SDS Resources

Ablenet – Products and ideas that make teaching students with disabilities easy, fun and fulfilling.

Alaska Works Initiative – A tool for people with disabilities, benefit planners, service providers, employers and others to access current information about employment and benefits planning services.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority – The website includes information and resources for individuals experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse related disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injuries

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America membership organization dedicated to providing resources to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities –Education and information on recent developments in the developmental disabilities community and the latest AAIDD initiatives.

Catholic Community Services – Senior service organization serving Southeast Alaska with transportation services, meals at the senior center and delivered to homes.

The Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation out of Western Washington University – This website includes information on supported employment and how to assist customers with employment ventures

College of Direct Support – An internet-based college for direct support professionals

Downs Syndrome Health Issues –News and information regarding Down Syndrome.

Dynavox – Offers assistive communication devises for individuals who have limited or no speech due to a variety of causes including stoke, autism, cerebral palsy, ALS, or traumatic injury.

Imagine– Site ran by David Pitonyak, who says: “Imagine is the name I give my consulting practice, which is dedicated to supporting people who experience disabilities.”

Performance Health (formerly Patterson Medical)

Rehabilitation equipment and supplies

Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities – Steps for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Helping a customer start a business

Rendezvous Senior Day Services – Ketchikan based senior services organization which offers low income and senior housing, a medical equipment loan closet and a senior day program

School Specialty – Sensory and Therapy Equipment with ideas and resources for assisting individuals who have sensory processing disorders, attention and focus issues, behavioral concerns, and autistic spectrum disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation – Started to help parents, teachers, therapists, doctors, and others learn about and understand Sensory Processing Disorder

Southeast Alaska Independent Living – SAIL is an advocacy group assisting individuals of all ages and disabilities including, but not limited to physical, cognitive, neurological and mental health disabilities. They offer assistance with advocacy, adaptive equipment, as well as a recreation program.

State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services – Information on state services including Medicaid, grant services, public assistance, Denali KidCare, food stamps, child care, heating assistance and more.

State of Alaska Office of Public Advocacy – Information on legal advocacy and guardianship services for vulnerable adults and elders

University of Alaska Anchorage, Center for Human Development –This website includes statewide resources for training and information on developmental disabilities.

AK Child Abuse Hotline

AK Elder Abuse Hotline

AK Department of Health and Social Services Parent Hotline

AK Department of Health and Social Services Senior Hotline



800-643-KIDS (5437)