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Self-Help & Resources

The following general services are available on-campus to all students registered with the Student Disability Services Office:

  • Orientation to using disability services¨
  • Semester plan for accommodations and services
  • Memos to faculty about disability needs¨
  • Advocacy relating to disability access issues¨
  • Information and guidance on academic, social, career, and personal issues
  • Referral to other University departments and community agencies
  • Liaison with State and Federal rehabilitation agencies

Local Resources for Assessments of LD and AD/HD

There are many excellent diagnosticians in the Memphis area who are able to perform psycho educational assessments for learning disabilities (LD) and diagnose and treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder(AD/HD). We recommend that you conduct a telephone interview with any potential service provider before making a final selection.

For Evaluations of Learning Disabilities and AD/HD:

Germantown Psychological Associates
7516 Enterprise Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone: 755-5802
Russell Crouse, Ph.D.(clinical psychologist)
Roy Greenburg, Ph.D.(clinical psychologist)
Richard Luscomb, Ph.D.(clinical psychologist)

Christian Psychological Center
3978 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: 458-6291
Douglas Hart, Ph.D.(clinical psychologist)
Anne Thompson, M.A.(educational consultant)

5180 Park Avenue, Suite 125
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 767-1066
Robin Heise, Ed.D.
(psychological tester, professional counselor)

Pediatric Adolescent Center, Inc.
8110 Walnut Run
Cordova, TN 38018
Phone: 757-3520
Elizabeth A Gibson, M.S., S.S.P.
(psychological examiner, clinical director)

Colonial Counseling Center
670 Colonial, Suite 5
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 681-0851
Troy H. Cole, Ph.D. (clinical psychologist)

Memphis Psychiatric Group
55 Humphreys Center, Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38120
Phone: 747-2335
Paul Cline, M.D. (psychiatrist)

Melvin Goldin, M.D.
6401 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38138
Phone: 683-0030
Melvin Goldin, M.D. (psychiatrist)

Mrs. Dianne Parker, Ed.S
Germantown, Tennessee 38139
(901) 754-1838
(901) 340-3101 (mobile)
Mrs. Dianne Parker

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Self-Help Resources

Neither Christian Brothers University nor Student Disability Services endorse any of the links below, but provides them solely as a source of information.

American Association of People with Disabilities
A nonprofit cross-disability member organization that works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

A nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging for its members (midlife and older persons) and for all Americans.

Ability Online
An electronic mail system that connects young people with disabilities or chronic illness to disabled and non-disabled peers and mentors.
News, information and products for the disability community

ADA Home Page
U.S. Department of Justice - Americans with Disabilities Act information site

Cerebal Palsy 
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance. We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles. Our information is provided by expert writers and is thoroughly researched and cited.

Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

National Council on Aging

Aging in Place (National Council for Aging Care)

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Alpha-One Organization
Center for Independent Living - South Portland, ME

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association

Members train volunteers, tutor and mentor at-risk youth, build housing, clean up rivers and streams, help seniors live independently, provide emergency and long-term assistance to victims of natural disasters, and meet other community needs.

This site lists links to numerous other amputee-related web sites.

Amputee Coalition of America

Animated American Sign Language
This site is designed to help you and me learn more about ASL and the Deaf community.

Amputee Information Resource Center

National Aphasia Association

Apraxia Kids

The Arc of the United States

Arthritis Foundation

Aspen of America, Inc.
Information on social and communication disorders, with particular focus on Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Autism Center

Families for Early Autism Treatment

Autism PDD Resources Network

Autism Society of America

Association of Birth Defect Children

American Council of the Blind

National Federation of the Blind

United States Association of Blind Athletes

The Boulevard
Resource directory of disability products and services for the disabled, elderly, caregiver and healthcare professional.

Braille Institute
A private non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to the fulfillment of life.

National Family Caregivers Association

A comprehensive resource for family caregivers, elder care professionals, and seniors.

Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization

Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children of Deaf Adults

Children With Disabilities
Web site offers families, service providers, and other interested individuals information about advocacy, education, employment, health, housing, recreation, technical assistance, and transportation covering a broad array of developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities.

Internet Resources for Special Children 
List of "Centers for Independent Living" by State/Province.

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Materials also available in Spanish.

College Preparation for Students with Disabilities - Student Lounge
A website managed by the DO-IT program at the University of Washington which contains the following DO-IT resources that can help students with disabilities prepare for college, succeed in college, and successfully transition from two-year to four-year postsecondary institutions.

Covering Kids
A national health access initiative for low-income, uninsured children.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Deaf Chat
Chat rooms for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
Community Resource Directory

National Association of the Deaf

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Promotes the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English.

American Diabetes Association

"What Does Self-Care Mean for Diabetic Patients?" USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International)

National Council on Disability
An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities.

National Organization on Disability
Promotes full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
A nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently. [Huge site]

National Association for Down Syndrome

The Down Syndrome WWW Page


Reading from Scratch
A program of special phonics, custom tailored to the learning style of the dyslectic reader.

The International Dyslexia Association

Epilepsy Foundation

Exceptional Parent 
Information for caregivers and advocates for children and young adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

Family Voices
Family & Friends speaking on behalf of children with special health needs; materials also available in Spanish.

Federation for Children with Special Needs

Fibromyalgia Network
Includes information about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkison's Research

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children
A non-profit organization that exists to provide medical equipment and computers to disabled people in the metro Atlanta area who could not otherwise afford it.

Rare Genetic Diseases in Children
Directory of Genetic Disease Organization Websites

Going To

Guide Dog Foundation
Provides guide dogs free of charge to the blind and visually-impaired who seek enhanced mobility and independence.

Offers a wide range of online services to people with disabilities, their families, friends and associates - e-commerce, editorial content, travel information and bulletin boards to a news bureau on disability-related topics, a mentor center and legislative updates.

National Institutes of Health

Health & Human Services - State of Tennessee

National Health Information Center

American Heart Association
Fighting heart disease and stroke.
One-stop online resource designed to help people find volunteer and giving opportunities in their own communities and beyond.
Here you can send Braille letters, learn more about Braille, and meet other people who share your interest in Braille.

The Hydrocephalus Foundation

American Hyperflexia Association

Ivanhoe Broadcast News
The country's largest news-gathering organization covering medical breakthroughs, family health and issues important to women.

Jackson Center for Independent Living

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Its mission is to improve the health and health care of all Americans (through projects, programs, grants, advocacy, etc.).

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The Learning Disabilities Association of America

Lebonheur Children's Medical Center

The interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.

Little People of America

Lupus Foundation of America
  Visualize the Effects of Lupus on the Body


The Medicine Program
Assists patients who may qualify to enroll in one or more of the many patient assistance programs which provide prescription medicine free-of-charge to individuals in need, regardless of age.

The Memphis Center for Independent Living

The Center for Mental Health Services

National Institute of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association

Mid-South Access Center for Technology 
Affiliated with the University of Memphis, Mid-South Educational Software Clearinghouse, and RISE: Restructuring for Inclusive School Environment, it provides services and information to pre-service and in-service teachers, consumers and care givers regarding assistive technology.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Multiple Sclerosis Center

Multiple Sclerosis Education Network

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Multiple Sclerosis Learning Center

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Muscular Dystrophy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

National Osteoporosis Foundation

International Paralympic Committee

Paralyzed Veterans of Ameica

Paratuberculosis Awareness & Research Association (PARA) is an organization of Crohn's Disease patients, their families and others who are concerned about the relationship between MAP (Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis) and Crohn's Disease.

Parents Helping Parents

The National Parent Network on Disabilities
Its mission is to provide a presence and national voice for ALL families of children, youth and adults with disabilities.

American Parkinson Disease Association

Pediatric Rheumatology Page

The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America 
PhRMA represents the country's leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, happier, and more productive lives.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

The Reeve-Irvine Research Center
Established at the University of California-Irvine to study injuries to and diseases of the spinal cord that result in paralysis or other loss of neurologic function, with the goal of finding a cure.

International Rett Syndrome Association

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Social Security Administration

Southwest Area Agency on Aging
Promotes and advocates for a system to enhance the lives of the older population in Southwest Tennessee.

Special Needs Advocate for Parents

Special Olympics

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Spina Bifida Association of America

Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The Star Center
West Tennessee Special Technology Access Resource Center

National Stroke Association

Stuttering Foundation of America

Technology Guide for People with Disabilities
Online resources, mobile applications, and software programs
Forum for personal-experience stories about disability awareness, rights, inspiration.

Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf; Promotes the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English.

Tennessee Technology Centers
Provides quality technical training designed to meet the occupational needs of the citizens of this region and state.

Through the Looking Glass
Clinical and supportive services, training and research serving families in which one or more members -- whether parent or child -- has a disability or medical issue.

Tourette Syndrome Association

Trace Research & Development Center
Focuses on making off the shelf technologies and systems like computers, the Internet, and information kiosks more accessible for everyone through the process known as universal, or accessible design.

United Cerebral Palsy Association

United Way of West Tennessee, Inc.

The Cody Unser First Step Foundation
A not-for-profit corporation aimed at raising research funds to fight paralysis and to build awareness of Transverse Myelitis.

Visual, Hearing, and Speech Impairment Tools - Useful Accessibility Apps for People with Disabilities
Western Governors University created this comprehensive guide of popular accessibility apps, along with important information such as price and options for availability.

VSA Arts
A nonprofit organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities.

We Media
Empowering persons with disabilities, their families and friends by being a conduit for education, knowledge, technology, entertainment, and numerous other services in an exciting, convenient, and accessible fashion.

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
Non-profit organization that helps individuals, families and the community -- mostly those who are low income and elderly, when they have a legal problem.

West Tennessee School for the Deaf

National Wheelchair Basketball Association

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