Real Life Disability Resources


Social Security Disability – Common Disabilities
A list of common disorders and diseases the Social Security Administration (SSA) deals with.

American Cancer Society (ACS) 1-800-227-2345

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

American Headache Society (AHS)

American Heart Association (AHA)

American Lung Association

The Anderson Network 1-800-345-6324 The Anderson Network will connect you with an Anderson Network member with the same cancer diagnosis and treatment. Sharing the experience by phone with someone who has walked the same journey helps you know you are not alone.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

Cancer Care, Inc. 1-800-813-4673

Cancer Hope Network 1-877-467-3638

Epilepsy Foundation

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 1-800-955-4572

Lighthouse International

Mental Health America (MHA)

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH)

National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA)

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER( 1-800-422-6237 )

National Headache Foundation (NHF)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

National Hypertension Association

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

National MS Society

National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)


Collection of Canadian Disability Sites
A link list of provincial and national organizations.

Asperger Syndrome: Local Support Groups: Canada
A link list of meetings by province

The Asthma Society of Canada

Autism Canada Foundation

Autism Society Canada – Société canadienne de l’autisme

Autism Treatment Services of Canada

Canadian and American Spinal Research Organization

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Neuropathy Association

Canadian Paraplegic Association

Cerebral Palsy Organizations
A link list of related organizations across the country

Depression Canada

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada


Allergy UK

Asthma UK

Depression Alliance

Depression Learning Path

Diabetes UK

Disabled People
A project of Direct.Gov, this site contains information on support for employment, housing, vacationing, transportation, health care, and many more useful topics.

GP Notebook
A medical encyclopedia used by doctors

International Spinal Research Trust

The National Autistic Society

Neuropathy Trust

Patient UK
Up-to-date health information on many topics as provided by GPs

A UK disability organisation focused on people with cerebral palsy (CP).

UK Council on Deafness

UK Multiple Sclerosis Society


AIDS Trust of Australia –

Alcoholics Anonymous – Australia –

Arthritis Australia –

Asthma Foundations Australia –

Australian Drug Foundation –

Australian Hearing: Australia’s Hearing Specialists –

Australian Learning Disability Association –

Autism Spectrum Australia – (Aspect)

The Australian Lung Foundation –

Brain Australia: an initiative of the Brain Foundation –

beyondblue: the national depression initiative –

The Cancer Council Australia –

CP Australia –

Depressionet –

Diabetes Australia –

Epilepsy Action (Australia) –

Haemophilia Foundation Australia –

Headache Australia: an initiative of the Brain Foundation –

Heart Foundation –

Leukaemia Foundation –

Mental Health Council of Australia –

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (formerly Schizophrenia Fellowships Council of Australia) –

Multiple Sclerosis Australia –

Muscular Dystrophy Association/Australia –

NAPWA: National Association of People Living With HIV/AIDS, Australia –

Scoliosis Association of Australia –

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia –

Vision Australia: blindness and low vision services –