Disability Organizations

Services Offered by Affiliated Agencies

Disability Services Boards (DSB)
Gives information on the partnership of consumer, local government, and business working to increase access and develop consumer-oriented, community-based services for persons with physical and sensory disabilities.

Virginia State Rehabilitation Council (SRC)
Appointed by the Governor to work on behalf of people with disabilities by serving as a source of advice, information, and support for the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

Other Resources

Government Disability Related Web Sites
Browse through our listing of Government web sites that are related to assisting people with disabilities.

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
One of the world's largest membership organizations and information centers on hearing loss and the auditory approach.  AG Bell focuses specifically on children with hearing loss, providing ongoing support and advocacy for parents, professionals and other interested parties.

The ARC
Offers information on the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.

The Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA)
Works collaboratively with other organizations around the world serving the needs of late-deafened people

Cochlear Implant Association, Inc. (CIAI)
Formerly Cochlear Implant Club International, Inc., CIAI is a non-profit organization for cochlear implant recipients, their families, professionals, and other individuals interested in cochlear implants.  The Association provides support and information and access to local support groups for adults and children who have cochlear implants, or who are interested in learning about cochlear implants.  Also advocates for the rights of and services for people with hearing loss.

The League for the Hard of Hearing
A New York based non-profit organization, the League's mission is to improve the quality of life for people with all degrees of hearing loss. This is accomplished by providing hearing rehabilitation and human service programs for people who are hard of hearing and deaf, and their families, regardless of age or mode of communication.

Disability Friendly Business Program
Recognizes and awards businesses for demonstrating disability-friendly business (DFB) practices toward employees and customers with disabilities

The National Association of the Deaf (NAF)
Established in 1880, this association is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care and telecommunications.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing Persons, Inc. (SHHH)
Opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

Special Education Resources Provided by the University of Virginia Curry School of Education
Links to disabilities categories: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Communication Disorders, Hearing Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Serious Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment and more.

The Virginia Association of the Deaf (VAD)
A nonprofit organization made up of people who are dedicated to the general welfare of the deaf and hard of hearing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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