Real Life Disability Resources

A collection of national level disability and chronic illness support organizations. The list is non-exhaustive. Inclusion or exclusion from this list is not an indication of Virtual Ability’s support or lack of support for any particular organization.

Abilities Expo
https://www.abilities.com/expos/

ABLEDATA
http://www.abledata.com/

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Inc.
http://www.academyscipro.org/

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Inc.
http://www.academyscipro.org/

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
http://www.aapmr.org/

American Cancer Society (ACS), 1-800-227-2345
http://www.cancer.org/

American Case Management Association
https://www.acmaweb.org/

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
https://theacpa.org/

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
http://www.diabetes.org/

American Headache Society
https://americanheadachesociety.org/

American Heart Association (AHA)
https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

American Lung Association
http://www.lung.org/

American Migraine Foundation
https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
http://www.aafa.org/

Autism Spectrum Connection
http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
https://www.biausa.org/

Cancer Care, Inc., 1-800-813-4673
https://www.cancercare.org/

Cancer Hope Network, 1-877-467-3638
https://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/

Chronic Pain Anonymous
https://chronicpainanonymous.org

Easterseals
http://www.easterseals.com/

Epilepsy Foundation
https://www.epilepsy.com/

Job Accommodation Network
https://askjan.org/

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
http://www.lls.org/

Lighthouse International
https://www.lighthouseguild.org/

Mental Health America (MHA)
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
https://www.mda.org/

myCancerConnection, 1-800-345-6324
https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/patient-support/mycancerconnection.html
The MD Anderson Cancer Center will connect you with an Anderson Network member with the same cancer diagnosis and treatment. Sharing the experience by phone with someone who has walked the same journey helps you know you are not alone.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
https://www.nami.org/

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
https://www.nad.org/

National Cancer Institute, 1-800-422-6237
https://www.cancer.gov/

National Disability Rights Network
http://www.ndrn.org/

National Federation of the Blind
https://nfb.org/

National Headache Foundation (NHF)
http://www.headaches.org/

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
https://www.niams.nih.gov/

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
https://www.ninds.nih.gov/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
https://www.drugabuse.gov/

National MS Society
https://www.nationalmssociety.org/

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
https://rarediseases.org/

Social Security Disability – Listing of Impairments
https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/listing-impairments.htm
A list of common disorders and diseases with which the the Social Security Administration (SSA) deals.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
https://www.samhsa.gov/

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
http://www.ucp.org/

United Spinal Association
https://unitedspinal.org/

The Asthma Society of Canada
https://www.asthma.ca/

Autism Canada
https://autismcanada.org/

Canadian/American Spinal Research Organizations
https://www.csro.com/

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
http://ccpsa.ca/en/

Canadian Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.ca/

Canadian Mental Health Association
https://cmha.ca/

Canadian Neuropathy Association
https://healthunlocked.com/canadianneuropathyassociation

Mood Disorders Society of Canada
https://mdsc.ca/

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
https://mssociety.ca/

Spinal Cord Injury Canada
http://sci-can.ca/

Accessible Property Register
http://accessible-property.org.uk/

Allergy UK
https://www.allergyuk.org/

Asthma UK
https://www.asthma.org.uk/

Brain & Spine Foundation
https://www.brainandspine.org.uk/

Clinical-Depression
http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/

Diabetes UK
https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

Disabled People
https://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities
A project of Direct.Gov, this site contains information on support for employment, housing, vacationing, transportation, health care, and many more useful topics.

GP Notebook
http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/
A medical encyclopedia used by doctors

Patient UK
https://patient.info
Up-to-date health information on many topics as provided by GPs

Scope
https://www.scope.org.uk

Skill: National Bureau for Students With Disabilities
http://www.skill.org.uk/

Spinal Injuries Association
https://www.spinal.co.uk/

Spinal Research
https://www.spinal-research.org/

The National Autistic Society
http://www.autism.org.uk/

UK Council on Deafness
http://deafcouncil.org.uk/

UK Multiple Sclerosis Society
https://www.mssociety.org.uk/

AIDS Trust of Australia
http://www.aidstrust.com.au/

Alcohol and Drug Foundation
https://adf.org.au/

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
http://aa.org.au/

Arthritis Australia
http://www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/

Asthma Australia
https://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/

Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training
https://www.adcet.edu.au/

Australian Hearing
https://www.hearing.com.au/

Australian Spinal Injury Alliance
https://spinalinjuryalliance.com.au/

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
https://www.aspect.org.au/

beyondblue: the national depression initiative
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Brain Australia
http://www.brainaustralia.org.au/

Brain Injury Australia
https://www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au/

Cancer Council Australia
http://www.cancer.org.au/

Cerebral Palsy Australia
https://cpaustralia.com.au/

Diabetes Australia
https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/

dNet
http://dnet.org.au/
Connecting people with depression

Epilepsy Action Australia
https://www.epilepsy.org.au/

Haemophilia Foundation Australia
https://www.haemophilia.org.au/

Headache Australia
http://www.headacheaustralia.org.au/

Heart Foundation
https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/

Learning Difficulties Australia
https://www.ldaustralia.org

Leukaemia Foundation
http://www.leukaemia.org.au/

Lung Foundation Australia
https://lungfoundation.com.au/

Mental Health Australia
https://mhaustralia.org

MS Australia
https://www.msaustralia.org.au/

Muscular Dystrophy Australia
https://www.mda.org.au/

National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWA)
http://napwa.org.au/

Scoliosis Australia
https://www.scoliosis-australia.org/

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
https://scia.org.au/

The Schizophrenia Fellowship of Australia
http://www.schizophrenia.org.au/

Vision Australia
http://www.visionaustralia.org/
Blindness and low vision services