Various Links

Various Agencies and Organizations

The following are links which may be beneficial to persons searching for disability related information. The Milford Commission on Disability provides these links with a disclaimer that the links may or may not be useful or appropriate. If you find that any site listed here is inappropriate to this listing, or wish to recommend additional sites, please contact us at: cod@milfordma.com

"ABLEDATA" - A federally funded project which provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers. www.abledata.com

The Arc of the United States - National Organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families. www.thearc.org/

Cape Cod Disability Access Directory - The Cape is a delightful place to visit, vacation or live, especially when you know where to go and what you can do. Making your time there easier, whether you are a person with a disability or simply looking for a more user-friendly, accessible environment, is what the Cape Cod Disability Access Directory is all about. http://www.capecoddisability.org/ .

Center for Living and Working, Inc. -The non-profit independent living center serving people with disabilities in Central Massachusetts.

The Disability Law Center Massachusetts - DLC is responsible for protecting and advocating for the rights of MA residents with disabilities. DLC receives federal, state, and private funding but is not part of MA or federal government. DLC also receives support from other public and private sources to provide legal advocacy to protect the legal rights of people with disabilities. www.dlc-ma.org/

Kennedy-Donovan Center: This is a private, non-profit, human service agency offering individualized and community-based services to children, adults, and families with developemental disabilities. Their stated goal is to help those in need of their services to achieve their optimum level of self-advocacy, independence, and quality of life.

National Arts and Disability Center - - NADC is the national information dissemination, technical assistance and referral center specializing in the field of arts and disability. The NADC is dedicated to promoting full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the visual-, performing-, media, and literary-arts communities. http://nadc.ucla.edu/

National Organization on Disability - NOD promotes full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. NOD is funded entirely by private sector contributions. NOD is a national disability network organization concerned with all disabilities, all age groups and all disability issues. www.nod.org/

National Spinal Cord Injury Association - The Greater Boston Chapter of NSCIA helps people with spinal cord injury "rebuild their lives." The organization fosters a "can do" attitude with its nationally renowned peer visitation program, where individuals with previous injuries go back and help others with new injuries. It provides grass roots advocacy, access to resources, and assistance on all issues of living with paralysis. http://www.sciboston.com/

New England ADA Technical Assistance Center - One of ten regional disability and business technical assistance centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The Center is a project of Adaptive Environments, Inc., a nonprofit organization. The Center's goal is to facilitate voluntary and effective compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. http://adaptiveenvironments.org/neada/

VIBUG, Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, Boston - Dedicated to advancing access by visually impaired and blind persons to the world of computer applications. Its mission is to exchange information and advice among visually impaired computer users and expand computer literacy within the visually impaired community--especially the use of computers to overcome limitations of visual impairment. www.vibug.org/