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ABILITY House
Ability House provides affordable,accessible housing for low-income families where one or more members have a disability; make decent shelter that is accessible and visitable a matter of public conscience and highlight the skills, volunteering potential and mentoring capabilities of people with disabilities.
www.abilitymagazine.com/abilityhouse.html

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
CCI provides assistance dogs to people with developmental or physical disabilities who can demonstrate that a Canine Companion will enhance their independence or quality of life.
Toll Free:  800/572-2275, 866/224-3647 (National Headquarters)
Locate a Regional Office: www.caninecompanions.org/national/our_regions.html
www.caninecompanions.org

Case Management Resource Guide (CMRG) online
Select Independent Living from the Rehabilitation menu.
www.cmrg.com/search.cfm

Housing and Mortgages Tutorial for People with Disabilities
from www.mortgageloans.com

www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities

Independent Living Centers through the RTC Rural
Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities

Toll Free:  888/268-2743, 406/243-2460 (V), 406/243-4200 (TTY)
Look up by county, zip code and/or state:
County:  rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/geography/countydisability.asp
Zip Code: rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/CIL/centersByZip.asp
State:  rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/CIL/centersShowAll.asp

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
The ILRU program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living.
Phone:  713/520-0232 (V/TTY)
www.ilru.org

Institute on Community Integration (ICI)
ICI Main Phone:  612/624-6300
ici.umn.edu

National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse (NAAC)
NAAC maintains a national database of accessible apartments, with a registration of more than 46,000 units.
Toll Free:  800/421-1221
Email: clearinghouse@naahq.org
www.accessibleapartments.org

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Toll Free:  877/525-3400 (V/TTY), 703/525-3406 (V), 703/525-4153 (TTY)
www.ncil.org

National Resource Center on Supported Living and Choice
The center produces a range of informational materials on community inclusion, supported living, and choice and can respond to individual questions and requests for assistance.
Toll Free:  800/894-0826,  315/443-3851 (V), 315/443-4355 (TTY)
thechp.syr.edu/nrc.html
thechp.syr.edu

Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs)
www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/SILC.html

Service Animals

Assistance Dog Institute (ADI)
Phone:  707/545-3647
Email:  info@assistancedog.org
www.assistancedog.org

Canine Companions For Independence
Toll Free: 800/572-2275, 707/577-1700 (V), 707/577-1756 (TTY)
Email: info@caninecompanions.org
www.caninecompanions.org

Delta Society – Service Animals
Phone:  425/226-7357,
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. PST
Email:  info@deltasociety.org
www.deltasociety.org

Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind, Inc.
Toll Free: 800/548-4337, 631/930-9000
Email:  info@guidedog.org
www.guidedog.org

Guide Dogs of America
Phone: 818/362-5834,
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. PST

Email: mail@guidedogsofamerica.org
www.guidedogsofamerica.org

International Hearing Dog, Inc. (IHDI)
Phone:  303/287-3277 (V/TTY)
Email:  IHDI@aol.com
www.ihdi.org

Leader Dogs for the Blind
Toll Free:  888/777-5332, 248/651-9011 (V), 248/651-3713 (TTY)
Email:  leaderdog@leaderdog.org
www.leaderdog.org

National Education for Assistance Dogs Services (NEADS)
Phone:  978/422-9064 (V/TTY)
Prison Program:  978/422-0496
www.neads.org

 
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