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Health and Wellness Links

Physical Activity & Recreation National Resources

The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
The NCPAD conducts research and disseminates information on physical activity and disability. The NCPAD website houses a virtual library, interactive resources, on-line media presentations, activity fact sheets and other pertinent data.

National Center on Accessibility
Offers information on recreation, parks and tourism
2805 East 10th Street, Suite 190, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698
Voice: (812) 856-4422 TTY: (812) 856-4421

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

Health & Wellness National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Health Wellness and Aging With a Disability

Guide to reliable health information

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Includes guidelines and tips on healthy eating and cooking

Women’s Health – National Resources

The National Women’s Health Resource Center
157 Broad St., Suite 200, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (1-877-986-9472)

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD)
BHAWD c/o Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Herrick Campus, Rehabilitation Services, 2001 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704 Voice (510) 204-4866 TDD (510) 204-4574 FAX (510) 204-5892

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)
3440 Richmond Avenue, Suite B – Houston, Texas 77046 Phone: 713-960-0505 Toll Free: 800-44-CROWD Fax: 713-961-3555

Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities
Villanova University – College of Nursing, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085 (610) 519-4922

Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN) Ontario
975 McKeown Ave. Unit 5A, Suite 162, North Bay, ON P1B 9P2 Canada Tel: 705-494-9078

930 NW 8th St., Gainesville, FL 32601 (800) 626-2273


Through the Looking Glass, A National Research and Training
Center on Families of Adults with Disabilities, 2198 Sixth St. Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710, (800) 644-2666, (510) 848-1112

Parents with Disabilities Online
Resources, adaptive equipment ideas, parent empowerment network and personal stories

Disability Pregnancy and Parenthood International (DPPi)
Produces a quarterly journal for parents with a disability and those who support them
Unit F9, 89-93 Fonthill Road, London, N4 3JH, England
voice 0800 018 4730 Text Phone 0800 018 9949

Disabled Parenting Today

Parents with Disabilities
A service of Project STAR, a program of The Children’s Institute, 6301 Northumberland St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217, (800) 683-5898

AWHONN Lifelines, Promoting the Health of Women and Newborns


Ability On-line
Connecting kids with special needs for friendship and support

Family Voices, KASA Project, project of Family Voices
Was established to promote and improve the lives of youth with disabilities and chronic health conditions through peer empowerment and advocacy and the development of leadership opportunities
PO Box 769, Algodones, New Mexico 87001 (888) 835-5669
(505) 867-2368

The National Center for Youth with Disabilities
Information, policy and dissemination center for youth with disabilities
University of Minnesota, Box 721, 420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, Phone/TTY: (612) 624-3939

The National Information Center for Youth with Disabilities
National information and referral center providing information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals, with a special focus on children and youth (birth to age 22)
P.O. Box 1492, Washington, D.C. 20013, Phone (800) 695-0285

The Beach Center on Families and Disability
A research and training center conducting research, offering training and technical assistance, and disseminating information on family issues when there is a child with a disability in the family.
The University of Kansas, Haworth Hall, Room 3136, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045-7534 (785) 864-7000

PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights)
Offers assistance to individual families, workshops, and materials for parents and professionals, to help secure a free and appropriate public education for all children 8161 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55437, (952) 838-9000, TTY: (952) 838-0190

HEATH Resource Center
National clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036 Phone/TTY (800)544-3284.

Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)
Promoting the career development of exceptional children, youth and adults Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201-5704

DO-IT Program
Serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers such as those in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology
University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670
206-685-DOIT (3648) voice/TTY

Adolescent Health Transition Project
Resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, physical or developmental disabilities
University of Washington, Box 357262, Seattle, WA 98195, (202) 685-1358

CHOICES Transition Project
Transition resources for parents and professionals
Shriners Hospitals for Children

National Transition Network
Web site offering online publications, transcripts, workshop information and reports, and state contacts

Transition Research Institute at Illinois
Identifies effective practices, conducts intervention and evaluation research, and provides technical assistance activities that promote the successful transition of youth with disabilities from school to adult life (an information resource for teachers, service providers and researchers statewide, nationally and internationally) University of Illinois, 113 Children’s Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820, (217) 333-2325

Data & Surveillance National Resources

Disability Statistics Center at University of California at Santa Barbara

Access to Disability Data, an InfoUse Project

U.S. Census Bureau

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System

National Center for Health Statistics