Other Challenge Supports
Challenge mental health support staff: Akaya, Bella, Biggles, Gabe, George, Watson & Zack
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.
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 TCATâ€™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