Spanish Language Resources

The following resources are in Spanish and the links for each organization lead to that organization's Spanish language page, unless otherwise noted.

Aging

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Toll free: 877/342-2277, Monday through Friday, 7am - 11pm EST.

TTY in English: 877/434-7598

aarp.org/espanol.

AARP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs and interests of its members, persons 50 years old or older.

Medicare.gov

Toll Free: 800/MEDICARE

TTY: 877/486-2048

es.medicare.gov.

The official US government site, provides information about Medicare, an FAQ page, and works just like the English language page.

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA): Working to Improve the Lives of Hispanic Older Adults, Their Families, and Communities

Phone: 202/347-9733

nhcoa.org (Not available in Spanish).

NHCOA's objective is to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers. It promotes education, advocacy, and research, policy, and practice in economic security, health and housing for older Hispanics.


Developmental Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Society of America

Toll Free: 800/328-8476

autism-society.org/en-espanol/.

The Autism Society of America is a member organization for individuals on the Spectrum, family members, professionals, and advocates. They provide information in English and Spanish on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), research, and advocacy. They also provide a magazine called Autism Advocate.

Fundación Autismo Diario

autismodiario.org.

The Fundación Autismo Diario is an organization based in Spain with the goal to improve the quality of life of people with diverse functionality, especially those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) through raising awareness and promotion of the use, development, and implementation of therapeutic and educational models; support people with ASD and their families, defending their rights and supporting ledislative and models and improving current laws in different Spanish speaking countries for the equal treatment of peole with ASD at all levels; and promote and finance research related to neurodevelopmental disorders. The foundation provides a blog that shares news from across the Spanish speaking world that includes news in general, health, therapies, education, multimedia, events, and so on.


Education/Learning Disabilities

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Toll Free: 800/233-4050

chadd.org/Home/En-Espanol.aspx.

The Spanish language page is currently under construction. However, the English language side provides support, advocacy, training and events, and information on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They also have an "Ask an Expert" session once a month on different topics related to ADHD.

Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre el TDA/H (National Center on ADHD Resources)

Toll Free: 800/233-4050

help4adhd.org/index.cfm?varLang=es.

The Center provides resources, information, support, and research for people with ADHD and their families. This Center is associated with CHADD.

Learning Disabilities (LD Online)

ldonline.org/ccldinfo/spanish_index.html.

LDOnline provides information in Spanish on learning, developmental, hearing, and visual disabilities. They also provide information to parents on how to help their children with disabilities and on special education.

National Center on Secondary Education and Training (NCSET)

Phone: 612/624-2097

ncset.org (Not available in Spanish).

NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

Pacer Center

Toll Free: 888/248-0822

Minnesota: 800/537-2237 or 952/838-9000

pacer.org/es/.

Their mission is to create opportunities for and improve the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities, based on the concept of parents helping parents. The Pacer Center offers publications, resources, and programs to help people with disabilities and their families.

US Department of Education

Toll Free: 800/872-5327 Spanish speakers are available.

TTY: 800/437-0833

Resources in Spanish: ed.gov/espanol/bienvenidos/es/index.html?src=gu.

The US Department of Education has the mission of providing high academic achievement and preparing students for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.


Employment

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Toll Free: 800/669-4000

TTY: 800/669-6820

eeoc.gov/es/index.html.

The EEOC provides information on federal laws, types of discrimination, how to file a discrimination complaint, statistics, training, and more. They also provide guides, manuals, and information for federal agencies and employers.


Families/Parents

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

Toll Free: 800/445-5106

caregiver.org/espanol.

FCA provides caregiver education, information on policy and advocacy. and news in Spanish directed at caregivers.

KidsHealth - Portal for Children, Teenagers, and Parents

Children: kidshealth.org/kid/centers/spanish_center_esp.html.

Teenagers: kidshealth.org/teen/centers/spanish_center_esp.html.

 KidsHealth is the largest and most visited website that provides information aproved by doctors on the health of children from birth to adolescence.

Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

Email: malizo@spannj.org

parentcenterhub.org/lista-espanol/.

Hispanic Outreach: acf.hhs.gov/program-topics/hispanic-outreach.

CPIR provides information and resources to parents and families of children with disabilties. Information topics include the ADA and IDEA, differents types of disabilities, peer-to-peer support, education, and more.

Financial Aid, Grants, and Benefits

Center for Medicare & Medicare Services

Toll Free: 800/MEDICARE

TTY: 877/486-2048

es.medicare.gov.

The official US government website for information about Medicare and Medicaid.

Federal Information Line for Government Benefits through GovBenefits.gov

Toll Free: 800/333-4636, To continue in Spanish, please press 1.

es.benefits.gov.

The official US government website for information on government benefits for which you may be elligible.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Toll Free: 800/772-1213

TTY: 800/325-0788

ssa.gov/espanol/.

The official US government website for information on Social Security benefits. Includes a benefits calculator, FAQs, publications, forms and more.

Federal Information Line for Government Loans Programs through GovLoans.gov

Toll Free: 800/333-4636, To continue in Spanish, please press 1.

es.govloans.gov.

GovLoans.gov is the access portal to all the information on government loans.

US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid

Toll Free: 800/433-3243

TTY: 800/730-8913

studentaid.ed.gov/es.

The Federal Student Aid Office of the US Department of Education assists in making college education possible for all students through education and work programs.


General Health and Medicine

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Phone: 301/427-1104

ahrq.gov/health-care-information/informacion-en-espanol/index.htm.

AHRQ provides information in Spanish related to prevention and wellbeing, different medical conditions and diseases, medical attention, medications, patient security, and quality of care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Toll Free: 800/CDC-INFO (232-4636

cdc.gov/spanish.

The CDC increase the health safety of the US. To fulfill their mission, the CDC are involved in critical scientific research and provide health information to protect the US from dangerous and costly threats to health, and respond as they arise.

Healthfinder.gov

Email: healthfinder@hhs.gov.

healthfinder.gov/espanol.

Healthfinder.gov is a free guide to health information, developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

List and Glossary of Medical Terms: Spanish

users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/ES/lijst.html.

Medline Plus in Spanish

nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/.

Medline Plus helps you find the answers to your health related questions. Medline Plus has gathered the most dependable information from the best resources, such as the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, along with other government health agencies and service organizations. Medline Plus also offers plenty of information on medications, an illustrated medical encyclopedia interactive programs for patients, and the newest health related news.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH)

Phone: 202/387-5000

healthyamericans.org/ (In English).

NAHH works to close the gap between research, services, and policy; scientific discovery and benefit to the individual; and community services and medical practice. They do this by focusing on decision-making that takes into account science, culture and community; health care providers being able to tailor care to the individual; individuals having the tools and resources to manage their health; national efforts that are connected to global and international efforts; capacities and competencies to respond to health emergencies; and services that integrate physical and mental health.

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

Phone: 202/628-5895

Email: nhma@nhmamd.org

nhmamd.org (In English).

A professional association for Hispanic/Latino physicians.

National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS)

Toll Free: 800/352-9424 - Information specialists that speak Spanish are available.

espanol.ninds.nih.gov

The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.


Government Resources (Federal and State)

Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB)

fcc.gov/cgb/spanish.

Consult their information directory for consumers at fcc.gov/espanol#guides to obtain information on telephone services, television, radio, cable/satellite, Internet and more for people with disabilities.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Federal Tax Information

irs.gov/Spanish.

The IRS website in Spanish includes links to various interactive applications, tax information for individual taxpayers and small business owners, and downloadable forms and publications.

GobiernoUSA.gov

Toll Free: 800/333-4636

usa.gov/gobiernousa

The official portal of the US Federal Government where you can find information about benefits, assistance programs, free healthcare, grants and loans for school, visas and citizenship, and employment in the federal government.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Toll Free: 800/772-1213

TTY: 800/325-0788

ssa.gov/espanol/.

The official US government website for information on Social Security benefits. Includes a benefits calculator, FAQs, publications, forms and more.

US Department of Education

Toll Free: 800/872-5327 Spanish speakers are available.

TTY: 800/437-0833

Resources in Spanish: ed.gov/espanol/bienvenidos/es/index.html?src=gu.

The US Department of Education has the mission of providing high academic achievement and preparing students for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

US Department of Justice - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Principal page for the Division of Disability Rights: justice.gov/crt/about/drs/drshome_spanish.php

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act: ada.gov/publicat_spanish.htm.


Independent Living and Community Integration

Independent Living: New Organizational Modelos (Book in Spanish)

wid.org/publications/vida-independiente-nuevos-modelos-organizativos-independent-living-new-organizational-models/.


Legal and Advocacy Resources

US Department of Justice ADA Information Line

Toll Free: 800/514-0301 Spanish language service is also available.

TTY: 800/514-0383

ada.gov/publicat_spanish.htm.


Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation

See General Medical and Employment Sections.


Mental Health

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Toll Free: 800/826-3632

Email: questions@DBSAlliance.org

DBSA provides information and resources on mental health issues, along with information on how to find support, signs and symptoms of depression and bipolar disorde, and how to help a loved one with depression and/or bipolar disorder.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Phone: 703/524-7600

Member Services: 888/999-6264

Toll Free Helpline: 800/950-6264

espanol.nami.org.

Provides information and support for people with mental illness and their families.

Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association)

Toll Free: 800/969-6642

mentalhealthamerica.net

Mental Health America provides information on mental health and assists in finding a mental health provider in your community.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Toll Free Helpline: 877/SAMHSA-7 (877/726-4727)

Documents and other information in Spanish: store.samhsa.gov/espanol.


NIDILRR Resources in Spanish

Great Lakes ADA Center in Spanish

Toll Free: 800/949-4232 (V/TTY)

adagreatlakes.org/Spanish.

The Great Lake ADA Center provides information, materials, technical assistance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)

Phone: 202/403-5600

TTY: 877/334-3499

Email: msktc@air.org

msktc.org.

The MSKTC summarizes research conducted by the Model Systems and provides information via slideshows, videos, hot topics, and through systematic reviews. Also provides information to the general public via factsheets for spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and Burn Injury.

Southeast ADA Center

Toll Free: 800/949-4232 (V/TTY/Spanish)

adasoutheast.org/espanol/index.php

The Southeast ADA Center provides services, materials, resources, and information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.


Specific Disabilities 

Alphabetical by condition or function.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Association (AA)

Toll Free: 800/272-3900

Email: info@alz.org

alz.org/espanol/overview-espanol.asp.

The Alzheimer's Association provides information in Spanish on Alzheimer's Disease, its signs and symptoms, treatment, and includes resources. 

Amputation

Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)

Toll Free: 888/267-5669

amputee-coalition.org/limb-loss-resource-center/spanish/.

The ACA provides information on peer support, advocacy, upper and lower limb amputation, and funding. They also provide information for children, those with recent amputations, and general information on health and prosthetics.

Brain Injury

Craig Hospital

Telephone: 303/789-8000

Email: rehab@craighospital.org

craighospital.hostworks.net.

Craig Hospital provides an education module on traumatic brain injury (TBI) in English and Spanish. Topics include alcohol after TBI, drugs after disability, cognitive problems and TBI, and a series on understanding TBI.

Cancer

CancerCare

Toll Free: 800/813-4673

Phone: 212/712-8400

Email: info@cancercare.org

cancercare.org/espanol.

CancerCare provides support to people affected by cancer. Their services include emotional support, education, and practical and financial help. Social workers trained in oncology provide these services at no cost. They help peole with cancer, people who care for someone with cancer, parents, children, families, friends, people who have finished treatment, and people who have lost someone to cancer. 

Cystic Fibrosis

Federación Española de Fibrosis Quística (Spanish Federation for Cystic Fibrosis)

Telephone: 34 963 318 200 (International Call)

fibrosisquistica.org.

The Federation offers news, information, publications, and resources related to cystic fibrosis. 

Deaf-Blind

Sordoceguera.org

sordoceguera.org.

Sordoceguera.org works as a resource center providing information and resources for people who are deaf-blind, their families, and professionals. They also provide a glossary, forum, and list of Latin/Hispanic organizations.

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

Toll Free: 800/342-2383

diabetes.org/espanol/.

The Association provides basic information about diabetes. They also provide advocacy and research and practice information.

Genetic and Rare Diseases

Office of Rare Diseases Research at the National center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health

rarediseases.info.nih.gov/resources/6/recursos-en-espanol.

The office provides information on organizations and support groups that connect you with others and which offer links to networks that will help you find health profesionals and specalized clinics, genetic labs, and research opportunities.

Heart Disease

American Heart Association

Toll Free: 888/474-VIVE

es.americanheart.org/factsheets.

Provides factsheets in Spanish on heart disease and stroke, treatment, and research.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disability Resources from LDOnline

ldonline.org/features/espanol.

LDOnline provides information on learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, visual and auditive disabilities, and special education.

Lupus

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA)

Toll Free: 800/558-0121 (English), 800/558-0231 (Spanish)

Email: info@lupus.org

lupus.org/espanol.

LFA provides information in Spanish on popular topics related to lupus including treatments, well-being, symptoms, medications, and inflammation. Provides a series of frequently asked questions in Spanish.

Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Toll Free: 877/226-4267

TTY: 301/565-2966

Email: niamsinfo@mail.nih.gov

niams.nih.gov/Portal_en_espanol/default.asp.

NIAMS provides information and multimedia on arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, and links to community resources. They also provide information on clinical trials related to arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases: niams.nih.gov/Portal_en_espanol/default.asp#a.

National Institutes of Health Osteeporosis and Related Bine Diseases National Resource Center (NIH ORBED-NRC)

Toll Free: 800/624-2663, 202/233-0344

TTY: 202/466-4315 

Email: NIAMSBONEINFO@mail.nih.gov

niams.nih.gov/Portal_en_espanol/default.asp.

NIH ORBED-NRC is the resource center for NIAMS.

Multiple Sclerosis

Desde mi balcón

hablemosdeem.com.

This bilingual blog written by a woman with MS shares information on the basics of MS, diagnosis and follow up, symptom management, treatments, preventive care, and MS and children. The blog also shares news and a list of topics discussed.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)

Toll Free: 800/344-4867

nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Library-Education-Programs/Informacion-en-Espanol.

NMSS provides brochures in Spanish about multiple sclerosis (MS); information about MS, treatment, management of symptoms, and more; information for children; books, podcasts, and webcasts; and an information kit. 

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation

International: 44 (0) 20 7620 1911

Contact form: msif.org/contact-us/.

msif.org/about-ms/.

The MS International Foundation provides information on MS, how to live with MS, research, and news and events. The website is in English, but one can pick a language (including Spanish), by utilizing the gray tab labeled language on the top right of the screen.

Respiratory Disorders

American Lung Association (ALA)

Toll Free: 800/586-4872

American Lung Association Toll Free Call Center: 800/548-8252

lung.org/espanol.

ALA provides information on pulmonary diseases in English and Spanish.

Spinal Cord Injury

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center (PRC)

Toll Free: 800/539-7309, Information Specialists are available 9am until 8pm EST (English/Spanish)

Email: prc@crpf.org

christopherreeve.org/site/c.lqLPIXOAKnF/b.4636079/k.C9F3/Recursos_para_la_Par225lisis.htm.

PRC is promoting the health and wellbeing of people living with paralysis and their families through comprehensive information resources and referral services.

UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB SCIMS)

Phone: 205/934-3283

uab.edu/medicine/sci/informacion-en-espanol.

UAB SCIMS provides information in Spanish on various topics related to spinal cord injury (SCI). They also provide educational videos and information sheets on SCI from Craig Hospital.


Statistical Resources

Statistics in Spanish

United Nations Disability Statistics Compendium in Spanish

unstats.un.org/unsd/publication/seriesy/sieresy_4s.pdg.

Spanish language disability statistics from the United Nations Compendium on Disability Statistics.

Statistics in English

Latino/Hispanic Health Stats

Fast Stats Health Of Hispanic/Latino Population: cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/hispanic-health.htm.

The CDC provides statistics on the health of the Hispanic/Latino population.

Disability Statistics

census.gov/people/disability/.

The Census Bureau provides statistical information on people with disabilities in the US.


Other Resources

Accessibility

Web Accessibility and Disability Resources in Spanish and Portuguese from the International Center for Disability Resouces on the Internet (ICDRI)

icdri.org/hispanic/Hispanic.htm.

ICDRI provides a list (and links) of accessibility and disability resources in Spanish and Portuguese.

Resource Directories

Disability Resource Directory

disability-resource.com.

The Disability Resource Directory collects informative links from around the world providing a current and comprehensive directory of resources for the Disability Community. (Translate this page into other languages, including Spanish, through the links below the Google search bar.)

To obtain resources in Spanish that our more specific, please visit our page Recursos en Español.

Not finding what you need? Search our Knowlegebase of disability and rehabilitation resources: http://naric.com/?q=en/Knowledgebase