275 7th Ave., Fl 22

New York, NY 10001

(800) 813-HOPE (4673)

(212) 712-8495 (FAX)




Disabling Conditions Served: Cancer (at any stage)


Users Served: Cancer patients, their families, significant others, caregivers, and health care professionals


Services Provided:

Free counseling for individuals via telephone and online support groups

More than 70 telephone education workshops a year

Limited financial assistance for disease-related costs such as pain medication, transportation to and from treatment, home and child care


Resources Available:

Free educational materials on a range of cancer diagnoses and cancer-related topics

Free Connect Booklets, which summarize select telephone education workshop content


Canine Companions for Independence

North Central Regional Training Center

4989 State Road 37 East

Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 548-4447 (Voice/TDD)

(866) 224-3647 (National headquarters)

(800) 572-2275 (Toll-free info)

(740) 363-0555 (FAX)



Disabling Conditions Served: All disabilities


Users Served: Ages 5-adult


Services Provided: Provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships


Local Branch:

Central Indiana CHAMPIONS Chapter

3311 Guion Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46222

(317) 251-8813



CDC Resources, Inc.

5053 Norway Rd.

Monticello, IN 47960

(574) 583-8227

(574) 583-6454 (FAX)

Contact: Michael Cruz




Disabling Conditions Served: A wide range of disabilities


Users Served: Children and adults with disabling conditions and their families in Benton, Carroll, Jasper, Newton, and White counties


Services Provided:

Services for the developmentally disabled

Low income subsidized independent living apartments

Group homes

Medicaid Waiver supported living services

Children’s services

Day services

Employment services

Services for psychiatric disabilities

Call for information on additional services


North Facility:

CDC Resources, Inc.

1320 E. Angelica

Rensselaer, IN 47978

(219) 866-3282

(219) 866-5152 (FAX)



Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (C.H.A.D.D.)

8181 Professional Pl., Suite 150

Landover, MD 20785

(301) 306-7070

(800) 233-4050 (National Resource Center)

(301) 306-7090 (FAX)

Website: or


Disabling Conditions Served: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)


Users Served: People with AD/HD


Services Provided:



Support, including local support groups

Annual international conference


Resources Available:

Video and audio conference tapes


Teacher in-service program

Attention! magazine


National Resource Center Library Website -


Local Contacts:

Monroe County, Indiana C.H.A.D.D.

Joan Hart, (812) 334-1524

Kathryn Holden, (812) 334-0171


Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)

2 N. Meridian St., Sec. 7-B

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 233-1351

(800) 475-1355 (IN only)



Disabling Conditions Served: At least twenty-two eligible physical conditions


Users Served: Must be 0 to 21 years of age, must be living in Indiana, must meet medical eligibility, and must meet financial eligibility


Services Provided:

Care coordination

Resource identification and referral

Diagnostic evaluation

Comprehensive primary and secondary care visits


Prescription drugs


Resources Available:

Pamphlets and brochures

The Express newsletter


Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities

301 E. Pine, Suite 150

Orlando, FL 32801

(407) 210-3917

(407) 210-3901 (FAX)

Email: or



Disabling Conditions Served: Physical, mental, emotional, age-related, and hidden disabilities


Users Served: Those with disabilities and ministry leaders who serve those with disabilities


Services Provided:

• Annual and regional conferences

• Networking with others/chapter groups

• Mentoring program

• National advocacy efforts

• Resource referrals


Resources Available:

• CCPD newsletter and journal

• Accessibility survey for churches

• Speaker’s bureau

• Performers with disabilities bureau

• Consulting/speaking services

• Disability awareness service planning


Christopher Reeve Foundation

636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A

Short Hills, NJ 07078

(973) 379-2690

(800) 225-0292

(973) 912-9433 (FAX)




Disabling Conditions Served: Spinal cord injuries


Users served:  Adults and children with spinal cord injuries


Services Provided: 

Research for a cure for spinal cord injuries

Information on spinal cord injuries

Information and education on how to live with a spinal cord injury


Resources Available: 

Action Network e-newsletter

Go Forward e-newsletter

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center 


Comprehensive Stroke Program

Community East Hospital

1500 N. Ritter Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46219

(800) 777-7775 (Toll-Free)

(317) 355-1545



Disabling Conditions Served: Stroke


Users Served: Stroke victims and their families


Services Provided:

• Stroke support group

• Dissemination of information about strokes


Online Resource Include:

• Stroke risk assessment test

• Audio and video about stroke

• Stroke treatment information



3901 N Meridian St., Suite 300

Indianapolis, IN 46230

(317) 920-4850

(317) 920-4885 (FAX)

(317) 926-4357 or 2-1-1 (HELPLINE)




Disabling Conditions Served: All disabilities


Users Served: People in central Indiana who need human services and those who provide them


Services Provided:

HELPLINE 2-1-1 connects callers with community resources.  Service is available in Spanish and other languages.


Resources Available:

• The Central Indiana Human Services Database

The Rainbow BooKTM

• A variety of community resource publications


Council for Exceptional Children

1110 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 300

Arlington, VA 22201-5704

(703) 620-3660 (Voice)

(888) 232-7733 (Toll-free)

(866) 915-5000 (TTY)

(703) 264-9494 (FAX)




Disabling Conditions Served: All disabilities


Users Served: Special education teachers, related service providers (school psychologists, occupational therapists, speech/language therapists), special education professors, administrators


Services Provided:

Professional development and resources for special education professionals

• Advocacy on behalf of children with special needs and those who serve them


Courage Center

3915 Golden Valley Rd.

Minneapolis, MN 55422

(763) 588-0811

(866) 426-3426 (Toll-free)

(763) 520-0245 (TTY)

(763) 520-0577 (FAX)




Disabling Conditions Served: Physical disabilities, brain injuries, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, stroke, neurological conditions, and speech, hearing and vision impairments


Users Served: Children and adults with disabilities, and health care professionals


Services Provided:

Medical rehabilitation and education

Residential summer camping, day camps, family camps

Sports and recreation

Assistive technology

Accessible fitness centers

Transitional rehabilitation services (short-term, intensive inpatient facility)

Vocational services

Home and community-based services

Independent living skills

Public affairs and research advocacy


Resources Available:

Pamphlets and brochures

Fee-based consultation services are available in many areas


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200

Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 951-4422

(800) FIGHT CF (344-4823)

(301) 951-6378 (FAX)




Disabling Conditions Served: Cystic fibrosis


Users Served: Individuals who have cystic fibrosis and their families


Services Provided: Fund-raising events to support research


Resources Available:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fact Sheet

About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Research Milestones

A Teacher’s Guide to Cystic Fibrosis

Genetic carrier testing for cystic fibrosis

Pharmacy brochure

Consumer fact sheets

Gene discovery information

Commitment newsletter

An Introduction to Cystic Fibrosis for Patients and Families

Many videos are available free of charge


Local Chapters:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Indiana Chapter

1261 West 86th St., Suite E-2

Indianapolis, IN 46260

(317) 202-9210

(800) 662-4826

(317) 202-9215 (FAX)



CF Care Center in Indianapolis:

Riley Hospital for Children

Indiana University Medical Center

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5225

(317) 274-8192




Breaking New Ground
Purdue University
ABE Bldg., 225 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2093
(800) 825-4264 or (765) 494-5013