Disability Info

TLC Riding Academy, Inc. serves riders who have a variety of disabilities.  This collection of resources is to help our program’s volunteers, riders’ families, and any other interested persons gain a better understanding of the disabilities that affect our program participants.

We have only added links for those disabilities which we have faced with riders.  As we add new riders, we will strive to update this list so it can be a current resource for all interested parties.  If you know of a particularly good link that we should add, please let us know.

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA--This site gives information on generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, etc.  The site gives conferences, guides to treatment, self-tests, and more.

Helpguide.org–Gives information on various anxiety disorders plus symptoms, treatment, therapy, and medication.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Mayo Clinic–Contains definition, symptoms, causes, test and diagnosis, complications, treatments and drugs, lifestyle and home remedies, and coping and support.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)–National nonprofit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association–Provides information, resources, and networking opportunities for persons with ADHD.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Society of America--Gives general information about treatment options.

Autism Source–Online referral database.

Autism Speaks–Provides state resource directory.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism–Describes several books on autism including books on recreation, dietary interventions, biomedical/healthcare interventions, behavior sensory issues, etc.  It has some interesting articles by Temple Grandin who, as a person with autism, gives an insider’s view of the disorder.

Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance–Gives basic information, educational programs and events, advocacy information, support group locator, etc.

Blind/Visually Impaired

National Federation of the Blind–Gives information on resources for living, working, recreation, learning, products and technology, and publications.

American Foundation for the Blind–Has a search engine to locate organizations providing services for the blind or visually impaired.

FamilyConnect–Is for parents of children with visual impairments.  Provides information on handling a child with visual impairment at various stages of their life: as an infant/toddler, preschool, grade school, and teenager.

Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy–Provides information about the history, causes, types, and treatments for Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Research Center–Gives a wide range of information on CP.

Congenital Myopathy

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke–Gives definition, treatment, prognosis etc. for Congenital Myopathy.


KidsHealth.org–Gives information on symptoms, causes, etc. and focuses on depression in teens.

Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Society–National advocate for persons with Down Syndrome since 1979.

Intellectual Disability

National Institutes of Health–Basic information including outlook, exams, and tests.

Multiple Sclerosis

National Mutliple Sclerosis Society–Has information on getting involved, living with MS, online community, etc.

WebMD–Gives definition of MS, causes, symptoms, treatments, etc.

Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research–Has information on treatment options, research, and has numerous informational videos.


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