Resources Specific to Disability Classifications
- Disability Classifications - Disability Classification
- Physical - Resources for people who have mobility challenges
- Sensory - Resources for people who have hearing or sight impairments
- Cognitive/Developmental - Resources for people who have challenges mentally processing information
Other Resource Topics
- Assistive Technology - Great Ideas! Assistive Technology Found Here!
- Education - Resources, Links About Disabilities Issues
- Family - Support for Caregivers, Spouse, and Families
- Recreation - Disability Leisure, Recreation, Socialization Opportunities
- Theatre and Arts -Opportunities in Theater, Arts for People with Disabilities
- Other - More Great Links and Resources
ADAPT is a nationwide grass-roots organization comprised of people with disabilities, families and advocates. ADAPT is fighting so people with disabilities can live in their communities with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions. Information on Federal MiCASSA (Medicaid Community Attendant Services and Supports Act) legislation available here.
A Guide to Disability Rights Laws www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/cguide.htm
Legal Services Corporation www.lsc.govImproves the provision of civil legal assistance to those in need. Offers a nationwide directory.
Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council www.at.mo.gov
Missouri Assistive Technology Listserv:For more information about legislation/issues in this e-mail, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations: Governor's Council on Disability
disability.mo.gov Offers disability related legislative updates via web or phone (1-800-877-8249). Also assists State agencies in complying with ADA.
Missouri Disability Legislative Listserve(Reproduced with permission from Missouri Governor's Council on Disability's Bridges newsletter Fall 2001)
One way to keep up with the latest news on disability-related legislation in Missouri is to subscribe to the Missouri Disability Legislative Listserve. Persons who have internet access can subscribe free of charge. They will receive news through e-mails during the Missouri legislative session that provide brief overviews of legislation, implications for persons with disabilities and up-to-date information on where bills are in the legislative process. Updates will also be provided on new laws as they go into effect. The listserve is administered by Missouri Assistive Technology. The e-mail postings are not limited to assistive technology issues, but also cover a range of other disability issues. The listserve tries not to duplicate information on issues already provided by other listserves or other organizations. It has become a valuable resource for disability organizations and individuals who want to follow legislative activity in Missouri's General Assembly.
It is easy to subscribe. Simply send an e-mail message to: email@example.com
The only message in the body of your e-mail should be: subscribe modisabilaw If you have any problems subscribing, you may send an e-mail to Marty Exline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Services of Missouri: www.lsmo.orgProvides a directory of the four Legal Aid offices in Missouri .
National ADA Symposium www.adasymposium.org
National Legal Aid and Defender Association www.nlada.org National advocacy agency representing legal aid and defender programs as well as individual advocates.
Not Dead Yet www.notdeadyet.org
Not Dead Yet (NDY) is a group of disability rights advocates who oppose any public policy that singles out individuals for legalized killing (euthanasia) based on their health status. This violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, denies people with disabilities the equal protection of the law, and health professionals decide who is "eligible." In these days of cost cutting and managed care, NDY doesn't trust the health care system and feels no one should.
National Disability Rights Networkwww.ndrn.org
United States Access Board www.access-board.gov
United Nations: Overview of International Legal Frameworks for Disability Legislation www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/disovlf.htm