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50.3. Additional Programs or Resources

Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Phone: (800) 841-8436
The Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) has supported people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities and their families in the movement from institutional to community settings; in the development of inclusive educational opportunities; in the preparation of professionals to meet the needs of those with the most severe disabilities and behavioral challenges; and in utilizing interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art services to support the health and related needs of people with developmental and other disabilities.

Challenged Athletes of West Virginia
Contact: David Begg
Through their program, adaptive equipment and instruction are available for just about every disability group - 3 and 4 Track Skiing, Mono and Bi-Ski, Blind / Hearing-Impaired and Developmental Disabilities. All lessons are one on one and are flexible based on the needs of each skier.

Easter Seals West Virginia
Phone: (800) 677-1390
The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center provides a variety of services for children and adults with disabilities and developmental delays. Our dedicated therapists, staff members and volunteers work as a team each day providing the best service options to help each person reach his or her fullest potential.

Fair Shake Network
304-766-0061 or 800-497-4746
The FAIR SHAKE NETWORK is an association of West Virginians dedicated to the belief that diversity makes our communities stronger. People with disabilities have the right to live, work, and play in their own homes and communities. The Fair Shake Network provides training and systems advocacy on issues affecting people with disabilities through statewide, grassroots, cross disability activities.

Guide To Accessible Recreation in West Virginia
Phone: (800) 841-8436
West Virginia is fortunate to have many places across the state where individuals with special needs including children, older adults and individuals with disabilities can have fun! Information on these attractions can be obtained through various state agencies, but this Guide is an attempt to put as much information as possible in one place.

Keystone Warriors Division 2 Wheelchair Basketball Team
Phone: (412) 826-2703
Contact: Leah Gray
They are a Division 2, men's wheelchair basketball team that entails a recruting pool from Western PA, Northern WV, and Eastern OH. This division is very competitive so we are looking for men and women who want to be serious competitive players. Team practice sites will vary depending upon roster.

The Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation
The mission of The Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation is to give those with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers the support, resources and funding they need to live independent and meaningful lives. The Golden Window Program is a stipend-based support system for individuals with spinal cord injuries who reside in Western PA, Eastern Ohio (including Columbus), and Northern WV.

Stepping Stones
Phone: (304) 983-7837
Stepping Stones strives to help people with disabilities achieve their maximum level of independence. This mission is accomplished by offering programs in the areas of community participation, leadership skills, physical, mental, and emotional skills, self-esteem, and self-expression.

Transition/Diversion in West Virginia: A Navigator's Guide to Community Inclusion
Part of the Transitioning to Inclusive Communities (TIC) Project this "how-to" book is for "navigators," people who want to assist those who wish to move from a nursing facility to the community.

West Virginia ADAPT
Phone: (877) 860-1995
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

West Virginia Advocates
Phone: (800) 950-9250
West Virginia Advocates (WVA) protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of persons with disabilities.

West Virginia AgrAbility Project
Phone: (800) 841-8436
a program established to help people with disabilities remain active in agriculture.

West Virginia Assistive Technology System Funding Guides
The Pathways to Funding Guide is designed to be a handbook for individuals seeking monetary support and services in West Virginia in regards to purchasing Assistive Technology.

West Virginia Parent Training and Information
Phone: (800) 281-1436
West Virginia Parent Training and Information (WVPTI) is a statewide cross disability, parent/professional, private non-profit group. WVPTI provides information to parents and other professionals who work with children with disabilities. Presentations are available for any interested group, organization, or agency.

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