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Community and Internet Resources


Community: Online Disability Communities




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Visit this link for Online Disability Communities for Specific Disabilities
New Horizons Un-Limited Community Forum and Topic Discussion Boards is our on-line disability community forum here at New Horizons Un-Limited. The link above will take you to the NHU Community Forum's Welcome Pages. Our NHU Community Forum enables people to post messages, use instant messaging, Share Your Knowledge, Tell Us What You Think, Review a Resource, post classifieds, and more. The following link will take you to our NHU Community Forum section for people experiencing Specific Disabilities.
NHU is not affiliated with any of the following disability communities and is not liable for any actions resulting from the visit to the linked resources. New Horizons Un-limited is not endorsing and assumes no responsibility in guaranteeing the products, services, programs or conditions as described. If you are interested in a resource listed below, call or contact the resource to verify the current situation. Evaluate the information, analyze your unique circumstances, use your best judgment and make your own decisions when using the information. Before making any change, consult your health care professional.
Warning! The resources below link to other on-line meeting places and forums in which people with disabilities may participate. Please be aware of the safety issues concerning the use of such online communities. It is not wise to share personal information (i.e. last name, address, phone number, social security number, etc.) to strangers you meet in discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms, etc. Please use your best judgment while visiting these on-line communities. For more information on using Internet forums, see our NHU Guide to Internet Discussion and Message Boards or Forums.

International

Disability Friends Web Pals Around the World is a free on-line service open to anyone with a disability, enabling people with MS and other disabilities to communicate via email or use the chat room to swap experiences and support each other. This site features a web pal list that offers the name, e-mail address, disability type, geographic location and interests of those interested in meeting others with similar experiences. The site also offers a chat room.


National

ASCOT World is an online "support group and social club for amputees or anyone with a disability, and their admirers." The website features links to many organization and personal websites that offer information on a variety of disabilities. There is also an opportunity to chat on-line with individuals that may share similar experiences. For more information, visit their website.

DeafChat offers an online community of individuals with hearing disabilities via a 24-hour, monitored, multi-roomed chatroom. Individuals from around the globe access the site daily.

DisABLEDperson Inc. is a 501(C)(3), 509(a)(1) public charity whose purpose and mission is to reduce the extremely high unemployment rate amongst disabled Americans. They accomplish this through their web site and its state of the art online recruitment application, RecruitABILITY. This site has a community emphasis on sharing Featured Poetry, Articles, Stories, Classified Ads, Issues and Opinions, and Community Events.

Disabled United is an on-line meeting place for people with disabilities. This online community allows people with disabilities to meet new friends, share thoughts on their message board and chat with friends online. Registration is free.

New Sign Disaboom was founded by Dr. J. Glen House, a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation who is also a quapriplegic. Their mission is to create the first comprehensive source of information, insight and personal engagement for a disability community. For more information, contact them at Disaboom, Inc., 7730 E. Belleview Ave., Suite A306, Denver, CO 80111 or Phone: (720) 407-6530 or Fax: (720) 407-6531 or send e-mail to Info@disaboom.com

Encourage One Another is a website designed by an individual with Cerebral Palsy for the purpose of sharing encouragement among individuals living with a disability. The site is for anyone interested in sharing their story or personal words of inspiration or for those who are simply interested in learning of other's sources of encouragement.

New Mobility’s Interactive Cafe features disability news, resources, and culture. NM Interactive Cafe offers many ways to communicate to friends or other individuals through chat areas and their message board. They also offer a jobline and other resources for disabled individuals.

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