Alabama Disability Links
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
If you are a victim you can get help. The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is dedicated to serving you. Call our toll-free 24-hour crisis line. Safe shelters across the state will open their doors for you and your children. Many other services are available. There is no excuse for domestic violence.
Alabama Department of Mental Health
All aspects in the provision of mental illness, intellectual disability, and substance abuse services by and through the Alabama Department of Mental Health (DMH) shall be consumer and family driven, based upon the identified needs and expressed desires of consumers and their families.
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Provides through a single agency a seamless system of service delivery for infants, toddlers, adolescents, adults and older individuals with disabilities.
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)
ADAP provides quality, legally-based advocacy services to persons with disabilities through protecting, promoting, and expanding their rights. This site has an excellent database of Alabama disability resources.
Alabama Family Trust
The Alabama Family Trust (AFT) provides trust services for persons with such disabilities. The organization was created by the State of Alabama Legislature in 1994 to encourage, enhance, and foster the provision of medical, social, or other supplemental services for persons with a mental or physical impairment (See Code of Alabama 1975 Chap. 38-9B). The AFT is a 501 (c) (3) general non-profit organization established for the purpose of administering special needs trusts for the disabled.
Alabama Head and Spinal Cord Injury Registry
The Alabama Head and Spinal Cord Injury Registry is a service linkage system containing all head and spinal cord trauma reported by hospitals statewide.
Alabama Medicaid Agency
The State of Alabama's Medicaid (Medical Assistance) Program provides health care coverage to thousands. This web site provides information about the Alabama Medicaid program, schedules of events, provider software and forms, manuals, bulletins and notices, and links to other health care related web sites.
Alabama Respite Resource Network
The Alabama Respite Resource Network (ARRN) is a project of UCP of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley, funded by a grant from the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities. Its purpose is to identify respite resources around the State and develop a comprehensive directory that will help parents find respite in their area.
AFB Senior Site
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) created AFB Senior Site to help older Americans and their family members cope with age-related eye diseases- a growing public health problem in this country.
Camp ASCCA - Easter Seals
Camp ASCCA is not only the world's largest camping, recreational and educational facility for people with disabilities, it is the most exciting. Activity areas include Outdoor Adventure, Aquatics and Outdoor Education. Each area offers visitors a unique experience, and allows the camper to succeed on his or her own, as well as in an environment of peer support.
Governor's Office On Disability
The Governor's Office on Disability's mission is to facilitate the inclusion of Alabamians with disabilities in education, employment, housing, transportation, health care, and leisure.
Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. Lakeshore Foundation offers a wide range of fitness, recreation, athletic and education programs to children and adults who experience diagnostic conditions including spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, amputation, and visual impairment. The Foundation also services persons who have been diagnosed with arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, cardiac conditions, and many other related disorders.
Social Security and Disability Resource Center (SSDRC)
The Social security disability resource center provides information on the federal disability benefit programs, SSD (social security disability, mandated under title II of the social security act) and SSI (supplemental security income, mandated under title 16), in addition to answering questions about social security retirement benefits and providing resource links on topics such as Medicare. The SSDRC is published, edited, and maintained by Tim Moore, a former disability claims examiner for the social security administration's disability determination services (DDS), as well a former caseworker with a background in many federal assistance programs, including Medicaid for disabled adults.
Statewide Technology Access and Response System
The mission of the STAR Program is to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all Alabamians with disabilities through access to assistive technology devices and services.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) &
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Links
Assistive Technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This website will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.
American Medical Identifications
American Medical Identifications serves the medical community and the public at large by offering quality medical identification products which -in medical emergency - allow medics or other medical personnel to administer aid in a more prompt and efficacious manner than might otherwise be possible.
Bike Helmet Safety Institute
We are a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded program providing bicycle helmet information. We try to explain the technology of helmets to consumers, and promote better helmets through improved standards.
A medical, legal, and informational resource for persons dealing with traumatic brain injury.
Brain Injury Association of America
Promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy, research grants and community support services that lead toward reduced incidence and improved outcomes of children and adults with brain injuries.
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury. BrainLine serves anyone whose life has been affected by TBI. That includes people with brain injury, their families, professionals in the field, and anyone else in a position to help prevent or ameliorate the toll of TBI.
Brain Trauma Foundation
The Brain Trauma Foundation was founded to improve the outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research and educating medical personnel.
Brain Injury Resource Center
This site is maintained by: Brain Injury Resource Center -- a non-profit clearinghouse founded and operated by head injury activists since 1985. The purpose of this site is to share with you lessons we learned long ago. Our intention is help you avoid much of the grief and loss of brain injury, and perhaps to inspire you to get involved.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
The Center for Parent Information and Resources serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers, so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
International Brain Injury Association
Founded in 1993, the International Brain Injury Association is dedicated to providing international leadership, advancing opportunities and successes for persons with brain injury.
A worldwide resource that provides children with special needs, families and other caregivers with access to comprehensive information.
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training
We are committed to helping families, survivors, clinicians, teachers, advocates and counselors recognize and respond to the special needs of children, adolescents and young adults with brain injuries, and other disabilities.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)/Traumatic Brain Injury
From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
NCDDR's scope of work focuses on knowledge translation (KT) of NIDRR-sponsored research and development results into evidence-based instruments and systematic reviews. NCDDR is developing systems for applying rigorous standards of evidence in describing, assessing, and disseminating research and development outcomes.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, NINDS is one of the more than two dozen research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is an agency of the Public Health Service within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NINDS has occupied a central position in the world of neuroscience for 50 years.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Working with local and national officials and agencies to develop better programs and services and act as community advocates for improved access, housing, transportation, employment, and leisure time activities for disabled people. Peer support and other services are also provided.
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health, and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals.
Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems
National Data & Statistical Center
The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center(TBINDSC) located at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, is a central resource for researchers and data collectors within the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) program. The primary purpose of the TBINDSC is to advance medical rehabilitation by increasing the rigor and efficiency of scientific efforts to longitudinally assess the experience of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The TBINDSC provides technical assistance, training, and methodological consultation to 16 TBIMS centers as they collect and analyze longitudinal data from people with TBI in their communities, and as they conduct research toward evidence-based TBI rehabilitation interventions.
Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide
Online book by a clinical neuropsychologist. Explains TBI and its treatments in clear, easy-to-understand language.
UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama
The Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama Hospital utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to address the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of congenital and childhood onset physical impairments including related or secondary medical, physical, functional, psychosocial, cognitive and vocational limitations or conditions, with an understanding of the life course of disability.
Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Information Network
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in research, health, and quality of life for people with traumatic brain injuries, their families, and TBI-related professionals.
This site is a place for you, your friends, and other teens. It's a welcoming community for all youth and a place where all youth belong. Here you can start thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life. This Web site was built to help you plan for the future.