Resources for Consumers

For Expecting Parents: Cord Blood Banking
For Parents: AAC | Autism | Cerebral Palsy (CP) | For Expecting Parents | Hearing Loss | Medical | (Special) Education | Funding 
For People with Disabilities: Preparedness and Resources | Other

For Expecting Parents

https://www.cordbloodbanking.com  - "There have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants worldwide. We can further save the lives of children suffering from cancers, blood disorders and many other serious disorders and disabilities including cerebral palsy (now in FDA regulated clinical trials at Georgia Regents University - Oct. 2015)."
Also, visit https://www.cordbloodguide.com for a free downloadable guide and information about cord blood and cord blood banking.

For Parents

AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)

Click here for a table of AAC resources in Alabama

Autism

What is Autism?

The Guide to Securing Life-long Accommodations for Adult Children with Special Needs

When an Autism Diagnosis Comes in Adulthood

Creating a Sensory-Friendly Home for Your Autistic Child

Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Coping with Grief and Loss through Death or Divorce

Cerebral Palsy

http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com - Educational materials for families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy, including information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources.

http://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com - A comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy, from information on symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles.

http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com - "Our goal is to raise awareness globally for cerebral palsy and other birth injuries."

https://cerebralpalsygroup.com - "A national organization ... here to provide information and support ... resources and education to those affected by CP."

Hearing Loss

www.babyhearing.org - Boys Town National Research Center site
www.handsandvoices.org - Site dedicated to advocacy for deaf and hard of hearing children
www.johntracyclinic.org - Free courses for families of infants and preschoolers with hearing loss
www.listen-up.org - Parent-run site for parents of children with hearing impairments
www.OtiKids.com - Facts about hearing loss and games for kids
www.signingtime.com - Videos for learning sign language
Spanish Language Video on Early Hearing Screening from the CDC (8 min.): ¿Que tan bien oye su hijo? Lo que los padres deben saber. Spanish-speaking families who received "did not pass" or "refer" results for their babies' hearing screening describe how they felt and what they did next. Their stories provide facts and encouragement to help other parents seek out the follow-up services their baby needs. 
Socialization and the Child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Article: 5 Fitness Options for the Deaf Community

Medical 

www.entnet.org - All about Otolaryngology

(Special) Education

http://brainconnection.positscience.com - Information about brain research and education
www.specialeducationguide.com - Lots of info and resources about Special Education
www.SightWords.com - For parents and educators. Sponsored by the GA Preschool Association

Funding

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) is a charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not (fully) covered by insurance. 
Apply at www.uhccf.org/apply
Request a brochure from -855-MY-UHCCF or customerservice@uhccf.org.

For People with Disabilities

Preparedness 

FEMA Campaign

PSA (A YouTube video from FEMA)

Ready.Gov Website

Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide

The Guide To Fire Safety For People With Disabilities

Fire Safety Guides For Kids (Also Includes A Section For Kids With Special Needs)

An Interesting Discussion On Quora: How do people in wheelchairs safely exit a multi-level building during a fire evacuation if the elevator is unavailable?

Fire Safety For Wheelchair Users (including how to evacuate people with limited mobility)

Other Resources

An extensive 2017 resource page for college students with disabilities

HUD Housing Resource Locator

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What You Need to Know  

Addiction Treatment Resources for Americans with Disabilities

The Disabled Job Seeker's Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

A How-to Guide on Job Searching with a Disability

The Guide to Buying Used Accessible Vehicles

Disability Accommodation Cost Guides

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities, a detailed walkthrough of discounts and special offers

Guides to bedding, mattresses and adaptive equipment: SleepCupid | Best Mattress Reviews

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