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Non GSU Resources
The ABLEDATA database contains information on more than 29,000 assistive technology products (over 19,000 of which are currently available), from white canes to voice output programs. The database contains detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information. The database also contains information on non-commercial prototypes, customized and one-of-a-kind products, and do-it-yourself designs. To select devices most appropriate to your needs, we suggest combining ABLEDATA information with professional advice, product evaluations, and hands-on product trials.
CHID Combined Health Information Database CHID is a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. CHID lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere. New records are added quarterly and current listings are checked regularly to help ensure that entries are up to date and still available from their original sources. Some older records are retained for archival purposes.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statistics Page
- National Center for Health Statistics (also CDC)
- Illinois Department of Public Health Statistics
NARIC National Rehabilitation Center for Independence Each year, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funds more than 300 disability and rehabilitation research projects. These projects run the gamut from small companies developing innovative products, to large universities conducting long-term, clinical research. NARIC gathers information from and about these projects in two important resources: the NIDRR Program Directory and its companion Compendium of Products by NIDRR Grantees and Contractors. Both volumes are available in searchable databases here on the NARIC website.
NARIC's databases are available to search from one, easy-to-use form (above). Or choose to search one of the databases using the advanced search screens: REHABDATA (1997-present) or (1956-1996), the NIDRR Program Directory, its companion Compendium of Products, or the comprehensive Knowledgebase of Disability and Rehabilitation Resources.
National Rehabilitation Center for Independence Links to REHABDATA database, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
University of Buffalo Health Sciences Wiki - Rehabilitation: selected resources An excellent list of web links, no sense in reduplicating someone else's efforts here!
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
- Illinois Physical Therapy Association
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- Illinois Occupational Therapy Association
National Library of Medicine - Patient Education and Consumer Health
MedlinePLUS A goldmine of good consumer health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.