Resources

You may find the following links useful in your search for further information on disabilities issues.While these links are checked for accuracy, please note that particular websites may be unavailable at times.

 

Disability Advocacy and Rights

ADA Watch (National Coalition for Disability Rights)
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Department of Justice ADA Page
TN Disability Law and Advocacy Center
Tennessee Disability Coalition
Tennessee Justice Center
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

 

Disability Resource Database

Tennessee Family Pathfinder
Camino Seguro (en español)  

“Social Security Disability Benefits Guide,”

 

   

                                                                                                

 

Disability Specific Sites

Autism Foundation of Tennessee
Brain Injury Association of Tennessee
Bridges (formerly League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee
Hearing Loss Association - Nashville Chapter
Mental Health Cooperative Middle Tennessee
Multiple Sclerosis Society - Middle Tennessee
United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee

 

Education

TN Early Intervention Services (Children through age 3)
Wrightslaw - Special Education and Advocacy                                                                         Affordable Colleges Online- Resources for Students with Disabilities                                       Affordable Colleges Online-Scholarships for Students with Disabilities                                       Tennessee Transition Program

 

 

Partnering Employment Resources

Social Security Administration Official Website
Social Security’s Work Site
Ticket to Work:  Beneficiary Information
Vocational Rehabilitation
Protection and Advocacy Program

 

Other Employment Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
JAN - Job Accommodations Network 

 

Healthcare

IDD Toolkit - guidelines and best practices for healthcare providers

American Academy of Pediatrics
CoverKids Tennessee
Kaiser Family Foundation
TennCare
Tennessee Health Care Campaign
Tennessee Newborn Screening
Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children

Hearing Aid Guide

 

Housing

Visitability - An accessible housing concept
Dept. of Housing & Human Development (Disability Issues) 

 

Mental Health

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
National Alliance on Mental Illness
TN Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
TN Mental Health Consumers' Association

 

National Disability Organizations

American Association of People with Disabilities
ADA Watch/National Coalition for Disability Rights
The Arc of the United States
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Council on Independent Living

 

Commercial Products Sites

Tobii - Assistive Technology Products
Survey Software powered by SurveyGizmo 

 

Technology

TN Technology Access Project
The White Crocus

 

Transportation

Department of Transportation - Accessibility
Project Action (Funded by Dept. of Transportation)

 

Other Federal Government Sites

FCC - Federal Communications Commission - Disability Rights
IRS - Internal Revenue Service (Disability Issues) 
United States Access Board (Accessible Design) 

 

Local & State Government Sites

Metro Nashville Disability Information Office
State of TN Dept. of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

AbleTN.gov

 

Miscellaneous

Disability is Natural - link to raising children with disabilities
Metro Nashville Library Services for the Deaf
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Neuroscience for Kids
Sports for All Foundation
Youth on the Move - post school transition site