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Abilities Expo
An event for independent and assisted living products and services targeted toward the consumer.
AbilityHub
AbilityHub is a website containing information on adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers.
Abledata
A national database of information on more than 17,000 products currently available for people with disabilities.
Ableproject.org
Provides a networkwhere people with disabilities and their loved ones can effortlessly research, compare, locate and obtain mobility and assistive products, thereby helping them to lead more independent lives.
Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education
Finding a sustainable, accommodating job can be difficult for someone with a disability; while the unemployment rate for those without disabilities is about 8%, for individuals with a disability, it is a whopping 15%. As with the general population, the level of education and training after high school that a person with disabilities receives is a key factor in their ability to find work. The unemployment rate for all groups with a four-year degree or higher is only about 4%.
Adaptive Equipment Systems - AES
Adaptive Equipment Systems (AES) is dedicated to the design and fabrication of high-quality seating and positioning products for the wheelchair-bound. AES creates products with the goal of improving the client's comfort and quality of life, while ensuring ease of use by the primary care provider.
All about Multiple Sclerosis
Provides accurate and comprehensive medical information about multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people living with the disease and its symptoms.
ALS Association
The official site of the national ALS association
Altimate Medical
At Altimate Medical, we make standing frames and mobility aids for people with disabilities. Disabled individuals who stand on a regular basis can become more independent while improving their overall health and quality of life. Our customers include happy, healthy kids & adults with disabilities such as Paraplegic & Quadriplegic Spinal Cord Injuries, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Stroke, ALS, and more.
American Association for Homecare
The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is the only national association that represents every line of service in the homecare community, including home health and home medical equipment providers, respiratory and infusion therapy, telemedicine, and rehab and assistive technology.
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy Help
This website provides information regarding ataxic cerebral palsy and resources available.
ATG Rehab
ATG Rehab provides seating and mobility solutions for people with disabilities.
Big Sky Ames
Big Sky Association of Home Medical Equipment Suppliers is dedicated to promoting ethical and professional home medical services to the patients of Idaho and Montana.
Birth Injury Guide
Is my child displaying symptoms of a birth injury? What exactly is a birth injury and how did this happen? Is my doctor to blame? What should I do once I find out my child has a birth injury? What will life with a child with a birth injury look like, and what is the prognosis of certain birth injuries? It’s natural for these and many more questions to come to mind. At Birth Injury Guide we strive to answer all your questions with the hope that we can help guide you and make your life a little easier if your child or loved one has a birth injury.
Bodypoint®
Bodypoint® designs and manufactures postural support products and wheelchair seating accessories.
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
The Brian and Spinal Cord Injury's mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors. These injuries can be devastating, causing physical and emotional distress, as well as loss of wages.
Brain Injury Association of America
Website contains information on brain injury including research and government information.
Brown & Fortunato Law Firm
The Health Care Group represents clients in the areas of advising on fraud and abuse issues; defense of criminal and civil fraud investigations; defense of qui tam actions; corporate compliance; HIPAA compliance; mergers and acquisitions; joint equity arrangements, affiliations and alliances; reimbursement issues, including audits and requests for overpayments; supplier and provider number issues; requirements pertaining to licenses, permits and certifications; survey certification and licensing issues; peer review and credentialing; pharmacy compounding; Food and Drug Administration regulatory issues; hospital operational issues; hospital medical staff relationships; and hospitals/health care organizations in transitional environments. The Health Care Group works closely with the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Supplier Clearinghouse, Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers, Food and Drug Administration, and other federal and state regulatory agencies.
Canadian Seating & Mobility Conference
The CSMC is a comprehensive conference focusing on seating, mobility and associated technologies.
Case Management Society of America
CMSA is the only international, non-profit, multidisciplinary, professional organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs—two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans.
Clinician Task Force
The Clinician Task Force is comprised of 28 members, primarily seating and wheelchair practitioners, whose work involves providing wheelchair seating and mobility services to individuals with disabilities. This task force was formed by clinicians concerned about the current CMS coverage policies for wheeled mobility devices. All of our members care deeply about individuals with disabilities who require wheeled mobility devices and support the replacement of the current Medicare wheeled mobility device policy with one that is professionally sound and clinically based.
College Affordability: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families.
Convaid
Convaid specializes in lightweight, compact-folding pediatric, adult and geriatric wheelchairs.
Dept. of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities including the administration of Medicare and Medicaid.
Disabilities-Online
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Disability.gov
Disability.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with the information they need to know quickly and easily.
Disabled Online
Provides topics and resources that benefit the entire disabled community.
Exceptional Parent
EP's on-line resource. Continuing 34 award-winning years of providing information, support, ideas, encouragement & outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Website has comprehensive, on-line information and resource center for those with spinal muscular atrophy.
Family Friendly Fun and Special Needs Resources
Offers access to mind, body and spirit-enriching information that enhances the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs.
Frank Mobility Systems, Inc.
Power drive for manual wheelchairs and push-rim power assist.
Freedom Designs, Inc.
Freedom Designs, Incorporated has been involved in manufacturing seating systems and components since 1982. We have an ongoing commitment to quality of product, customer service, delivery time and representation.
GAMES
The Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Services, GAMES, is a proactive state-wide association providing leadership, resources and support to companies that serve home care patients.
Greater Texas Rehab Providers Council
The Greater Texas Rehab Providers' Council Inc. (TXRPC) was established to provide an open forum for discussion and to facilitate a unified voice for consumers, equipment providers, and manufacturers of high tech rehab equipment on issues that confront this special segment of the health care market in Texas.
Heartland Conference
The conference will feature in-depth and up-to-date educational seminars on the hottest topics in the industry including reimbursement, accreditation, compliance and more. Heartland Conference will continue to host the industry's best speakers in the HME, Respiratory, Rehab and Products & Technology Tracks. There will also be dedicated exhibit time to visit with VGM Participating Vendors and get special pricing only available at Heartland.
HME News
HME News is the monthly business newspaper for home medical equipment providers. This controlled circulation publication reaches 17,100 home medical equipment services providers, including traditional HME dealers & suppliers, hospital- and pharmacy-owned HMEs, mass outlets, distributors and manufacturers. Editorial coverage focuses on industry news, mergers and acquisitions, governmental and regulatory impact on the HME industry, as well as products reviews and industry trend coverage.
Homecare Magazine
Online Edition of Homecare Magazine available here.
Hudson Seating & Mobility
Hudson is a leading supplier of Seating & Mobility, Home Accessibility and Home Medical Equipment in the Northeast with 9 locations serving New England, New York and New Jersey.
Internet TV for Assistive Technology
Website contains videos of various topics
Invacare Corporation
Invacare manufactures and distributes product to approximately 15,000 independent, home medical equipment (HME) providers.
Lekotek
The country's central source on toys and play for children with special needs.
MAMES
Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services is an organization formed out of the need for a more powerful voice in legislative matters and a need for education and information that is critical to our continued success as an industry.
Medicare
Consumer and beneficiary information about the Medicare program.
Medtrade
Website containing information regarding Medtrade Conference and Medtrade Spring Conference.
Metalcraft
Metalcraft Industries offers comprehensive positioning and seating products.
MK Battery
MK Battery is one of the largest sealed lead acid battery distributors in North America.
Mobility Management Magazine
The website for Mobility Management Magazine
Mortgage Loan Information
This guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. Here you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for you living with disabilities, who want to buy a home.
Motion Concepts
Motion Concepts is a Toronto-based company that designs and manufactures the TRx line of Power Positioning Systems. These systems were developed to provide effective positioning and pressure reduction for a wide range of disabilities. The modular design incorporates Centre of Gravity Tilt, Power Recline, Extended Shear Reduction, Power Elevating Seats, Power Legrests, Auxiliary Vent and Power Systems. These systems have been designed to easily install on most types of power bases.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency—a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs—including support for the newly diagnose and those living with MS over time.
National Seating & Mobility, Inc.
NSM is the only national company dedicated exclusively to specialized rehabilitation technology products and services for severely physically challenged individuals.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Founded in 1948, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families. This number grows by thirty newly injured people each day.
NCART - National Coalition for Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology
Promote the interests of the Rehab and Assistive Technology industry so consumers have access to appropriate technology and services; and establish a stable business environment for providers and manufacturers.
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
This group offers free legal services for low income and disabled consumers. Information on legal issues is prominent on the site.
NEMED
The New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED) is a regional association consisting of the six New England states. Founded in 1988, NEMED's broad membership works together supporting the common goals and interests of the Home Medical Equipment, Respiratory, and Assistive Technology industry.
Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA)
Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and other NDT professionals.
New Mobility.com
Official website of New Mobility Magazine
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
Information about treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta as well as news, events, national AT funding link.
Otto Bock Health Care
The world's leading supplier of prosthetic and orthotic components offers seating & positioning products, pediatric mobility and bathroom safety aids to enhance the agility, mobility, comfort and confidence of our patient customers.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members—veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
Permobil, Inc.
Internationally recognized for technically highly advanced power wheelchairs, manufactured in Sweden, and sold throughout Europe, Japan, USA and Canada.
Prairie Seating Corporation
An entrepreneurial corporation manufacturing custom cushions for wheelchair bound individuals.
Precision Rehab Manufacturing (PRM)
Precision Rehab Manufactureing offers custom molded seating systems.
Prime Engineering
Since 1984, our primary motivation has been proper, safe standing for people with physical and/or aging related disabilities. Through the years, Prime Engineering has steadily grown as the innovative designer of Standing Systems by listening to clients, parents and healthcare professionals, while staying altruistic to our goal, "Standing you the way nature intended."
Quantum Rehab
The Quantum Rehab Division is a highly focused division dedicated to providing comprehensive high-end rehab solutions.
Rehabtool.com
Proposes leading edge assistive and adaptive technology products and services for people with disabilities and special needs.
RESNA
This is the web site for the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. The site contains information on conferences, information on the RESNA Certification process, a directory of credentialed professionals, and much more.
Ride Designs/Aspen Seating
Ride Designs is transforming the wheelchair seating industry. By integrating the proven orthotic and prosthetic seating methods of our parent company, Aspen Seating, with truly unique materials and design, we've created the industry's only breathable, adjustable and lightweight custom-contoured cushion.
Ride Safe
Information to help consumers travel more safely in motor vehicles while seated in their wheelchairs.
Rifton
Rifton offers Adaptive Equipment for People with Disabilities
SCI Pilot
A resource describing the assistive technology experiences of individuals with spinal cord injury from their own perspective.
Seating Solutions, Inc.
Occupational therapy center in Northern Florida specializing in seating and wheeled mobility.
Snug Seat, Inc.
Snug Seat's primary purpose is to develop and distribute products that provide a safer and higher quality standard of living for people with special needs. Our intense dedication to quality has given us an edge in the global market to be the supplier of choice for special needs products.
Spina Bifida Association of America
The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) serves the 70,000 adults and children who live with spina bifida.
Sports 'N Spokes
Website containing the online version of Sports 'N Spokes Magazine
Stealth Products
Positioning and support products
Sunrise Medical
Our products improve people's lives in many ways: healing wounds, speeding recovery, providing independence, facilitating breathing and assisting in the activities of daily life.
The Disability Network
An information highway for the disabled and their families. You will find support from others as well as helpful and entertaining links for Adults and Children.
The MED Group
What makes joining The MED Group a necessary part of your company's business strategy? Click here to learn more about membership benefits.
The ROHO Group
Our ongoing mission is to enhance the end user's quality of life by providing unique solutions to rehabilitation and wound care challenges throughout the continuum of care.
The University of Pittsburgh
Seek Continuing Education with Integrity
TherAdapt Products, Inc.
Solidly built and therapeutically designed, our products are aesthetically appropriate for the home, school, clinic or hospital.
Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.
TiLite
Manufacturer of titanium manual wheelchairs
U.S. Rehab
An elite alliance of NRRTS-registered Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers working together to educate payer and referral sources on the true values of high-tech re/hab
UCP Wheels for Humanity
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in North Hollywood, California. We refurbish donated wheelchairs and hand fit them to children and adults with disabilities in developing nations. We then partner with international health-care organizations to identify those in greatest need. With a team of volunteer health care professionals, each recipient is individually fitted to the wheelchair that best fits their needs.
United Cerebral Palsy Association
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.
United Seating & Mobility
United Seating & Mobility provides seating and mobility solutions for people with disabilities.
United States Department of Justice
To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; to administer and enforce the Nation's immigration laws fairly and effectively; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
United States House of Representatives
Click here to discover the latest federal legislative developments and to find contact information for specific representatives and House committees.
United States Senate
Click here to discover the latest federal legislative developments and to find contact information for specific senators and Senate committees.
USA TechGuide
A Web Guide to wheelchair and assistive technology choices
VA Wheelchair Info
This site is designed for Veterans who use wheelchairs and the professionals who evaluate, recommend and prescribe wheelchairs for them!
VARILITE
VARILITE is dedicated to making premier medical rehabilitation products to enhance the active lifestyles of our customers.
Wheelchair Transportation Safety
This website includes links to research, best practices, the most current information on WC19 compliant wheelchairs, crash test videos, reprints of articles written by staff, educational handouts, archived power point presentations, and more.
WheelchairNet
WheelchairNet is a community for people who have a common interest in wheelchair technology and its improvement and successful application. WheelchairNet is a virtual community organized along the lines of a real town that exists only in cyber space.