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Accessible Housing

Accessible Design-Universal Design Resources
Offering assistance to persons seeking information about building access for persons with disabilities

Adaptive Access Company
Provides construction services for the elderly and people with disabilities in Houston, Texas. We offer remodeling and accessibility modifications to homes, and business compliance to the ADA and Texas Accessibility Standards.

Concrete Change
An international movement to make ALL new homes Visit-able, with cost and construction information, laws, and advocacy materials.

    •  Bolingbrook Photos Bolingbrook IL passed a strong Visitability ordinance in 2003. More than 3,000 Visitable homes have been built so far—more than any other location in the US! See history for some background on the ordinance.

    •  Housing Laws A summary of laws that impact home construction around the world.

The Design Linc
The Disability Products & Design Resource Center provide design and product information when designing for people with disabilities

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
An initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program consists of a comprehensive training curriculum, as well as a toll-free information line
(1-888-FH1RST1) and website designed to provide technical guidance to the public.

Homes for Our Troops.org - building specially adapted homes for our disabled veterans. Donate to support our troops today.

One of the largest, up-to-date sources for national and United States real estate

Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing (KDOC&H)
Housing Information and Assistance

Remodeling HQ Everything about remodeling your home to make it an even better place to live.

Universal Design: A Home for All Ages
From AARP Webplace Using universal design principles in your home can make your house work for you for a lifetime. AARP gives tips on changes that can make your home better fit your needs. Tour the house and view features such as open and flowing living spaces, showers and tubs that you ease in and out of, and stair-less, barrier-free entry ways. You can get ideas and identify ways to modify your home so it’s more user-friendly.

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Assistive Technology & Lift Systems

This Assistive Technology web site is for people with a disability, and will direct you to adaptive equipment for computers.

The premier source for assistive technology, with a searchable database of over 25,000 products for persons with disabilities. The database contains detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information. 

AD-AS Furniture Solutions of Universal Design
Furniture lines for education, healthcare, kitchen and bath, and the workplace. Universal design calls for design adapting to people, not the other way around. Our products reflect that philosophy—they can be easily and simply adjusted in height.

Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK)
Helping persons with disabilities find ways to live and work as independently as possible through the use of assistive devices and services.

Find Your Seat from TOTO
Comparison chart, product information and streaming video for an
optional Bidet

Lasco Bathware
Whirlpools with optional grab bars and contour pillows, bathtubs, showers, shower bases,  shower doors

SureHands Systems
Single track motorized personal lift system with remote-control and variable rate speed controls

The Plumbing Express
Offers bathroom sinks, toilets, faucets, and kitchen sinks, faucets, whirlpool baths and more.

Viewpoint Mobility 
The Vision is a rear-entry lowered floor wheelchair accessible minivan conversion by Viewpoint Mobility. The Vision modification can be performed on Chrysler, Ford and GM minivans. 

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Disability Resources

A global community dedicated to individuals seeking or offering products, services, information, and participation in ensuring that the Web is accessible to people with disabilities, including people who are vision impaired or have hearing disabilities, physical disabilities, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.

American Stroke Foundation
Supporting stroke survivors, their families, caregivers and friends by providing resources, services, education and information that improves the quality of life. The American Stroke Foundation was established as the first Stroke Resource Center for the more than 7,500 stroke survivors, their families and caregivers in the metropolitan Kansas City area.

Family Friendly Fun and Special Needs Resources offers access to mind, body and spirit-enriching information that enhances the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs.

Giant Disability Resource Page
A resource page of links to Disability Related and Assistive Technology Sites on the World Wide Web. From Independence, Inc.

A Web site that serves as the leading Internet gateway for people whose personal and professional lives are touched by disability. It's designed to offer the widest possible range of online services to people with disabilities, their families, friends and associates.

The gateway to solutions for the Americans with Disabilities and leaders in business. iCan! offers specialty media for the disability community (iCan.com and “On A Roll Radio”) and a platform of corporate services for businesses wishing to evaluate, prepare and promote their commitment to the nation's largest minority market.

The Resource Network for Kansans with Disabilities. InterHab serves its members through support, technical assistance and advocacy and, through its members, provides leadership at the local, state, and national level to support people with disabilities.

The magazine for active wheelchair users. New Mobility encourages the integration of active-lifestyle wheelchair users into mainstream society, while simultaneously reflecting the vibrant world of disability-related arts, media, advocacy and philosophy.

The National Organization on Disability Home Page
Gateway to information and programs to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, and Paralysis Support Organizations
Address and contact information for organizations providing support for and education of patients with spinal injuries and their families and friends.

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Employment & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA Home Page 
Americans With Disabilities Act Information from the
U.S. Department of Justice

The Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns

    •  ADA Resources

    •  Employment Resources

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Independent Living

American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
There's no place like home, and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

Independence, Inc. - Lawrence, KS
Empowering people with disabilities to control their own lives and advocating for an integrated and accessible community.

Rolling Across Alabama
Together we can increase the independence of those with disabilities.
We believe by becoming as independent as possible each person will gain a new level of self-esteem, courage, and in turn will make the most of their lives.

The Institute on Independent Living
Serves self-help organizations of disabled people who work for equal opportunities, self-determination and self-respect.

Topeka Independent Living Resource Center
Nonprofit organization providing advocacy and services for and by persons with disabilities.

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Life Care, Case Mgmt & Legal Resources

Certified Nurse Life Care Planners (CNLCP)
The American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP) promotes the unique qualities the registered nurse delivers to the Life Care Planning process. We support education, research and standards related to the practice of Nurse Life Care Planning. Certification reflects a higher level of expertise in the specialized field of Life Care Planning. The AANLCP web site also has a current referral listing.


provides Life Care Planning and Case Management for persons with catastrophic injuries. Kelynco assists Life Care Planners and Providers, Law Firms, Hospitals, Doctors, Insurance Companies, and Government Agencies with professional training, medical research, cost analysis, reports, and opinions.

Certified Life Care Planners (CLCP)
The Commission on Health Care Certification maintains a listing of CLCPs by state.

Life Care Planning Consultants, Inc.
Dedicated to the dynamic process of procuring and disseminating information from the team of rehabilitation professionals to analyze and project future medical costs of clients with catastrophic medical conditions; to address individual issues and variables that ultimately improve the quality of life. Worldwide resources are utilized to increase mobility and independence.

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Manufactured Housing & Finance

Automated Builder Magazine
International Housing Technology Transfer Magazine for Manufacturing and Marketing

Conseco Finance Corp.
A complete financial resource for your manufactured housing needs. We have many financing options available to you including debt consolidation, home improvement loans, and mortgage refinancing. We have an easy and convenient online application process.

The Manufactured Housing Global Network
The Guide to Manufactured Housing on the Web

Loan Shopping Logo  Manufactured Home Loan Shopping  
Comparison shop loan programs through dozens of lenders by filling in a single short form. Use the fast and easy pre application form to select your loan preferences and we will forward your request for loan information to eight participating manufactured housing finance offices. Cost: free

Superior Homes, LLC
Our sectional homes are manufactured at their plant in Watertown, SD and shipped to the customer's location. Superior Homes, LLC have dealers in nine states and a new web site.

Western Finance Inc
Providing Responsive Financing for America's Manufactured Home Owners

Yahoo! Business and Economy Companies Construction Special Construction Prefabricated Houses

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AARP Webplace
AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country.

Kansas For Seniors - www.k4s.org
Kansas For Seniors is a gateway for anyone seeking information about aging, seniors, services for seniors, legislation concerning aging or seniors, and advocacy for elders on the world wide web.

New Choices from Reader's Digest. Living even better after 50

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Other / General News & Reference

Google Web Search Engine

Merriam-Webster OnLine
The complete Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus online -- free and searchable with definitions and audio pronunciations.

News and Weather from MSNBC

Turtle Homes Rescue, an International Turtle Adoption Organization, finding homes for turtles and tortoises
www.turtlehomes.org - Turtle Homes Rescue, Adoption, Conservation, Education. 501c3 Nonprofit Donation Driven


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