Saturday, February 6, 2016


Resources For
Special Needs Travel

As you probably already know, it is very difficult to find the right resources and information when it comes to disability and special needs.  However, we have some of those great resources and organizational groups for those with disabilities and special needs assistance listed right here!  Articles, newsletters, and information are available from these resources on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, so be sure to click on the link to keep informed!

AARP, Inc.American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), founded in 1958, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. AARP is a membership organization for people age 50 and over and operates as a non-profit advocate for its members and is one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States.  AARP advocates for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help members obtain discounts on a wide range of products and services.

ALSThe ALS Association (ALS) was established in 1985 and is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.  As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

AMAC, Inc.: The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is an association geared towards protecting the interests and offer an alternative perspective on how to best solve the problems seniors face today. AMAC mission is to restore America’s moral compass, to make America better. AMAC also offers alternative perspectives on how to best solve the problems faced by seniors when it comes to fighting runaway taxes, excessive government involvement in our day-to-day lives, and the erosion of accountability at all levels of government.  

ASA:  The American Seniors Association (ASA) is the new voice of America's seniors and is committed to making sure their members have the choices, information, and services they need to live healthier, wealthier lives. ASA believes it is their birthright to enjoy the rights and freedoms endowed upon us by our forefathers and embodied in our Constitution. American Seniors Association is the fastest growing seniors advocacy in the nation. America's seniors deserve respect, admiration and support for the contributions they made throughout their lives - building families and enhancing the quality of American life.

CBVI: The Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) was founded in 1950 as a volunteer-run organization for Braille education and recreational activities. Today, CBVI's mission is to provide rehabilitation programs for greater independence to adults who are blind or visually impaired. Programs offered include Independent Living Skills, Computer Technology Training, Low Vision Evaluation & Aids, Orientation & Mobility, Braille Instruction, Recreational Programs and Peer Group Support. Also CBVI provides resource referrals, advocacy and community education for the blind and visually impaired and their families.

DAVDisabled American Veterans (DAV) is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. DAV's core mission is to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served.  DAV invites everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join them as they stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals. In addition DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. DAV accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

IPCThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organise the summer and winter Paralympic Games and act as the International Federation for nine sports, supervising and coordinating World Championships and other competitions.  The IPC's vision is to enable para-athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.

LLS: The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. LLS is the voice for all blood cancer patients and work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.
MDAMuscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy,  ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. MDA uses their collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
MSAA: The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) was founded in 1970, and is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to being a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support.

SAGE: Services & Advocacy For GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. SAGE's mission is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. SAGE offers innovative services and programs to LGBT older people nationwide - throughout New York City and through their National Affiliate Program, SAGENET. From arts and culture, to health and wellness, and much more, SAGE's innovative services and programs support thousands of LGBT older people in communities around the country. Additionally, SAGE's leading programs—such as SAGEWorks, SAGE's employment program for LGBT older people—are often expanded into various sites around the country.
SATH: 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. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities, and other individuals and corporations who support SATH's mission.
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