– The American Association of People with Disabilities website offers information and support to those with disabilities.
A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older
This non-profit organization develops affordable housing, supportive living, and rehabilitation services for people with traumatic brain injuries and seniors. The site provides information on how to find housing for both people with disabilities and older adults.
An online database that provides links to informational technology, accessibility and rehabilitation technology
The federal agency focused on increasing access to community support and resources for and older Americans.
This research web site offers links to recent aging related articles, which is updated monthly, real audio features, and research projects of interest
This national organization serves to protect the health and economic security of seniors, and voice the opinions of retirees and older Americans
This inclusive web site has many resources related to aging and psychiatry; it has links to AAGP bookstore, consumer information, advocacy and public policy, American Journal for Geriatric Psychiatry, a bulletin for health professionals, and information from the press
Funds junior investigators and medical and Ph.D students to do biomedical research on aging and age-related conditions
This web site provides information for architectural professionals and helps consumers find the suitable architects
An organization which helps you to learn more about how occupational therapy can help you or your loved ones live life to its fullest.
An organization representing professionals in the field of physical therapy whose goal is to increase awareness and support of physical therapy as an important part of health care.
This web site provides various information, such as consultant services, how to become a certified planner, updates about the National Planning Conference, various research projects, and links to educational opportunities and careers and more
The web site offers links to the organization’s continuing education, government affair, and information to design students with downloadable online application
The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture was founded to promote and advance knowledge that links neuroscience research to a growing understanding of human responses to the built environment.
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health, security, and opportunities for all Americans by promoting the unison of both parties on polarizing issues.
This site provides information to the network’s services including seminars and care management, caregiver information, links to products and other services
Creating a future where the built environment supports the highest level of human health, well-being, and achievement in all aspects of life and work
an informative and interactive website that attempts to facilitate the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries
A part of the Department of Health and Human Services that provides health information and conducts research on expensive and dangerous health issues.
This information center site contains links to HUD programs and initiatives, publications, other resources like Federal programs and private funding resources, and more
Free basic construction guidelines and cost information, suggestions for heating up a nationwide and international movement for basic access in ALL new homes.
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of public housing
This site has all the Department of Justice materials for technical assistance such as status reports on enforcement, information on the ADA resources in public libraries and other lists are available
is the U.S. government’s online resource for people with disabilities. The housing section has information on accessible and affordable housing.
A nationwide toll-free service that helps older adults and their caregivers locate local senior services online and through 1-800-677-1116
A center at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology dedicated to developing programs for seniors, families, and professionals to reduce fall risks in elderly adults.
This web site of the FannieMae Foundation provides extensive information on mortgage loans to single-family, multifamily, housing & community development, as well as company news, listings of property on-sale, business opportunities with the Foundation, and information to both investors and consumer
Providing injured, wounded, ill and/or aging Veterans with the resources they need to regain their mobility and independence, including home modifications.
This site has extensive information on intergenerational policy, programs, and issues with links to public policy, legislative alerts, training, special initiatives, services learning, and intergenerational programs
A rehabilitation and research center focused on supporting aging-in-place for people with disabilities.
This is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the scientific study of aging and to the translation/dissemination of research for practice and policy
Provides computer tools designed specifically for those with severe physical disabilities that allow increased self-reliance and a vastly enhanced computing and Internet experience. GiveTech’s goal is to provide such technological tools to those in need.
This website is the federal government’s portal to reliable health information online, it has extensive features that offer health news, online checkup and many more
The same informative Healthfinder website is now available in Spanish to offer a large segment of Spanish-speaking elderly group health news and information
A professional organization of home modification occupational therapists throughout the United States that specialize in home modifications for accessibility and provide home evaluations based on diagnosis as well as product recommendations.
An organization focused on increasing the amount of American homes equipped to have residents living in them for the entirety of their lifespan.
Information and excerpts from the home remodeling show, Hometime are available here.
This web site offers useful links to many public housing redevelopment projects and contacts, publications, information on conferences, and other related links on housing and rehabilitation
program transforms public housing projects into mixed-income, diverse, and stable neighborhoods in order to attract middle-income persons to developments that include a wide range of incomes and housing types
This inclusive web site provides links to the Center’s various research, development, and design programs, publications, special interests on home modifications, and offers innovative ideas on products that promote accessibility, as well as software to educate professionals about providing accessibility.
Serving self-help organizations of disabled people who work for equal opportunities, self-determination and self-respect. They offer training materials, technical assistance and information on personal assistance, advocacy, access, legislation and peer support.
The institute offers many programs in the categories of research, education, and clinical care, their web site also features publications and reports on their research findings
This national information resource center is designed to provide Medicare information through training programs, technical assistance and targeted research
The Council’s web site has links to development of international codes, government relations, information on certification to professionals and Project Impact
The top rated graduate nursing program in the nation dedicated to improving the health of individual and communities around the world and producing extraordinary nursing graduates.
This is a new feature of the National Center on Accessibility web site. The forum showcases best practices and accessibility projects that exceed the minimum standards and facilitate optimum access for visitors with disabilities
An organization focused on improving senior isolation and hunger by delivering nutritious meals to America’s seniors with recent targeted efforts on home safety.
A comprehensive guide of state Medicaid programs (elder care, housing options, and long term care) with individual eligibility requirements
A non-profit coalition dedicated to improving the lives of caregivers by supporting research, developing programs, and increasing awareness of family caregiving struggles.
The website has a variety of links such as eldercare locator, N4A events, job announcements, and policy papers on topics like long-term care, Medicare, and more
Their website has links to legislative affairs, annual conferences and events, projects and programs that support county governments, publications and more
Provides information on choosing a remodeler. The Research Center keeps U.S. home builders in tune with new technology and changing needs.
Works with contractor licensing and enforcement agencies and the construction industry to maintain standards and regulations that protect consumers.
Provides a guide for hiring a remodeler for any region in the USA.
A non-profit organization focused on securing healthy homes for everyone through community based research and advocacy.
An organization focused on assisting elderly Americans to meet the challenges of aging by providing community programs, services, online help, and advocacy, specifically related to fall prevention.
An advocacy organization that furthers the concerns of persons with disabilities. The site contains information on upcoming conferences and training sessions. There are also links to other resources
The NIDRR works to improve and promote housing options for disabled people to ultimately perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports for the disabled
This web site offers consumers and professionals tips and guidelines on kitchen and bath designs and remodeling projects
Established in 1974, the National Low Income Housing Coalition/LIHIS is the only national organization dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. The NLIHC is committed to educating, organizing, and advocating to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy, and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions
This website has a legislative action center where people can send messages to the Congress, respond to legislative alerts; this site also offers links to joint legislative program, media center on facts and press release, information on renting vs. owning and more
A national cross-disability network organization that promotes the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of American life. This site offers frequently updated news and resources concerning people with disabilities and employment; education; access to health care, transportation and technology; and community, political, and religious participation
This site offers a searchable database of all the research published by the National Institute on Disability Research, an annotated bibliography of ADA publications, an explanation of NARIC and links to other related site
A non-profit organization focused on eliminating preventable deaths in homes, at work, in communities, and on the road through education, research, and advocacy.
NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.
Here one can find answers to all nursing home questions, such as how to select, costs, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, regulations, etc.
A national non-profit organization that rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners free of charge through volunteer efforts
This is an interdisciplinary association that focuses on technology and disability, through research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology; and by supporting individuals who are engaged in these activities
This web site offers extensive information on all aspects of remodeling. It also offers links to various helpful categories on remodeling such as architecture/ design, product information, how-to, home technology, and a virtual remodeling home tour
Find out more about the new Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that governs accessibility to information technology
The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
Silver Spaces offers a web-based home assessment for professionals and homeowners to support aging in place. The tool identifies risks and provides recommendations for improvement. The website also offers home modification and repair resources and links.
Provides a comprehensive and organized source of Spinal Cord Injury Information and Resources from recognized centers, organizations, researchers and educators
A service of the National Institute on Aging, the Center helps disseminate information about Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorder
The organization is a leader in the world of philanthropy for issues related to older Americans.
Visit this website for resources available to people with disabilities, information on educational programs, training, and conferences on disabilities issues as well as job opportunities at The Center on Disability
The website has a fact sheet with four messages on preventing falls, as well as tips, lists of CDC publications, research project information and other links fill the page
The Cohousing Network (TCN) is an organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage the cohousing concept, support both individuals and groups in creating communities, provide assistance to completed groups for improving their systems for living together in community, and provide networking opportunities for those involved or interested in cohousing
A center dedicated to conducting research to develop products and services for older adults as well as providing public education programs on safety, mobility, and independence.
Links, manuals, videos, and articles on how to construct and install accessible wheelchair ramps in your home
is dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.Their Industry Partner,eSMMART, offers a Certificate in Senior Move Management (cSMM). A 25% discount is offered by entering the promo code ‘USC’ at the eSMMART Training Center.
Founded in 2002, the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. Their Industry Partner, eSMMART, offers a Certificate in Senior Move Management (cSMM). If you are interested in obtaining a cSMM, go to eSMMART Training Center.
A private, nonprofit association committed to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons and to enhancing the field of aging through leadership and service, education, and advocacy
Federal agency responsible for housing programs, community and economic development. HUD grant announcements and applications may be obtained online
(formerly Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association) – The United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of veterans with spinal cord injuries or diseases by ensuring quality health care, promoting research, and advocating for civil rights and independence.
This independent federal agency is dedicated to promote accessibility to people with disabilities. Their web site includes a bi-monthly newsletter and a user-friendly version of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).
This organization promotes accessibility of the Web to people with disabilities through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education & outreach, and research & development. Visit their web site to find out how each area is implemented to promote accessibility of the Web
WheelchairNet is an online community and resource center for those that use wheelchairs. The site is also a resource for health professionals, community members and families who interact with wheelchair users.