Organizations

Adapted with permission from Samuel Merritt University

Health Science Specific

Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses. The Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields.

National Organization of Nurses With Disabilities. This group is an open membership, cross-disability, public education, and advocacy organization that works to promote the full inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions into nursing careers.

Center for Disability Issues in the Health Professions. The center was established by Western University in response to the concerns of the disability community, which is emerging as one of the nation's fastest growing and least understood minority groups.

Exceptional Nurse. ExceptionalNurse.com is a resource network committed to inclusion of more people with disabilities in the nursing profession.

Disability Specific

The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities (CCLD). This campaign is made up of a coalition of leading organizations in the field of learning disabilities dedicated to improving public awareness about learning disabilities. LD OnLine has many wonderful features. The recently introduced "Ask the Expert" provides the opportunity to have your questions answered by experts on various topics. The site also contains bulletin boards, a "First Person" account, a calendar of meetings, a bookstore and other features.

The HEATH Resource Center of the American Council on Education. This is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. This site has articles, resources and current information addressing issues that affect students with disabilities in postsecondary settings.

The Learning Disabilities Association of America. Packed with articles, resources, position papers, and a calendar of events.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities. The site lists college resources as well as current and accurate information about learning disabilities. there are a number of articles on different topics available on this site.