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American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J, Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 545-6140 (voice) | (301) 545-6144 (fax)

The mission of AAHD is to advance health promotion and wellness initiatives for children and adults with disabilities. AAHD accomplishes its mission through advocacy, education, public awareness, and research efforts at the federal, state, and community levels.

Anacostia Clinic
1328 W St, SE,
202-610-7160 (voice)

Health (medical)

ASAN's Toolkit for Advocates on Ending Discrimination in Organ Transplantation
P.0. Box 66122, Washington, DC 20035
202.596.1056 (voice)

ASAN has prepared a comprehensive toolkit to empower people with disabilities, their families, and other disability advocates to help combat disability-based discrimination in organ transplantation.

The “Know Your Rights” guide provides people with disabilities and their families with information on existing laws and policies that may protect them from discrimination, and information on who to contact if they experience discrimination.

The Guide for Advocates provides information on ways that advocates can help fight organ transplantation discrimination on a wider basis, such as through legislative advocacy and outreach to the medical community.

The Model Legislation on organ transplant discrimination provides an example of effective anti-discrimination legislation that advocates can propose to their state legislatures.

The Guide for Clinicians and Checklist of available supports and services gives doctors and other health professionals concrete advice on how to serve people with disabilities who may need an organ transplant.

Cerebral Palsy Guide
3208 E .Colonial Drive #241, Orlando, FL 32803

Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017
202-476-5005 (voice)

Health (medical)

Community Connections
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Suite 201, Washington, DC 20003
202-546-1512 (voice) | 202-544-5365 (fax)

Community Connections core purpose is to improve the lives of women, men and children in the District of Columbia by providing comprehensive mental health services.

Congress Heights Clinic
3720 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE,
202-279-1800 (voice) | 202-645-0294 (fax)

Health (medical)

Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
PO Box 6471, Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 254-5335 (voice)

The Copeland Center empowers individuals, organizations, and communities by promoting and supporting good mental health through its Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Program. The 5-section Program:
  • Helps participants identify anxiety triggers and crisis warning signs
  • Helps participants identify appropriate wellness resources
  • Helps participants develop a daily wellness maintenance, crisis, and recovery plan
  • Provides facilitator training, technical assistance, workshops, consultations, smartphone apps and other tools to support wellness and recovery

DC Counseling Connection Washington, DC

The DC Counseling Connection assures that uninsured or under-insured, low-income individuals and families, living in the District of Columbia and in need of mental health care are linked with licensed and insured mental health professionals who provide care on a volunteer basis at no cost.  DCCC enlists the volunteer efforts of clinicians who are committed to supporting those clients who could not be served by other means.

Family Services, Inc.

Provides services to foster health and well-being in the home, school, and community, including early childhood services, family support services, parental education services, and counseling and therapy services. Serves the residents of Montgomery County, MD.

A Family's Health Guide to Learning Disabilities

This webpage provides information about general, reading, writing, and math learning disabilities. It also contains links to articles on symptom recognition, accommodations, and prevention.

Fast Facts: Mental Health Services for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing experience the same mental health concerns as their hearing peers and, as such, seek out the same services to address these concerns. However, unlike hearing individuals, those who are deaf or hard of hearing do not always find equitable access to mental health services. This pepnet2 factsheet helps explain why.

Finding Balance: Obesity and Children with Special Needs (A Report and Guide)

This report has four goals:

  • To initiate a conversation about the problem of unhealthy weight among special needs children.
  • To inform families about the extent of the obesity problem, its causes, and the risks it poses to children’s health and well-being.
  • To empower parents and caregivers with tools, resources, and solutions so they can help their children be fit and healthy.
  • To inform policy makers, school administrators and medical professionals about the importance of including children with special needs in their efforts to combat obesity.

George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd St, NW, Washington, DC 20007 
202-15-4000  (voice)

Health (medical)

Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20007 
202-444-2000 (voice)

Health (medical)

Mailing: 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852

healthfinder.gov helps consumers and their loved ones stay healthy with:

  • Evidence-based, original content on prevention and wellness topics
  • Health resources from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations
  • Digital tools for supporting and promoting health

healthfinder.gov’s preventive services recommendations come from U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Bright Futures Guidelines, and other guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The Affordable Care Act requires most insurance plans to cover these services without cost-sharing.

Visit healthfinder.gov to learn about:

  • Health Topics A to Z: Award-winning plain language prevention and wellness information on more than 100 topics
  • myhealthfinder: A tool for consumers to get personalized recommendations for clinical preventive services based on age, sex, and pregnancy status
  • Stay Connected: Digital tools including health widgets, e-cards, a monthly email newsletter, and links to healthfinder’s social media
  • National Health Observances: Toolkits for public health professionals, consumer groups, and others to educate the public about health issues

Hillcrest Children and Family Center
915 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 232-6100 (voice)

Hillcrest Children and Family Center (Hillcrest Center) is a behavioral health care and social services agency that provides behavioral health treatment and prevention as well as community and family support services.

Hospital for Sick Children
1731 Bunker Hill Rd, NE, Washington, DC 20017 
202-32-4400  (voice)

Health (medical)

Howard University Hospital 
2041 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20060
202-806-6100  (voice)

Health (medical)

The HSC Foundation
2013 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006
202-454-1220 (voice) | 202-454-1251 (fax)

A multifaceted organization dedicated to improving access to services for individuals who face social and health care barriers due to disability, chronic illness, or other circumstances that present unique needs, weaving together a pediatric specialty hospital, a health care management plan, and a home health agency.

Hunt Place Clinic
4130 Hunt Pl, NE,
202-388-8747 (voice)

Health (medical)

International Bipolar Foundation
8895 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 105-360, San Diego, CA 92122

The International Bipolar Foundation provides individuals with bipolar disorder and their families access to:

  • Educational brochures and videos
  • Research news
  • Support groups
  • Events and webinars
  • Volunteer, advocacy, and story-sharing opportunities

Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center
Adelphi and Takoma Park,

A place where community-based agencies and organizations collaborate under one roof to serve children and their families within or near a school in an integrated approach that promotes school readiness through early childhood care and education as well as family support and health programs.

16 East 34 Street, New York , 10016
(212) 532-3200 (voice) | (212) 684-0832 (fax)

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. We design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest research standards, and provide technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale. We work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners — all with the goal of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families, and children.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center
192 Nandina Terrace, Winter Springs, FL 32708
1-877-404-9992 (voice)

No one gets left behind. To that end, we strive to provide veterans diagnosed with any asbestos illness the best information, advice and assistance we possibly can. From filing for VA Disability Compensation, to helping veterans find the best medical treatment, we never stop fighting.

National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving St, NW, Washington, DC 20010
202-877-1000 (voice)

National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) specializes in treating teens and young adults with physical disabilities. NRH offers a wide range of clinics and rehabilitative services including driver’s education for persons with disabilities. NRH offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for the following conditions: Spinal Cord Injuries, Head Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Amputation, and Muscular Dystrophy.

Providence Hospital
1150 Varnum St, NE, Washington, DC 20017
202-269-7000  (voice)

Health (medical)

Psychiatric Institute of Washington
4228 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016
202-885-5600  (voice)

Health (medical)

Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20016
202-537-4000  (voice)

Health (medical)

Specialty Hospital of Washington (Capitol Hill)
4601 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20032
202-574-5700  (voice)

Health (medical)

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20032
202-562-4000  (voice)

Health (medical)

St. Luke’s House, Inc.
6040 Southport Drive, N. Bethesda, MD 20814
301-493-4200 (voice)

Provides comprehensive mental health services. Programs range from the psychiatric rehabilitation program, including supported living, life skills training, and vocational rehabilitation, to the mental health clinic, 24-hour crisis care, and services for youth with serious emotional disabilities.

United Medical Center (formerly Greater Southeast Hospital)
1310 Southern Aven, SE,
202-574-4000  (voice)

Health (medical)

Walker-Jones Clinic
1100 First St, NW,
202-354-1143 (voice)

Health (medical)

Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St, NW, Washington, DC 20010
202-877-700                        (voice)

Health (medical)

Woodridge Clinic
2146 24th Pl, NE,
202-281-1160 (voice)

Health (medical)

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