DAC partnered with PASSAGES in designation as an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) through a grant administered through the California Department of Aging. The goal of the project was to enhance our capacity to expand consumer awareness of community based service and provide efficient and effective access to long term supportive services allowing older adults, and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about these options. Also, we were involved in efforts to streamline the process by which consumers become enrolled in publicly financed supportive services and in assisting nursing home residents to prepare for and transition to more independent community living.

Our efforts include web-based access to information. We have developed a page with a list of top rated web-based informational sources that will assist persons with disabilities and older adults in making informed decisions. For specific information, please visit the PASSAGES website.


AAPD — American Association of People with Disabilities.
They work for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Able Data tools and technologies to enhance life

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ABLEDATA — Providing information on Assistive Technology (sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education)

ACB Radio

ACB RADIO — From the American Council of the Blind’s Web site, click on “acbradio.mainstream” to listen to Disability Radio Worldwide at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. After the original broadcast, the show is replayed every two hours for a 24-hour period. They also have an archive.

ADA Access Board Advancing Full Access and Inclusion for All

ADA ACCESS BOARD — The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.

ADA.gov United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

ADA.gov — Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates 25 years of removing barriers and empowering people. INTRODUCTION TO THE ADA: Publications and videos that answer these questions and more: What is the ADA? Who is a person with a disability? Who must comply with the ADA? Where can you call to ask questions about the ADA? ADA ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES: The Department enforces the ADA through complaints, lawsuits, consent decrees, settlement agreements, and alternate dispute resolution (mediation). FEDERAL AND ADA DISABILITY RESOURCES: Federal agencies with ADA or Section 504 responsibilities and Federal websites with information related to disability rights issues. ADA INFORMATION LINE: The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. 800 – 514 – 0301 (voice) 800 – 514 – 0383 (TTY)

ADA.gov United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

ADA Technical Assistance— Through its ten regional centers, the ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our services are tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.

Addus Homecare

Addus Home Health Services –Skilled nursing, home rehabilitation (physical, occupational, and speech therapy), congestive heart failure program, wound care, diabetes management, home health aid, mental health nursing, and social services provided in patient’s own home; attendant registry for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients and others to find care providers. Spanish & Hmong speakers are available. 936 Mangrove, Chico 95926 342-7248 please feel free

The Arc Butte County

ARC of Butte County— Offers family support programs and family/client services for people with developmental disabilities.

Asbestos.com Brought to you by the Mesothelioma Center

Asbestos.com Mesothelioma Center –Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, most people who are diagnosed with the disease are seniors, about 75 percent. For many of these individuals, caregivers and in-home assistance are a necessity. Our organization works with these individuals and their families to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.

Ability Tools A program of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

AT Network — Dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.

Little Red Hen Retail with a Purpose

Autism Lifespan (formerly The Autism Society of Northern California) — Provides a lending library, parent information packets, support groups, network for parents of children with autism. Support groups available for parents of children with high-functioning autism and Aspergers disease, with Autism Spectrum Disorder and for families of children with special needs (birth-age 5). Location: 959 East Avenue (inside The Little Red Hen Kids and Kitchen Store)


Butte-Glenn Community College District

Butte College Veterans Services — While working in tandem with Butte-Glenn Community College, the Office of Veterans Services strives to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for all of our veteran and dependent students. Our goal is to provide the best possible service and guidance to help our veterans and their dependents achieve their educational goals.

Butte County California

Butte County Accessibility Information — (Butte County Department of Human Resources) Provides materials (in alternative formats) on request for the disabled. Also provided: a form you can download to file a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

California Council of the Blind

Butte County Council of the Blind — Information about the council’s meeting schedule and Reading Center, important numbers and resources and contacts for catalogs of adaptive technology. Please call 530-893-8840 for meeting information.

Butte County California

Butte County Department of Behavioral Health — Works to establish a continuum of health promotion and treatment services for people with substance abuse problems and/or serious mental illness.

Butte County California

Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services — Manages programs for seniors and people with disabilities, including Senior and Adult Services and Employment Services. Within this site are Butte County Medical Services (for Medi-Cal info) and Butte County Senior and Adult Services(providing assistance to seniors and dependent adults victimized by abuse, neglect or exploitation, plus the public guardian for those without family).

Butte County California

Butte County In-Home Supportive Services — The IHSS program provides personal and domestic services to aged, blind or disabled individuals in their own homes.

Butte County California

Butte County Veterans Services Officer— Links to information and resources for veterans


CALA California Assisted Living Association The Voice of Assisted Living

California Assisted Living Association— An organization of members dedicated to the betterment of the assisted living industry through education, advocacy, quality of care and individual choice.


California Department of Aging — Administers a broad base of home- and community-based services throughout California, working primarily with 33 Area Agencies on Aging that serve seniors and people with disabilities. Also works with public and private nonprofit agencies throughout the state.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Department of Fish & Game — information on obtaining fishing licenses

DHCS California Health Center Services

California Department of Health Care Services— Organized into seven programs: Health Information and Strategic Planning, Licensing and Certification, Medical Care Services, Office of Multicultural Health, Office of Women’s Health, Prevention Services and Primary Care and Family Health

California Department of Parks and Recreation

California Department of Parks –Reserve campgrounds for state parks throughout California. Year-round passes for a single annual fee are available from the California State Parks store.

California Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health — Try the main page first. There are pages for filing complaints about long-term care and for investigatinglicensing and certification as well.

California Department of Insurance

California Department of Insurance — Patients on PPOs which are not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Managed Health Care are referred to the Department of Insurance. Use the following link to file a complaint.


California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
— Locations of California Independent Living Centers

California Health Advocates

California Health Advocates — The California HICAP Association site. HICAP provides objective, individualized counseling and advocacy services to Medicare beneficiaries addressing Medicare benefits, Medicare supplemental insurance plans, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and long term care insurance coverage.

CHHS California Health and Human Services Agency

California Olmstead Plan — The entire 2003 California Olmstead Plan as submitted to the Legislature


California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) — Provides retirement and health benefit services to members, including active, inactive and retired members from state and local public agencies and school districts.

California State University Chico

California State University, Chico Office of Veterans’ Affairs — provides a wide range of assistance to military veterans.

California State University Chico

California State University, Chico Center for Communication Disorders –provides both diagnostic and rehabilitative services for communicative disorders. It provides speech and language evaluations and therapy at low or no cost to the public. Free to students. Located on the campus.

Californians for Disability Rights

Californians for Disability Rights –is the oldest and largest membership organization of persons with disabilities in California. They are an effective and widely respected cross-disability advocacy force. They aim to improve the quality of life for all persons with any disability through education and training and by working to remove barriers through advocacy and change in public policy.


Caminar –Provides support services that enable people with disabilities to fully integrate and participate in community living. The emphasis is on assisting people with disabilities in to be active and contributing members of the community. This is accomplished by providing community-based services in the areas of independent living, employment, socialization, education, and housing. Caminar of Butte County primarily serves people with developmental disabilities, mental illness and physical disabilities in the Chico, Paradise and Oroville areas. Butte County crisis line: 1(800) 334-6622

Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence — A nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

AT Network Assertive Technology Tools for Living

CATE — California Assistive Technology Exchange. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for Californians with disabilities by providing them with assistive technology (AT) devices and by innovating the loan process. Now named the AT Network.

Cerbral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide is an organization that is dedicated to educating families and individuals with cerebral palsy with information on treatment and therapy options as well as support options that they are entitled to.

Chico Area Recreation and Park District

Chico Area Recreation and Park District — Provides recreation opportunities to the greater Chico community, including a recreation and empowerment agency for people with disabilities (Do-It Leisure), Senior programs, and listings for the Dorothy F. Johnson Center.

Community Living Policy Center

Center for Personal Assistant Services — By promoting research, training, technical assistance and dissemination about personal assistance services, the Center’s mission is to ensure that people with self-care limitations can find information that will help them live independently. This is a great resource to understand the research and proposed changes to the system affecting personal caregivers and consumers.

Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap — A company that focuses on computer technology for people with special needs by providing practical, up-to-date information on assistive technology products, procedures, and best practices.

AC Online

College Resources for Students with Disabilities— Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs.

AC Online

College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities-– Link is to a complementary guide to scholarships and financial aid for students with disabilities to help students and their families better understand the vast number of financial aid options available to them. Key elements of the guide include:
– A comprehensive review of all of the scholarships available, listed by disability
– Amounts awarded and deadlines for each scholarship
– Debt-forgiveness options for those who acquired a disability post-graduation

Community Action Agency for Butte County, Inc. Helping People. Changing Lives.

Community Action Agency of Butte County — Free noon meals Monday through Friday for all seniors 60 and older.

Community Care Options Senior Referral Services

Community Care Options — Assisted Living Online database of care facilities in California cities.


Community Living Centers — Provides rehabilitative services that help people with disabilities live independently in the community. Services include independent living skills; community-based day programs; supported employment services and community integration.

Consumer Affairs

Consumer Affairs — Provides free consumer news and advocacy.. The Consumer Affairs stair lifts buyers guide helps consumers compare stair lift brands, features, and reviews. Their goal is to help consumers make an informed decision when shopping for stair lifts.


Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program — (California Public Utilities Commission) A state-mandated program that distributes telecommunications equipment and services for individuals certified as having functional limitations of hearing, vision, mobility, speech and/or interpretation of information.

VA U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs — Information about veterans’ benefits, including health care, long-term care and cemetery benefits.

Disability and Abuse Project

Disability and Abuse Project–The Disability and Abuse Project is a function of the Spectrum Institute, a nonprofit educational corporation based in Los Angeles, CA. The Project works with nonprofit organizations, media, government agencies, and individual advocates. Their focus is the prevention or reduction in physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

United States of America Department of Labor

Disabilityinfo.gov — Government resources, services and information for people with disabilities.

Disabled Person

DisabledPerson.com — Provides an online, targeted recruiting site that connects proactive employers with job seekers with disabilities.

State of California DMV Department of Motor Vehicles

Disabled Parking Placards and Plates — (California Department of Motor Vehicles) Provides eligibility and application information about parking placards and vehicle plates for people with disabilities. Includes a downloadable application you can print, complete and mail to the DMV.


Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator — (Administration on Aging) Nationwide directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers locate local support resources for aging Americans.

Expertise Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs

Expertise – Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What You Need to Know — For many people, owning and maintaining a home is one of the most significant investments they ever make. But for individuals and veterans living with disabilities or special needs, or seniors aging in place, most homes are not built to accommodate their needs. Unfortunately, without access to the right resources, creating a safe and accessible home can be a challenging and expensive task. For this reason, Expertise has developed a guide that hopes to help caregivers and those living with disabilities understand the available federal grants and other resources that can help create a home that is accessible.


FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Information for Older People — (Food and Drug Administration) Articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues.

Feather River Recreation and Parks District catch the dream

Feather River Recreation & Park District — Sports and classes for people with disabilities. They also offer water exercise and 55 Alive driving classes in their senior programs.

Seniors First Keeping Seniors Independent

FirstGov for Seniors — Created at the direction of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPRG) and maintained by the Social Security Administration as a service especially geared toward senior citizens.

FDA Food and Drug Administration

Food and Drug Administration — Promotes and protects the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.

Free Med Connect

The FreeMed Connection — Provides information on prescription assistance programs and Canadian drugs. Site charges a processing fee per medication.


Gimp on the Go

Gimp on the Go — A great disabled traveler’ site, with tips on everything from traveling with oxygen to wheelchair beach access.


HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

Health Resources and Services Administration— (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Works to improve and extend life for people with HIV/AIDS, provides primary health care to medically underserved people and serves women and children through state programs.

Help Central 2-1-1 Butte County

HelpCentral.org — A searchable directory of low- and no-cost health and human services in Butte County.

Department of Managed Health Care

HMO Help — From the California Department of Managed Health Care, this site offers information, guidance and interactive tools to help consumers navigate California HMOs.

Housing Authority of the County of Butte

Housing Authority of Butte County — If you are looking to obtain decent, safe and affordable housing in Butte County

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD for People with Disabilities — (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Roundup of information from HUD Web site that pertains to people with disabilities, including supportive and accessible housing and Center for Universal Design.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD for Senior Citizens — (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Roundup of information from HUD Web site that pertains to seniors, including Senior Housing Net and information to help seniors stay in their homes.



IndiCare — Automated, online tool for physicians and healthcare providers to obtain free prescription drugs for indigent patients.

Institute on Disability Culture. Promotion Disability Pride. www.InstituteOnDisabilityCulture.org

Institute on Disability Culture — Literary and culture magazine hosted by Stephen and Lillian Brown. This is a graphic-free site useful for all, including vision-impaired people.

World Enabled

It’s Our Story — Web-based oral history of the rise and continued success of the Independent Living movement as told by activists. Hosted on YouTube. Your story is important and is sought by the project. It’ Our Story is a project of the Victor Pineda Foundation.


JAN Job Accommodation Network

JAN — Job Accommodation Network


Lab Tests Online your trusted guide. Understand your tests. Empower your health.

Lab Tests Online — Allows users to search for information on lab tests by condition, disease or test name. The easy-to-use site is designed to help determine the purposes, limitations and meaning of lab test results.

Sarcoma Information for Leiomyosarcoma Families

Leiomyosarcoma.org — Our mission is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on leiomyosarcoma and the many aspects of being diagnosed. We strive to provide to provide a comprehensive free resource for those in the lieomyosarcoma profession and those who have a personal interest in this disease.

Little Red Hen Retail with a Purpose. Littleredhen.org

Little Red Hen — A non-profit organization with three locations serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. 100% of our sales / donations benefit quality programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy, Down’ syndrome and other cognitive disabilities. We employ developmentally disabled adults at all three locations. We do NOT pay below minimum wage.


Department of Health Care Services. Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal — Official government site for information on Medi-Cal: rates, services, online submission, publications and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) updates.

Reviews.com The Best Medical Alert Systems

Medical Alert Systems Review — The team, which is comprised of researchers and industry experts, dedicated over 100 hours examining and evaluating 44 different medical alert systems. Based on a number of data points, they were able to narrow that list down to 8 standout systems. With these 8, the team conducted a thorough analysis of each options, assessing it on 33 different features. The end result is a data-driven, non-biased rating for each of the medical alert systems.

Medicare.gov The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare

Medicare — Official government site for information on Medicare: basics, plan choices, local events, participating physician directory, Medigap Compare tool, contact information.

TMP The Medicine Program. Patient Assistance Program

The Medicine Program — A volunteer organization dedicated to helping people find patient assistance programs.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Mental Health Information Center — Has a mental health services locator for your community, national and other useful hotlines providing mental health resources and referrals, as well as many mental-health specific features and national and state toll-free help lines.

MCA logo

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance – – The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is an online educational and support resource for cancer patients and caregivers. We have a wide range of information on our site talking about the cancer, what treatments are available and preventative measures.

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma Guide – – Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our mission is to guide mesothelioma patients to better health care options and to find a cure. Our free mesothelioma guide is the best tool for fighting mesothelioma. In our free guide, you’ll learn about:

  • Top treatments for your diagnosis
  • How you can live longer
  • Ways survivors beat the odds

Age Lab

MIT AgeLab — Read about research and news via this Massachusetts Institute of Technology facility, which develops new technologies promoting healthy, independent living for older people.

State of California Department of Motor Vehicles

My California DMV — Official State of California Department of Motor Vehicles Web site offers online information concerning rules for obtaining and renewing driver’ licenses or I. D. cards. This site also will provide needed information on many resources available on-line.


National Council on Disability an independence federal agency committed to disability policy leadership since 1978

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) — The Protection and Advocacy (P&As) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAPs) comprise the nationwide network of congressionally mandated, legally based disability rights agencies. NAPAS is the voluntary national membership association of the P&As and CAPs, providing quality, legally based advocacy services to the disabled.

National Council on Disability

National Council on Disability — An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities.

Nation Council on Independent Living

National Council on Independent Living — National Network of Independent Living Centers

National Disability Rights Network

National Disability Rights Network — legal advocacy for all disabled people

National Disabled Student Union

National Disabled Student Union — A national, cross-disability, student organization. It recognizes all persons with disabilities and all students as their colleagues.

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health — (National Institutes of Health) News and events about clinical trials and funding opportunities, with sections for the public, practitioners and researchers.

National Institute on Aging

National Institute on Aging — (National Institutes of Health) One of 25 institutes and centers of the NIH. Provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. The primary federal agency on Alzheimer’s research.

National Library Service for the blind and physically handicapped

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped — (Library of Congress) Free library program of Braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail through a network of cooperating libraries.

National Organization on Disability

National Organization on Disability — Among their programs: Community Partnership Program (CPP) – Mayors ensuring community participation for people with disabilities and the Accessible America Award – $25,000 annual award competition for disability-friendly communities.

Through the Looking Glass

National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities — Resources and support for parents with disabilities and their children.

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds — Has an alphabetical list of approximately 1,000 prescription medications. When you find your medication, there is a link to assistance programs for that specific drug.

Butte County California

Network of Care — Butte County — Created with a California Department of Aging innovation grant, this comprehensive, internet-based resource is for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.

U.S. Department of Education

NIDRR — National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

NOLO Legal Encyclopedia

NOLO Legal Encyclopedia — Plain-English articles on the legal topics that affect you most.

Mobility Works

NorCal Mobility Inc. — Based in Chico, they offer fabrication and custom van modifications for the disabled.

Northern California Driving School

Northern California Driving School — Northern California Driving School (899-9307) has accommodations for disabled students. They can help with Driver’s Education and the DMV test and they have a car equipped with hand controls for driving lessons. They also have successfully trained people with learning disabilities. They can be reached at: (530) 899-9307.

United Spinal Association

NSCIA — National Spinal Cord Injury Association is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D).


Office of Disability, Aging and long-term care policy

Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy — (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Multiple reports on disability, aging and long-term care policy. Developing, analyzing, evaluating and coordinating HHS policies and programs that support the independence, productivity, health and long-term care needs of people with disabilities. Additional links are shown under U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Paradise Recreation and Park District

Paradise Ridge Communities Senior-Support Services — Skilled professional physicians and medical facilities for Paradise Ridge seniors.

Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center

Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center — Services include resource and referral, support groups and case management.

Passages Adult Resource Center

Passages Adult Resource Center — Provides multiple services, such as the Area Agency on Aging, Chico Community of Caring Program, Eldercare Locator, Family Caregiver Support Program, Health Insurance Counseling and more.

Patient Assistance from Pfizer

Patient Assistance from Pfizer Pharmaceutical — Pfizer Helpful Answers is a family of assistance programs for people who have no insurance, or are underinsured and need help getting their Pfizer medicines.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. — A federal corporation that guarantees payment of basic pension benefits earned by U.S. workers and retirees. Use the “Pension Search” function to learn if you are owed money by a previous employer or if you are entitled to a pension plan you may have forgotten about.

Rx Assist Patient Assistance Program Center

Pharmacia Patients in Need — Provides immediate assistance to patients who have limited income and are uninsured or under-insured (eg, no prescription benefits).

Placer Independent Resource Services

PIRS — Placer Independent Resource Services

A mesothelioma support community

Pleural Mesothelioma — Pleural mesothelioma grows in the pleura, the protective lining of the lungs. If you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma in this location, you have the most treatment options available; it’s the most common form of the disease, accounting for about 75 percent of all diagnosed cases. Learning more about pleural mesothelioma can help you make good decisions about treatment—and help you improve your prognosis.

a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation

Polio Survivors Association — There are approximately one million individuals in the U. S. who survived the great polio epidemics of the 1940s and 50s. While most polio survivors recovered a high degree of function, a great number were left with permanent, severe paralysis. The Polio Survivors Association was formed in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation to promote the well being and improve the quality of life for these severely disabled polio survivors.


City of Red Bluff California 1876

Red Bluff Community/Senior Center — Offers meals, classes and special events for seniors.

Housing and Urban Development

Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse — Sponsored by HUD, supports state and local governments and other organizations seeking information about laws, regulations and policies affecting the development, maintenance, improvement, availability, and cost of affordable housing.

Prescription Assistance

RxAssist and RxAssist Plus — RxAssist provides physicians and other healthcare providers with information about patient assistance programs. Site also offers information about RxAssist Plus, patient and medication tracking software. Available for download is an information packet describing prescription-assistance options.

Hope for Everyone

RxHope.com — (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) Helps physicians and patient advocates obtain, apply for or track requests for no-cost medications for patients who are unable to afford them and do not have access to prescription insurance or government-funded programs.


County Welfare Directors Association of California

SafeState: Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Media Campaign — The California Attorney General’s Crime and Violence Prevention Center

GSA Government-Wide IT Accessibility Program

Section 508.gov — Everything you need to know about the 508 universe

Technical Assistance Collaborative

Section 8 Made Simple — Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program to Assist People with Disabilities Available as a free download in Adobe Reader.

Hearing Loss Association of America

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People — Opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

Senior Advisor.com

SeniorAdvisor.com is the largest consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities and home care providers across the United States and Canada. The innovative website provides easy access to the information families need when making a senior care decision, and features trusted reviews and advice from local residents and their loved ones.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Senior Community Services Employment Program — The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides and promotes useful part-time employment/training opportunities in subsidized community service agencies for older workers who have poor employment prospects and assists with the transition of individuals to private or other job placements in the community.

Special Olympics Northern California

Special Olympics of Butte County-Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics Northern California offers over 14,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities year-round training and competition in Olympic-type summer and winter sports.
Contact Randall Stone, Area Director, 976 Mangrove Ave., Chico, CA 95926-3950 (530)924-4291

Social Security Administration USA

Social Security Online — Official website of the Social Security Administration. Forms, programs, Benefit Planners and more.

Peace Empowering People to Thrive

Southside Family Resource Center — Provides free services, including in-home visiting and Information & Referral, to residents of the greater Oroville area.

State Independent Living Council

State Independent Living Council — A state agency which helps the Department of Rehabilitation develop the California state plan for independent living.



Tech Soup — The technology place for non-profits. Among many other services, they maintain a database of donated and refurbished computer hardware.

Tehama Rural Area Express

Tehama Rural Area eXpress –Tehama Rural Area Express (TRAX), operates local, express, direct and paratransit services (ParaTRAX) throughout Tehama County. The TRAX service area includes the cities of Corning, Red Bluff, and Tehama, as well as the unincorporated communities along Highway 99E and Highway 99W, including Dairyville, El Camino, Gerber, Las Flores, Los Molinos, Los Robles, Proberta and Richfield.

TDI Online

Telecommunications for the Deaf — A national advocacy organization focusing its resources to address equal-access issues in telecommunications and media for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened or deaf-blind.

Together Rx

Together Rx.com — Eligible Medicare enrollees can have free memberships to this prescription savings program, which provides up to 40 percent savings on more than 150 medicines.



U.S. Department of Health and Human Services— The federal government’s principal health agency, overseeing more than 300 programs.

Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — Information on federal housing programs and services, with subsections for seniors and people with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs — Main portal for information on the full range of services available to military veterans, including healthcare, education and other benefits given to most veterans.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U. S. Food and Drug Administration Consumer Information on Food — Information on various aspects of nutrition and safe handling of food. In English and Spanish.

U.S. Government Bookstore

U.S. Government Online Bookstore — Lists government publications on several topics, including Aging, Health Care, “Physically Challenged.”

United Way Live United

United Way of Northern California — Offers multiple programs for seniors and people with disabilities, including Meals on Wheels, Do-It Leisure, Strive and more.


Your Path to Government Benefits

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) — Free tax preparation assistance for low-to-middle income individuals, seniors, and families in Butte County; assistance with claiming tax credits. 895-4711 x121 891-2977 x204


A Veteran Owned Business

Wheelchair — For people who want to buy or sell wheelchairs or repair parts or who seek repairs at a reasonable cost. Post a free message to list a wheelchair or parts for sale, or to contact a seller. As an alternate, check the AT Exchange (above).

Wheelchair Foundation

Wheelchair Foundation — Provides wheelchairs for children, teens and adults worldwide through a variety of programs, including an extensive matching grant and donation program.

Able Data Tools and Technologies to Enhance Life

Wired on Wheels — A nonprofit Internet organization dedicated to rating accessibility. Its mission is to empower people with disabilities “so we can all make better decisions about the places we visit. Restaurants are our first frontier.”


Yo Disabled and Proud

Youth Organizing! Disabled & Proud — a program of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC). YO! Disabled & Proud connects, organizes and educates youth with disabilities.


Your Rx Plan
— Discount program offers up to 40 percent savings on most pharmacy drugs.

Disability Action Center provides these links as a reference for our consumers. We are not responsible for the opinions or content provided by any of the above organizations.