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Information for anyone:

Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet — Information detailing the trends and most current rates of amputation and diabetes in Minnesota.

National Stroke Association Booklet A Practical step-by-step booklet that explains how a stroke happens, different types of stroke and how to prevent a stroke.

 

For librarians:

ASCLA Tipsheet for People with Mobility Impairments  — What you need to know about understanding the complexities of mobility impairments. (1 page)

Presentation for NYLA by the United Spinal Association — Information on how to determine whether your library is in compliance with 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards. (52 slides)

12 Tips on Helping Customers with Disabilities — Composed by the National Disability Authority (NDA), an independent statutory body provides information and advice to the Government on policy and practice relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities.

Interacting with Persons with Physical Disabilities — Practical tips for interacting with persons with physical disabilities from the Council of Ontario Universities.

 

Finding help:

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL) — MCIL Advocacy Program to assist people who have any sort of disability.

Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Association (MNSCIA) — Committed to enriching the lives of people in Minnesota who have been impacted by spinal cord injury or paralysis.

Minnesota Stroke Association — Offering services and support in a variety of categories.

United Spinal Association — Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

 

Interacting with people with physical challenges:

Disability Etiquette — Tips On Interacting With People With Disabilities (36 pages)