication devices and computer access for the physically challenged.

Brain Injury Association of Virginia
Private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with brain injuries and their families.

Camp Holiday Trails
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.

CAST
Not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for individuals with disabilities through innovative computer technology.

Center for Family Services (at NVGC)
Provides individual, couple, and family therapy and counseling services.

Center for Human DisAbilities (GMU)
Interdisciplinary computer based organization that focuses on externally funded activities related to improving the lives and productiivity of persons with disabilities.

Center for IT Accomodation (CITA)
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 Montgomery County
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 autism.

Computer Challenges Satcom, Inc.
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 homebound.

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.

Department for 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 Handicapped
Provides a variety of services to Virginians with visual disabilities of all ages in their efforts to maximize their independence.

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Provides leadership and support promoting the employment, economic self sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities. Part of Maryland State Department of Education.

Disability 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 dissemination.

Endependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV)
Independent life skills training.

Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region
Assists people with epilepsy achieve their personal goals.

Epilepsy 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 Development
Employment counseling for persons receiving financial assistance.

Fairfax County Public Library Access Services
Library services made available for people with disabilities.

Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board
Provides community with mental health. mental retardation, and alcohol and drug services.

Fairfax Opportunities
People with disabilities proudly serving business and government.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH)
Advocacy for children, youth, and families.

Gallaudet University
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.

Goodwill Industries International
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 Northern Virginia)
Employment services for people with disabilities including supported and short term employment.

IDEA National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC*TAS)
Provider directory that directs families and professionals to local resources.

Individuals with 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 obtaining them.

Ivymount School
Special education (non-public) facility servicing children (ages 3-21) with multiple disabilities in the greater metropolitan area.

Job Accomodation Network (JAN)
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: Remediation Research
Information resources on educational tools and research related to language based learning disabilities
LD OnLine
Information on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.

LD Resources
Provides information resources for the learning disabilties community.

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.

Learning Disabilities Association of Maryland
Public service information pertaining to learning disabilities issues.

Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia
Provides support to individuals with learning disabilities and their families.

Legislation and Policies on Information Systems Accessibility
Relevant policies, laws, and regulations affecting IT access.

Life Skills Center
Day program for adults with mental retardation. Training for all levels of mental retardation.

Low Vision Information Center
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. (MDAA)
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 Center (MDLC)
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.

Maryland Education Coalition (MEC)
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 (MD TAP)
Provides information on available products, devices, services, and other resources to assist individuals with disabilities and senior citizens.

Medic Alert Foundation
Protect and save lives by providing identification, medical information in emergencies.

Mid-Atlantic Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center - Region III
Focuses on major initiatives to implement the ADA effectively.

Montgomery County Special Needs Library
Serves the reading and information needs of people with disabilities and their families.

National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse
Assists persons with disabilities gain access to rental apartment facilities through maintaining a database of accessible apartments.

National Association of People with AIDS
Education, advocacy, technical assistance and training to people with AIDS and community-based organizations.

National Multiple Scleroris Society
To end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

National Rehabilitation Hospital
Serves the community as a regional and national leader in rehabilitation services.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
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 Association (NSCIA)
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 Maryland.

NICHCY
Information clearinghouse that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues. Specializes in children ages 3 to 22.

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf
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 Council
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.

PEATC
Links parents and professionals as advocates for children with disabilities.

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.

Project Pursuit
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 Disabilities
For individuals with disabilities that significantly limit their ability to use mass transportation (Metrobus and Metrorail).

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Access to Rehabilitation and Economic Opportunity
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 Benefits
Information about the various kinds of disability benefits available from Sociial Security.

Special Needs Library
Serving the reading and information needs of people with disabilities, their families, students, service providers, and the homebound.

Suburban Hospital
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 Virginia
Assistance in needs assessment and identification, negotiating service systems, accessing services, and public testimony.

The Disability Rights Activist
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.

TransCen, Inc.
Assists people with disabilities transition from school to work. Trains employers to better integrate people with disabilities into the workplace.

University of Maryland Center for Aging Information
Research center focused on applied gerontology and economics of aging related to health care.

University of Maryland Center
Information on state policy regarding health and long term care issues.

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 consumer empowerment.

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.

Virginia 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 initiatives.

Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse
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
Virginia Department 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.

Virginia Special Olympics
State chapter of the Special Olympics International. Benefits residents with mental retardation through the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics.

Waynesboro 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 News
Informational resources for people with disabilities including local information for Maryland and Virginia residents.

Women's Center
Provides immediate and affordable psychotherapy, educational programs, and information and referral for women and their families regardless of their ability to pay.

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