Alexander Graham Bell (AG Bell) Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221
Fax: 202-337-8314
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Website: www.agbell.org

The AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing supports information centers on hearing loss and the auditory approach to communication. Services focus on children with hearing loss by providing ongoing support and advocacy to parents and professionals. For eligible students, AG Bell provides financial aid for mainstreamed, auditory-based education to qualifying applicants at preschool, school-age, and university levels.


American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)
3825 LaVista Rd. W-2
Tucker, GA 30084

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Website: www.aadp.org

The American Association of the Deaf-blind is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans. The mission of AADB is to enable deaf-blind persons to achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community.


American Council of the Blind (ACB)
1703 N. Beauregard St. Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311

Phone: 202-467-5081
TTY: 202-467-5058
Toll Free: 800-424-8666
Fax: 703-465-5085
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Website: www.acb.org

ACB, a national organization with state affiliates, strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunities, and quality of life for individuals with visual impairments through policy development at the federal level.


American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121

Phone: 212-502-7600
TTY: 212-502-7777
Toll Free: 800-232-5463
Fax: 888-545-8331
Website: www.afb.org

AFB provides information about blindness and visual impairment and produces many books and pamphlets. A complete list can be obtained on the website. AFB is addressing critical issues facing the growing population of people who are blind or visually impaired, independent living, literacy, employment, and technology. AFB sponsors visual related research as well as national and international symposiums on vision related topics. In addition to the NYC headquarters, AFB maintains four regional centers across the U.S. and a Public Policy Center in Washington, DC.


American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, OH 40206

Phone: 502-895-2405
TTY: 502-889-2274
Toll Free: 800-223-1839
Fax: 502-899-2284
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Website: www.alph.org

The company produces a catalog of products for those who are visually impaired or blind, including infants and children.


Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
330 North Wabash Ave., Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611-4267

Phone: 312-321-5172
TTY: 312-673-6659
Toll Free: 877-687-2842
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Website: www.atia.org

ATIA is an organization of manufacturers and providers of assistive technology devices and services. Descriptions of the types of products available through each resource, as well as a link to each, are included on the website.


Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
c/o Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey St., 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-642-8100
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Website: www.parentcenterhub.org

CPIR services implements a parent centered process to gather pare n perspectives to create products and services to increase Parent Center’s knowledge and capacity. Acting as a hub for information to each state’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), CPIR provides state PTIs with information, research-based materials, training via the network, newsletters, and materials for the PTI.


Deaf Blind Perspectives – (NCDB)
The Teaching Research Institute
345 North Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

Phone: 800-438-9376
TTY: 800-854-7013
Fax: 503-838-8150
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Website: www.nationaldb.org

“Deaf-Blind Perspectives” is a free publication, published two times a year by the Teaching Research Division of Western Oregon State College. Current or previous issues can be viewed/printed by accessing the website. Its purpose is to provide information and serve as a forum for discussion and sharing ideas.


Disabled Children’s Relief Fund
P.O. Box 89
Freeport, NY 11520

Phone: 516-377-1605
TTY: 614-516-377-3978
Website: www.rarediseases.org

DCRF, a national non-profit, provides grants for assistive devices, rehabilitative services, and equipment to eligible children birth- 18 years as well as innovative arts and humanitarian services to children with disabilities.


Disabled Sports USA
451 Hungerford Dr., Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-217-0963
TTY: 301-217-0963
Fax: 301-217-0968
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Website: www.disabledsportsusa.org

DSUSA promotes sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. It is a nationwide network of community-based chapters offering a variety of recreation programs. There are locations in Columbus and Cleveland.


Easter Seals
141 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1400 A
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-726-6200
TTY: 312-726-4258
Toll Free: 800-221-6827
FAX: 312-726-1494
Website: www.easterseals.com

Easter Seals serves children birth-21 years. Specific services include camping and recreation, job training and employment services, medical rehabilitation and health services and support services in addition to occupational, physical, and speech therapy.


Enabling Devices – Toys for Special Children
50 Broadway
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Phone: 914-747-3070
TTY: 914-479-1369
Toll Free: 800-832-8697
Fax: 914-747-3480
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Website: www.enablingdevices.com

This company offers a wide variety of toys, switches, communication devices, and assistive learning devices for children with disabilities.


Flaghouse – Special Populations
601 Flaghouse Dr.
Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. 07604-3116

Phone: 201-288-7600
TTY: 800-793-7922
Toll Free: 800-793-7900
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Website: www.flaghouse.com

This company offers a wide variety of devices, toys, switches, communication devices, equipment, and other products that can be used for education, recreation, and therapy.


Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 202-651-5000
TTY: 202-651-5000
VP: 202-250-2314
Voice: 202-651-5044
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Website: www.gallaudet.edu

Gallaudet University offers college programs to deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. In addition, Gallaudet publishes a newsletter, magazine, and a variety of items related to deafness and hard of hearing.


Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093-2554

TTY: 847-441-8111
Toll Free: 800-323-4238
Fax: 847-446-9820
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Website: www.hadley.edu

The Hadley School for the Blind promotes “independent living through distance education programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers”.


Hands and Voices
P.O. Box 3093
Boulder, CO 80297

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Website: www.handsandvoices.org


 

Hear Now
6700 Washington Ave., S
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: 866-354-3254
TTY: 952-828-6946
Toll Free: 800-328-8602
Fax: 953-828-6900
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Website: www.starkeyhearingfoundation.orgfoundation.org

Hear Now assists individuals who are residents of the United States and qualify under the National Poverty Guidelines for assistance. Hear Now is a domestic assistance program for people who otherwise would not be able to afford hearing aids. The work of Hear Now is supported through the contributions of its many benefactors. Hear Now receives no government funding. All donations – monetary, time, and hearing aids – allow the Hear Now program to survive and provide the gift of hearing.


Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC)
141 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Point, NY 11050-1299

Phone: 516-944-8900-x 253
TTY: 516-944-8637
Fax: 516-944-7302
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Website: www.helenkeller.org

The mission of HKNC is to enable deaf-blind individuals to live and work in the community of their choice. This national facility provides diagnostic evaluation, short-term comprehensive vocational rehabilitation and assistance with jobs and residential placement for all Americans who are deafblind. Local services and training are offered nationwide to deafblind individuals, their parents and professionals.


John Tracy Clinic (JTC)
806 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007-2505

Phone: 213-748-5481
TTY: 213-747-2924
Toll Free: 800-522-4582
Fax: 213-749-1651
Website: www.jtc.org

JTC is a private provider of audiology diagnostics, education, resources, and support for families who have infants and young children with hearing loss. Services include: comprehensive pediatric audiology evaluations, a parent infant program, auditory-verbal therapy services, family and parent support program, counseling services, parent education as well as professional development.


Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-651-5855
Website: www.clerccenter.gallaudet.edu

The Clerc Center supports professionals and families through dissemination of resources, training and evidence-based information in the areas of professional development, family-school partnerships and national collaborations to meet the linguistic, education and social-emotional needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children birth though high school.


Lighthouse Guild
250 W. 64th St.
New York, NY 10023

Toll Free: 800-284-4422
TTY: 800-284-4711
Website: www.lighthouseguild.org

Lighthouse Guild, a non-profit for vision and healthcare, addresses the needs of individuals who are blind or have vision impairments including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical challenges. Through a comprehensive integration of vision and healthcare with access to education and community outreach, the Lighthouse Guild helps “…people achieve and maintain the highest level of functioning and independence.”


Lighthouse International
111 East 59th St.
New York, NY 10022-1202

Phone: 212-821-9200
TTY: 212-821-9713
Toll Free: 800-284-4422
Fax: 212-821-9707
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Website: www.lighthouse.org

Lighthouse International, a non-profit affiliated with the National Eye Institute, provides international, national and regional, services in vocational rehabilitation, education, research, prevention and advocacy. The goal of Lighthouse International is to enable individuals of all ages who are blind or partially visually impaired to lead independent and productive lives.


Maxi Aids
42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Phone: 631-752-0521
TTY: 631-752-0738
Toll Free: 800-522-6294
Fax: 631-752-0689
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Website: www.maxiaids.com

Maxi Aids offers aids and appliances for independent living, including many products for the visually impaired.


National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
Lighthouse Guild
250 W. 65th St.
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 800-284-4422
TTY: 800-284-4711
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NPAVI provides leadership, support and training to assist parents of visually impaired children though a support and information network, resources, workshops, conferences, and a quarterly newsletter.


National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
8630 Fenton St., Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 301-587-1788
TTY: 301-587-1789
V: 301-328-1443
Fax: 301-587-1791
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Website: www.nad.org

NAD, a national organization with state affiliates, is a consumer advocacy organization for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Services include ASL (American Sign Language) teacher certification, biennial conventions, conferences and forums, and an interpreter assessment program. Advocacy focus areas include: early intervention, education, employment, health care, and technology.


National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

Phone: 503-838-8754
Fax: 503-838-8150
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Website: www.nationaldb.org

NCDB, a national technical assistance center, works with state projects to ensure that children and youth with deafblindness receive supports and services that allow them to experience full integration and participation in society including education, employment, community, and social relations.


National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)
141 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Point, NY 11050

Phone: 800-255-0411
Fax: 516-883-9060
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Website: www.nfadb.org

NFADB, a non-profit organization, serves families of individual who are deaf-blind. Through training, support and providing connections to families, collaborating with other organizations, and supporting research for the education and training of individuals who are deaf-blind.


National Lekotek Center
2001 North Clybourn Ave., 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: 773-528-5766
TTY: 773-248-9174
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Website: www.lekotek.org

Lekotek offers a toy resource help line through which a play and toy specialist will answer specific questions related to toy resources and play techniques for children with disabilities.


National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
55 Kenosia Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: 203-744-0100
Toll Free: 800-999-6673
Fax: 263-998
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Website: www.rarediseases.org

NORD is a federation of health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare “orphan” diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.


Pathways Awareness Foundation
415 Michigan Ave. Suite 95
Washington, D.C. 20017-4501

Phone: 800-955-2445
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Website: www.ncpd.org

The Pathways Awareness Foundation, a non-profit organization, provides information on cerebral palsy, neuro-disorders, early detection, early intervention, inclusion, and other topic areas related to physical development, is dedicated to raising awareness related to early detection and early therapy for children with delays.


Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624

Phone: 410-337-9580
Toll Free: 800-638-3775
Fax: 410-637-8539
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Website: www.brookespublishing.com

This company is the publisher of a wide variety of education and disability related books on subjects such as autism, behavior, special education, inclusion and more.


Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472-2790

Phone617-924-3434
TTY: 617-926-2027
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Website: www.perkins.org

Perkins is a multi-faceted organization that includes:

  1. The Perkins School for the Blind provides on-campus early intervention for birth-3 years, public school educational services, and day and residential school services 3-22 years.
  2. An International Program that provides resources, training and advocacy throughout the world.
  3. Solutions- assistive technology products and consultation to individuals, organizations and the government
  4. E-learning – resources, support and professional development to individuals in the field of blind education.
  5. The Perkins Library with books and materials in braille, audio, electronic, and large print formats

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Dr., Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 847-843-2020
Toll Free: 800-331-2020
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Website: www.preventblindness.org

Prevent Blindness produces informational brochures on vision testing, blindness, and visual impairments through support to education and research that promotes eye health care and early detection.


Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
333 Commerce St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-838-0030
TTY: 703-838-0459
Fax: 703-838-0454
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Website: www.rid.org

RID, a national registry of interpreters, advocates for best practices in interpreting, professional development for new and professional interpreters, and high standards in the provision of interpreting services to diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.


Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OCRID)
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Website: www.ocrid.org

OCRID, an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, focuses on fostering relationships by providing opportunities for growth through development and support.


Seedlings Braille Books for Children
P.O. Box 51924
Livonia, MI 48151-5924

On–site address:
14151 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Phone: 734-427-8552
TTY: 734-427-8552
Toll Free: 800-777-8552
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Website: www.seedlings.org

Seedlings produces Braille and tactile books for children beginning at age one. They also provide encyclopedia articles in Braille for student projects and reports.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Office of Public Inquiries
1100 West High Rise
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235

Phone: 800-772-1213
TTY: 800-325-0778 (7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. only)
Website: www.ssa.gov/ssi/

SSI is a federal income supplement program for aged, blind, or disabled people (including children). Eligibility for the program includes consideration of total family income, family size, and other factors. Inquiries may also be directed to the local social security office.

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