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    Popular! Child Mental Health Top Rated
    Addresses mental disorders, behavioral disorders, child abuse, trauma, disaster and advocacy issues. Provides information including child mental health news, topics and research results about disorders including Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Autism, Schizophrenia and Eating Disorders. Serves the needs of children, families and professionals. - 6-Nov-2002 - Hits: 1443 - Rate This | Details
    Popular! Disability-Related Resources Top Rated
    A good resource of updated online links to start your search for disability resources. Includes the following categories: Information About Specific Mental Retardation Conditions, Support for Community Living, Employment/Transition to Work, General Information for Families, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Health Promotion and Disability Prevention, Disability Resources, Accrediting Organizations, Organizational and Grant Resources, National Disability Organizations, and Disability-Related Products & Services. Published and maintained by the Arc, a national association for people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. - 27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1187 - Rate This | Details
    Administration on Aging
    The Elders and Families section of the Administration on Aging website is designed to assist older persons and their caregivers quickly obtain information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. Topics include:
    • Alzheimer's Resource Room
    • Disaster Assistance
    • Elder Rights & Resources
    • For Caregivers
    • Housing
    • How to Find Help
    • Nutrition
    • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
    • Services for Seniors
    • Volunteer Opportunities - 28-Nov-2006 - Hits: 325 - Rate This | Details
    Canine Companions for Independence Top Rated
    Canine Companions for Independence provides assistance dogs to people with developmental or physical disabilities who can demonstrate that a Canine Companion will enhance their independence or quality of life. CCI dogs are provided at virtually no cost to the graduates. All the expenses of breeding, raising, and training a Canine Companion is funded through private donations. - 8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 365 - Rate This | Details
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Top Rated
    A UK child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) resource and discussion forum for parents, young people and professionals. Contains information pages for young people on bullying, psychosis, depression, substance abuse, ADHD, autism, eating disorders, OCD, and links to relevant books to read for both young people and professionals. - 13-Oct-2003 - Hits: 712 - Rate This | Details
    Create Top Rated
    Alliance of mental health day service providers in the UK offering skills and educational training to those with a mental illness or disability.CREATE Swansea provides mental health services through an alliance of mental health day service providers in the Swansea area who offer help and support for people who suffer severe mental health disabilities or illness. This is achieved through developing the skills and abilities of day service users. Through rehabilitation, education and training in the community CREATE aims to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness. CREATE members have signed-up to this Joint Service Philosophy statement: "CREATE is a joint working partnership involving statutory and voluntary services, committed to providing access to quality services, tailored to meet the needs of individual mental health service users." - 16-Jul-2004 - Hits: 236 - Rate This | Details
    Disability Help Site
    Helping the disabled to find needed benefits. From government services and benefits to the needs of our veterans. Hello, my name is David and I am disabled. My disability is due to end stage renal disease. Renal failure is due to brittle diabetes. My kidneys started to fail in 1992. I went on peritoneal dialysis in 2001. Thankfully in 2003 a wonderful person whom I never met gave me a gift of life, a kidney. The team of surgeons and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic were superb. My joy was short lived though. In late 2003, I developed an infection that spread throughout my blood system. The infection started in the bladder area and quickly spread. After 3 weeks in the Clinic the infection was brought under control but the damage done to the kidney was irreversible. I was then placed on a kidney/ pancreas transplant list. In February of 2008 I received the transplant. I spent 5 weeks in the Clinic due to many problems (which included an upper respiratory infection and a blood clot in one lung). My new organs are working well right now and the doctors are confident they will stay that way. It will take about a year to see if the transplant will in fact "hold" and we can all take a sigh of relief. I have been on disability now since 2000. I receive government benefits due to my disability and hope that you too will receive the benefits you deserve. I developed this site to help those on disability find those benefits. I will continue to research the topic and add information on a regular basis. If you find this information to be of value please consider donating to help keep it going. Proceeds from the donations will go towards my transplant and medicines to keep me going plus allow this site to remain useful to those in need. - 8-Nov-2012 - Hits: 168 - Rate This | Details
    Disability.Gov Top Rated
    Welcome to, the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.

    This inter-agency site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need. - 1-Jan-2006 - Hits: 511 - Rate This | Details
    EvalX (The Evaluation Exchange)
    EvalX is a guide to professional Workers' Compensation and Disability Evaluation resources for healthcare providers that includes books, products, news, continuing education events and programs, and articles about impairment, functional capacity, and independent medical evaluations, as well as disability and return-to-work issues. EvalX also offers the healthcare industry's an extensive collection of state workers' compensation resources, with an emphasis on provider needs. - 2-Jul-2002 - Hits: 442 - Rate This | Details
    Family Village
    This site acts as a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support. Their community includes informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology, adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature, and much more. - 21-Nov-2001 - Hits: 561 - Rate This | Details
    HEATH Resource Center
    The George Washington University HEATH Resource Center is the national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities. Publications include: financial aid for students with disabilities, career planning, distance learning, disclosure issues, fact sheets, and a quarterly newsletter. - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 225 - Rate This | Details
    Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Top Rated
    JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: (1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, (2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and (3) educating callers about self-employment options. - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 212 - Rate This | Details
    Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of America
    LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. Website addresses: dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), educational issues, workplace issues, your rights under the law, and screening information.

    Learning Disabilities Association of America
    4156 Library Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349 - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 382 - Rate This | Details
    Legal Parameters of Informed Consent Applied to Electroconvulsive Therapy
    Past attempts by policy experts and scholars to synthesize the legal policy considerations behind a general limited right to refuse treatment and specific legislative efforts to regulate the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have met with considerable controversy, confrontation, and misunderstanding. It will be argued on the basis of the following legal analysis that the parameters of the law of informed consent and substituted decisionmaking, as articulated in the leading court decisions and state legislation, provide a reasonable framework upon which to develop sound policy judgments about the right to refuse electroconvulsive therapy.

    The components of the law that form the basis for this conclusion, from the most general to the most specific, are: the decisionmaking rights of mentally disabled persons; the principle of informed consent; the law of substituted consent for mentally incompetent persons; and informed consent as applied to ECT. Together, these interrelated and pyramidal legal concerns provide a framework that defines what the law requires before mentally disabled persons may accept or refuse ECT. - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 779 - Rate This | Details
    We provide consumers with needed information nursing homes, assisted living/residential care, and other types of long term care. Finding care may seem difficult or even overwhelming at first.

    Learn how to:
    • Find and select a nursing home or assisted living facility;
    • Prepare yourself and your family for the transition to long term care ;
    • Write an advance directive, making sure your wishes are known; and
    • Pay for long term care.

      There may be a time when you or your loved one will no longer be able to care for themselves independently. Care Conversations focuses on people and the honest discussions needed to plan and prepare for the future. - 29-Nov-2006 - Hits: 223 - Rate This | Details
      National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
      National Rehabilitation Information Center is a gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use. This website includes more than 70,000 documents and journal articles. Access resources for employment, advocacy, benefits, financial assistance, education, technology, and more. - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 142 - Rate This | Details




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