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Cerebral Palsy - Other Places To Get Help

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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Organizations

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD  20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424
(301) 496-5751
TDD: (301) 468-5981
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov
 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information about these disorders.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30333
Phone: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Web Address: www.cdc.gov/ncbddd
 

NCBDDD aims to find the cause of and prevent birth defects and developmental disabilities. This agency works to help people of all ages with disabilities live to the fullest. The Web site has information on many topics, including genetics, autism, ADHD, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, diabetes and pregnancy, blood disorders, and hearing loss.


March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY  10605
Phone: (914) 997-4488
Web Address: www.marchofdimes.com
 

The March of Dimes tries to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and early death. March of Dimes supports research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies' lives. The organization's Web site has information on premature birth, birth defects, birth defects testing, pregnancy, and prenatal care. You can sign up to get a free newsletter and also explore Understanding Your Newborn: An Interactive Program for New Parents.


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC  20013
Phone: 1-800-695-0285
Fax: (202) 884-8441
TDD: 1-800-695-0285
E-mail: nichcy@aed.org
Web Address: www.nichcy.org
 

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. The focus is on children and youth, birth to age 22.


U.S. Department of Justice: Americans with Disabilities Act
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section-NYA
Washington, DC  20530
Phone: 1-800-514-0301
Fax: (202) 307-1198
TDD: 1-800-514-0383
Web Address: www.ada.gov
 

This Department of Justice Web site has links to information about the legal rights of Americans who are in some way disabled. Legal rights to housing, jobs, mobility, education, technology use, health care, and recreation are described. And the Web site also has information about the latest legal developments that affect people with disabilities.


United Cerebral Palsy
1660 L Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: 1-800-872-5827
(202) 776-0406
Fax: (202) 776-0414
Web Address: www.ucp.org
 

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is an organization that offers family support for people with cerebral palsy. UCP publishes newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, scientific reports, and books. UCP also works for the rights of people with cerebral palsy. There are chapters in every state.



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