American Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

The Department of Justice’s requirements for accessible design

Caregiver Resources

The Fearless Caregiver, by Gary Barge

Useful Websites

Cerebral Palsy Association

Birth Injury Center – Cerebral Palsy Information

Alzheimer’s Association

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

National Parkinson Foundation

American Diabetes Association

American Stroke Association

United Way

Disability Resources on the Internet

Social Security Administration

National Organization on Disability


Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

Rebate Program For Wheelchair Loading Ramps

Toyota Mobility Program

Ford Mobility Motoring Program

Volkswagen Mobility Access Program
For information, contact Volkswagen of America, Inc.’s Mobility Access Program at P.O. Box 214378, Auburn Hills, Mich., 48321-9975 or (800)DRI-VEVW.

Financial Aid Programs

E-Z Access Loan
This program offered by the Amalgamated Bank for busnesses interested in complying with ADA guidlines

Home Improvement Structural Alterations (HISA)

Department of Veterans Affairs
This program requires that the veteran has been hospitalized within one year of the application date and that accessibility adaptations are medically necessary.  For further information, call (800) 827-1000 or visit

Plan for Achieving Self-support (PASS)
This program covers modifications to a home through a Social Security Administration savings plan. For further information, contact your local Social Security Administration offices or visit

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
Loans with low interest rates, extended terms and low down payments