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 Resources For People With Disabilities

Employment Related

Diversity World

Information, resources, and research about work and disability issues.

This
U.S. Department of Education web page lists the Employment Specialists in all 50 states.


ADA

Job Accommodation Network (JAN): a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition to providing information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunitities, JAN provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Education Related

The HEATH Resource Center, located at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is the national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities. Support from the U.S. Department of Education enables the clearinghouse to serve as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other post-secondary training entities.

Adaptive Environments' web resources is used to inform people with disabilities about careers in design. The project, Building Careers in Design, was funded by a contract with the RSA National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center.

The
site for FinAid has a disability resources page including financial aid strategies and scholarship opportunities.


Sports and Recreation

Disabled Sports USA is a national nonprofit organization offering nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with permanent physical disability.

Wilderness Inquiry is a nonprofit organization that organizes trips to "wild" places. These trips are designed to include individuals with and without disabilities

Mobility Golf is a nonprofit organization designed to provide information and advocacy for access to golf courses.

Adams Camp

National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park


Internet Disability Job Boards

Job Access

Hire disability solutions


Youth Related

The site for the National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD-Youth). This is a youth-led resource, information, and training center for youth and emerging leaders with developmental disabilities, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership and funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

The website of the
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability providing information on employment and youth with diabilities.

The website for the new coalition of corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions, and federal agencies, the
Youth To Work Coalition. The Coalition's website is designed to help employers and students and will feature best practices, profiles of studens and businesses, and a comprehensive guide of national and local mentoring and internship programs.

The
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) funded by the U.S. Department of Education/OSEP to assist states in building their capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities.

EEOC's website that contains information explaining the different types of job discrimination that young workers may encounter and suggested strategies they can use to prevent, and if necessary, respond to such discrimination.
 
The site for the training program developed by
Wells Fargo Bank with modules for youth and adults. A free copy of the CD can be requested by calling Wells Fargo at (866) 650-6228. It is also on the web if your computer will allow you to download the Macromedia Flash Player program.

The
Easter Seals site for information on youth with disabilities in the activities of mainstream organizations.


Advocacy Related

Autism Society of America Colorado Chapter

Attention Deficit Disorder Advocacy

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado

Legal Center for People with DIsabilities and Older People


Funding

Quality Mall's, an online resource for products and services that support folks with developmental disabilities, new section on Funding information.


Government

GOVERNMENT (federal and state) Federal website providing information on returning to work for individuals receiving Social Security based on disability .


General Information and Resources

American Association of People with Disabilities

Disability Resources

National Council on Independent Living.

A
website for individuals with physical and sensory disabilities to come together through forums, a dating service, private chats, and blog. The members of Dating4Disabled can network internationally. Membership is free.

LD Online
, a website with information and resources for individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD.






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