Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton & Plano Resource Centers on Independent Living

Web Links

All links are in alphabetical order and not all open in a new window. 

Aging in place-

Criteria for COVID-19Testing

What are the criteria for getting tested at a drive-thru location?

Updated April 29, 2020

  • Must have temperature of 99.6 or higher and shortness of breath or cough; OR
  • Anyone 65-years-old or older; OR
  • Anyone with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart issues, etc.); OR
  • Any first responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers

Coronavirus links 

Daily Live updates  Live updates on COVID-19 from KERA news.

City of Dallas coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and email notification:

COVID related documents and links from Legal Aid of North West Texas 

City of Dallas Office Emergency Management alerts and signup 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Higher risk groups

CONTACT CONGRESS. A link to all 535 members of Congress.

Interesting Tip: If you text (520) 200-2223 your zip code, it will text back your US Senator, US Rep., State House and State Senator’s phone number. It’s not totally accurate because some zip codes have multiple districts.

Let your voice be heard!


All Texas Counties voter web pages

Share your polling experience with Disability Rights Texas. The form can be completed online at

Healthcare Enrollment Information from


AARP: Home and Fit Guide – Easy, inexpensive ways to make a home safer and more comfortable.

Accessible Parks in DFW – the newest park as of February 2020 is Grand Prairie’s PlayGrand Adventures, Frisco has HOPE Park , Plano has Jack Carter ParkIrving has Cottonwood Creek Park, Rowlett has Kid’s Kingdom, Grapevine has Casey’s Clubhouse, Fort Worth has Dream Park  and Patricia LeBlanc Park, Dallas has Flag Pole Hill All Inclusive Park at 8100 Doran Cir. Dallas TX 75238, and Child’s Play at Bachman Lake’s Lakefield Park off W. Northwest Hwy, Carrollton has Mary Heads Carter Park at 2320 Heads Ln. Carrollton, 75006 . In addition in Sept. 2020 City of Garland’s Central Park 
has renovated a century old city park.The new, inclusive and sensory-friendly playground is now open in close proximity to Granger Recreation Center. The new playground is designed for children of all abilities to play, learn and grow together and to support park patrons with a variety of physical, sensory and cognitive needs.

Accredited Online Colleges for People with Disabilities – Resources, Tools and Technology to Foster School Success for Students with disabilities

Accredited Online Colleges and Disability EducationResources for Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education

Accounting Degree Information Discover Accounting offers a guide to the academic pursuits of the accounting student.

Online MBA Programs that do not require the GMAT  Many business schools are eliminating their GMAT requirement or accepting GRE scores instead in the hopes of attracting a broader range of promising applicants. – Business Degree and School Guide – Online guide to state and non-profit colleges offering business degrees

ADA Portal – Your trusted source for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

ADAPT – ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. 

Addiction Group – Addiction information on many different kinds of addiction and treatment choices.

Addiction Resource – Addiction information and treatment database

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Resources – Addiction information and links to helpful treatment, not a treatment center but a non-profit organization.

Another Addiction Resource  Breakdown by state, addiction information and treatment database

Addiction Treatment for people who are Deaf and Blind – Addiction information and treatment database for people with vision and hearing disabilities.

Addiction Center – The Addiction Center’s list of addictive Drug Classifications.

College Affordability Guide : College Affordability for Students with Disabilities

Context Insights College Resource Guide  : College Resources Guidebook

Online colleges in Texas  

Affordable Degrees Online: College Courses Online for Students with Disabilities 

Affordable Colleges Online: A recently updated guidebook to accredited online degree programs at non profit colleges, to better help new and returning students understand the online academic landscape and how best to succeed in an online degree program.

How to Become – : College Courses Online, how to guide for different careers.

Online college guides – EDsmart provides information on schools from free computers provided by colleges to cheapest colleges.

Student Loan Consolidation –: The Simple Dollar has developed a guide to student loan consolidation.

Aging Texas Well – The Aging Texas Well (ATW) initiative was created to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guide state government readiness, and promote increased community preparedness for an aging Texas.

Alzheimers and Coping with Grief – A Caregivers Guide – 

Alzheimers Useful Links

  1. Parent’s Guide: Helping Children & Teens Understand Alzheimer’s
  2. Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
  3. Another World: People With Alzheimer’s Share Their Perspectives
  4. Alzheimer’s Aggression: Causes & Management
  5. Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors
  6. Dementia Assistance Dogs
  7. Caring for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver
  8. Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferers Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Caregivers
  9. Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors
  10.  The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
  11.  Six Things Seniors Can Do To Improve Memory
  12.  Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
  13.  10 Easy Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Mental Health and Well-Being
  14.  Eating for Your Brain as a Senior
  15.  Mourning A Parent or Spouse’s Death
  16.  Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room at Home
  17. A Guide to Alzheimer’s Caregiving
  18. How to Make Your Home a Comforting, Calming Space for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s
  19. Keeping Home Safe
  20. 20 Home-Based Activities You Can Do with a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s
  21. Sundowning with Dementia and Effective Coping Strategies
  22. Dealing with Aggressive Behavior

National Amputation Foundation – Foundation to empower amputees, their families, and care providers.  

American Association of People with Disabilities – the country’s largest cross-disability membership organization, organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change: politically, economically, and socially. 
American Foundation for the Blind – Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss 
American Sleep Apnea Association – a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder. 
Amputee Coalition – Resources for amputees, amputation, limb loss, limb difference, peer support and more. – Providing vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related cancers.

 Arthritis and the Benefits of Swimming – How arthritis can be helped with water exercise. 

Assistive Living Facilities and Guides – Assisted Living guide at 

Assistive Technology / Equipment Recycling – FREE Listing Service for Used Home Medical Equipment. 

ASSISTANCE IN YOUR AREA CODE – Aunt Bertha has a Database to connect you to assistance in your area code in the USA. 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Allergy and Asthma information. 

Attendant and Personal Care  Guideline Toolkit

Autism – Research to identify causes and advance treatments for autism spectrum disorders.

Autism and Special Education Software – Interactive Education for Visual Learners.

Resilience in Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder Article written by Nicole Hamilton PhD doctor of Psychiatry at Purdue Global University

Autism On the Seas – Group & Individual Vacation options for Adults and Families living with Autism and Related Disabilities.

Extra Autism Information links:

  1.  Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents,
  2.  Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping,
  3.  Resources for Military FamiliesAcademic Accommodation Resources,
  4.  Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids 
  5.  Autism and Sensory Disorders Explained – Explainations for Learning and Attention Disorders with guides on how to cope. 
  6. How to Create the Ultimate Play Area for Children with Autism 
  7. Autism Parenting Magazine
  8. How to Calm a Child with Autism
  9. Create a Sensory Safe Yard for Children with Special Needs
  10. Sensory Processing Treatments
  11. Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism
  12. Classroom Accommodations for Kids with Sensory Issues
  13. Moving with Special Needs Kids
  14. The Gigantic Autism Billboard

Auto Chair – Person Lifts and Transfer into Vehicles. 

Autoimmune Disease Fact Sheet – A list of FAQs About Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune Disease Specialists – Find doctors and dentists by specialty.

Autoimmune Disorders - Information on autoimmune disorders.

Automobile Insurance Facts for people with disabilities - Information on auto insurance and modifying a car for people with disabilities.


North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

BID or the Blind Independence Diabetes Group  The BID Group is sponsored by Medicare Bid Winner Advanced Diabetes Supply which can also provide the blind-friendly Prodigy Voice glucose meter to Medicare, private health plan, and cash pay customers.  They sell Prodigy test strips for just $6.87 per box of 50 for people without insurance.   If you want more information about the BID Group call Jerry at 980-253-0949 or to order a Prodigy Voice meter and supplies call Bob at 760-579-7230.

Bookshare – Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities

BrainBashers – A fun website that provides brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions. 

Business Resources for People with Disabilities – Business Programs and Resources for Entrepreneurs or Graduates with a Disability

NLS at the Library of Congress National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. 


Cancer Assistance – a few websites for those who wish to know more about cancer. 

  1. How cancer is treated
  2. A-Z list of cancer treating drugs
  3. The Things I Wish I Were Told When I Was Diagnosed With Cancer
  4. 10 ways to help a friend with cancer
  5. Talking with children about a loved ones cancer.
  6. 5 ways service dogs help people with cancer.
  7. Thriving as Caregiver: Tools for Coping when a Loved One Has Cancer
  8. Possible cancer fighting foods
  9. Financial Resources for Cancer Patients
  10. Assistance Speaking to Your Doctor about Treatment

Canine Assistants – a non-profit organizationwhich trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. 

Career & College Guide – We help teenagers and adults to find a career they love. We have put together 900+ careers from different industries.

CDC – Guide to Disability & Health – An overview of differnt types of disabilities. 


Cerebral Palsy Guide– a guide to resources for those with cerebral palsy and their families. Cerebral Palsy Guide offers emotional support, educational information and financial tools to parents and children whom are affected by this disorder. 

Cerebral Palsy Guide –– another guide to resources for those with cerebral palsy and their families. 

Cerebral Palsy Group –– a resource for families of children with cerebral palsy.

Cleaning for a Reason – A free housecleaning service for women undergoing cancer treatment. 

College Tuition paid for by Modern States  Free Freshman Tuition for on-line classes at major schools, similar to the Accredited Academics programs in high schools but anyone at any age. A non-profit, Modern States is offering paid classes and paid Clep tests in collaboration with major schools which include; University of Texas, Texas A&M, University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, Texas Tech, Sam Houston State, and Lamar University.

Accredited Colleges for Students with Disabilities  – Providing a list of accredited schools and information specific to students with disabilities.

College Guide for Students with Disabilities College life is a very different game, allowing students to make a lot of choices and decisions for themselves.

Another College Guide for Students with Disabilities  A guide from Maryville College in St. Louis includes an extensive list of different disabilities and links to organizations that might help a student and specific grant links for students with disabilities..

College Guide for Students who are wanting to work in elder care – Tips for students who are planning to work in elder care..

College Resources for Students with Disabilities Providing the information needed to make informed higher education decisions.

College Resources for Students with Visual Impairment A collection of resources designed to help visually impaired students transition into higher education and achieve success in the college classroom once enrolled.

College Resources in the Health Science Field  – Providing a list of schools and information in the Health Science field.

College Resources in the Teaching Field  – Best offers a Comprehensive Guide and list of schools and information regarding obtaining an Online teaching degree and certification.

College Resources  – University A guide to degrees, colleges, and careers

Federal Student Loan Consolidation Guide

Complaints about Telecommunications – Address any complaint you have against a telecommunications company.

Cooking Safety – How to Stay Clean and Safe in the Kitchen

Cord Blood Center – A resource for those wishing to utilize cord blood banking to treat diseases in children. 

Cord Blood Guide Create your profile to receive our cord blood banking guide 

Coventry Reserve – is a day program that provides life enrichment opportunities for adults with special needs.

Find Your County Government Offices – a web site short cut to all county government departments from animal shelters to unemployment offices. 


Dallas Bar Free Advice  On the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month, The Dallas Bar Association sponsors LegalLine, an anonymous telephone hotline, where volunteer attorneys will answer your legal questions for FREE by answering phone calls from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There are Spanish-speaking attorneys when available. The telephone number to call is (214) 220-7476. Callers are welcome to call with ANY kind of legal question.

Dallas County Health and Human Services – provides health programs for Dallas County residents. 

Dallas Housing Authority – provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and individuals through the effective and efficient administration of housing assistance programs; and by creating and cultivating opportunities for program participants to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.

Dallas Morning News – Online Newspaper

Deaf Action Center – To provide for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the means to ensure advancement through education, communication, economic security and good health. 

Deaf Digest – An online newsletter updated every Monday with current news of interest to people who are deaf and advocates of people who are deaf.

Degrees in cyber security guide

Delta Society’s – Improving human health through service and therapy animals.

Denton Record Chronicle – Online Newspaper

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) – Vocational Rehabilitation is now run by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Independent Living Services Prgram previously run by DARS currently admiistered by ARCIL-ILS program The correct phone number for ARCIL ILS DFW is 940-274-3411.

DFW Areas Services to Persons Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired – Brochure

Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division – The DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws on topics, including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor and special employment, family and medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government service and construction contracts.

Disability friendly office spaces – Connecting the Commercial Real Estate Community to the Disability Community’s Information regarding ADA compliance.

Disability Rights Texas  Advocates and lawyers helping people with disabilities in Texas.

Disability Sensitivity Awareness Training Guidelines

Disability Statistics Compendium – an annual publication of statistics on people with disabilities and government programs that serve the population with disabilities and is modeled after the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, published yearly by the U.S. Department of Commerce. – Information and resources for people with disabilities 

Discount Guide – Dealhack Persons With Disabilities Discounts Guide is a list of stores and brands that offer discounts for persons with psychological, psychiatric, or cognitive disabilities. Every three months, we update the lists to include the newest offers to help you save on your purchases. – Dogs for the Deaf rescues dogs for our programs from animal shelters throughout the western United States. After professional training at our southern Oregon facility, the dogs are placed with (1) People with a variety of disabilities and challenges including: hearing loss, deafness, and children on the autism spectrum and (2) Professionals (teachers, physicians, counselors, legal advocates, and caregivers) who work with people with various disabilities and challenges.

Driving Issues for People with a Disability – Help with driving with a disability issues from insurance to vehicle modifications.

Drug Watch – a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.

Early Intervention Programs – ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays.

Emergency Preparedness & Assistive Technology for Seniors and People with Disabilities

More Emergency Preparedness 

  1. Home Emergency & Disaster Safety
  2.  Responding to Children’s Emotional Needs During Times of Crisis
  3.  Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Needs
  4. Driving to Safety: The Car Owner’s Guide to Emergency Evacuation
  5. How to Prep For Every Type of Natural Disaster
  6. Keeping Your Family Safe During a Terrorist Attack
  7. Tornado Safety Guide
  8. A Pet Parent’s Guide to Preparing for Emergencies

Texas Energy Assistance– Dallas County Health and Human Services Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program. Must be below 150% of poverty level.

Dallas County Energy Assistance Poster english and spanish

Employment assistance online

OSHA Compliance Resources With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.

·     OSHA Home Page:

·     COVID-19:

·     Key OSHA Standards for COVID-19:

·     COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:

·     COVID-19 Medical Information:

·     COVID-19 Control and Prevention:

·     COVID-19 Hazard Recognition:

·     COVID-19 Workers Rights and Protection:

PowerPoint Presentation from National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). COVID-19 Returning Workers Training Tool

Eye Services –  Texas workforce Commission DFW-area services for people who are blind and visually impaired.

Earn a Master Degree online.

Special Strong Exercise special trainers available for people with disabilities who need to stay in good physical shape.


Federal Student Loan Consolidation Guide

Financial aid resources for individuals with disabilities – Fortunately, there are many financing options and benefits available to disabled students. This is our guide to the opportunities out there.

North Texas Food Bank Food Assistance resources for everyone from young people to seniors.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Online Newspaper  


Go Direct – Information about the IRS form of payment starting in 2013

Going to College – A resource for teens with disabilities.

Guide for People with Disabilities in an Emergency – A redcross guide for people with disabilities. 


Free and reduced price healthcare clinics – Health Care clinics in Dallas County that offer free and based on income prices.

Healthy living links: 

  1. 20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables
  2.  40 Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Any Meal Without Sacrificing Flavor
  3.  Home Gardening Tips: From Composting to Herb Gardens
  4.  25 Cheap Foods That Are Good for You
  5.  Senior Fitness for Beginners
  6.  The 7 Pieces of Equipment You Really Need in Your Home Gym
  7.  13 Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Day
  8. Home Safety for People with Disabilities.
  9. The 18 wonderful ways music affects our brains

Health and Human Services in Texas – Healthcare rules, regulations and laws. – answers questions that relate to people with disabilities – Links to controlling your health

Healthy Hearing – Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss help

Healthy Exercise Health Living utilizing low impact Tai Chi exercises

Helping Restore Ability – a nonprofit corporation that employs, trains and monitors personal attendant care providers for people of all ages with any type of disabilities. 

Health Insurance Guide – This article explores some of the fundamental concepts that govern the health insurance industry, as well as some of the most common sources of health coverage.

Healthwell Foundation – a non-profit organization established in 2003 that is committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their co-payments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments.

HEARING AID GUIDE – a consumer affairs guide to hearing aids with consumer reviews.

HEARING HEALTH GUIDE – How Loud is Dangerous, Tips to Protect Your Hearing, and 17 Most Common Questions (& Answers!) 

The HIE Help Center  The HIE Help Center seeks to support and inform the families and loved ones of children with disabilities stemming from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). 

HIV / AIDS Info – DOJ has created a new ADA Webpage on HIV/AIDS Discrimination 

Home Buying Guide for People with Disabilities – 

HOME IMPROVEMENTS FOR People with disabilities and people who are elderly

Housing – Rental/Mortgage & Utility Assistance 

Housing locator links

There are several links below that may help you find housing.

The number to an apartment locator is UMoveFree (972-436-7368) or

To use the links below, just put in the zip code you are interested in to see what is close by or in the area.

Landlord Tenant Legal Workshop – How to determine if your Landlord is being unfair or discriminatory and what steps to take to protect your rights. Attorneys give advice. Meets twice a month.The Landlord / Tenant sessions are held every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Housing Crisis Center.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Home Remodeling Guide for People with Disabilities – The guide aims to help make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and disabled people much easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility.

Home Adaption Guide for People with Disabilities –

Homeless Shelters in Texas

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs The gateway to help in buying and maintaing a home for people with low incomes in Texas.



Dallas , Denton, Fort Worth, Plano

In Home Products – Medical Supplies 
Independent Living Research Utilization – provides research, education and consultation in the areas of independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home and community based services and health issues for people with disabilities. 

Independent Living Services Program ARCIL – Independent Living Services 1505 Luna Road Building 1, Suite 250, Carrollton, TX 75006 – 940-274-3411 fax 1-877-817-5314

Insurance Information for People with Disabilities  – in depth insurance guide provides factual articles about insurance aimed towards people with disabilities.


Maritime Injury Center  – provides information such and rights and resources for those injured while employed in the maritime industry.

Invotek – Specializes in developing Assistive Devices for people with complex access and communication needs.  



Kitchen Safety -Home Advisors’ Kitchen Safety.

 Kids Connection -DFW recreational resources for kids.


Lawyers for Social Security Disability – A national resource helping provide legal support for individuals who need to receive their Social Security Disability benefits. – Making reading accessible for all. 
LEGOLAND Discovery Center – The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center has been designed with the needs of guests with disabilities firmly in mind. Risk assessments and policies are reviewed annually to ensure that the Center remains as accessible as possible to all guests with disabilities, including wheelchair users.

Lifts and Other Home Adjustments for Disabled IndividualsEvery day, disabled individuals find that their homes need to be modified in a way that gives them easier access. 

Lupus foundation of America – the foremost national nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to all people affected by lupus.  


Maritime Injury Center – A guide to the rights of maritime employees who have been injured aboard ship.

Masters Degrees online. – A guide to earning a master’s degree in education.

MBA Degrees online.Top accredited online MBA programs

Medicaid Buy-In – a program that allows people of any age who have a disability and are earning a paycheck to receive Medicaid by paying a monthly premium. 

Medicare Rights – a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. 

Mental Health America– Mental Health America Dallas Branch

Mental Health America– Mental Health America GreaterTarrant County Branch – Resources for patients and their families. – Asbestos and mesothelioma awareness center. .  A comprehensive resource for those affected by asbestos-related disease. Good resources, prompt responses. – is dedicated to providing free information and resources to those affected by mesothelioma cancer.

Mesothelioma guide  Mesothelioma guide overview.

Mesothelioma Help A COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY THAT CAN GIVE YOU ANSWERS a comprehensive resource for those affected by asbestos-related disease. A diagnosis of mesothelioma can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. On this site you can find solutions and connect with others in the mesothelioma community. – We are here to educate and support mesothelioma patients and their families.

Mesothelioma Caregivers – Learn how to ensure you’re providing the best care possible while not neglecting yourself. – Offers comprehensive asbestos and mesothelioma information, but with an emphasis on the legal options available to mesothelioma victims and their families.  

Mesothelioma Vets A Guide for veterans. Veterans who worked with asbestos during their time of service and subsequently developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-caused disease are eligible for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more about VA benefits and what you’ll need to claim them.

Mesothelioma Resources is dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families. Our Free Mesothelioma Guide will help you understand your diagnosis with information about: Top doctors around the country, Treatment options for living longer, Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Survival is dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families.

Mesothelioma Treatment Community  At, we are determined to be the one-stop resource for mesothelioma and asbestos related guidance and information.

Military: Discounts for veterans and active duty military – The Ultimate Military Discount Guide: pages of lists of Military discounts and freebies.

Allconnect’s Ultimate 2019 Military Discount Guide: 

Top 100 companies that offer Military Discounts

Military: Navy Exceptional Family Member Support – designed to assist sailors by addressing the special needs of their exceptional family members (EFM) during the assignment process. 

 Military and Veterans Support – A list of sites to help at risk veterans.

  1. How to Stop Living Out of Your Car
  2. How to Make the Most (Financially) Of Your Military Career
  3. Housing Options – Shelters through Transitional Housing Options
  4. Homeless Bill of Rights
  5. From Construction Sites to Constructed Homes (for Homeless Vets)
  6. Homes for Homeless Vets: Giving America’s Heroes the Support They Deserve
  7. Directory of Pro Bono Legal Aid
  8. Legal Advice for Homeless Vets
  9. Food & Medicine for Pets of the Homeless
  10. Soldiers Off the Street 

My Medicare – provides free, secure online service for accessing personalized information regarding Medicare benefits and services.
It includes tools for people on Medicare to search for and compare drug and health plans, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and health care providers.

My Ride – Connecting people with disabilities to transportation in Dallas County. 

My Ride – Connecting people with disabilities to transportation in North Texas. 


National Center on Physical Activity and Disability – an information center concerned with physical activity and disability.

National Association of Anorexa Nervosa and Associated Disorders – a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders since 1976

National Council on Independent Living – NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy.

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases – Information about research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Neurotech Network – Neurotech Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the education of and the advocacy to access neurotechnology for persons with impairments.

New Mobility – A magazine for active wheelchair users

NIAMS – National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now?to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.

National Institute of Health – National Institute on Aging – Built with older adults in mind, this health and wellness website from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a source of accurate, up-to-date health information for millions of older adults, their families and caregivers.

Nursing Home Abuse Information – Understanding Elder Abuse. 

Nursing Home Abuse Support – Support information regarding Nursing Home Abuse.


Office of Disability Employment Policy – Striving for a world in which people with disabilities have unlimited employment opportunities. 

Office of Longterm Care Ombudsmen

Online Schools/Finacial aid/Disabilities– Financial aid for disabled students.

Online Colleges in Texas –

OSHA Compliance Resources

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.

·     OSHA Home Page:

·     COVID-19:

·     Key OSHA Standards for COVID-19:

·     COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:

·     COVID-19 Medical Information:

·     COVID-19 Control and Prevention:

·     COVID-19 Hazard Recognition:

·     COVID-19 Workers Rights and Protection:

PowerPoint Presentation from National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). COVID-19 Returning Workers Training Tool


Paralyzed Veterans of America – on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes?to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

Parent Training & Information Centers – a non-profit agency that operates the statewide network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI’s) in Texas.

Patient Advocate Foundation – provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance.

Patient Blog – We know the federal health law is big and confusing. Some parts of the new law started immediately. Others will roll out over the next 10 years. Texas physicians have carefully studied the Affordable Care Act so we can help you understand what the changes mean to you.

Patriot Paws – Trains and provides service dogs for the benefit of disabled American Veterans in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence, and to provide a service for other American’s with mobile disabilities.

Paying for Senior Care – Aging Americans are struggling to pay for home care, assisted living and long term care. Our mission is to help solve this puzzle by providing tools and information to: Find Financial Assistance for Elder Care, Understand and Lower Long Term Care Costs, Find Affordable Home Care and Assisted Living Understand Medicare, Medicaid & Veterans Benefits, Make Home Modifications to Enable Aging in Place, Find Benefits Counseling and Eldercare Financial Advisors.

Portable Patient Lift Systems – Safe Patient Lifting and Transfer Solutions 

 Pharmacy Technician Career Information – a site that helps students who want to pursue pharmacy technician career. Our site aims at giving necessary information about the career so that students get to know both pros and cons. We also offer a directory of accredited pharmacy technician programs by state.

 Prescription Recalls  – a site that lists recalled prescription medications and dangers associated with some others.

 TALKING Prescription labels   a site that gives information on how to purchase accessible items for people with visual impairments or blindness, from talking prescriptions to a portable “all-in-one” talking bar code scanner. – is the ideal venue for connecting with other successful professionals with disabilities, building a network of trusted contacts, and searching for career opportunities. Through groups, blogs, forums, and organizations, their members have a unique opportunity to refine their career skill set and secure access to superior job opportunities at companies that truly value a diverse workforce.  



Recycles Org – Offers computers, Laptops, cameras, Projectors, Copiers, Accessories, Phone Systems, Storage Media, Office Furniture & More

Resources for students with disabilities:

Rise Adventures – To help persons with physical challenges gain independence and become productive citizens through therapeutic learning experiences 

Rx Assist – Check your drug for programs to help pay for it..


Safety – Consumer Safety Guide

Schools-Universities on-line 

  1. Public Health Degrees On-line Guide from Bachelor to Doctorate

 Links for Seniors:

  1. Aging in Place with a Little Help from Roommates, Neighbors and Teenagers
  2. Depressions is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older
  3. Alcohol Consumption in Seniors: A Delicate Balance
  4. Rehab and Medicare: The Ultimate Guide to Addiction Treatment for Seniors
  5. The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
  6. How Playing a Musical Instrument — at Any Age — is Good for Your Health
  7. The Senior’s Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Their Golden Years
  8. How to Follow Your Dream and Spend Your Retirement Traveling the World
  9. Aging in Place with a Little Help from Roommates, Neighbors, and Teenagers
  10. Senior Care Helpful Contact numbers for Seniors in Texas.
  11. Senior Guide to Elder Abuse Recognizing Elder Abuse and knowing your rights.
  12. Senior Guide to Living Alone A Guide to living safely at home for seniors and people with disabilities
  13. Lightning Safety for people who are elderly and or have disabilities
  14. Senior Guide to Starting a small business – The Ultimate Guide to starting a business for retirees.
  15. Senior Living Directory
  16. Seniors’ Guide to Medication Management
  17. Sports and Games for Seniors 
  18. Safe Bathrooms for Seniors and People with Disabilities 
  19. Retirement Insecurity during COVID
  20. Financial Assistance for Home Improvement for Older Adults
  21. Seniors and Financial Hardship
  22. Coronavirus Information for Older Adults
  23. Seniors mobility 

Social Security Administration – The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. 

Social Security Disability Care Center – Free resources & information about SSD to assist individuals become approved for benefits.

Social Security Disability Claim help – Where Social Security Disability Cases Meet Tough Disability Attorneys and Non-Attorney Advocates  

Social Security Disability Secrets -To distribute information that, typically, is impossible to get from the person taking your claim for SSD and SSI benefits. 

Social Security Questions -A Guide to many questions regarding social security including a veterans guide.  

Solution ComfortSeat – Award Winning Toileting Aids 
Special Education Guide –

Special education: history, resources, advice.

EDd Special Education Degree guide

Special Olympics International and Special Olympics, Inc. – Official Special Olympics Website  

Spin Life – From electric wheelchairs to rolling walkers 
Spinal Cord injuy Information – This website will provide you with useful information and knowledge about how to prevent secondary conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and pressure ulcers after a spinal cord injury (SCI). 
SportAid Wheelchairs – Has a great selection of sports wheelchairs, wheelchair cushions, and wheelchair accessories. 
State Education Agency – Everything you want to know about Texas Education, including Special Education. 

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Texas Council on Family Violence – Providing support to service providers, to advocate on behalf of domestic violence victims.

Tarrant County Aging and Disability Resource Center – a collaborative project staffed by established community service agencies and groups.

WearableTechnology for People with Disabilities – Guides

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3. Georgia 4H Wearable-Tech-Study-Material.pdf 

Texas Department of Health and Human Services for Older Blind and Visually Impaired – assists blind or visually impaired individuals and their families.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services for Deaf or Hard of Hearing – works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Texas Department o fHealth and Human Services for Persons with Physical and Mental Disabilities – help persons with spinal cord and brain injuries receive intensive therapies to increase independence.

Texas Health & Human Services Commission – provides leadership and direction, and fosters the spirit of innovation needed to achieve an efficient and effective health and human services system for Texans.

Texas Technology Access – to increase access for people with disabilities to Assistive Technology that provides them more control over their immediate environments and an enhanced ability to function independently.

Texas Veterans – is dedicated to providing veterans, military members and their families with equal access to information.

The eMedical Assistants – The eMedical Assistants offers information on the medical assistant field of study.

The National Organization on Disability – We promote employment and the full participation of America’s 54 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

The Red Book – The Red Book is a general reference tool designed to provide a working knowledge of SSD/SSI work incentives. The Red Book is written for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, counselors, and individuals with disabilities.

Title VI Programs – Children with Special Health Care Needs Program: Department of State Health Services 

Turner Syndrome Foundation – to support research initiatives and facilitate education programs to increase professional awareness and enhance medical care of those affected by Turner Syndrome. 
Turning Point – to develop self-esteem and confidence in the physically challenged population through participation in adapted outdoor adventures  


United Access – Quality New and Used Handicap Accessible Vans and Mobility Products. 
University of North Texas (UNT) – College of Public Affairs and Community Service.


VA Health .  Explore VA provides a fast way to learn about VA benefits, find out which ones you may be eligible for, share information with friends and family, and apply for benefits. Visitors to Explore VA can look at their eligibility for health care benefits.

Magic Mobility Used Handicap Accessible Vans for children and Disabled Veterans who cannot afford a van.

Veterans Affairs – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

Texas Veterans Affairs – Texas state clearinghouse for trusted information, resources, data, technical support, and research relevant to service members, veterans, their families, and those who serve them.

Texas Veterans Commission – The mission of the Texas Veterans Commission is to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.

 Voter Information by state – U.S. Vote Foundation list of states and requirements to vote. 

We Connect Now – The website has been used as a resource by institutions of higher learning and has been linked by colleges and universities and groups serving people with disabilities in 50 states and at least 5 foreign countries. 
Web MD – dedicated to providing quality health information

Wheelchair Van Program – This program is unique in its national coverage. They handle van donations and process requests for vans nationwide. 

Workplace Accommodations during meetings  This website explains the different ways to help colleagues succeed during meetings whether conference calls, webinars or face to face.



Y – the home of a vibrant community of disabled people, supporting and helping each other by sharing their experiences.