DREAMMS for Kids Inc.
Founded in 1988 by the parents of a child with Downs Syndrome, DREAMMS is committed to facilitating the use of computers, assistive and adaptive technologies, and quality instructional technologies for students and youth with special needs in schools, homes, and the community. On this site, you can find contacts for the Tech Act Project from your state.
If you have a sound card and speakers, you can download and install RealPlayer from RealNetworks. This site offers readings from the New Yorker, short stories, and more.
Partnerships in Assistive Technology / AT Community Services in North Carolina
This site includes information about computer access, a calendar of educational / training opportunities, funding resources, and the Technology Exchange Post. You may find bargains on used wheelchairs, computer equipment, scooters, and more.
This is a federally funded project that provides voluminous information on assistive technology and equipment for persons with disabilities and caregivers. An information specialist can offer brief answers and referral information at 800-227-0216.
Consumer Information & Fraud
National Fraud Information Center/Internet Fraud Watch
This site includes information about telemarketing fraud, Internet fraud, elder fraud, scams against businesses and counterfeit drugs, as well as provides the latest fraud news. You may file complaints through the site, which also includes a toll free telephone number.
This public-interest watchdog organization founded by Ralph Nader details current consumer issues.
This site lists the drugs withdrawn from the US market and features "Glossary," "Drug," "Search by Drug Family," "Disease," "Side Effect," and "Drug Policy Issue" sections.
North Carolina Department of Justice Consumer Fraud
This site offers advice for avoiding consumer fraud schemes as well as several outlets for filing complaints.
This is a nonprofit corporation founded by Dr. Stephen Barrett, whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.
This site shows how to avoid using words with negative connotations and provides alternate, positive vocabularies.
Disability Accessible Symbols
This site is not only for persons who use the symbols, but also for entities that provide services or accommodations. These symbols help educate the public and help advertise access services to customers and staff. You are encouraged to place these symbols next to pertinent information.
National Family Caregivers Association
This site is a good starting point to find resources, advice, and referrals.
This is a good site to learn about how to be a caregiver and provide comfortable care. You can download the Advance Directive of NC Formand find information about the registry, including instructions on how to file your advance directive.
North Carolina Adult Day Services Association
Find names of the directors, telephone numbers, addresses, and capacity of 107 centers in North Carolina, located in 58 counties with this site.
Drugs.com Prescription drug information, interactions and side-effects; includes a pill identifier tool.
Healthline Health information, free tools, news and doctor reviewed resources. Includes a pill identifier tool and symptom search tool.
RxList A prescription drug identifier and pharmacy locator.
WebMD Health and medical news and information. Includes a symptom checker and pill identification tool.
N.C. Health Information Consumer health information for North Carolinians. Provides links to local health services and agencies.
Medline Plus A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. Features more than 165 interactive tutorials covering a wide variety of health issues and conditions.
Merck Manual Home Health Handbook Medical information in layman's terms. Based on the widely-used medical textbook, The Merck Manual.
The Treatment Center Start your recovery from substance abuse by calling or chatting online with a confidential counselor.
A Guide to the Individualized Education Program
This guide assists educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Formally named RFB&D, this nonprofit organization serves people who can’t read or have difficulty reading standard printed book versions. Its audio books cover various topics, in all levels.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Dyslexia
This site provides basic information about dyslexia and links to various organizations, toll free numbers, and telephone numbers.
Learning Disabilities Online
Learning Disabilities Association of America
This is the largest nonprofit, volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. It has more than 200 local affiliates in the US and around the world.
Exceptional Children's Assistance Center
This nonprofit organization provides services and training to families in North Carolina. A variety of free information packets are available by request.
Service animals are working animals, not pets. Organizations, businesses, and private sectors that serve the public have to comply with federal law and allow persons with disabilities to enter the premises with their service animals.
ADA Business Brief About Service Animals
Frequently Ask Questions About Service Animals