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Community and Internet Resources

Community: Pen-pal Programs

The following category links to on-line Pen-pal Programs in which people with disabilities may participate. Please be aware of the safety issues concerning the use of such online programs. It is not wise to share personal information (i.e. last name, phone number, social security number, etc.) to strangers you meet through such on-line programs. Please use your best judgment when deciding to participate in such programs. NHU is not affiliated with any of the following programs.


Discover a Pal is offered by Discover Technology, based in Houston, Texas. The website provides individuals with all disability types an opportunity to locate a pen pal with similar experiences, as the site breaks down those participating in the service by disability type. This website also provides a chat room and a message board.

New Sign Handicapped Friends Penpal Club is a confidential pen pal club geared for persons with disabilities & anyone else interested. Being a confidential club (and for member safety) they DO NOT list or give out last names, addresses or phone numbers of members. Both married & single people are welcome to join. Their purpose is to help their members find compatabile friends, via the mail & e-mail. There is an annual fee of $28. Visit the Club's website to learn more.

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