Dr William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library
Grossmont Healthcare District - A Public Agency Serving San Diego's East County Region

Disability Resources

In addition to the following links to Disability resources, the Herrick Library subscribes to these relevant magazines:

  • Exceptional Parent
  • Hearing Health
  • Paraplegia News
  • Stroke Connection

Start Here:

Disability.gov - Gateway to the federal government's disability-related information and resources. Sections include benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology, and transportation. Información en Español para las personas con incapacidades. Click here for disability resources in California.

MedlinePlus: Disabilities - This website from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provides links to information from government agencies and health organizations. Información en Español sobre las discapacidades. Click here for health information in other languages.

Disability Information - General Hearing
Assistive Technology Rehabilitation
Brain Injuries Spinal Cord Injuries
Developmental Disabilities Stroke

Disability Information - General

Accessible San Diego - Information center for travelers (and residents) with disabilities. Provides valuable resources for enjoying San Diego, including accessible hotels, tours, lift transportation, and attractions.

Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA design standards, technical assistance, enforcement, and links to other federal agencies with ADA responsibilities (employment, public transportation, telephone relay service, education, health care, labor, housing, parks and recreation, and agriculture).

Disability Resources on the Internet - Provides links to hundreds of disability-related websites as well as information about print materials, videos, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other services that provide free, inexpensive, or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities live independently. See the alphabetical Subjects section for information on specific conditions.

Family Caregiver Alliance - FCA and the National Center on Caregiving provide caregiving advice, resource listings, newsletters, fact sheets, research reports, policy updates, discussion groups, and the Family Care Navigator. Information and advice for families and others caring for loved ones. Información en Español.

Family Village - A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those who provide them services and support. The Library page has links to information on many specific diagnoses.

Learning Disabilities Association of America - Provides support and information to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers, and other professionals. Site includes links to numerous resources.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - This U.S. Department of Education agency provides information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, including early intervention services, parent materials, disability organizations, education rights, and transition to adult life. Información en Español.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - A national network of cooperating libraries that administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the U.S. by postage-free mail.

Social Security Administration: Disability - Information on disability benefits from the U.S. government and instructions on how to apply for Social Security disability and Medicare benefits. Información en Español.

Disclaimer: The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library provides public access to a wide range of health and medical information and is not a substitute for medical advice. You are advised to consult with your physician or other health care professional concerning specific questions or to obtain medical advice.

The links found on this website do not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, its affiliates, or individuals. We are not responsible for and do not sanction the information contained in websites linked from this site.


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9001 Wakarusa Street
La Mesa, CA 91942

Phone: 619.825.5010
Fax: 619.825.5011


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 AM – 8 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 12 noon
Sunday: Closed