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National Resources


The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is an international, organization promoting excellence through education, communication and training. Founded in 1977, AHEAD addresses the need and concern for upgrading the quality of services and support available to persons with disabilities in higher education. (614) 488-4972

National Health Information Center (NHIC)

The National Health Information Center is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. They maintain an extensive database of resources on virtually all disabling health conditions. (800) 336-4797

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

Complete literature collection, including commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, averages around 200 new documents per month. Serves anyone, professional or lay person, who is interested in disability and rehabilitation, including consumers, family members, health

Additional Resources

Alzheimer's Association

800 272-3900

American Association on Mental Retardation

800 424-3688

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

800 598-4668

American Cancer Society

800 227-2345

American Council for the Blind

800 424-8666

American Diabetes Association

800 232-3472

American Foundation for the Blind

800 232-5463

American Lung Association

800 586-4872

American Parkinson's Disease Association

800 223-2732

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

800 638-8255

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association

800 782-4747

Arthritis Foundation

800 283-7800

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

800 727-8462

Autism Society of America

800 328-8476

Cerebral Palsy

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

800 343-3637

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

800 344-4823

Drug Abuse

Epilepsy Foundation of America

800 332-1000

Huntington's Disease Society of America

800 345-4372

Immune Deficiency Foundation

800 296-4433

International Dyslexia Association

800 222-3123

Learning Disabilities Association of America


Lupus Foundation of America

800 558-0121


Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

800 441-7055

Muscular Dystrophy Association

800 572-1717

National AIDS Clearinghouse

800 342-2437

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

800 950-6264

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

National Center for Disability Services

800 949-4232

National Center for Stuttering

800 221-2483

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

800 788-2800

National Down Syndrome Society

800 221-4602

National Easter Seal Society

800 221-6827

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line

800 647-2642

National Kidney Foundation

800 622-9010

National Neurofibromatosis Foundation

800 323-7938

National Organization for Rare Disorders

800 999-6673

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline

800 227-8922

National Stroke Association

800 787-6537

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Spina Bifida Association

800 621-3141

United Cerebral Palsy

800 872-5827

Other Helpful Resources

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