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Our "Q & A" Pamphlets



Online Help Links


The American Geriatrics Society
American Health Care Association
Health and Age
The National Center for Assisted Living
Andrus Gerontology Library
The Gerontological Society of America
International Association of Gerontology
Assisted Living Federation of America
Geriatric Times


The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
About Physical Therapy
New York Physical Therapy Association
Section on Geriatrics, American Physical Therapy Association

Ventilator Care

The ALS Association (ALSA)
27001 Agoura Rd Ste 150, Calabasas Hills, CA  91301
800-782-4747, 818-880-9007, 818-880-9006 fax
alsinfo@alsa-national.org, www.alsa.org
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
11030 Ables Ln, Dallas, TX  75229
972-243-2272, 972-484-2720 fax
info@aarc.org, www.aarc.org
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
3300 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL  60062
847-498-1400, 847-498-5460 fax
accp@chestnet.org, www.chestnet.org
American Sleep Apnea Association
1424 K St NW Ste 302, Washington, DC  20005
202-293-3650, 202-293-3656 fax
American Syringomyelia Alliance Project
PO Box 1586, Longview, TX  75606
800-272-7282, 903-236-7079, 903-757-7456 fax
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
1740 Broadway, New York, NY  10019
212-315-8700, 212-315-6498 fax
info@lungusa.org, www.thoracic.org
CCHS Family Network
71 Maple St, Oneonta, NY  13820
607-431-4351 fax
VanderlaanM@hartwick.edu, www.cchsnetwork.org
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA)
2700 Chestnut St, Chester, PA  19013
800-606-2682, 610-499-9264, 610-499-9267 fax
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF)
500 Morris Ave, Springfield, NJ  07081
800-225-0292, 973-912-9433 fax
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center
636 Morris Turnpike Ste 3A, Short Hills, NJ  07078
800-539-7309, 973-467-8270, 973-467-9845 fax
Communication Independence for Neurologically Impaired, Inc. (CINI, Inc.)
c/o Kornreich Technology Ctr, 201 I.U. Willets Rd, Albertson, NY  10507
516-465-1629, 516-465-3744 fax
cini@cini.org, www.cini.org
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
6931 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD  20814
800-344-4823, 301-951-4422, 301-951-6378 fax
info@cff.org, www.cff.org
Disability Options
540 Main St Ste B432, New York, NY  10044
212-832-1415, 212-223-9416 fax
Families of SMA
PO Box 196, Libertyville, IL  60048-0196
800-886-1762, 847-367-7620, 847-367-7623 fax
sma@fsma.org, www.fsma.org
Families of SMA of Louisiana
3350 Ridgelake Dr Ste 150, Metairie, LA  70002
504-828-0010, 504-828-0899 fax
Family Support Network
1850 E 17th St Ste 103, Santa Ana, CA  92705
714-543-7600, 714-543-2766 fax
Family Voices
3411 Candelaria NE Ste M, Albuquerque, NM  87107
888-835-5669, 505-872-4774, 505-872-4780 fax
kidshealth@familyvoices.org, www.familyvoices.org
FSH (Facioscapulohumeral) Society, Inc.
3 Westwood Rd, Lexington, MA  02420
781-860-0501, 781-860-0599 fax
Guillain-BarrÏ Syndrome Foundation
PO Box 262, Wynnewood, PA  19096
610-667-0131, 610-667-7036 fax
Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
Research & Training Ctr, 2323 S Shepherd Dr Ste 1000, Houston, TX  77019
713-520-0232, 713-520-5136 TDD, 713-520-5785 fax
International Polio Network (IPN)
4207 Lindell Blvd # 110, Saint Louis, MO  63108-2915
314-534-0475, 314-534-5070 fax
International Ventilator Users Network (IVUN)
4207 Lindell Blvd # 110, Saint Louis, MO  63108-2915
314-534-0475, 314-534-5070 fax
Kennedyês Disease Association, Inc.
PO Box 2050, Simi Valley, CA  93062
805-577-9591, lswaite@pacbell.net, www.kennedysdisease.org
Les Turner ALS Foundation Ltd.
8142 Lawndale, Skokie, IL  60076
888-ALS-1107, 847-679-3311, 847-679-9109 fax
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
3300 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ  85718
800-572-1717, 520-529-5300 fax
mda@mdausa.org, www.mdausa.org, www.mdaenespanol.org
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
5841 Cedar Lake Rd # 204, Minneapolis, MN  55416
800-541-5454, 952-545-9438, 952-646-2028 fax
National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC)
5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1270, Chevy Chase, MD  20815
310-718-2975, 301-718-2976 fax
namdrc@erols.com, www.namdrc.org
National Association of Pediatric Home & Community Care
UMass Memorial Healthcare, 55 Lake Ave N Rm S5-860, Worcester, MA  01655
508-856-1908, 508-856-2609 fax
National Coalition to Amend the Homebound Restriction (NCAHB)
13831 Hutchings Ct, Watsonville, CA  95076
831-728-7764, 831-728-5123 fax
National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Ave Ste 500, Kensington, MD  20895
800-896-3650, 301-942-2302 fax
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
PO Box 1492, Washington, DC  20013
800-695-0285, 202-884-8200, 202-884-8441 fax
nichcy@aed.org, www.nichcy.org
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD)
55 Kenosia Ave, PO Box 1968, Danbury, CT  06813-1968
203-744-0100, 203-797-9590, 800-999-6673 (voicemail only)
203-798-2291 fax
The National Scoliosis Foundation
5 Cabot Pl, Stoughton, MA  02072
800-673-6922, 781-341-6333, 781-341-8333 fax
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)
6701 Democracy Blvd Ste 300-9, Bethesda, MD  20817
800-962-9629, 301-588-6959, 301-588-9414 fax
resource@spinalcord.org, www.spinalcord.org
Northwest Assistive Breathing Center
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St Box 356522, Seattle, WA  98195
206-598-5864, benditt@u.washington.edu
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
801 18th St NW, Washington, DC  20006
800-872-8200, 202-872-1300, 800-795-4327 TDD
AnnS@pnnews.com, www.pva.org
The Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy Research, Inc.
1012 N University Blvd, Middletown, OH  45042
800-714-KIDS, 513-424-0696, 513-425-9907 fax
Pierre Robin Network
PO Box 3274, Quincy, IL  62305
217-224-7480, 217-224-0292 fax
Polio Survivors Association
12720 LaReina Ave, Downey, CA  90242
562-862-4508, 562-862-5018 fax
richard@polioassociation.org, www.polioassociation.org
Respiratory Nursing Society (RNS)
11 Cornell Rd, Latham, NY  12110
518-782-9400 ext 286, 518-782-9530 fax
Respiratory Resources, Inc.
850 Amsterdam Ave Ste 9A, New York, NY  10025
212-666-2210, 212-666-0642 fax
breethezy@aol.com, www.breethezy.com
Scoliosis Association, Inc.
PO Box 811705, Boca Raton, FL  33481-1705
800-800-0669, 561-994-4435, 561-994-2455 fax
Sick Kids (Need) Involved People
SKIP of New York, Inc.
213 W 35th St 11th Flr, New York, NY 10001

212-268-5999, 212-268-7667 fax

Other Links

International Ventilator Users Network
Heather Hill Ventilator Weaning Discussion Forum
Respiratory Supplies
Spinal Cord Injury and how to live with it
Northeast Center for Special Care
Ventilator Weaning
New Horizons Newsletter
Ventilator Users
VENT-USERS-LIST Discussion Group


Medline Plus
Alzheimer's Society (UK)
American Academy of Neurology
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center: Screening for Demetia
Alzheimer's Disease Website
Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Dementia Care
The Alzheimer's Association
Counseling And Diagnosis In Dementia (CANDID)
Alzheimer's Support Network
Alzheimers Disease Center
Alzheimer's: Coping with Alzheimer's Disease
Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center
Alzheimer's Support Network
Alzheimer's Outreach
The Alzheimer's Bookshelf
Alzheimer Society for Halton-Wentworth
The Long Goodbye
Alzheimer Support Connection
Beating Alzheimer's
DOREID's Alzheimer Pages
Alzheimer Resource Center, Inc.
Alzheimer's Disease International
Dementia Voice
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Bibliography and Filmography (new location)
Alzheimer's Caregiver Resources
NIH Clinical Center
Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation
Alzheimer's Association NSW 
Nat. Alz.Assoc.-Central Ark. Chapter
Alzheimer's Association - Tampa Bay Chapter
Alzheimer's Disease
University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease Center
Alzheimer's Disease Information Directory
Dementia And Alzheimer's
PlanetRx Alzheimer's Forum
Activity aprons for Alzheimer patients
Alzheimer's Resource Center - HealingWell.com
The ElderHope Alzheimer's and Dementia Page
Attitudes about Alzheimer's
Memory Assessment and Research Centre
Alzheimer Outreach Services
Alzheimer's & Dementia Activity Products
Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area
Caring for Norah
The Older Adult and Family Center of the Palo Alto, California V.A. Health Care System and Stanford University
BestFriends Approach to Alzheimer's Care
Helpguide: Your Web Gateway to the Issues & Options for Mental Health & Aging Well
Caregivers of Alzheimer's
Videotapes for Alzheimer's Victims
Elder care management; dementia caregiving seminars; Therapeutic Caregiving book
Shared Moments Memory Stimulation Program
LOST IN THE MIND New Alzheimer's Documentary
Alzheimer's Disease Book Store
Remember With Me Activity Kit
Alzheimer's Ease
Tales From My Teachers on the Alzheimer's Unit
The Alzheimer's Bookshelf
Alzheimer's and The Family
Cavendish Lane, a caring home for those with Alzheimer disease.
For The Record: A Personal Facts and Document Organizer
Family and Professional Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's/dementia
Care Trak of California
Alzheimer Solutions-Products,News,Research
Alzheimer's Disease Resource
Activity Apron for Alzheimer's patients
Screening for Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Early Alert Alzheimers Home Screening Test Kit
New Alzheimerês Research Tool: Humanin