Community Resources

Want to learn more about persons with disabilities or engage with the community? Here are some online resources to help get started.

All of the resources below leave the College of Marin (COM) website. COM neither endorses nor is responsible for any external content.

Marin Center for Independent Living
To assist persons with all types of disabling conditions to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants in society.

Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area
Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area (BINBA) is a community organization of acquired brain injury survivors, their friends and family, medical and social service professionals, and concerned individuals.

Support for families of children with special needs in the North Bay.

Lifehouse – formerly known as Marin Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC)
To improving the quality of life for those with developmental disabilities and their families.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide dogs and training in their use for visually impaired people.

Canine Companions for Independence
Provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and to professional caregivers providing pet assisted therapy.

American Dyslexia Association Inc.
The American Dyslexia Association Inc. is a non-profit organization that focuses its efforts on providing help for dyslexic and dyscalculic people with free information and teaching aids.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) 
The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is a national network of volunteers with thousands of members including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) 
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United States.

Through the Look Glass (TLG)
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) team envisions a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life. Learn more about their credo, programs, and events.

The Boulevard
Resource directory for disabled elderly, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.