Links: Family Resources

Abilities.com
Abilities.com enlightens and entertains with articles, videos, contests and information on disability products, adaptive sports, assistive technology, community heroes, inclusive recreation and more.

Adaptive Outdoor Education Center
A non profit organization providing outdoor recreational and educational opportunities to all people with disabilities.

Assistive Technology (AT) for Infants, Toddlers and Young Children
Guide provided by NECTAC, the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education.

Center on Technology and Disability (CTD)
The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Center is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services.

Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management
The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) have developed a financial education book, Cents and Sensibility, to respond to a need in the disability community. We’ve since learned from our pilot programs that everyone can benefit from this information. It’s important to understand how to manage your money so that your money doesn’t manage you!

Family Guide to Assistive Technology PDF - plugin required
A guide prepared by Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK) in cooperation with The Federation for Children with Special Needs.

Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology
From the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the US Department of Education.

Full Circle America
A Maine-based business whose mission is to help older individuals stay in their own homes as long as they want through the use of assistive technologies and virtual assistive living technologies.

G.E.A.R. Parent Network – Crisis & Counseling Centers
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs. FREE support available to parents & families in Maine.

Maine Parent Federation
The Maine Parent Federation, Inc. is a statewide private non-profit organization that provides information, advocacy, education, and training to parents and professionals to benefit all children. We promote individual aspirations and community inclusion for people with disabilities. In existence since 1984, MPF is physically located in Augusta Maine, but assistance is available on a statewide basis.

Maine Keeping Seniors Home
Maine Keeping Seniors Home is a program designed to assist Maine’s low-income elder homeowners age 60+ remain in their own homes as long as they choose to, and are able to do so.

Maine Senior Guide
Maine Senior Guide is a comprehensive web resource about all things senior. Maine Senior Guide covers any topic of interest to Maine’s older residents or their families. From reverse mortgages to transportation, from independent living to volunteer opportunities, Maine Senior Guide includes information on everything from assisted living to Meals on Wheels, from community events to senior products and services. We’re always looking for senior information and resources.

My Child Without Limits
MyChildWithoutLimits.org is an authoritative early intervention resource for families of young children ages 0-5 with developmental delays or disabilities, and professionals looking for a single, trusted, aggregate source of information that relates to their needs and interests. Sponsored by United Cerebral Palsy.

Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training (VAST)
The goal of the Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training (VAST) program is to promote lifelong health and well-being of veterans with disabilities through regular participation in a VAST array of physical activities and sports.

What Can Families Do at Home to Support Assistive Technology Skills?
Article from the American Foundation for the Blind.

 

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Reviewed: 9/5/2015 jeb

Updated: 8/8/2016