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.
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 — Literary and culture magazine hosted by Stephen and Lillian Brown. This is a graphic-free site useful for all, including vision-impaired people.
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
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.
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 — 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.
Medi-Cal — Official government site for information on Medi-Cal: rates, services, online submission, publications and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) updates.
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 — Official government site for information on Medicare: basics, plan choices, local events, participating physician directory, Medigap Compare tool, contact information.
The Medicine Program — A volunteer organization dedicated to helping people find patient assistance programs.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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 — An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities.
National Council on Independent Living — National Network of Independent Living Centers
National Disability Rights Network — legal advocacy for all disabled people
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 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 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 — (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 — 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.
National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities — Resources and support for parents with disabilities and their children.
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.
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.
NIDRR — National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NOLO Legal Encyclopedia — Plain-English articles on the legal topics that affect you most.
NorCal Mobility Inc. — Based in Chico, they offer fabrication and custom van modifications for the disabled.
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.
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 — (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 Ridge Communities Senior-Support Services — Skilled professional physicians and medical facilities for Paradise Ridge seniors.
Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center — Services include resource and referral, support groups and case management.
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 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 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.
Pharmacia Patients in Need — Provides immediate assistance to patients who have limited income and are uninsured or underinsured (eg, no prescription benefits).
PIRS — Placer Independent Resource Services
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.
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.
Red Bluff Community/Senior Center — Offers meals, classes and special events for seniors.
Pleural Mesothelioma http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/mesothelioma/pleural — 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.
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.
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.
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.
SafeState: Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Media Campaign — The California Attorney General’s Crime and Violence Prevention Center
Section 508.gov — Everything you need to know about the 508 universe
Section 8 Made Simple — Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program to Assist People with Disabilities Available as a free download in Adobe Reader.
Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People — Opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.
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. For more information, please visit http://www.SeniorAdvisor.com or call (866) 592-8119. Also, our site is completely free to use.
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 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 Online — Official website of the Social Security Administration. Forms, programs, Benefit Planners and more.
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 — 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 (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.
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.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. Specific offices of interest might include:
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 — 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 Consumer Information on Food — Information on various aspects of nutrition and safe handling of food. In English and Spanish
U. S. Food and Drug Administration Consumer Information on Prescription Drugs — Information on all aspects of the safe use of prescription medications. In English and Spanish
U.S. Government Online Bookstore — Lists government publications on several topics, including Aging, Health Care, “Physically Challenged.”
United Way of Northern California — Offers multiple programs for seniors and people with disabilities, including Meals on Wheels, Do-It Leisure, Strive and more.
VisionConnection — An accessible, interactive, global Internet portal for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, the families and friends who support them – and anyone looking for the latest information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation. Leading partners are Lighthouse International and the Royal National Institute of the Blind.
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
We Care Medical Mall — Helps its customers obtain free medications. Program charges a one-time processing fee for each medication.
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 — Provides wheelchairs for children, teens and adults worldwide through a variety of programs, including an extensive matching grant and donation program.
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.”
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.