Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

Assistive Technology - AbleData

"AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment."

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) National Web Site

Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

Easter Seals Massachusetts

Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have
equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

I want to be Han Solo for Halloween

A wonderful video on how technology is positively helping individuals with disabilities. There is a related article as well.

It's Our Story

is a national initiative to make disability history public and accessible; we've collected over 1,000 video interviews from disability leaders across the country.  Now, we're making this critical aspect of American history public, accessible and interactive.

It's Our Story Facebook Page

Freeing the voices of the disability community.

It's Our Story Official Web Site

Just in time for the 26th anniversary of the ADA, It's Our Story is putting the voices of America's disability activists online, public and accessible, for the world to see.  We've already released testimonies from some of the most influential disability leaders of our time.

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT)

"MAOT is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides a professional community for its members.  MAOT represents occupational therapy to the public, engages in activities to advocate for the profession, and provides continuing education opportunities for members."

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)

"From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.  NAMI is recognized as the preeminent voice on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country for the millions of Americans living with serious mental illness. NAMI advocates have fought for policy changes that raise the bar on mental illness care and promote treatment and research on par with other illnesses."

National Parkinson Foundation

"Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s, affecting about one million people in the United States and an estimated four million worldwide. The prevalence of the disease is expected to increase substantially in the next 20 years due to the aging of the population in the U.S., Europe and globally, as well as an increase in the age-related incidence of the disease. Since its inception more than 50 years ago, the National Parkinson Foundation has worked to address the unmet needs in Parkinson's care and treatment."

Orthogate - Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma

"Orthogate is dedicated to providing ways to improve access to the information needed to make informed decisions about healthcare in orthopaedics and sports medicine. The Patient Resources section provides educational materials to help you understand orthopaedic problems and what options for treatment may be available from your orthopedic surgeon or muskuloskeletal health provider."

"The concept is simple: we match the skills you want to work on, with the materials you have, to a detailed treatment activity that will help you strengthen certain skills. Each activity details the purpose, materials needed, process, rating for the activity, and comments by people just like you."

Virtual Sports Injury Clinic

"The Virtual Sports Injury Clinic is a resource for biomechanical exercises and other therapies, including directions, diagrams, and short video demos. It was created by Mike Walden and has expended since its early days to include contributions from several individuals in differing professions, all involved in the treatment of sports injuries."