National Disability Agencies and Organizations - C-M

The Caption Center

Media Access Group at WGBH
125 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
Phone: (617) 300-3600 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: (617) 300-1020
Email:access@wgbh.org

Founded in 1972, The Caption Center was the world's first captioning agency—pioneering access to television for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. It has gone on to set the standard for caption quality, as well as for cutting-edge software and systems development designed to improve the captioning process. The Caption Center maintains an ongoing commitment to conducting outreach among viewers with hearing loss, those learning English as a second language, and people of all ages learning to read.

 

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

8181 Professional Place Ste 201
Landover MD 20785

National Call Center: (800) 233-4050

Phone: (301) 306-7070

Fax: (301) 306-7090

Email: national@chadd.org

CHADD is a national nonprofit organization providing education, advocacy, and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to their web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications, and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.

 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

6931 Arlington Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Phone (301) 951-4422 or (800) FIGHT CF (344-4823)

Fax: (301) 951-6378

Email: info@cff.org

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States.  The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

 

DisabilityInfo.gov

This Federal web site of disability-related government resources contains information on employment, education, housing, transportation, health, income support, technology, community life, and civil rights.  It provides a one-stop portal for people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and other community members.   This web site is part of the New Freedom Initiative, a “comprehensive plan that promotes the full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of American life.”

 

Epilepsy Foundation

4351 Garden City Dr

Landover MD 20785-7223
Phone: (800) 332-1000

Online contact form: www.efa.org/answerplace/info.cfm

The Epilepsy Foundation is a national charitable organization founded in 1968 as the Epilepsy Foundation of America. The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.  Their mission: to work for children and adults affected by seizures through research, education, advocacy, and service.

 

Graphic Artist’s Guild – Disability Access Symbols

The Graphic Artists Guild is a national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and others who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience, raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.

 

These symbols are intended to help you advertise your access services to customers, audiences, staff and other targeted publics. Advertisements, newsletters, conference and program brochures, membership forms, building signage, floor plans and maps are examples of material that might display these symbols. You are encouraged to place these symbols next to the relevant information in all publications and media.

 

Immune Deficiency Foundation

40 W Chesapeake Ave Ste 308

Towson MD  21204
Phone: (800) 296-4433

Fax: (410) 321-9165
Email: idf@primaryimmune.org

The mission of the Immune Deficiency Foundation is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases through research and education.

 

Job Accommodation Network

PO Box 6080 WVU

Morgantown, WV  26506-6080

Toll Free Information Services (Voice/TTY):

Accommodations: (800) 526-7234

ADA Information: (800) ADA-WORK (800-232-9675)

Email: jan@jan.icdi.wvu.edu

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an international toll-free consulting service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy.  Anyone may call JAN for information about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional limitations. In addition to their consultants, the JAN web site offers extensive information on specific disabilities, reasonable accommodation, and the employment provisions of the ADA.

 

Learning Disability Association of America

4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh PA 15234-1349
Phone: (412) 341-1515
Fax: (412) 344-0224

Email: info@ldaamerica.org

The Learning Disability Association of America (LDA) was formed in 1964 by a group of concerned parents on behalf of children with learning disabilities. LDA is devoted to defining and finding solutions for the broad spectrum of learning disabilities. LDA has 50 state affiliates and more than 600 local chapters in 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. Membership is composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members, concerned professionals, and advocates for the over two million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.

 

Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund

The Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) has established the Assistive Technology Loan Fund to help people with disabilities purchase assistive technology devices and services.  The Loan Fund provides low-cost financing to persons with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices that allow for greater access, increased mobility, enhanced communication, and job opportunities.