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9.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia
Phone: (202) 547-0198
The ATPDC is committed to improving the District of Columbia's capacity to provide appropriate assistive technology devices and services for all Washingtonians with disabilities.

Capital Adaptive Rowing Program
The Capital Adaptive squad consists of eight rowers and numerous volunteers who practice and compete on a regular basis. Practices are held three times a week (Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings) with supplemental sessions for the team's "high performance" athletes, who have aspirations to compete on the para-rowing world stage.

Capitol Area ADAPT
Phone: (202) 397-1668
Contact: Bobby Coward
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.

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.  Caring Communities offers respite provider training for persons 16 years and older.

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)
Phone: 410-266-5722
provides sailing instruction to SCI guests and their family members or caregivers free of charge in Annapolis. Their Adaptive Boating Center features a state of the art learning center and floating docks with boarding equipment that will allow CRAB volunteers to board guests with any disability.

COPE - Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment
Phone: 800515COPE
Phone: (202) 543-6482
COPE is a parent-run organization committed to assisting families who have children with disabilities and special needs.

DC Shares
Phone   (202) 332-2595
DC Shares serves low income District residents with disabilities who are unable to get the durable medical equipment they need. DC Shares provides electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower benches and other durable medical equipment free of charge to those who are uninsured, underinsured, or have no other means of obtaining these devices.

Phone: (202) 397-1668
Contact: Robert Coward, Director
DIRECT Action was formed to organize people with disabilities residing in the District of Columbia to actively promote access to community-based services and supports, accessible housing and employment programs to ensure full participation in community life in the District of Columbia, rather than institutional segregation for people with disabilities.

Disability Partnerships
We are a community-based 501c3 nonprofit whose work is based on a partnership model. We collaborate with partners in multiple sectors—nonprofit, federal, and private—to develop programs and activities in the focus areas of affordable accessible housing, health and wellness, education and economic empowerment. Our organization believes that persons with physical disabilities can do more than just survive with a disability—they can thrive as people who live with physical disabilities. Disability Partnerships Adaptive Grant will provide grants to persons with a physical disability who live in the Washington, DC Metro area. Grants are to be used for a single item of adaptive equipment and are limited to $200 each.

Easter Seals Greater Washington Baltimore Region
Phone: (800) 886-3771
Easter Seals mission is to create solutions that change lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.

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.

HSC Foundation
Phone: (202) 454-1220
The HSC Foundation is dedicated to improving access to services for individuals who face challenging social and health care barriers due to disability, chronic illness, or other circumstances that present unique needs.

Phone: (301) 562-5360 Ext. 4
MetroAccess is a shared-ride paratransit public transportation service. This WMATA service provides accessible transportation to people with disabilities who are unable to use accessible fixed route service such as Metrobus or Metrorail.

Potomac KnowledgeWay Abilities Action Team
Contact via email
The Mission of the Potomac KnowledgeWay Abilities Action Team is to ensure that people with disabilities can participate fully in the online community.

Rebuilding Together of Washington D.C.
Phone: (202) 965-2824
Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC's mission is to preserve and revitalize homes and communities, assuring that low-income DC homeowners-- particularly those with disabilities-- can live in warmth and safety with independence and dignity.

rollDC - Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service in DC
Phone: (202) 544-1213
Contact: Yellow Cab
Phone: (202) 398-0500
Contact: Royal Cab
After an initial testing phase, Royal Cab and Yellow Cab of D.C. are providing accessible taxi service in D.C. with professionally trained drivers. Each company has 10 Toyota Sienna mini-vans equipped with ramps. If you cannot use a standard sedan taxi and need a taxi in D.C., this service is for you! Contact the companies directly to request a trip. You can reserve your trip up to a week in advance.

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)

Social Security Disability Law
400 South Maple Ave, Suite 210 Falls Church, VA, District of Columbia, 22046
Phone: (703) 536-7778
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

Special Needs and Disabilities Services
Phone: (301) 881-3700
JSSA offers top quality counseling and therapy services, hospice care, older adult services, special needs services, career services, adoption services and more. Our non-sectarian services are available in convenient locations throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.

The Lazarus Foundation
Phone: (410) 531-8485
The Lazarus Foundation is a community-based non-profit computer recycling organization located in Columbia, Maryland

University Legal Services
Phone: (202) 547-0198
University Legal Services is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the District of Columbia's federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal and service rights of people with disabilities. All services are offered free of charge to eligible individuals in accordance with ULS' available resources and policies.

Wheelchair Society of the Washington Area
8220 Mayor Ln, Silver Spring, District of Columbia, 20910
Phone: (301) 495-0277
The Wheelchair Society of the Washington Area is a convalescence equipment recycler. It refurbishes and redistributes donated wheelchairs, crutches, potty-chairs, and other equipment. Distributed at no-charge to all recipients, equipment donations make for immense savings to the needy, instead of ending up in the dumpster.

Phone: (202) 296-8563
Yachad is a Jewish nonprofit housing and community development organization based in the District of Columbia. Services are provided to everyone regardless of religion, race, gender or sexual orientation. We repair single family homes and work on community and commercial development projects throughout the year. We also have a program in the summer that builds accessibility ramps for people with disabilities. We do this work at no cost to the homeowner.


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