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A Listing / Link of
Mental Health Resources


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Just a note: These are resources we have come across that MAY prove helpful to you.  Please understand, we ARE NOT recommending or endorsing any of them. It is up to you to determine if they offer something you need and whether or not it is appropriate for your situation.



Hotline Numbers

  • National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline
    800-662-HELP
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-333-7233
  • National Child Abuse Hotline
    800-4-A-CHILD
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline
    800-HIT-HOME
  • National Adolescent Suicide Hotline
    800-621-4000
  • National Runaway Hotline
    800-621-4000
  • Panic Disorder Information Hotline
    800- 64-PANIC
  • Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline
    800-822-7422
  • State-by-state rape, abuse, and sexual harassment
     
    hotlines for women <--- Click here


 
There are many more organizations listed below which offer help

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
State Affiliate List:

  • Alabama AMI
    (205)833-8336
  • Alaska AMI
    (907)277-1300
  • Arizona AMI (AAMI)
    (602)244-8166
  • Arkansas AMI-Help And Hope Inc
    (501)661-1548
  • California AMI
    (916)567-0163
  • Colorado AMI
    (303)321-3104
  • Connecticut AMI
    (203)586-2319
  • AMI DC Threshold
    (202)546-0646
  • AMID (AMI Delaware)
    (302)427-0787
  • Florida AMI
    (904)222-3400
  • Georgia AMI
    (404)894-8860
  • Hawaii State AMI
    (808)737-2778
  • Idaho AMI
    (208)376-2143
  • AMI Illinois State Coalition
    (217)522-1403
  • Indiana AMI
    (317)236-0056
  • AMI Of Iowa
    (515)254-0417
  • Kansas AMI
    (913)233-0755
  • Kentucky AMI
    (502)245-5284
  • Louisiana AMI
    (504)343-6928
  • AMI Maine
    (207)622-5767
  • AMI Of Maryland Inc.
    (800)467-0075
    (410)467-7100
  • AMI Of Massachusetts Inc
    (617)426-2299
  • AMI Of Michigan
    (517)485-4049
  • AMI Of Minnesota, Inc.
    (612)645-2948
  • Mississippi AMI
    (601)992-1227
  • Missouri Coalition Of AMI
    (800)374-2138
    (314)634-7727
  • MONAMI (Montana AMI)
    (406)443-7871
  • Nebraska AMI
    (402)489-6239
  • AMI Of Nevada
    (702)254-2666
  • AMI Of New Hampshire
    (603)225-5359
  • New Jersey AMI
    (609)695-4554
  • AMI New Mexico
    (505)254-0643
  • AMI New York State
    (800)950-3228
    (518)462-2000
  • North Carolina AMI
    (919)851-0063
  • North Dakota AMI
    (701)852-5324
  • AMI Of Ohio
    (800)686-2646
    (614)444-2646
  • Oklahoma AMI
    (800)583-1264
  • Oregon AMI
    (503)370-7774
  • AMI Of Pennsylvania
    (717)238-1514
  • AMI Of Rhode Island
    (401)464-3060
  • South Dakota AMI
    (800)551-2531
    (605)697-7210
  • South Carolina AMI
    (803)779-7849
  • Tennessee AMI
    (615)531-8264
  • Texas AMI
    (512)474-2225
  • Utah AMI
    (801)584-2023
  • AMI Of Vermont
    (800)639-6480
    (802)257-5546
  • Virginia AMI
    (800)484-7753 x(8264)
    (804)225-8264
  • AMI Of Washington State
    (206)438-0211
  • West Virginia AMI
    (304)342-0497
  • AMI Of Wisconsin Inc
    (608)242-7223
  • Wyoming AMI
    (307)234-6246



Non-Profit Groups for Illnesses & Disorders
Government Agencies

  • AASK America/Aid to Adoption of Special Kids
    800-232-2751
  • American Association of Kidney Patients
    800-749-2257
  • American Council of the Blind
    800-424-8666
  • American Diabetes Association, Inc.
    800-232-3472
  • American Kidney Fund, Inc.
    800-638-8299
  • The American Liver Foundation
    800-223-0179
  • American Parkinson Disease Association
    800-223-2732
  • AT&T National Special Needs Center
    800-233-1222
  • AT&T National Special Needs Center
    800-833-3232 (TDD)
  • Better Hearing Institute
    800-327-9355
  • Blind Children's Center
    800-222-3566
  • Blinded Veterans Association
    800-669-7079
  • BRS Information Technologies
    800-955-0906
  • Captioned Films/Video for the Deaf Program
    800-237-6213
  • Center for Rehabilitation Technology
    800-726-9119
  • Center for Special Education Technology
    800-873-8255
  • Children's Hospice International
    800-242-4453
  • Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Inc.
    800-221-3571
    800-522-7222
  • The Deafness Research Foundation
    800-535-3323
  • "Dial A Hearing Screening Test"
    800-222-3277
    (800) 345-3277
    800-334-2564
  • The EAR Foundation
    800-545-4327
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America
    800-332-1000
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America
    800-332-4050
  • The Family Survival Project
    800-445-8106
  • The Feingold Association of the United States
    800-321-3287
  • HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Corporation
    800-768-0018
  • Hearing Information Center
    800-622-3277
  • Higher Education and Adult Training for People with Handicaps Resource Center
    800-544-3284
  • HUD User
    800-245-2691
  • Human Growth Foundation
    800-451-6434
  • IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities
    800-426-2133
  • Job Accommodation Network
    800-526-7245
    800-526-4698
  • LINC Resources, Inc.
    800-772-7372
  • National Alliance of Blind Students
    800-424-8666
  • National Association for Hearing and Speech Action
    800-638-8255
  • National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired
    800-562-6265
  • National Audiovisual Center
    800-638-1300
  • National Autism Hotline
    304-525-8014
  • National Center for Research in Vocational Education
    800-762-4093
  • National Center for Stuttering
    800-221-2483
  • National Center for Youth with Disability
    800-333-6293
  • National Down Syndrome Congress
    800-232-6372
  • National Down Syndrome Society
    800-221-4602
  • National Easter Seal Society
    800-221-6827
  • The National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis
    800-343-3637
  • National Head Injury Foundation, Inc.
    800-444-6443
  • National Headache Foundation
    800-843-2256,
    800-523-8858
  • National Hearing Aid Society
    800-521-5247
  • National Hospice Organization
    800-658-8898
  • National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
    800-695-0285 (V/TTY)
    202-884-8200 (V/TTY)
  • National Information Clearinghouse for Infants with Disabilities and Life-threatening Conditions
    800-922-1107
    800-922-9234
  • National Information System for Vietnam Veterans and their Children
    800-922-1107
    800-922-9234
  • National Mental Health Association
    800-969-6642
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    800-624-8236
  • National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
    800-323-7938
  • National Parkinson Foundation
    800-327-4545
    800-433-7022
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center
    800-346-2742
  • National Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation
    800-638-2300
  • National Society to Prevent Blindness
    800-221-3004
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    800-962-9629
  • National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, Inc.
    800-225-6872
  • Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    800-368-1019
  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc.
    800-457-6676
  • Parkinson's Educational Program
    800-344-7872
  • PsychINFO
    800-336-4980
  • RP Foundation Fighting Blindness
    800-638-2300
  • Social Security Administration
    800-772-1213
    800-234-5772
    Medicare
    800-638-6833
  • Stuttering Resource Foundation
    800-232-4775
  • Technical Aids and Assistance for the Disabled Center (800) 346-2939
  • Tele-Consumer Hotline
    800-332-1124
  • TRIPOD GRAPEVINE
    800-352-8888,
    800-287-4763
  • United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.
    800-872-5827
  • United Leukodystrophy Foundation
    800-728-5483
  • VISION Foundation, Inc.
    800-852-3029
  • Visiting Nurse Association of America
    800-426-2547
  • Work & Family Clearinghouse- Women's Bureau
    800-827-5335
    202-219-4486



"For More Info" by Subject-Telephone List:

AGING

  • National Council on Aging
    800-424-9046
  • National Institute on Aging Information Center
    800-222-2225


AIDS

  • National Association of People with AIDS
    202-898-0414
  • CDC National AIDS Hotline
    800-342-2437
    800-458-5231
    800-344-7432 (Spanish)
  • National AIDS Information Clearinghouse
    800-458-5231
  • AIDS Clinical Trials Info Service
    800-874-2572
  • HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
    800-448-0440
  • Teen AIDS Line
    800-234-TEEN (Mon-Fri) or 800-440-TEEN (weekends)

ALCOHOL

  • American Council on Alcoholism
    800-527-5344, (410)889-0100
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
    800-729-6686, (301)468-2600
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
    800-622-2255
  • National Council on Alcohol and Drugs
    800-475-HOPE

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

  • Alzheimer's Association
    800-272-3900.
  • Alzheimer's Disease Association
    800-621-0379
    800-572-6037
  • Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
    800-438-4380

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (Lou Gehrig's disease)

  • ALS Association
    800-782-4747

ARTHRITIS

  • Arthritis Foundation
    800-283-7800

CANCER

  • American Cancer Society
    800-227-2345
  • National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
    212-719-0154
  • Y-Me Breast Cancer Support Program
    800-221-2141
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
    800-366-2223
  • Cancer Information Service
    800-422-6237
  • The Wellness Community
    301-314-2555
  • American Institute for Cancer Research Nutrition Hotline
    800-843-8114

CEREBRAL PALSY

  • United Cerebral Palsy Association
    800-872-5827

CHRONIC PAIN

  • American Chronic Pain Association
    916-632-0922.

CREDIT COUNSELING

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services
    800-388-2227

CYSTIC FIBROSIS

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    800-344-4823

DEPRESSION

  • National Foundation for Depressive Illness
    (Recorded announcement of the symptoms of depression and how to obtain help)
    800-239-1295 (24 hrs)
    800-248-4344
  • National Depressive & Manic-Depressive Association
    800-826-3632.
  • Depression Awareness
    800-421-4211

DIABETES

  • American Diabetes Association
    800-342-2383.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
    800-223-1138

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • National Hotline
    Info & Referrals for women who are abused verbally, mentally or physically.
    800-333-SAFE (24 hrs)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233

DOWN'S SYNDROME

  • National Down's Syndrome Society
    800-221-4602
  • National Down's Syndrome Congress
    800-232-6372

DRUG ABUSE

  • National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency
    800-622-2255
  • National Council on Alcohol and Drugs
    800-475-HOPE
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
    800-487-4889
    (301)230-2867
  • 800-COCAINE
    800-262-2463
  • 888-MARIJUANA
    888-627-4582

EATING DISORDERS

  • Grace Sq. Hosp. Eating Disorder Hotline
    800-382-2832 (24 hrs)
  • Bulimia, Anorexia Self Help/Behavior Adaptation Support and Healing
    800-762-3334
    800-227-4785

EPILEPSY

  • Epilepsy Foundation of America
    800-332-1000.

GAMBLING

  • National Council on Compulsive Gambling
    800-522-4700

GAY & LESBIANS

  • National Gay & Lesbian Hotline
    Support & counseling for gay & lesbian teenagers.
    800-347-TEEN (Thurs.-Sun., 7 pm-11:45 pm ET)
  • Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
    888-843-4564
    212-633-7492

GRIEF & LOSS

  • Grief Recovery Institute
    800-445-4808

HEALTH

  • Civitex
    Info on a broad range of problems (alcoholism, homelessness, family problems).
    800-223-6004 (days)
  • NIS
    Illnesses; support groups, education, treatments, community services, financial aid, advocacy, adoption services.
    800-922-9234
  • National Health Info. Center
    Info & Referral to support groups, prof. societies, government agencies, publications.
    800-336-4797
  • Rural Information Center Health Service
    Health service referrals in rural areas.
    800-633-7701

HEART DISEASE

  • Mended Hearts
    800-242-8721, Ext. 1442.

HOMOSEXUALITY

  • Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
    888-843-4564
    212-633-7492

HOSPICE CARE

  • Hospice Education Institute
    Information and referral service.
    800-331-1620
  • Children's Hospice Internation
    800-242-4453

IMPOTENCE

  • Impotence Information Center
    800-843-4315 (impotence information)
    800-543-9632 (prostate information)

KIDNEY DISEASE / HEMODIALYSIS

  • American Association of Kidney Patients
    800-749-2257

LIVER DISEASE

  • American Liver Foundation
    800-223-0179.

LUPUS

  • The American Lupus Society
    800-331-1802.

MENTAL HEALTH

  • National Clearinghouse Family Support/Children's Mental Health
    800-654-1247 (24 hrs)
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    800-950-6264.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
    800-532-7667

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

  • National OCD Information Hotline
    800-NEWS-4-OCD

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

  • American Parkinson Disease Association
    800-223-2732.

PAIN

  • National Chronic Pain Outreach Association
    301-652-4948

PREGNANCY

  • Planned Parenthood
    800-230-7526
  • Pregnancy Hotline
    800-848-5683
  • National Adoption Center
    800-862-3678

RARE DISORDERS

  • National Organization for Rare Disorders [NORD]
    (Info. & networking for persons with rare disorders; literature)
    800-999-6673 (days)
  • National Information Center for Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases
    (Referrals to support groups, health centers; services for orphan drugs)
    800-456-3503 (days)
  • Office of Orphan Products Development
    (Answers questions about drugs used for illnesses affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans.
    Also provides referrals to pharmaceutical companies supplying orphan drugs)
    800-300-7469
  • American Leprosy Missions
    800-543-3135
  • Batten Disease Support
    800-448-4570
  • Cooley's Anemia Foundation
    800-522-7222
  • Histiocytosis Association
    800-548-2758
  • National Lymphedemia Network
    800-541-3259
  • National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
    800-323-7938
  • National Reye's Syndrome Foundation
    800-233-7393
  • National Tuberous Sclerosis Association
    800-225-6872
  • Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
    800-421-8453
  • Spina Bifida Association of America
    800-621-3141
  • Sturge-Weber Foundation
    800-627-5482
  • Tourette's Syndrome Foundation
    800-237-0717
  • United Scleroderma Foundation
    800-722-4673

SELF-INJURY/SELF-ABUSE

  • SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) Alternative Information Line
    800-DONT-CUT

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

  • Center for Disease Control-National STD Hotline
    800-227-8922

SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS)

  • SIDS Alliance
    800-221-7437
  • American SIDS Institute
    800-232-7437

SPINAL CORD INJURY & PARALYSIS

  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    800-962-9629
  • American Paralysis Association
    800-225-0292
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center
    800-346-2742

STROKE

  • American Heart Association Stroke Connection
    800-553-6321

STUTTERING

  • National Center for Stuttering
    800-221-2483
  • Stuttering Foundation of America
    800-992-9392

SUBSTANCE ABUSE/RECOVERY

  • Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
    800-356-9996
  • Alcoholism and Drug Treatment Addiction Center
    800-383-4357
  • American Council on Alcoholism
    800-527-5344
    800 Cocaine
    800-262-2463
  • "Just Say No" International
    800-258-2766
  • The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
    (800) 729-6686
  • National Drug Treatment Referral and Information Hotline
    800-662-4357

WOMEN'S HEALTH INFO

  • PMS Access
    (Recorded info line on premenstrual syndrome. Referrals to local doctors)
    800-992-3636
  • Endometriosis Association
    (Recorded info line)
    800-992-3636


 
For problems, issues or illnesses not listed above, contact the following:
  • American Self-Help Clearinghouse
    201-625-7101
  • National Self-Help Clearinghouse City University of New York Graduate Center
    212-354-8525
  • National Mental Health Consumer's Self-Help Clearinghouse
    800-553-4539



Self Help Clearinghouses & Information Help Lines

For help in finding or forming a member-run Mutual Aid Self-Help group for any type of illness, disability, addiction, bereavement situation, mental health, parenting or other stressful life problem, there are self-help clearinghouses and information helplines in the U.S. and around the world:

  • Arizona
    602-231-0868
  • Arkansas
    501-932-5555 (info on groups only)
  • California
    San Diego 619-275-0607
    San Francisco 415-921-4044
    Sacramento 916-368-3100
    Davis 916-756-8181
  • Connecticut
    203-789-7645
  • Illinois
    312-368-9070
  • Indiana
    616-925-0594
  • Iowa
    800-952-4777
    515-576-5870 (in Iowa)
  • Kansas
    800-445-0116
    316-689-3843 (in Kansas)
  • Massachusetts
    413-545-2313
  • Michigan
    800-777-5556
    517-484-7373 (in Michigan)
  • Missouri
    Kansas City 816-472-HELP
    St. Louis 314-773-1399
  • Nebraska
    402-476-9668
  • New Hampshire
    800-852-3388 (information on groups only)
  • New Jersey
    800-FOR-M.A.S.H.
    201-625-9565 (in New Jersey)
  • New York
    New York City 212-586-5770
    Westchester 914-949-0788, ext. 237
  • North Carolina
    704-331-9500
  • Ohio
    Dayton area 513-225-3004
    Toledo area 419-475-4449
  • Oregon
    Portland area 503-222-5555 (information on groups only)
  • Pennsylvania
    Pittsburgh area 412-261-5363
    Scranton area 717-961-1234
  • South Carolina
    803-791-9227
  • Tennessee
    Knoxville area 615-584-6736
    Memphis area 901-323-0633
  • Texas
    512-454-3706
  • Utah
    Salt Lake City 801-978-3333 (information on groups only)
  • Washington, D.C. (metro area)
    703-941-LINK

For information on any national U.S. group, or for those interested in starting new national support networks:

  • American Self-Help Clearinghouse
    (Its latest edition of its "Self-Help Sourcebook" directory has over 700 national and "model" groups,
    available for $9 postpaid).
    201-625-7101
  • National Self-Help Clearinghouse
    212-354-8525.

Self-Help Clearinghouses in:

CANADA

  • Calgary
    403-262-1117
  • Nova Scotia
    902-466-2011
  • Toronto
    416-487-4355
  • Prince Edward Island
    902-628-1648
  • Vancouver
    604-876-6086
  • Winnipeg
    204-589-5500
    633-5955


OTHER COUNTRIES having national self-help clearinghouses include:

  • Argentina
    1-582-8680
  • Germany
    30-891-4019
  • Israel
    03-2999389
  • Poland
    22-314551



Child Abuse and Neglect

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    800-843-5678 (Hotline)
    703-235-3900
  • Childhelp USA
    Info & referrals to local agencies; crisis counseling. Info & referrals to local agencies; crisis counseling.
    800/4-A-CHILD (24 hrs)
  • National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence
    Info & referrals on child abuse & other types of family violence.
    800/222-2000 (24 hrs)
  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse & Neglect
    800-FYI-3366, 703-385-7565
  • The National Resource Center on Sexual Abuse
    800-543-7006
  • National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
    312-663-3520
  • National Adolescent Perpetrator Network
    303-321-3963
  • Military Family Resource Center, Military Family Clearinghouse
    800-336-4592, 703-696-5806
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    Provides information on violent offenders.
    800-851-3420
  • National Clearinghouse on Runaway & Homeless Youth
    301-608-8098
  • National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
    703-821-8955 ext. 254
  • National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health
    703-524-7802
  • National Resource Center on Child Abuse & Neglect
    800-227-5242, 303-792-9900
  • National Victims Resource Center
    Provides information on perpetrators and victimization trends.
    800-627-6872
  • National Information Clearinghouse for Infants with Disabilities and Life Threatening Conditions
    800-922-9234, ext. 201, 803-777-4435
  • CSAP National Resource Center for the Prevention of Perinatal Abuse of Alcohol and other Drugs
    800-354-8824, 703-218-5600
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
    800-729-6686, 301-230-2687
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Information Center
    703-821-8955 ext. 249 or 474



Missing Children

  • Vanished Children's Alliance
    Helps victims; conducts investigations; training & materials, registry; counselors; listening.
    800-VANISHED (24 hrs)
  • Child Find
    Helps locate children; helps lost children. Info for parents who have abducted their children in violation of a court order.
    800/426-5678 (day)
    800-A WAY OUT, (24 hrs)
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Info. re: missing/exploited youth; helps locate missing children.
    800-843-5678
  • Runaway Hotline
    800-231-6946 (24 hrs)
  • National Runaway Hotline
    Crisis counseling, Info & Referral for runaways & youth with other problems.
    800-HIT-HOME (24 hrs)
  • National Runaway Hotline
    Info & Referral for runaways re: shelter, counseling; food pantries; transportation.
    800-621-4000 (24 hrs).
  • Youth Issues/Problem Parenting
  • Covenant House NineLine
    Referrals for youth or parents re: drugs, homelessness, runaways, etc. Message relays, reports of abuse. Helps parents with problems with their kids. If all counselors are busy, stay on line & one will be with you as soon as possible.
    800-999-9999 (24 hrs)
  • National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
    301-231-6512
  • National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities
    800-695-0285
    202-416-0312



NIH'S INSTITUTES

  • National Institute on Aging
    301-496-1752
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA
    301-443-3860
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID
    301-496-5717
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases NIAMS
    301-496-8188
  • National Cancer Institute NCI
    301-496-5583
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD
    301-496-5133
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIDDK
    301-496-3583
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders NIDCD
    301-496-7243
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA
    301-443-1124
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS
    919-541-3345
  • National Eye Institute NEI
    301-496-5248
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences NIGMS
    301-496-7301
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NHLBI
    301-496-4236
  • National Institute of Mental Health NIMH
    301-443-4513
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NINDS
    301-496-5751



Additional Resources-Books & Pamphlets


Aging

  • Directory of Nursing Homes: 1990-91, 1,456 pages, $225. ORYX Press, 4041 North Central,
    Suite 700, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Comprehensive listing of nursing home facilities and services in the U.S.
    800-279-6799
  • Resource Directory for Older People:  1989, 24 pages, $10. National Institute on Aging,
    9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, Tel: (301) 496-1752. (An updated directory is in process).
    Contains the names, addresses and telephone number.

Aids

  • The National Directory: Local AIDS Services:  1991; call for price. U.S. Conference of Mayors, AIDS program,
    1620 Eye St., N.W., Washington, DC 20006.
    Directory lists services related to AIDS in communities throughout the U.S. It includes local and state health departments, community based organizations, social-support services, federal agencies, hospitals and home health care agencies. Includes comprehensive listing of clinical treatments, PNA chapters, and state and local AIDS and HIV
    treatment resources.
    202-293-7330
  • Funding Sources for AIDS Activities:  Prepared for the 2nd National Conference on the Prevention of HIV Infection Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the U.S.," 1988. U.S. Conference of Mayors,
    1620 Eye St., N.W., Washington, DC 20006.
    Directory lists foundations which provide support for AIDS programs and AIDS-related activities in the areas of services, education, and research.
    202-293-7330
  • The Raven's Guide to AIDS Prevention Resources:  1991, 45 pages, FREE. National Native American
    AIDS Prevention Center, 3515 Grand Ave., Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94610.
    A Catalog of programs, materials, and resources focusing on AIDS prevention among Native Americans. Includes directory of resource agencies.
    800-283-2436


Alcohol & Drug Abuse

  • National Directory of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention Programs:  1989, approx. 400 pages, single copy free.
    National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20852.
    Nationwide listing of the location of programs. (Does not include descriptions of services provided by the programs).
    800-729-6686
    800-487-4889 (TDD)

Amputation

  • American Amputee Foundation: National Resource Directory:  1991, $25.
    American Amputee Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 250218 Hillcrest Station, Little Rock, AR 70225
    (Major reference tool for amputee related information, direct services and products)
    501-666-2523


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Why Didn't Somebody Tell Me About These Things?:  139 pages, $8.50.
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.
    A collection of information and illustrations of equipment, aids, clothing, skills and other things of interest to the ALS patient and patients with similar diseases and disability conditions.
    802-782-4747


Assistive Technology

  • Assistive Technology Sourcebook:  1990 576 pages, $60.
    RESNA PRESS, 1101 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-4303
    Complete guide to assistive technology including information resources, equipment evaluation; personal care/home; education/children, employment, recreation/leisure, mobility, computer access, etc.
    202-857-1199
  • Directory of Assistive Technology Data Sources:  1989, 14 pages, $10. Center for Special Education Technology,
    The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
    Annotated Directory of Assistive Technology Data Resources helps disabled individuals, parents, and educators to find current product information. Both on-line and print data bases are available.
    703-620-3660
    800-873-8255
  • Assistive Technology Resource Directory:  1990, 62 pages, free. Center for Special Education Technology,
    The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
    Annotated directory of resources to meet the need for information and awareness of assistive technology resources.
    703-620-3660
    800-873-8255.


Blind/Visually Impaired

  • Vision Resource List:  1991, 13th edition, free. VISION Foundation, Inc., 818 Mt. Auburn Street,
    Watertown, MA 02172.. Available in large print or cassette.
    617-926-4232
  • Resources for Elders with Disabilities:  large print, 1991. Resources for Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford Street, Suite 19A, Lexington, MA 02173.
    617-862-6455.
  • Rehabilitation Resource Manual: VISION:  standard print, 1991. Resources for Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford Street, Suite 19A, Lexington, MA 02173.
    617-862-6455.
  • Living with Low Vision: A Resource Guide for People with Sight Loss:  large print, 1991. Resources for Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford Street, Suite 19A, Lexington, MA 02173.
    Biannual resource directory listing agencies and other organizations which provide services for blind and visually impaired persons.
    617-862-6455
  • Volunteers Who Produce Books, Braille, Tape, Large Type:   1988, 95 pages, free. Reference Section,
    National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542.
    Lists (by state) special education agencies, resources for visually impaired persons, proofreaders and producers of braille, recorded and large print.
    202-707-5100
  • Resource Guide for Persons with Vision Impairments:  1991 (updated monthly, free).
    National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities, P.O. Box 2150, Atlanta, GA 30055.
    Provides description of different adaptive computer related aids and products that are available to individuals with vision impairments.
    800-IBM-4832 (voice)
    800-284-9482 (TDD).


Children/Youth

  • Directory for Exceptional Children:  1990-91, $50 plus $2.84 4th class postage.
    Porter Sargent Publishers Inc., 11 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108.
    Over 3000 schools treatment centers, speech and hearing societies, state and private residential facilities, and other services for disabled children are described and listed for each state.
    617-523-1670


Data Sources

  • Special Ware Directory:  1985 approx 100 pages, $24.75. Oryx Press, 4041 No. Central, Suite 700,
    Phoenix, AZ 85012.
    800-279-6799
  • Software for Special Education:
    "Directory of Software Data Sources, 1990," 30 pages, free. Center for Special Education Technology,
    The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091.
    Annotated directory of software databases to assist special educators in their search for high quality
    instructional software.
    703-620-3660
    800-873-8255

Deaf/Blind

  • Directory of Agencies Serving Individuals who are Deaf-Blind:  1991, 150 pages, call for current price,
    Helen Keller National Center, Community Education Department, 111 Middle Neck road, Sands Point, NY 11050. Agencies are listed by state with description of services.
    516-944-8900


Deaf/Hearing Impaired

  • American Annals of the Deaf: Reference Issue: 1991:  135 pages, $22.50.
    American Annals of the Deaf, 800 Florida Avenue, P.O. Box 6, Washington, DC 20002-3695.
    This reference issue published annually in April, supplies information on programs and services for deaf persons in the United States including educational, rehabilitation, social and recreational resource. Most information is listed by state.
    202-651-5340
  • International Telephone Directory of TDD Users: 1991:  approximately 250 pages, $15 fee includes directory, a listing in the directory and a quarterly newsletter subscription.
    Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc., 814 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
    Lists TDD numbers for agencies and organizations, and those of individual members of TDI.
    301-589-3006 (TDD)
    301-589-3786 (Voice)
  • Resource Guide for Persons with Hearing Impairments:  1991 (updated monthly).
    National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities, P.O. Box 2150, Atlanta, GA 30055.
    Provides description of different adaptive computer related aids and products that are available to individuals with hearing impairments.
    800-IBM-4832 (Voice)
    800-284-9482 (TDD)


Developmental Disabilities

  • 1990 Resource Guide to Organizations Concerned with Developmental Disabilities:  (annually), 244 pages, free.
    American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
    8630 Fenton St., Suite 410, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
    Listing of University affiliated programs, satellite centers, mental retardation research centers, selected Government Agencies and programs and other resources.
    301-588-8252
  • Resource Directory of Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities, 1987
    Project on Science, Technology and Disabilities, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1333 H St., N.W., Washington, DC 20005.
    A reference listing of over 950 scientists with disabilities, many of whom are available to consult in areas such as laboratory and curriculum adaptions for disabled accessibility, and on their particular scientific disciplines.
    202-326-6672 (Voice/TDD)


Down Syndrome

  • Directory of Programs and Services for Children with Down Syndrome, Ages 0-6, 1991, FREE.
    National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
    Listing of programs, services and age groups served.
    212-460-9330
    800-221-4602
  • Parent Group Network, 1991, National Down Syndrome Congress, 1800 Dempster St., Park Ridge, IL 60068-1146.
    Listing of names, addresses and telephone numbers of parent groups/contacts throughout the U.S. and in other countries who are willing to serve as resources within their geographical area. Listing provided on a state level.
    800-232-6372


Employment

  • Meeting the Needs of Employees with Disabilities, standard print, 1991.
    Resources for Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford St., Suite 19A, Lexington, MA 02173.
    617-862-6455
  • Labor Unions and Disability: A Manual for Labor Organizations and their Members and Rehabilitation Organizations, Employment Specialists, Job Coaches, Rehabilitation Counselors and Advocates. 1990, $3.00, 31 pages.
    Ralard Printers, Inc., 7700 State Road 52, Dade City, FL 33525.
    Guidebook is directed at labor unions and their members to inform them regarding the productive capacities of persons with disabilities and strategies for employment. Also targets rehabilitation and employment service agencies and organizations to increase their knowledge and role of labor unions.
    704-588-2800
  • Labor Unions and Disability. Guidelines for Employment Specialists, Counselors, Job Coaches and Advocates.  1990, 13 pages, $1.00.
    Ralard Printers, Inc., 7700 State Road 52, Dade City, FL 33525.
    Guidelines for employment specialists, counselors, etc., involved in job development, training, placement and advocacy to become more familiar with labor unions and how to include them more effectively in the placement process.
    904-588-2800
  • Labor Unions and Disability Guidelines for Labor Unions and their Members, 1990, 36 pages, $1.75. Ralard Printers, Inc., 7700 State Road 52, Dade City, FL 33525.
    Designed to enlist the participation and support of organized labor in expanding employment opportunities and options for persons with disabilities.
    904-588-2800


Financial Aid/Assistance

  • Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families, 1990-91, 309 pages, $35.00 + $3.00 for shipping.
    Reference Service Press, San Carlos Industrial Park, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, San Carlos, CA 94070.
    A list of: Scholarships, Fellowships, Loans, Grants, Awards and Internships designed primarily or exclusively for the disabled and their families; status sources of benefits and reference sources on financial aid.
    415-594-0743


General Disability

  • Case Management Resource Guide, 1991. 4-volume set, $60.00/volume, $195 for set.
    Center for Consumer Healthcare Information, P.O. Box 16067, Irvine, CA 92713.
    A directory of homecare, rehabilitation, mental health and long-term care facilities.
    800-627-2244
  • Resources for People with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions, standard print, 1991. Resources for
    Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford St., Suite 19A, Lexington, MA 02173.
    617-862-6455
  • THE FIRST WHOLE REHAB CATALOG - A Comprehensive Guide & Products and Sources for the Physically Disadvantaged, 1990, 240 pages, $16.95.
    Betterway Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 219, Crozet, VA 22932.
    Lists thousands of sources for adaptive equipment and specialized supplies and services for disabled individuals. Principal listing categories include: daily living, personal care, access, communication, mobility, transportation, health, fitness, recreation, education and vocation.
    804-823-5661


General Health

  • Consumer Health Information Sourcebook, 1990, 224 pages, $39.50.
    ORYX Press, 4041 North Central, Suite 700, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
    Disseminates health information to the general public. Provides descriptive evaluations of some 750 books, 79 popular magazines and newsletters, over 700 pamphlets, 30 health information clearinghouse and information centers, hotlines, etc.
    800-279-6799
  • Health Information Resources in the Federal Government, 1990, 61 pages, $3 handling fee.
    ONHIC, P.O. Box 1133, Washington, DC 20013-1133.
    Directory encompasses selected federal and federally sponsored health information resources that ONHIC has found useful in responding to health inquiries.
    800-336-4797
    301-565-4167


Genetic Disorders

  • International Directory of Genetic Services, 1990, 74 pages.
    The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 1275 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605.
    Directory of Clinics that provide comprehensive genetic services worldwide.
    914-428-7100
  • A Guide to Selected National Genetic Voluntary Organizations, 1989, 223 pages, FREE.
    National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 38 and R Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057.
    Lists organization by subject; provides a description of purposes of each organization and publications available.
    202-625-8400

Prescriptions-Low Cost

  • Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Directory Line. Provides a directory of various pharmaceutical assistance programs for persons who cannot afford prescriptions on their own.
    800-762-4636


 
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