Organizations Part 1

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Disabled Women on the Web

Disabled Women on the Web (DWOW) was established by Corbett O'Toole of the Disabled Women's Alliance to provide information, resources, and support for women with disabilities to continue to CHANGE THE WORLD! The site includes news on education, art, health, sexuality and events.

Independent Living Institute

The institute is a development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples' self-determination, self-respect and dignity. They run a virtual library and interactive services for persons with extensive disabilities. The not-for-profit private foundation run and controlled mainly by persons with disabilities.

Women's Therapy Centre

The main objective is to provide psychotherapy for women with mental health problems. The Women's Therapy Centre has been offering individual and group psychotherapy to women since 1976. Its access policy ensures that psychotherapy is available to all women, regardless of ability to pay, sexual orientation, disability, cultural or social background, immigrant status, previous psychiatric history or age.


Disabled Peoples' International

Disabled Peoples' International is a network of national organisations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.

Center for International Rehabilitation

The Center for International Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit organization that CIR conducts fieldwork, research, training, and education around the globe. The website holds information on Education, Engeneering, Land Mine Awareness and Disability Rights.

Handicap International

Handicap International was first set up in France in 1982 with the aim of 'helping people with disabilities regardless of their cause or nature, both in the national territory and in every corner of the globe'. The organisation today is one of the leading NGOs working in this field in 55 countries and a co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Anti-personnel Landmines. Integrated into in the English version of their website are databases featuring disability related newsletters, contacts and websites.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign leads the fight against muscle disease by funding research, offering free information and advice about care and support.

Indenpendent Living Institute

The Independent Living Institute serves self-help organisations of disabled people who work for equal opportunities, self-determination and self-respect. It offers training materials, technical assistance and information on personal assistance, advocacy, access, legislation and peer support. Highlights of their website are services like the personal assistance network and the accessibel vacation home exchange.

UN enable initative

The website of the UN aims to assist in the promotion of effective measures for prevention of disability, rehabilitation, and the realization of the goals of full participation of disabled persons in social life and development, and of equality.

MS Trust

The MS Trust is a UK charity, providing information for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, education programmes for health professionals, funding for practical research and campaigning for specialist multiple sclerosis services. The organisation is in regular contact with over 35,000 people with or affected by MS.


Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International

This worldwide organization wants to provide international exchange of information for and by people diagnosed with dementia, their family and friends.

Young Dementia UK

YoungDementia UK is a charity dedicated to information, publications, services and fundraising concerning young onset dementia. They also offer service and support for the affected, their families and friends.

Pam Schweitzer: European Reminiscence Network

The network is an international partnership organization with members from 16 European countries and associates in the USA, Canada, Latin America and the Far East. One of their current projects is "Remembering together: Reminiscence Training for Carers of people with dementia". This project encourages carers to incorporate oral stories and reminiscence into daily family life.

Dementia UK

This charity aims to improve life’s quality for people affected by dementia, their families and carers. It works in partnership with social services, other voluntary groups, carers and people affected.

Dementia Research Centre

The Dementia Research Centre is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. It is one of the UK’s leading centers in the clinical research of dementia.

Dementia Care Central

This website aims to provide dementia carers in the USA with contact to local support groups. It is also available in Spanish.

Parkinson's Disease

National Parkinson Foundation

For over half a century, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). NPF has funded more than 164 million Dollars in care, research and support services. Today, NPF has created a global network serving the needs of the Parkinson’s community.

European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA)

The European Parkinson’s Disease Association is the only European Parkinson’s disease umbrella organisation. Founded in 1992, it is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organisation. Representing 45 member organisations, EPDA advocates for the rights and needs of more than 1.2 million people with Parkinson’s and their families across Europe.

Parkinson Disease Foundation (PDF)

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. was founded in 1961 to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson's disease. Headquartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient services, education and raising public awareness about the disease. APDA supports nine Centers for Advanced Research, 52 regional Information and Referral Centers, 45 chapters, and 250 affiliated support groups nationwide. Each year, the APDA Scientific Advisory Board reviews grant applications, and submits recommendations, for funding researchers whose work shows promise for making scientific breakthroughs or for finding improved treatments for Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson Society Canada

The Parkinson Society Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s. Since 1965, Parkinson Society Canada has been dedicated to providing education, support services, advocacy and funding for research on behalf of over 100,000 Canadians coping with this brain disease every day. In partnership with 10 regional societies and 240 chapters and support groups Parkinson Society Canada provides educational workshops, conferences, seminars, a toll-free National Information and Referral line, printed resources, and supportive services in both Canada’s official languages.

World Parkinson’s Education Program

The mission of World Parkinson's Education Program is to improve the quality of life of individuals with Parkinson's disease by enhancing the knowlege of patients, caregivers and health care professionals as well as promoting public awareness of Parkinson's disease. World Parkinson's Education Program aims to provide information about Parkinson's disease in various languages in order to reach those who are directly or indirectly afflicted with this disease.

Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF)

The Northwest Parkinson's Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to improve quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson's disease community. NWPF establishes the optimal quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson's community through awareness, education, care and advocacy.

Movement Disorder Society (MDS)

The Movement Disorder Society is an international professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.


The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)

ADDIS provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. ADDISS is a registered charity, run by volunteers and staff. Visitors can also receive a regular newsletter.


ADD-NI (formerly NIADD) was originally established in 1997 as a support network for children, young people and families of those affected by AD/HD. ADD-NI is a regional service based in the South of Belfast with the sole aim of promoting the needs of those affected by AD/HD in Northern Ireland.


CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organisation serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. CHADD was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD.

ADHD Europe

The purpose of ADHD Europe is to advance the rights of, and advocate on every level throughout Europe for people affected by AD/HD and co-morbid conditions in order to help them reach their full potential. The Association shall promote AD/HD awareness and information on a European level, promoting evidence-based treatment and supporting the efforts of its members throughout Europe, in an effort to combat ignorance, stigma and intolerance with regard to AD/HD.

ADDA Adult AD/HD organization USA

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. Their mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. ADDA is an international non-profit organization, founded twenty years ago by adult ADHD support group leaders to share information, resources and provide support for one another. ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience.


AADD-UK is a small charity founded by members in Bristol, London and Newcastle, and is currently running several affiliated support groups as well as an interactive website and online community. The main aims of AADD-UK are raising awareness of ADHD in adulthood, advancing the education of professionals and the public at a national and local level in the UK to ensure that all adults with ADHD regardless of age, health, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and religion have fair and equitable access to health, social, employment, and other services as needed, and to promote and support research in the field of adult ADHD.

HADD Family Support Group

HADD is an organisation in Ireland made up of volunteers – mainly parents of children with ADHD. It is dedicated to providing up-to-date information, resources and networking opportunities to parents of children with AD/HD and the professionals who serve them.

Irish National Council of AD/HD Support Groups (INCADDS)

Irish National Council of AD/HD Support Groups is an umbrella organisation for the AD/HD Support Groups active throughout the country. The support groups operate at a local level and provide services such as information, advice and emotional support to families of children with AD/HD. Some also operate a telephone help-line and organise activities such as seminars and summer camps. INCADDS, as the national organisation, is responsible for the co-ordination of these support groups. INCADDS also provides information to the Minister of Health and Children and the Minister of Education and Science on the disorder.

World Federation of ADHD

The objective and mission of the World Federation of ADHD is to support and promote worldwide clinical and scientific study projects, including training activities in the field of ADHD (Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) and related disorders. To also support the exchange of information between scientists, physicians, health experts, ADHD lay organisations, self-help groups, and the public; to collaborate with other related professional and lay organisations.

Affordable Colleges online

Affordable Colleges online creates in-depth resources that address topics, questions and concerns related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. Resources include comprehensive guidebooks, student interviews, user-friendly search tools, federal datasets and other materials created and vetted by experts in their fields.

Multiple Sclerosis

National MS Society

The Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS. It helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

European MS Platform

Founded in 1989, EMSP is the umbrella organisation for 37 MS societies from 34 European countries. EMSP represents their interests at the European level and works to achieve its goals of high quality equitable treatment and support for people with MS throughout Europe.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

We fund research, give grants, campaign for change, provide information and support, invest in MS specialists and lend a listening ear to those who need it.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

The MSAA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. MSAA provides ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS and the people close to them. MSAA also serves to promote greater understanding of the needs and challenges of those who face physical obstacles.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

The foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being. We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease.

Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis

The foundation is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of MS. Funding research is the core focus of the foundation and all funds raised support our Center Without Walls program, a selected network of the nation’s top MS research centers. This nationwide collaboration of physicians and scientists are on the cutting-edge of innovative research programs, working as a team on therapeutic approaches to eradicate MS.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service.

MS Treatment Centre

The centre was founded by people in Sussex with Multiple Sclerosis. The majority of its volunteers and trustees are people living with or supporting someone with a long term health condition such as MS.

MS Trust

The UK charity provides information for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, education programmes for health professionals, funding for practical research and campaigning for specialist multiple sclerosis services.


International Diabetes Federation

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.

American Diabetes Association

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. The association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.

dLife Foundation

The dLife Foundation supports individuals who are in need of diabetes supplies, education and motivational programs through organisations, foundations and camps. The dLife Foundation also funds diabetes organisations who share our goals of helping those in need; educating those who need to learn how to manage their diabetes, motivating all to take control; and fund research focused on the emotional and psychological aspects of diabetes.


DiabetesSisters is a national nonprofit organisation whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with and at risk of developing diabetes, and to advocate on their behalf. The organisation is managed by women who are living with diabetes.

Use daily as a personal resource to learn, explore, ask questions, interact and share experiences of living with diabetes. It is interactive medically-based website offering practical information to take care of diabetes.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The NIDDK conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health - like diabetes. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines.

National Diabetes Education Program

The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-funded program sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state and local levels, working together to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Peers for Progress

Peers for Progress was founded to promote peer support as a key part of health, health care, and prevention around the world. Starting from addressing the growing global diabetes epidemic, Peers for Progress advances and promotes peer support programs around the world by extending the evidence base for peer support; establishing peer support as a core component of health care and prevention and building a network of peer support organizations around the world.

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. November 14 marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.

WHO - Diabetes Programme

The mission of the WHO Diabetes Programme is to prevent diabetes whenever possible and, where not possible, to minimize complications and maximize quality of life. Our core functions are to set norms and standards, promote surveillance, encourage prevention, raise awareness and strengthen prevention and control.