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Associations

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy.

American Obesity Association
The American Obesity Association is the only obesity organization focused on changing public policy and perceptions about obesity.

Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America provides information and resources to individuals and their family members who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Brain Injury Association of Missouri
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) is a community based organization serving persons with brain injury, their families, caregivers, physicians, therapists, case managers and others throughout the state of Missouri.

Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA) Resources Link
Provides links to a variety of information and resources about traumatic brain injury that may assist anyone who has been affected by a brain injury or assisting others through the journey of recovery.

Spina Bifida Association
The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) addresses the specific needs of the spina bifida community and serves as the national representative of almost 60 chapters. SBAA's efforts benefit thousands of infants, children, adults, parents, and professionals each year.

General Resources

American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology is an organization of physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, and advocacy that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation provides excellent information and resources on Arthritis.

Autism Society of America
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. This is done by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Child Health Day
Resources developed by the Maternal and Child Health Library that support the ten health promotion themes emphasized by Child Health Day and form the basis of Bright Futures Guidelines, 3rd Edition.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit donor-support organization that assures the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

Easter Seals
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

Healthy Hearing
Your Hearing Aid Information Source

March of Dimes
March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers, and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, and low birthweight.

Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council
The Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council provides information about traumatic brain injury, resources and links to other state programs.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management's mission is to have all infants and toddlers with hearing loss identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year-round sports training and athletic competition and other related programming for more than 2.5 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in more than 180 countries, Special Olympics has created a model community that celebrates people’s diverse gifts. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.

Other Resources

2009 Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information
These selected toll-free numbers for organizations provide health-related information, education, and support. These organizations do NOT diagnose or recommend treatment for any disease.

Family Village
Complete library for disability related resources.

Health A-Z
Health information from conception to seniors. It includes an "ask our expert" column which includes a pediatrician, nurse, and nutritionist for general questions and concerns.

Healthfinder
Site includes medical information that is easy to understand and covers a wide variety of subjects. It also includes a directory to find other agencies, clearinghouses, and resources for additional information.

Med-Help International
Search alpha list for additional information on health topics.

National Library of Medicine
Part of the United States National Library of Medicine - is a good resource of additional information if there is a known syndrome diagnosed and more resources are needed.

Parenting Children with Special Needs
The mission of the Parenting Children with Special Needs magazine is to facilitate the distribution of materials relevant to parents of special needs children by offering support, information, understanding, encouragement and guidance.

V.I. Guide
Specific information for assistive products for blind children and adults.