Disability Associations and Organizations

Disability Specific Organizations

  Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities - Accessibility

 

 

 

 

 

   Autism

 

   Dementia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

 

  •  American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine -  Aims to provide multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and promote excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with and at risk for cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

  • DDNA - Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Stroke

 

      Many resources listed in this link, including national organizations

 

   Traumatic Brain Injury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discipline-Specific

  Dentists

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   Medicine

  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) is a non-profit, membership organization of interdisciplinary health professionals, including primary physicians, medical specialists, dentists, optometrists, nurses and other clinicians, committed to improving the quality of healthcare for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD). - National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine (NCIDM)

   Nursing

 

   Occupational Therapists

​Link to Google Scholar accessible literature

   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians

  • The Henry B. Betts LIFE Center  - “multimedia education center providing opportunities for Learning, Innovation, Family and Empowerment for people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical impairments, chronic condition s or diseases

   Physical Therapists

   Social Work

 

   Speech and Language Pathologists

 

Disability Advocacy and Activism

  • Disability Lead - Disability Lead increases civic engagement and diverse leadership in the Chicago region by developing and building a network of leaders with disabilities.

  • National Council on Disabilities NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of Presidential and Congressional appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chair, Andrés J. Gallegos and a full-time professional staff.

Multiple Healthcare Policy resources can be found in the numerous official NCD chair written advocacy correspondences found under https://www.ncd.gov/policy/health-care

“Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, policy guidance, barriers, promising practices, and health care models.

Publications focus on reform initiatives and consumer directed physical and mental health care. Publications consider a variety of stakeholder groups, including people on tribal lands and members of other diverse cultural groups, people in need of long-term services and supports, youth, and veterans.”

  • Project DOCC - Delivery of Chronic Care is the pediatric residency training curriculum -Self-Advocates (IDD), family members, U Maine staff and medical providers are in our initial stages of learning what are the lessons people with disabilities want professionals to know, and what are the most effective ways to teach providers-in-training so that their future practice includes these lessons.

 

Student

 

​​​​​   Student Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities