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48.6. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Virginia
-Promote accessibility and independence through information.
-Develop Web sites and guides on access data for persons with disabilities to improve their quality of life.
-Consult with other states to help develop Web sites and guides using our innovative format.
-Work cooperatively with businesses to create an awareness of a large, lucrative consumer market--the 54 million Americans with disabilities plus their families and friends.

AgrAbility Virginia
Phone: (800) 365-1656
AgrAbility Virginia helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to continue in their chosen profession in agriculture.

Arlington Virginia - Disability Topic Page
The resources on this page provide information about programs and services for people with disabilities within County government and the community.

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority
Phone: (866) 835-5976
The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority's (ATLFA) mission is to facilitate favorable credit financing of assistive technology for Virginians with disabilities. The ATLFA can help eligible applicants obtain low-interest loans for a wide variety of special equipment (i.e. assistive technology). This includes loans for wheelchairs, motorized scooters, Braille equipment, hearing aids, low vision aids, communication systems, environmental control devices, building and home modifications for accessibility or telecommunication devices for the deaf or other assistive technology.

Caring Communities
Phone: (410) 549-5707
Caring Communities has now grown into a well-known and widely respected service organization offering disability-related activities and events for thousands within the entire disabilities community in MD, DC and Virginia.

Caring Communities Respite Care Registry
Phone: (410) 549-5707
online and searchable Respite Registry in the Baltimore/Washington Area. The CARING NETWORK respite care registry provides families and caregivers with relief from the ongoing demands of providing care for their loved one with special needs.

Clemyjontri Park
Phone: (703) 388-2807
CLEMYJONTRI PARK features a unique playground where children of all abilities can play side-by-side. It is a playground where every child is welcome. This park is a place where children who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces, or who have sensory or developmental disabilities, can have a parallel playground experience of fun and exploration.

Commonwealth Community Trust
Phone: (888) 241-6039
Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT) was established for Virginia residents to provide a convenient and economical way to have trust funds administered for people with disabilities that will supplement the benefits offered by entitlement programs. Our mission is to enhance government programs for the lifelong special needs of the beneficiary so that he or she can live securely.

Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region
Phone: (800) 886-3771
Children and adults with disabilities and special needs find highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easter Seals. Teams of therapists, teachers and other professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals.

Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Sports Team
Contact: Team Email
Contact: Ashley Haddow, Program Manager
a Fairfax County recreational Paralympic sports team providing individuals aged 6-22 a wide range of sports experiences, teamwork, and socialization skills. Youth from the Northern Virginia area are eligible to participate. Our primary sports are wheelchair basketball and track/field (ambulatory and wheelchair-based). We also do golf, football and other seasonal sports. Visit our blog for up-to-date information:

F.R.E.E. Foundation
Phone: 540-777-4929
The F.R.E.E. Foundation is a volunteer-led non-profit that provides mobility rehabilitation equipment to help people regain their mobility and independence. F.R.E.E. collects, sanitizes, repairs and gifts donated mobility equipment to uninsured and underinsured adults in Virginia. Examples of equipment include wheelchairs, walkers, canes, lifts, power wheelchairs, and bathroom transfer aids.

Help-Your-Self, Inc.
Help-Your-Self, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities by providing practical knowledge and tools to improve people's potential for growth and community participation. We provide tools and services to enable independent living, community integration, reduce barriers, and educate to prevent injuries.

Home Modification Guide
There are many resources available in the Charlottesville region for homeowners or renters who decide to modify their home to meet their changing needs. The purpose of this website is to provide useful information for making the decision to modify.

Northern Virginia Regional Disabilities Resources: Transportation

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
Phone: (800) 869-6782
The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center assists the families of children with disabilities through education, information and training.

SCI Resource Guide - Greater Metropolitan Washington Area
The 2010-2011 SCI Resource Guide, 4th Edition, is a publication of the SCI Consortium - Greater Metropolitan Washington Area. This handy guide contains specific information for your health and wellness, community living needs, equipment and supply requirements and a listing of sports and recreation groups in the area. (Click link at bottom of page to download the PDF file)

Sentara Hilltop Therapy Center
Phone: (757) 333-7000
Sentara Hilltop Therapy Center is part of the Sentara Rehabilitation Network, providing specialized rehabilitation programs spanning the continuum of care from inpatient rehabilitation and sub-acute skilled rehabilitation to outpatient rehabilitation, and day rehabilitation. Also hosts ERGYS* 2 Rehabilitation System, a specially designed, computerized stationary bike uses low-level electrical stimulation to allow people with little or no voluntary leg movement to actively pedal a stationary bike.

Social Security Disability Law
White Granite Dr., Suite 306, Oakton, VA 22124
Phone: (571)-328-5795
Contact: Sheri R. Abrams, P.C., Attorney at Law
Social Security Disability Law Preparation of Wills, Living Wills, Health and Financial Powers of Attorney Serving VA , DC, and MD

Spinal Cord Injury Program at VCU Medical Center
PO Box 980661 Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, , Virginia,
Phone: (804) 828-0955
Contact: Dr. William McKinley
VCU provides a complete program of care for persons with SCI and their families.

Sportable – Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Phone: (804) 340-2991
Sportable is a not for profit organization focused on providing recreation and sports opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities in the Richmond area. Our vision is to provide sports and recreation opportunities in a Competitive and recreational capacity. Individuals in the competitive category can enter as beginners or participate at the more advanced level, competing at the regional, national and international level The recreational category will focus primarily on indoor and outdoor activities and events, which can be enjoyed with fellow Sportable participants, as well as family and friends.

Statewide Rx Assistance Programs
Prescription Drug Assistance Programs Available In Virginia

Therapeutic Adventures, Inc
Phone: (434) 295-3973
Contact via email
As a non-profit 501c3 charitable education organization, Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. is committed to providing greater access to adaptive outdoor recreation (Adaptive Snow Sports, Adaptive Water Sports, and Adaptive Wilderness Sports) -- our primary goal is to improve the quality of life of ALL persons by helping them achieve independence in the outdoor environments where adaptive adventure activities are offered and enjoyed. Therapeutic Adventures has developed a unique and integrative approach to instruction using: our Independence Plus Model, our adaptive Circle of Courage model, and our Adaptive Outdoor Skills Mastery System.

Virginia Power Soccer Association
Phone: (757) 482-4981
Power Soccer promises to open the door to competitive sports for power wheelchair users in Virginia and around the world.

Wheatland Farm
Phone : (703) 574-0511
Provide helpful services such as wheelchair detailing and repair, adaptive equipment lending, adaptive art and music classes, parent information and resources, therapeutic riding, a 4-H club and a specially designed children's hair well for moms, dads and siblings too! Available year round at Wheatland,  Francesco's Closet features an array of wheelchairs, adaptive equipment and toys for free loan to interested families. The closet also accepts donations of gently used equipment in good working order.

Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF
Phone: (434) 979-6154
Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities. Its magazine, Wheelin' Sportsmen, and its' website, are dedicated to the education and entertainment of these enthusiasts and their able-bodied outdoor partners.

Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing
Phone: (434) 325-2007
Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to teach the joys of alpine skiing to individuals with a disability. Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, WAS offers fun, exhilaration and the chance to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends to people of all ages and with every imaginable disability.


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