Consumer Links

Assistive Technology

Mouse Adaptor

Invented by IBM for people with hand tremor. Available from Montrose Secam.

Kid Needs

The place for kids with special needs. Making computers accessible.

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program

The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications
Program (DDTP) is a public program mandated by the California State legislature and
administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The DDTP has two components:
the California Relay Service which includes Speech to Speech and the California Telephone
Access Program which provides assistive telecommunications equipment. Their purpose is to
provide access to basic telephone service for Californians who have difficulty using the

AT Network

An estimated 54 million people (children to seniors) nationwide rely on AT
Network (AT) daily to improve their quality of life. AT is a statewide, non-profit organization
and project of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC). The AT
Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility to assistive technologies.

Independence Solutions

North Coast Medical
North Coast Medical’s consumer
division, Functional Solutions, features a wide variety of products that increase
independence by making everyday activities easier and safer. Products include dressing
aids, household helpers, adaptive eating utensils, exercise equipment, and much more.

Therafin Corporation

Helping physically challenged individuals achieve greater
independence through a wide variety of self-help and therapy products to aid in everyday

Easy Access Clothing

Fashionable and functional clothing with style, independence and

Alternative Therapies

EEG Spectrum International

Neurofeedback training to help brain based problems.


A natural, effective way to relieve aches, muscle and joint pain,
headaches, stress, tension, and much more. A unique heating pad and cold pack that conforms to
the shape of the body. Hot pack provides soothing, penetrating heat. Heat lasts for about
20-30 minutes, which is the time recommended by most health-care professionals. Safe to use.
No electro-magnetic fields. Choose the products that are just right for you. The horseshoe
shape provides very firm support to the neck. Cherry-Pit-Pac is a registered medical device
with the FDA. Read more about Cherry Blossom Enterprises in the December 2005 issue of Spikes
& Spasms, the quarterly newsletter.

Juice Plus
20 35 grams of dietary
fiber per day are recommended for consumption. There is a need for more healthful whole foods
nutrition of fruits and vegetables in our diets every day. Read more about Juice Plus in the
December 2006 issue of Spikes & Spasms, the quarterly newsletter.

Health Information & Resources

The California Patient’s Guide

Guide on quality health care rights.

Acronyms for Health Information

Acronyms for global information and data resources in
health and medical sciences. Created and maintained by Marie-Lise Antoun Shams, MSLS, AHIP, RN.
The acronym TAN is listed for both Tremor Action Network and the publication for the American
Nurses Association, The American Nurse.


Offers valuable information for persons 50 years and older.

Disability Information & Resources

Family Village

Integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on
the Internet for persons with disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide
them services and support.

Exceptional Nurse
Committed to inclusion of more people with disabilities in the nursing profession. Facilitates
inclusion of students with disabilities in nursing education programs and fosters resilience
and continued practice for nurses who are, or become, disabled. Read more about Exceptional
Nurse in the September 2006 issue of Spikes & Spasms, the quarterly newsletter.

Physician’s Disability Services
Publishes useful books about Social Security disability.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer
and or creditors, to resolve matters relative to their diagnosis.

White House Disability Information
Government disability information organized into
nine categories, including eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.

Disability Benefits 101
DB101 helps workers, job seekers, and service providers
understand the connections between work and benefits. DB101 brings together rules for
health coverage, benefit, and employment programs that people with disabilities use.
These programs may be administered by the state, the federal government, or private
organizations. DB101 discusses the programs under one roof, in plain language.

Allsup Inc.
Allsup makes the Social Security disability process less confusing,
less intimidating and more convenient for people with disabilities. Allsup Inc. has a 97
percent award rate and recently received the 2006 Torch Award from the Better Business
Bureau for excellence in customer service. Read more about Allsup Inc. in the December 2006
issue of Spikes & Spasms, the quarterly newsletter.

Binder & Binder
Social Security advocates.

Burke, Harvey & Frankowski, LLC
With over 50 years of combined experience, our law firm understands how difficult it can be to obtain LTD and SSD benefits. As such, we work tirelessly to help clients across the United States secure benefits and provide the compassionate legal counsel that they deserve.

Reed Martin
Special education resource center. Provides information and strategies
to secure rights of children with disabilities.

Bully Police
organization advocating for bullied children. Read more about No one is eliminated from
Bullying in the September 2006 issue of Spikes & Spasms, the quarterly

Exceptional Parent
Provides information support, ideas, encouragement and outreach
for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with

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