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    NeuraLinksPlus Neuroscience Links List by Mark Dubin

    Software Systems
    Personics has developed a patent pending concept for human expression described by many as a breakthrough in communication.

    The Personics system converts movements or physical readings from any person into a selected multimedia feedback. This multimedia feedback can be used in any manner as decided by the individual. The system has been used for entertainment, rehabilitation, disabilities training, art installations, and group interaction. Check out the Personics' reference list, which continues to grow.

    Experience Journals
    Researchers at MERL-A Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory and Boston's Children's Hospital have collaborated to produce an application that records, organizes, and displays stories. These stories are written by people who share problems or interests, such as coping with the illness of a loved one. Characteristics of these communities and their recorded experiences have led to experimentation with an initial algorithm toward the vision of a self-organizing, self-evolving, web-based system.

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    Equal Access and Assistive Technologies
    Equal Access to Software and Information
    EASI's mission is to serve as a resource to the education community by providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities. EASI stays informed about developments and advancements within the adaptive computer technology field and spread that information to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries, and into the workplace.

    WebABLE! Solutions mission is to stimulate education, research, and development of technologies that will ensure accessibility for people with disabilities advanced information systems and emerging technologies.

    Trace Research & Development Center
    Trace is a research center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison which focuses on making off the shelf technologies and systems like computers, the Internet, and information kiosks more accessible for everyone through the process known as universal, or accessible design.

    SIG 20: Cognitive Disabilities and Assistive Technology
    This page is devoted to providing information about how technology can be used to aid people with cognitive disabilities, as well as general information related to cognitive disabilities, assistive technology, and other related issues.

    The Institute for Cognitive Prosthetics
    The Institute for Cognitive Prosthetics (ICP) is a pioneer in the use of computer technology to assist in everyday activities for individuals who have sustained brain injuries.

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    Research and Support Groups Listed by Disability
    Autism Resources
    Information and links regarding the developmental disabilities autism and Asperger's syndrome.

    Center for the Study of Autism
    The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) is located in the Salem/Portland, Oregon area. The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions. Much of the research is in collaboration with the Autism Research Institute in San Diego, California.

    International Dyslexia Association
    The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) (formerly The Orton Dyslexia Society) is an international, 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. The IDA was first established nearly 50 years ago to continue the pioneering work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, who was one of the first to identify dyslexia and its remediation.

    Down Syndrome
    National Down Syndrome Society Web site
    NDSS was established in 1979 to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life. Since that time, this not-for-profit organization has become one of the largest non-governmental supporter of Down syndrome research in the United States. NDSS works every day to increase public awareness about Down syndrome and discover its underlying causes through research, education, and advocacy.

    Uno Mas Down Syndrome Online
    People with Down syndrome have "One More" #21 Chromosome! This site exists to celebrate the uniqueness of people with Down syndrome, and to offer support to new and expectant parents. The goal of this site is to help all families to share experience, advice, and support. Above all else, the site is designed so visitors will have a good time while visiting.

    Downs Syndrome Information Network
    The Down Syndrome Information Network offers a range of information resources and online services to the international Down syndrome community. It aims to provide information and services for families, carers, professionals and researchers.

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    Special Interest Group on Computers and the Physically Handicapped

    Brain Injury Association USA Home Page
    The mission of the Brain Injury Association is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy.

    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of 14 national centers dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development and developmental disabilities through research and practice. An eight-story, 120,000 square-foot building, the Waisman Center houses 42 research laboratories, 7 clinics, 3 biological (clinical) laboratories, and a preschool.

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