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.

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Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Inc.

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Inc.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Cancer Society (ACS), 1-800-227-2345

American Case Management Association

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

American Headache Society

American Heart Association (AHA)

American Lung Association

American Migraine Foundation

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Autism Spectrum Connection

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

Cancer Care, Inc., 1-800-813-4673

Cancer Hope Network, 1-877-467-3638

Chronic Pain Anonymous


Eating Disorder Foundation, 1-303-322-3373

Epilepsy Foundation

Job Accommodation Network

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Lighthouse International

Mental Health America (MHA)

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

myCancerConnection, 1-800-345-6324
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)

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 1-630-577-1330

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

National Cancer Institute, 1-800-422-6237

National Disability Rights Network

National Eating Disorders Association, 1-800-931-2237

National Federation of the Blind

National Headache Foundation (NHF)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National MS Society

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Social Security Disability – Listing of Impairments
A list of common disorders and diseases with which the Social Security Administration (SSA) deals.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

United Spinal Association

The Asthma Society of Canada

Autism Canada

Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association

Canadian/American Spinal Research Organizations

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Neuropathy Association

Eating Disorders Association of Canada

Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada

Looking Glass Foundation

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

National Initiative for Eating Disorders

Spinal Cord Injury Canada

Accessible Property Register

Allergy UK

Anorexia & Bulimia Care

Asthma UK

Beat Eating Disorders

Brain & Spine Foundation


Diabetes UK

Disabled People
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
A medical encyclopedia used by doctors

National Centre for Eating Disorders

Patient UK
Up-to-date health information on many topics as provided by GPs


Skill: National Bureau for Students With Disabilities

Spinal Injuries Association

Spinal Research

The National Autistic Society

UK Council on Deafness

UK Multiple Sclerosis Society

AIDS Trust of Australia

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia

Arthritis Australia

Asthma Australia

Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Australian Hearing

Australian Spinal Injury Alliance

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

beyondblue: the national depression initiative

Brain Australia

Brain Injury Australia

Cancer Council Australia

Cerebral Palsy Australia

Diabetes Australia

Connecting people with depression

Epilepsy Action Australia

Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Headache Australia

Heart Foundation

Learning Difficulties Australia

Leukaemia Foundation

Lung Foundation Australia

Mental Health Australia

MS Australia

Muscular Dystrophy Australia

National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWA)

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

Scoliosis Australia

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

The Schizophrenia Fellowship of Australia

Vision Australia
Blindness and low vision services