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Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem. (AIRS PN-8100.3000)

1200 Westwood Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-4570
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-375-4570
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Organization Name: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
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Address:
1200 Westwood Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-4570
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-375-4570
Languages Spoken: Sign Language
Services Provided: Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Services offers a six week Baby Sign Language Class in the
spring and fall for children 6 months to 3 years of age and their parents and siblings.
Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/16/2018
PO Box 836
Stevensville, MT 59870
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Organization Name: Montana Hands & Voices
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Address:
PO Box 836
Stevensville, MT 59870
Email: mthandsandvoices@yahoo.com
Services Provided: National organization dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf/hard of hearing. Many resources on their website.
Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/23/2018
2827 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-728-4100
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Organization Name: Community Medical Center
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Address:
2827 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-728-4100
Fax: 406-327-4580
Eligibility: Disabled persons (stroke, head injury, amputation, etc.). Must be referred to the program by attending physician. Services available to residents in Missoula and surrounding areas. Will accept referrals statewide.
Services Provided: Evaluate disabled persons ability to safely drive a car. Evaluates disabled driver for ability to see, react, make good decisions, and handle city, county, and highway driving. Recommends specific driver training &/or special equipment to assist. Must already have a current drivers license or current learner's permit. Additional Info: Provides I&R regarding types of special equipment, where to purchase and persons who install equipment. Will train on used of specialized equipment. *Fees may be paid in whole or part by a private insurance company, Workers Compensation, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Medicaid and Medicare will not cover fees. Must be referred by attending physician.
Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/28/2018
PO Box 268
Lakewood, CA 90713
Phone: 888-970-0777
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Address:
PO Box 268
Lakewood, CA 90713
Phone: 888-970-0777
Toll Free Phone: 888-970-0777
Fax: 562-920-5240
Email: director@fivepminus.org
Eligibility:

Parents and health care providers of children with Cri Du Chat syndrome.

Services Provided:

Provides a comprehensive resource for accurate, up-to-date information, support, and acceptance to maximize the quality of life for individuals with 5p- and their families. This syndrome is a chromosomal deletion disorder that results in intellectual and developmental issues in children. Also supports five Regional Family Get-Togethers per year.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following all CDC and State guidelines.

  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • Disease/Disability Information
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/3/2021
PO Box 1102
Olney, MD 20830
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Address:
PO Box 1102
Olney, MD 20830
Toll Free Phone: 877-588-7904
Fax: 630-604-6078
Email: thyca@thyca.org
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Thyroid cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals.

Services Provided:

Provides current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers. Receives ongoing input and review from numerous thyroid cancer specialists.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Some groups are being held virtually; please call or visit website to verify.

  • Internet Information Resources
  • Specialized Information and Referral
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/3/2021
300 Rosewood Drive Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-463-5843
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Address:
300 Rosewood Drive Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-463-5843
Fax: 978-463-5809
Eligibility: Those affected by scleroderma and their families.
Services Provided: Raise funds and awareness for support, education and research.
Provides educational and emotional support, stimulates and support research designed to identify the cause and cure for scleroderma, and improve methods of treatment; and enhances the public's awareness of this disease.
Chapters and Support Groups may be located in Resources.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/9/2020
1415 W. 22nd St., Tower Floor
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 3123375661
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Address:
1415 W. 22nd St., Tower Floor
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 3123375661
Toll Free Phone: 8662210302
Fax: 3127264446
Email: info@recoveryinternational.org
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided:

The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.

See the website for local and online meetings and resources.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 10/5/2020
120-34 Queens Blvd #320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: 718-803-3782
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Address:
120-34 Queens Blvd #320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: 718-803-3782
Toll Free Phone: 800-962-9629
Fax: 718-803-0414
Email: askus@unitedspinal.org
Eligibility: Membership is free and open to all individuals who are living with a spinal cord injury or disease, their family members, friends, and healthcare providers.
Services Provided:

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. Offers options to request assistance, connect with a mentor, connect with a chapter, advocacy, and product and service information.

Spinal Cord Resource Center: Submit questions on any aspect of Spinal Cord Injury/Disease or get information and resources that may help you resolve a situation including local support.

Disability Products & Services Guide: Search the United Spinal Association Disability Products & Services Directory to discover providers and organizations that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with a spinal cord injury or disease.

  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • Information and Referral
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Self Advocacy Support
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 10/13/2020
PO Box 524
Crown Point, IN 46308
Phone: 219-789-9874
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Address:
PO Box 524
Crown Point, IN 46308
Phone: 219-789-9874
Toll Free Phone: 800-328-8476
Email: info@aspergersyndrome.org
Services Provided:

An online-only resource for families and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified. (PDD/NOS)

  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • Specialized Information and Referral
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/3/2021