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Rehabilitation: Websites & Organizations
A research guide of recommended information resources for Rehabilitation
"The NARIC Web site is a gateway to disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use. For the past 30 years NARIC staff members have been dedicated to providing direct, personal, and high-quality information services to anyone throughout the country. As a leader in providing interactive information to the disability & rehabilitation community, NARIC's Web site continues this tradition by putting the information into the hands of the users through online publications, searchable databases (esp. REHABDATA), and timely reference and referral data."
"SEDL operates the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) through funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The scope of work of the NCDDR responds to NIDRR's concern for increasing the effective use of NIDRR-sponsored research results in shaping new technologies, improving service delivery, and expanding decision-making options for people with disabilities and their families. The NCDDR leverages resources through collaborative working relationships with experts in standards of evidence and systematic reviews, NIDRR-funded researchers, and agencies engaged in disseminating disability research results."
"The healthpsych™ Health Psychology web site contains information and viewpoints about the interaction of psychological and medical conditions (or psychomedical disorders). This includes information about psychological difficulties that can be caused by medical conditions, as well as psychological factors which can complicate or delay recovery from medical conditions. This information may have implications for the fields of: --Clinical health psychology --Occupational medicine --Occupational and physical therapy --Pain management --Rehabilitation --Risk management --Wellness programs In addition, the healthpsych web site also is intended to be a forum where persons of various professions can exchange information about their points of view. Is hoped that this information will stimulate further thought about the assessment and treatment of patients with psychomedical disorders."
"The Ohio Rehabilitation Association, a chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), is a member organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for rehabilitation professionals, and others in the field of rehabilitation, through knowledge and diversity."
"The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association is a voluntary professional organization of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession through advocacy and communication. The mission of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. is to promote the profession of occupational therapy, address professional issues in occupational therapy practice and advance the practice of occupational therapy in the state of Ohio. Its primary goals are to serve the members of the association by providing continuing education, support, and resources, and to meet the needs of consumers of occupational therapy in the state of Ohio through advocacy and encouraging the delivery of professional and evidence-based practice."
"NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. In addition to its mission as trusted advisor, NCD fulfills its advisory roles regarding disability policies, programs, procedures, and practices that enhance equal opportunity by convening its stakeholders; gathering & analyzing data; influencing current debates & agendas; and providing tools to facilitate effective implementation."
"The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) was founded in 1948 to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). It provides active-lifestyle information, peer support & advocacy empowering individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life. Today, NSCIA is the membership division of United Spinal Association, the largest national non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) dedicated to protecting the rights of people with SCI/D through initiatives in advocacy and civil rights; government policy and legislation; disability travel; accessible building and universal design; publications; research and education; and wheelchair and assistive technology."
"IARP is the premier global association for professionals involved in private rehabilitation. IARP serves a diverse membership; supports professional growth; fosters rehabilitation research and management innovation; and strives to shape public policy."
"NAMRC is dedicated to promoting cultural diversity and disability through advocacy for excellence and equity in Rehabilitation research, education and practice. To be a member of NAMRC, you must first become a member of NAMRC’s umbrella organization, National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)."