Those with Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders sometimes need help with tasks such as applying for social security benefits. The following is a collection of resources and valuable information that you may find helpful. Please consult a healthcare provider or legal professional before following any medical or legal advice found on these and any other websites.
- NIH Senior Health
- Health for Seniors
- Twenty-two Senior Health Risk Calculators for Health Aging
- Cats and Seniors
- Canine Caregives for Alzheimers and Dementia Patients
- Pets for the Elderly Foundation
- Older Adults and Anxiety
- Ultimate Guide to Rehab and Medicare
- Assisted Living Regulation and Laws
- Aging in Place
- Senior-Friendly Home Remodeling
- Stop Fraud
- Rights for Those with Hearing Loss
- American Chronic Pain Association - Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals.
- American Academy of Pain Management - The American Academy of Pain Management (the Academy) is a non-profit organization that educates clinicians about pain and its management through an integrative interdisciplinary approach.
- Pain Management Specialists - Information on pain management for chronic back pain, pain management techniques, and pain management specialists
- A World of Information on Pain - Pain.com is a unique online resource offering the most up-to-date pain and pain management information on a variety of different topics written by medical professionals for both the consumer and healthcare specialist.
- List of Helpful Items for Those Living with Pain - "Here you will find a list of items that I have found to assist me as I have navigated a life of chronic pain. I am passing this forward in the hopes that something on the list might also help you gain some relief or happiness. I don't work for any of these companies, so I assure you I have no personal gain. I wish you the best in your journey!" - Ellen Icochea (Greater Metropolitan Washington Area Chapter)
- Social Security Application Process - We outline the basic steps of applying for Social Security Disability benefits and explain issues you may face while seeking approval of your claim
- Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled - Information from TurboTax on payments and benefits, disability tax credit, home modifications, and care expenses.
- Refinance and Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities - To provide the most relevant and essential resources needed to navigate the myriad of red tape and sometimes rigid processes regularly associated with real estate purchases.
- Social Security and Disability Resource Center - Provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to.
- The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) - Encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate.
- Information for Americans with Disabilities - Connecting the disability community to information and opportunities
- Insurance Information Institute - Disability insurance information
- Americans with Disabilities Act - Your gateway to information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Social Security Disability Benefits - Get answers to many questions about Social Security disability benefits including how to find out if you are eligible, how to apply and the difference between SSDI and SSI.
- Benefits for People with Disabilities - The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.
- National Organization on Disability - The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America’s 54 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
- Office of Disability Employment Policy - Provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.
- How to Find a Disability Attorney - This information may help claimants with Chiari malformation and related disorders find an attorney.
- Disabled Facilities Grants (United Kingdom) - This website provides information for disabled persons in the UK to find grants for disability devices like stairlifts.
- Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education - As with the general population, the level of education and training after high school that a person with disabilities receives is a key factor in their ability to find work. This site contains information on finding an accredited online college.
- College Education - Search online for accredited schools and scholarships
- Scholarships for Students with Disabilities - Though the price of obtaining a postsecondary education can be steep, both traditional and online college degrees should be accessible to everyone.
- OnlineCourses.com - Over 500 courses from the world's leading universities - right at your fingertips.
- Accredited Schools Online - Hundreds of schools with full accreditation make quality online learning a reality for millions
- Affordable Colleges for Students with Disabilities - A complete guide to college for students with disabilities.
- Resources for College Students - Includes actual resources that students with disabilities can utilize to ensure a pleasant educational experience.
- Become an Art Therapist - Got an artistic side and want to give back to the Chiari, syringomyelia and related disorder community? Art therapists seek to treat the physical and emotional difficulties caused by living with these disorders, among many other stressful situations.
- Epilepsy Foundation - Trusted, family-led organization that works to accelerate research and educate individuals about epilepsy, what triggers seizures and much more.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information Resources for Arnold Chiari Malformation - Genetics and Chiari malformation
- Insurance Library - Insurance advice in simple terms
Medical Equipment/HOME ADAPTATION
- Home Adaptation for your Needs - Information for those with restricted mobility
- Hoveround - Personal mobility and home solutions
- Wheelchair Guide - Independent consumers guide to wheelchairs, scooters & accessories
- Mobility Advisor - An educational guide on wheel chair options, mobility aids, disability resources, and recreational outlets that enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance
- Adaptive Mobility Systems - Dedicated to educating their customers and making sure you get the accessible van that is right for your needs.
- DrugWatch - Comprehensive web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
- Prescription Drug Dependency - If you or your loved one is struggling with a dependency to medication, please visit this resource. *Note: This is a local Staten Island, NY (and surrounding areas) resource for those struggling with addiction. For other local resources such as this, please send an inquiry to email@example.com.
- Neurology Now, an official publication of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), provides patients and their caregivers with credible, up-to-the-minute, balanced coverage of the latest advances in neurology research and treatment.
- Airports and Special Needs Travel: A Complete Guide - When travelling by plane, a good part of your trip is spent at airports. In fact, on many trips you spend more time at an airport than you do flying. When traveling with a child who has special needs every step you take needs to be very carefully planned.
- Traveling with a Medical Condition - The essential guide to traveling with a medical condition
- CheapOair Traveling with Disabilities - Resources for children and adults with physical disabilities who are going to be traveling. (Thank you to Ms. Phillips' kids for finding such a wonderful resource for people with disabilities!)
- Patient AirLift Services - Patient AirLift Services (PALS) will arrange FREE air transportation for individuals in need of medical diagnosis, treatment of follow-up. Please call to see if you qualify for a flight (631-694-7257) or visit our website.
- Patient Airlift Services (PALS) Newsletter
- Access-Able Travel Source - Provides information about: disabled travel, wheelchair travel, disabled holidays, disability travel, handicapped travel, accessible travel, vacations for disabled, and mature travel.
- Disabled Travel Network - Accessible travel resources for wheelchair users and mobility-impaired people
- Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality - The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad.
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