Consumer Services Guide (CSG)

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The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the ‘Guide’, some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.


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    Disability Services

  • Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities (ACDD)
    This organization provides a system of community based services for people with developmental disabilities. These activities help individuals gain more self-confidence and determination, in all aspects of community life. The website has a detailed list of disability resources that are located throughout the state of Alabama.

  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    This non-profit organization is an information and support center for children with hearing loss. It helps families with educational and communication access and networking opportunities. The website has many resources including hearing loss and advocacy information and periodicals. You can also ask a question about hearing loss via email, and the organization will find a professional to help answer your question.

  • Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD)
    The mission of this non-profit organization is to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities who live in New Jersey. It advocates on critical issues, provides technical, information, and educational support, and conducts analysis and research.

  • Alzheimer's Association
    This association provides counsel and support, accurate information, and professional education. There are many support systems, including safety services such as a 24-hour toll-free emergency crisis line. In addition, the Alzheimer’s Association provides a contact center with 24 hour, seven days a week providing information and referral to anyone with questions or concerns about memory problems, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. The toll-free number is (800)…

  • American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD)
    This non-profit agency provides resources that help people with disabilities receive the economic and social fairness and political freedom that they deserve. The website also contains links to a vast amount of national, state, and local programs that will aid people with disabilities.

  • American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
    Through research, advocacy, and education, this organization aims to prevent the disabled from receiving secondary disabilities. AAHD’s workshops, conferences, and newsletters help the public become aware of important facts and information. The website also recommends how to contact your local senator or congressman about disability related programs. Many other links and resources are also found online.

  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
    AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • American Cancer Society
    This nationwide health organization is dedicated to preventing and treating people who suffer from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. The many resources, programs, and services provided by this organization include a 24 hour hotline that is handled by professionals who can answer your questions, and an email service found on the website that can also help you. Also found online is the location…

  • American Council of the Blind (ACB)
    This is a membership organization that provides many services to the blind. These include toll free information and referral on many topics concerning blindness, scholarship assistance to college and graduate students who are visually impaired, public education and training, a national legislative hotline, and assistance with finding employment. The website also includes resource links and information regarding current issues and support options.

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
    This non-profit organization provides diabetes research, information, and advocacy. It is dedicated to preventing and curing the disease and making the lives of the people who have it better. Besides providing many public service programs including a toll-free telephone and email hotline, a brochure and resource guide, this organization also puts out events and annual reports. Find the location of the ADA office nearest you…

  • American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
    ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

  • American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
    This national non-profit organization addresses the key issues facing blind Americans. The website provides resources and related links about employment, independent living, literacy, and technology for the blind.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Line, (DOJ)
    The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. This service permits businesses, State and local governments, or others to call and ask questions about general or specific ADA requirements including questions about the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. ADA specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM until 5:30 PM (eastern time)…

  • Arthritis Foundation
    This foundation supports people with Arthritis by providing many resources, events and programs, and information about conditions and treatments. The website provides many of the tools needed in order to better understand and live with the disease. There is also a hotline that will answer all your questions about arthritis. You can find your local center online.

  • California - Department of Rehabilitation
    This Department works with consumers and other parties to help provide resources, job opportunities, and equal services to people with disabilities. The website contains a list of the offices in many statewide locations.

  • California Center for Law and the Deaf
    The mission of the California Center for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD) is to protect and advance the legal rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing people to enable them to live independent, productive lives, with full access to the rights, privileges, entitlements, services, educational and employment opportunities available to others. Legal advice, consultation, and information are provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in issues involving deafness…

  • California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)
    This foundation helps independent living centers promote themselves to disabled consumers. The website has vast list of web Independent Living resources and current job opportunities with contact information for people with disabilities.

  • California Human Development Corporation (CHDC)

    CHDC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and provide human services in northern California. Their purpose is to help low-income people secure the education, training, job opportunities and improved social conditions they need to live with independence and greater human dignity.

  • Center for Enriched Living
    The Center provides physical, educational, and skill development programs for people of all ages with developmental disabilities who live in the Mid-West. A number of activities including music, drama, dance, and technology rotate through three ten week sessions and one eight week summer session. A newsletter, upcoming events, and pertinent links are found on the website.

  • Center for Independent Living (CIL)
    A non-profit agency that provides services to people with disabilities so that they may live independently in their communities.

  • Colorado Association of Community Centered Boards (CACCB)
    This association helps people with developmental disabilities throughout the state of Colorado. It provides many services including assisting people with employment assistance, helping people make personal living decisions, encouraging people to have beneficial social experiences, supporting families and managing individual cases. A resources guide is also found online.

  • Community Support Network (CSN)
    Housing and support services for people with mental disabilities. This agency provides emergency rental assistance funds to help tenants keep their rental units, or help with first month's rent and/or deposits for moving into a rental unit (HCA Fund Program).

  • Courage Center
    This organization offers more than seventy programs and services on topics including rehabilitation, mental health, and community living for disabled residents living in Minnesota. The website also lists other resources, disability-related facts and news, and upcoming events.

  • Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled
    Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Centers is California’s leading Independent Living Center. Their namesake and inspiration, the late Ms. Dayle McIntosh, was a person with quadriplegia. She only had use of her fingers and thumbs, yet she lived independently, held a job and volunteered her time to help others. Since they opened our doors in 1977, they have provided people with disabilities —of all ages and…

  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
    This organization helps defend the rights of people with disabilities. It provides educational, technical and training assistance. DREDF handles individual cases and represents people in court. It also answers thousands of calls each month. The website contains links, information about legal cases, articles, newsletters, publications, and press releases.


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