ERIC Number: ED377609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Disabilities: National Organizations and Resources. Reference Circular No. 94-01.
Nussbaum, Ruth, Comp.
This reference document lists national organizations that serve as information clearinghouses, referral agencies, or legislative advocates for children, youths, and adults with physical disabilities. Many provide services directly to the individual and include peer and family support, education, and counseling. Some also support research on the cause of specific disorders and their prevention; train professionals; and publish pamphlets, catalogs, monographs, and journals relating to specific disabilities. The resource list is divided into three parts: (1) a list of 59 national organizations and resources, with addresses, telephone numbers, principal publications, and descriptions of the organizations' activities; (2) a list of 16 federal agencies, with similar information; and (3) a select bibliography of 36 items, listing special subject periodicals and directories on advocacy, adaptive equipment, services, and related topics. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Advocacy, Children, Directories, Information Centers, Legal Aid, National Organizations, Periodicals, Physical Disabilities, Resources
Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.