DSPS Community Resources
Want to learn more about persons with disabilities or engage with the community? Here are some online resources to help get started.
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News stories, message boards, disabled topics and chat rooms
Online Learning for Students with Disabilities
Online learning resources for students with learning differences at the community college and university level
Marin County Website
Resources for persons with disabilities in Marin County, California
Marin Center for Independent Living
To assist persons with all types of disabling conditions to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants in society
Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area
Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area (BINBA) is a community organization of acquired brain injury survivors, their friends and family, medical and social service professionals, and concerned individuals
Support for families of children with special needs in the North Bay
Lifehouse – formerly known as Marin Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC)
To improving the quality of life for those with developmental disabilities and their families
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide dogs and training in their use for visually impaired people
Canine Companions for Independence
Provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and to professional caregivers providing pet assisted therapy
Alliance for Technology Access
Connecting children and adults with disabilties to technology tools
Resources for people with learning disabilities
American Dyslexia Association Inc.
The American Dyslexia Association Inc. is a non-profit organization that focuses its efforts on providing help for dyslexic and dyscalculic people with free information and teaching aids.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is a national network of volunteers with thousands of members including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United States.
Through the Look Glass (TLG)
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.
Information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI)) is helpful for everyone, but especially for people with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.
World Association of Persons with Disabilities
Non-profit organization that provides knowledge and refuge for the world’s largest minority.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) team envisions a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life. Learn more about their credo, programs, and events.
Resource directory for disabled elderly, caregivers and healthcare professionals
Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Disabled Students Programs and Services Website