Other Challenge Supports

  • Marty with Gabe
  • Michael with Biggles
  • Sarah with George
  • Trisha & Melissa with Biggles
  • Joe with George
  • Biggles giving Ethan & Dan a lesson on using a Calculator
  • Lillian with Biggles

Challenge mental health support staff:

Akaya, Bella, Biggles, Gabe,
George, Watson & Zack

  • Jen with Bella
  • Bella with Mike
  • Sue with Bella
  • Trisha and Bella
  • Must I have my picture taken?

Other Resources

In an effort to continue supporting the community and the individuals that Challenge works with, the following third-party resources have been provided. Challenge does not control, endorse or guarantee the content on these sites and will not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort associated with the use of these resources.

General

ADA Technical Assistance Program An array of projects to further the understanding and implementation of the Act

Birth Injury Information Cerebral Palsy Guide, to provide a trustworthy, caring resource for families and individuals affected by this disorder

Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI) A resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. Areas include education, directories and databases, statistics, government documents, computer access, legal, publications, World Wide Web, bibliographic references, aging, politics, universal design and announcements

Disability Central Provides services and information, which assists and empowers those with disabilities by providing information, networking, points-of-contact and friendship

Disability History Museum Focused on US primary source material from 1775-1990, covering topics that include physical, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disability issues across the generations

Disability Tables Disability statistics for states, the US and the world

disABLED Person.com An online community with an emphasis on employment. Check the recruitABILITY section for job postings

Enabled Online.com A community for persons with various disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers

Hearing Exchange A community for people with hearing loss, parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children, and professionals who work with them

Gadaboutbus Gadabout operates two different types of service. They operate regular Gadabout service and they also have a contract with TCAT to operate TCAT’s paratransit service. Gadabout operates both types of service simultaneously with the same fleet of buses.

The Finger Lakes Independence Center A local agency that empowers all people with disabilities while creating an inclusive society through the elimination of social and architectural barriers

iCan! An online community for people with disabilities and a services company for the businesses that provide goods and services to people with disabilities

Multiple Sclerosis Central Information concerning treatments, message board, quarterly newsletter, pen pal lists and links to other MS sites on the Internet

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials Provides a wide variety of disability related training resources to those who serve persons with disabilities

NIDRR National Institute On Disability And Rehabilitation Research under the US Department of Education

Refinancing Financing for people with disabilities This guide seeks not only to provide the reader with the most relevant and essential resources needed to navigate the myriad of red tape and sometimes rigid processes regularly associated with real estate purchases; it also aims to educate you.

The Special Education Guide from Answers.com

TBI Help Desk for Caregivers For caregivers and survivors of traumatic brain injury

Voice Print A free 24-hour news and information audio service in Canada

World Association of Physically Disabled [WAPD] Advances the interests of persons with disabilities at national, state, local and home levels

Specific Disability Resources

A2i Transcription Services Translate text to Braille, audio, large print and disk

AbilityHub Assistive Technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult

Access One A comprehensive catalog of disability products for individuals with disabilities and their homes

Access Store ADA-compliant products to help establish a barrier-free environment

AccessEngine Search, rate, and map access information for/by people with disabilities

Accessible Book Collection Provides high-interest/low-reading-level digital text to qualified persons with disabilities.

American Council of the Blind Provides general information about the Council, including recent issues of their monthly publication, The Braille Forum

American Foundation for the Blind AFB materials and other information

Attention Deficit Disorder Association Provides education, research and public advocacy on ADD issues

Bike-On Supplier of hand cycles

BIndependent Products and information for people with brain injuries

Bookshare.org Subscription service for books in digital-accessible format

Canine Companions for Independence A nonprofit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and to professional caregivers providing pet assisted therapy

Cerebral Palsy Guide Cerebral Palsy Guide, to provide a trustworthy, caring resource for families and individuals affected by this disorder.

Cooking Made Easy
A cookbook for people with developmental disabilities who can read

Down Syndrome Resources Links and other resources

Dynamic Living Over 150 unique daily living products that promote a convenient, comfortable and safe home environment for people of all ages

Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure (FSCIPCC) A non-profit educational group dedicated to the prevention, care and cure of spinal cord injuries

Fragile X Syndrome Information on Fragile X, the #1 inherited cause of Intellectual Disabilities, from the FRAXA Research Foundation.

Grover Gear Sporting goods and other hard-to-find products for people with disabilities

Guide Dogs for the Blind Provides guide dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada

Hand-Bikes.com Offers hand cycles and all sports wheelchairs

I-CAN (Information Child Amputee Network) An internet mailing list to provide information and support contacts to children with absent or underdeveloped limbs and their parents

Independent Living Aids Mail-order distributor of aids to daily living for the blind and visually impaired in the United States

Independent Living Products Markets a range of products for daily living

Life with Ease Ergonomic items, supports and daily living aids

MedSupport A nonprofit internet site that provides support and information for Multiple Sclerosis patients and their families

Mobility Store Assistive devices with an emphasis on mobility

National Center for Learning Disabilities A national, non-profit organization that supports children and adults with learning disabilities, as well as parents and educators dealing with LD.

National Federation of the Blind Information about the NFB and other resources for people with visual impairments

National Fragile X Foundation Information and links to local Fragile X organizations

National Limb Loss Information Center A national, nonprofit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. Sponsored by the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)

National Spinal Cord Injury Association The mission of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is to enable people with SCI to make choices and take actions to achieve their highest level of independence and personal fulfillment

NLD on the Web Resources on Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support For families of and professionals working with children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Rehabtool.com High-tech assistive and adaptive computer technologies, augmentative and alternative communication devices, hardware and software, as well as a variety of computer accessibility tools and rehabilitation aids

Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

Speaker Speech-assistance software enables people with speech impairment to speak. Combined with a speakerphone it enables telephone conversation

STSnews.com Provides information about the Speech-to-Speech Relay (telecommunications relay) service for TTY users

The Seeing Eye Enhances the independence, dignity and self-confidence of blind people through the use of seeing-eye dogs

TTY FAQ An excellent source for information on TTYs

United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association Provides both individualized sports training and competitive opportunities for athletes with cerebral palsy, or other related challenges, such as traumatic brain injuries or strokes