Disability Support Resources
Many wonderful organizations around the world bring help and hope to children affected by cancer, their families and adult survivors.
The following is a selection of resources that we think may be valuable to you. We hope this directory will grow in time to include resources in many countries.
If you know of a good resource not listed within these pages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information so we can look into listing it.
Provides practical and emotional and practical support across England to people who are blind or partially sighted and their family and friends.
American Foundation for the Blind
Connects families with knowledge and support, advocates and supports development of accessible products, creates and distributes accessible publications and resources for sighted supporters, advocates for legislative developments like the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Blind Children’s Fund (USA)
Produces educational materials for families and professionals working with blind and visually impaired children.
Calibre Audio Library is a national charity providing a subscription-free service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print.
Clear Vision (UK)
A UK postal lending library of over 13,000 mainstream children’s books with added braille. Our books all have braille (or Moon), print and pictures, making them suitable for visually-impaired and sighted children and adults to share.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (USA)
Works to protect and advance the civil rights of people with disabilities Provides information on disability rights and offers assistance in making complaints.
Provides opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities to gain confidence and dignity through participation in sports, recreation, and related educational programmes.
Job Accommodation Network (USA)
Provides information and consultation on various aspects relating to access to employment and education.
Kids Together (USA)
Based in Pennsylvania, provides extensive online information and resources for families of disabled children.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (USA)
A network of parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities. Runs local chapters and provides educational materials.
Living Paintings (UK)
Designs, creates and publishes tactile and audio books for blind and partially sighted people. ‘Touch to See’ books titles cater to all from pre-school to adult, and are available through a free postal library.
Provides practical advice, emotional support, information, family activities and friendship with other parents who have a visually impaired child.
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (USA)
A parent-run initiative providing emotional support, outreach programmes and networking, and advocates for the educational needs and welfare of affected children.
National Blind Children’s Society (UK)
Supports blind and visually impaired babies, children and young people in full time education. Services include emotional and practical support, education support, mobility and life skills training, large-print books for children, advice on technology and sensory equipment and funding sources.
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (USA)
A division of the National Federation of the Blind, NOPBC provides all manner of support and advocacy for families of visually challenged youngsters.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK)
The RNIB provides information, advice, emotional and practical support and advocacy for anyone affected by sight loss across the UK, and those around them.
A searchable directory of local services helping blind or partially sighted people.
Provides emotional and practical support to blind and partially sighted children, young people (up-to 29 years old) and their families across the UK.