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Americans with Disabilities Act
U.S. Department of Justice
950 N.W. Pennsylvania Ave.
civil Rights Division
Washington, DC 20530
Toll Free: 800-514-0301
- provides information about the ADA statute and ADA Title II and III regulations, as well as technical assistance materials, enforcement information, and general ADA information

Center for Science In the Public Interest
1875 N.W. Connecticut Ave, Ste. 300
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-9110
- conducts research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition
- provides current useful information about consumers' health and well-being

DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet

Food and Nutrition Information Center
Agricultural and Research Service
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave, Room 105
Bettsville, MD 20705-2351
Phone: 301-504-5710
- provides information about food and human nutrition, including dietary guidelines, food composition, dietary supplements, and food safety

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
601 13th Street, NW
Suite 1150N
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202 783-6655
fax: 202 783-6888
- Bad experience with a hospital or clinic? Report a Complaint. The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is a outside, independent, not-for-profit organization that sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in The United States Of America and around the world. They do on-site reviews of more than 16,000 health care organizations. If you legitimately have a complaint, you should report it. Many times people don't report any problems and as a result bad facilities affect more and more people.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
400 S.W. Maryland Ave.
Washington, DC 20202-2572
Phone: 202-205-8134
- is one of three components of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, and operates in concert with the Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Office of Special Education Programs
- generate, disseminates, and promotes new knowledge to improve the lifestyle options available to disabled individuals
- conducts research on employment, independent living and community integration, and other associated disability research areas

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD, 20894
Phone: 888-346-3656
- PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources
- World's largest Medical Library

National Respite Locator Service
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Phone: 919-490-5577
Fax: 919-490-4905
- Respite care are organizations that give you a break when you are dealing with serious issues such as bipolar. It's tough to find them but in many states there are free services that will come over to your house and watch someone for a half of day, or full day while you get some rest.
- Lots of listings but some may be invalid because this organization doesn't have the money to check each link. All you need to do is start contacting each listing in your state that seems most logical and you will find the appropriate one.

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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