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Disability Resources

Organizations
NATIONAL LIMB LOSS INFORMATION CENTER
900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37915-2566
(888) 267-5669
TTY: (865) 525-4512
www.amputee-coalition.org
The National Limb Loss Information Center (NLLIC) is intended for people who have had amputations or were born with a congenital anomaly of the limbs. The NLLIC Web site offers links to support groups, a Facebook page for discussion and communication, and a variety of detailed fact sheets. In addition, some of the services it provides — updates on the Americans with Disabilities Act, information on how to prevent amputation, and guides to the use of orthotics (supports used to improve the function of a person’s movable body parts) — are of interest to anyone with impaired mobility.

NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
1825 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009
Voice and TTY: (202) 884-8200
nichcy@fhi360.org
http://nichcy.org
This organization covers problems related to disability in children. Different sections of the Web site address the special challenges of babies and toddlers and of older children (ages 3 to 22), as well as information for families and teachers and school administrators. The organization also offers a Disability & Education Laws section that explains the relevant state and federal laws dealing with disability and education.

Government agencies
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT HOME PAGE
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section - NYA
Washington, DC 20530
(800) 514-0301
TTY: (800) 514-0383
www.ada.gov
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in public accommodation, employment, communications, transportation, and governmental activities. This Web site posts periodic updates to the law, and also offers users the option to sign up for e-mail updates on new or proposed regulations.

DISABILITY.GOV
www.disability.gov
This site is a Web portal that links to more than 14,000 disability-related resources at the local, state, and federal levels. Search using any of 10 topics (Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology, Transportation) or use the search box at the top of the page to find information.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PLANNER
Office of Public Inquiries
Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
(800) 772-1213
TTY: (800) 325-0778
www.ssa.gov/dibplan/index.htm
The Disability Planner aims to make it clear what Social Security benefits you are entitled to, should you become disabled, and how to apply for them. Each step of the process — determining whether you qualify for benefits, applying for them, what to do after you’re approved, and what factors could affect your continued eligibility — has a section on the left side of the page, along with Benefit Calculators that estimate how much you can expect to receive.

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