Additional Resources


Elder Law Answers Created by a nationwide network of attorneys, ElderLawAnswers.com provides consumers with clear information on legal issues facing seniors. Consumers may find attorneys by searching by area code or city. The information on the site includes primers on Medicaid, Medicare, estate planning and long-term care planning.  Handy tools include checklists on decisions seniors and their families must make, including buying long-term care insurance and choosing a nursing home. The site includes a dedicated search engine for finding elder law answers on the Internet.

Complete Disability Resource Guide This site provides information and resources on disabilities, including rights, organizations, groups, etc.

Independent Living Contents of site include a full-text library, accessible vacation, home exchange, assistant referral service, global networking, and discussion forums.

The Able Project seeks to empower people with disabilities (illness, accident, aging), and care providers, to locate needed mobility and assistive devices faster, easier, and at a competitive price, in Silicon Valley and eventually nationwide

The Center on Human Policy (CHP) The Center on Human Policy (CHP) is a Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities.

The GeroWeb Virtual Library on Aging GeroWeb is designed as an online resource for researchers, educators, practitioners, and others interested in aging and older individuals. 

The Alzheimer’s Association The site offers targeted, up-to-the minute information on Alzheimer research, treatment, and care.

Managed Care Clearinghouse Web Site MCARE is a National Clearinghouse on Managed Care and Long-Term Services and Supports for Adults with Developmental Disabilities and their families. The site provides information about managed health care, long-term services and supports, upcoming conferences and more.

Resources on Managed Care for People with Disabilities This site addresses topics like understanding managed care, strategies for managing your managed care, what to look for in health care providers, and what consumers need to know about managed care.

ASPE’s Disabilities & Managed Care Web Site This site is a clearinghouse for Internet information on managed care and disabilities. Designed for use by people with various disabilities.

Program Development Associates Provides ideas, training and solutions for today’s disability professional.

The Family Village A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, their families, and those that provide them services and supports

The Disability Resource This is a Disability information provider & facilitator. A site for answering the information needs of everyone with a disability.

Equip for Equality This is a private, nonprofit organization that operates the federally mandated Protection & Advocacy System for Illinois, which safeguards the rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities (including developmental disabilities and mental illnesses). They offer help with advocacy, legal services and with other special projects as well.

The Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities (IPCDD) (IPCDD) believes in and supports the independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities of all ages.

American Society on Aging - Network on Environments, Services and Technologies to  Maximize  Independence (NEST) NEST brings together professionals working with older adults who have life-long and late-life physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities. Maximizing Human Potential is the quarterly newsletter designed to share information across aging, rehabilitation and disability systems about best practices and innovative programs; research that describes the need for assistive environments, services and technologies and evaluates their impact on function, behavior, quality of life and quality of care; trends in policy and funding, and strategies for advocacy and systems change.

AARP Research Information Center AARP serves the needs of people 50 and over through information and education, advocacy, and community services provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country.

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