Monday, July 18, 2005

Chronic Disease and Disability References/Websites

Chronic Disease and Disability References/Websites

In searching the Internet for information to bring to you about chronic diseases and illnesses, and about links to informative websites, I have been absolutely astounded at what is available! Now, as you have probably realized, I have the time, and love to “surf the net” as my kids say. Perhaps you, or someone you know, needs the information, and may not be quite as handy in searching. So, here are some of the best that I have found. I have concentrated on the websites that will allow you to search for disability/illness organizations or agencies in your home state.

1) Welcome to NICHCY and a wealth of information on disabilities! NICHCY stands for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. While this site started out disseminating information about children with disabilities, it references, within each state, information critical also for adults. This link takes you directly to the site where you can click on your state, and access disability and chronic disease organizations and associations in your state, as well as a wealth of other information. (Note: scroll down to the bottom half or the page.)
http://www.nichcy.org/states.htm

2) The second website is called HealingWell.com. It is a website: “On Diseases, Disorders, and Chronic Illnesses”. This link is to the website’s Home Page. If you focus on the left side of this link, you will see a column entitled “Diseases and Conditions”. Select yours, and your link will appear. Scroll down the page, and on the left-hand side you will find “Links to Chronic Illness Resources”. Click on the right-hand column and you can become a member of this website and join into different chat rooms.
http://www.healingwell.com/

3) This next website is entitled “The Disability Resources Monthly (DRM) Guide To Disability Resources on the Internet”. This is a source chock full of information. The link below is to the “State” page. To find disability organizations or agencies in your area, click on your home state.

http://www.disabilityresources.org/DRMreg.html

If you would like to have me locate some specific resource, please let me know!

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