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The Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss  (AMPHL): provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for those with hearing loss interested in or working in healthcare. 

The Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education is a collaboration among peer institutions that aims improve the student experience with disability accommodations in graduate health science and medical education programs. 

The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities (CCLD) is made up of a coalition of leading organizations in the field of learning disabilities dedicated to improving public awareness about learning disabilities. LD OnLine has many wonderful features. The recently introduced "Ask the Expert" provides the opportunity to have your questions answered by experts on various topics. The site also contains bulletin boards, a "First Person" account, a calendar of meetings, a bookstore and other features.  

The HEATH Resource Center of the American Council on Education is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. This site has articles, resources and current information addressing issues that affect students with disabilities in postsecondary settings. 

The Learning Disabilities Association of America visualizes a world in which all individuals with learning disabilities are empowered to thrive and participate fully in society; the incidence of learning disabilities is reduced; and learning disabilities are universally understood and effectively addressed. LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. Website is packed with articles, resources, position papers, and a calendar of events.  

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) mission is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life. The site lists college resources as well as current and accurate information about learning disabilities. 

The Society of Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities provides resources and support for disabled physicians, physician assistants, and students. The mission of the Society is to foster a supportive community and to provide resources and tools for disabled healthcare professionals and students, their family members, and their friends. 

The Society of Physicians with Disabilities provides resources and support for disabled physicians, physician assistants, and students. The mission of the Society is to foster a supportive community and to provide resources and tools for disabled healthcare professionals and students, their family members, and their friends.

Publications

AAMC Article: Misconception, misinformation, and myths: Premed students with disabilities

Blauwet, Cheri. Are you my doctor? Stanford Medicine. Spring 2018.  

DeLisa, Joel A., MD, MS, and Jacob Jay Lindenthal, PhD, DrPH. Learning from Physicians with Disabilities and Their Patients. AMA Journal of Ethics. October 2016, Volume 18, Number 10: 1003-1009.  

Francis, Leslie, PhD, JD, and Anita Silvers, PhD. Prospectives on the Meaning of “Disability”. AMA Journal of Ethics. October 2016, Volume 18, Number 10: 1025-1033.  

Gordon, Elana. Doctors with Disabilities Push for Culture Change in Medicine. National Public Radio. August 6, 2018. 

Iezzoni, Lisa I. MD, MSc, Why Increasing Numbers of Physicians with Disability Could Improve Care for Patients with Disability. AMA Journal of Ethics. October 2016, Volume 18, Number 10: 1041-1049. 

Khullar, Dhruv. Doctors with Disabilities: Why They’re Important. New York Times. July 11, 2017.  

Kohrman, Nathan. We Need More Doctors With Disabilities. Slate.com. July 5, 2017.

Wren, Leana S. For people with disabilities, doctors are not always healers. Washington Post. October 27, 2014.

Annie G. Steinberg, MD; Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc; Alicia Conill, MD; et al. Reasonable Accommodations for Medical Faculty With Disabilities. JAMA. December 25, 2002, 288(24):3147-3154. doi:10.1001/jama.288.24.3147