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Professional Associations, Organizations

ADED: The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
Professionals working in the field of driver education / driver training and transportation equipment modifications for persons with disabilities through education and information dissemination. [8/16]
APTA: American Physical Therapy Association
National organization for professional certification and development. [8/16]
ASEP: American Society of Exercise Physiologists
A group committed to the professional development of exercise physiology, its advancement, and the credibility of exercise physiologists [8/16]
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (fsbpt)
Promotes a strong foundation of laws and regulatory standards in physical therapy, effective tools and systems to assess entry-level and continuing competence, and public and professional awareness of resources for public protection. [8/16]
National Rehabilitation Association
An advocacy group promoting the rehabilitation and living of people with disability. [8/18]
United Spinal Association: Spinal Cord Resource Center
United Spinal Association is 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. [8/16]

Topics and Issues

A collection of useful information about assistive technology.  It is run by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research - U.S. Department of Education. [8/16]
EBRSR:Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation
Explore both therapy-based and pharmacological interventions associated with stroke rehabilitation. Canadian Partnership for STroke Recovery.  [8/16]
The World Health Organization [WHO] has links to all versions of ICD-10 [Classification of Diseases] including the most current version, 2016.

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.  All Member States use the ICD which has been translated into 43 languages. [8/16]

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand [8/16]
NARIC: National Rehabilitation Information Center
NARIC is the library of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR.). They collect, catalog, and disseminate the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications on a wide range of issues including technology, health and function, independent living, and capacity building. [8/16]
NMEDA: National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
Automotive Mobilty Solutions.  A non-profit trade association of mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and assisting with driving independence using wheelchair accessible vehicles. [8/16]
PT in Motion
(online archive from 2000- present)  [8/16]
Stroke Engine Assessment
Provides the most current information about assessment tools in stroke rehabilitation with information on usability and psychometric properties.  Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery.  [8/16]
Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [11/16]

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