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Disabilities

Muscular Dystrophy


AblePlay

Ableplay.org is a toy rating system and Website that provides comprehensive information on toys for children with disabilities so parents special educators therapist and others can make the best choices for the children in their lives with disabilities. Recently in an effort to prove visually the absolute necessity of play in the development of all children especially those with special needs AblePlay launched a video campaign with the hopes of bringing awareness to those who need help as well as those that can help. Please see a hrefhttpwww.youtube.comwatchvpwWeW7PTB_wThe YouTube videoa


Access Nebraska

Select self-screening to see what programs you may want to consider applying for. Select the programs you want to apply for and submit the application online with an electonic signature.


Assistive Technology for All

AT4ALL is a free service from the Assistive Technology Partnership. AT4ALL has a variety of equipment available for all of your needs. Equipment available includes computers wheelchairs scooters walkers personal care items items for vision and hearing impairments hospital beds and adapted vehicles. At AT4ALL you can find equipment for loan for sale or for giveaway. You can also find equipment from local lending program to try out before you buy it.


CHIRS Consumer Health Information Resource Service

Need information to guide decisions about your health or the health of a family member or friend The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides such information to Nebraska residents free of charge through their Consumer Health Information Resource Service CHIRS. A Health Sciences Librarian will research your condition and provide a tailored package of information that may include Journal Articles Book Chapters Pamphlets and Web Resources. CHIRS information is provided for informational purposes only. Consult with your health care provider for specific medical questions. To request health information contact CHIRS or email them at askusunmc.edu or contact your local public library.


Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center PRC promotes the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury mobility impairment and paralysis by providing comprehensive information resources and referral services.


Housing.ne.gov

The Assistive Technology Partnership hosts this housing listing and locator service that will provide easy access to information about housing opportunities throughout Nebraska. The service allows Nebraskans to locate available housing that best fits their needs either through the web site or 1-888-806-6287. Individuals will be able to easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria access other helpful websites as well as tools for renters including an affordability calculator a rental checklist and renter rights and responsibilities information - also provides information on supportive services throughout the State especially those services linked to housing needs.


The Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a source for news and information about 40 neuromuscular diseases MDA research and services for adults and children with neuromuscular diseases and their families. Search their database order publications or Ask the Experts about research developments and medical management of neuromuscular conditions.


Nebraska Library Commissions Talking Book Braille Service

The Nebraska Library Commissions Talking Book Braille Service is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service NLS a division of the Library of Congress. They provide audio and Braille books and magazines to individuals with a visual or physical condition or reading disability which limits use of regular print.


The Parent Project

Four sections Kids Parents Doctors and Research include information on Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.

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