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800 numbers for organizations and services for various illnesses and disabilities


AT&T Special Needs Center; (800) 233-1222
TDD (800) 525-3232

AMC Cancer Information Center; (800) 525-3777

Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Center; (800) 621-0379
In Illinois, (618)985-8311

American Association for Retarded Citizens; (800) 433-5255

American Cleft Palate Foundation; (800) 232-5338; (800) 24-CLEFT

American Council for the Blind; (800) 424-8666,

American Diabetes Association; (800) 232-3472

American Foundation for the Blind; (800) 232-5463

American Kidney Fund Information; (800) 638-8299

American Liver Foundation; (800) 223-0179

American Paralysis Association; (800) 225-0292

American Parkinson's Disease Association; (800) 223-APDA

Better Hearing Institute; (800) 424-8576

Braillegrams (Western Union); (800) 325-6000

Cancer Information Service; (800) 4-CANCER

Captioned Films for the Deaf; (800) 237-6213

Children's Hospice International; (800) 242-4453

Chrysler Motors Adaptive Equipment Center; (800) 255-9877

Clearinghouse on Adult Career and Vocational Education; (800) 848-4815

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation; (800) 223-8355

Craniofacial Foundation; (800) 535-3643

Doubleday Large Print Books; (800) 343-4300

Educators Publishing (Dyslexia); (800) 792-5166; (800) 225-5750

Epilepsy Foundation of America; (301) 459-3700; (800) 332-1000

Higher Education and Training for People with Handicaps (800) 544-3284

IBM Support Center for Persons with Disabilities; (800) 426-2133

Job Accommodation Network; (800) 526-4698; (800) 526-7234

Job Opportunities for the Blind; (800) 638-7518

Job Discrimination Hot Line; (800) USA-EEOC

Juvenile Diabetes Association; (800) 223-1138

Library of Congress Handicapped Hot Line; (800) 424-8567

Lung Line (respiratory disorders); (800) 222-LUNG>

Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Waste and Abuse Hot Line; (800) 368-5779

Multiple Sclerosis 24-Hour Information Line; (800) 624-8236

National Adoption Center for Special Needs and Physically Disabled Children; (800) TO-ADOPT

National AIDS Hot Line; English (800) 342-AIDS Spanish, (800) 344-SIDA Deaf, (800) AIDS-TTY

National Association for Hearing and Speech Action; (800) 638-TALK>

National Center for Stuttering; (800) 221-2483

National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; (800) 344-4823

National Deafness Information Center; (800) 672-6720

National Down Syndrome Congress; (800) 232-NCSC
In Illinois, (312) 823-7550

National Down Syndrome Society; (800) 221-4602

National Easter Seal Society; (800) 221-6827

National Health Information Center, (800) 336-4797

National Hearing Aid Society; (800) 521-5247

National Association of Social Security Claimants Representatives, (800) 431-2804

National Organization on Disability (800) 248-ABLE

National Rehabilitation Information Center; (800) 34-NARIC

National Spinal Cord Injury Hot Line; (800) 526-3456

National Spinal Cord Injury Association; (800) 962-9629

National Tuberous Sclerosis Association; (800) CAL-NTSA

Orton Dyslexia Society; (800) 222-3123

Protection and Advocacy Legal Rights Agency for Developmentally and Mentally Disabled Persons; (800) 555-1212

Random House Audio Books; (800) 638-6460

Recorded Books; (800) 638-2300
Retinitis Foundation (800) 638-2300

Sexually Transmitted Disease - Hot Line; (800) 227-8922l

Social Security Administration; (800) 234-5772

Spina Bifida Association; (800) 621-3141

The Living Bank-Organ Donations; (800) 528-29721

United Cerebral Palsy; (800) 872-1827

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Excerpted from Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia
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