Disability Resources

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Federal Government Resources

www.facingdisability.com –  Facing Disability is a web resource with more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts.

www.ssdrc.com – SSDRC.com is a leading Social Security Disability website written by a former social security disability worker. The goal of the site is to make it easy for individuals and their families to understand their rights, what they are entitled to, and how to qualify for benefits.

www.ucp.org – One Stop resource guide for disability information

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep/topics – Connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities; providing easy access to comprehensive disability-related information and resources.

https://www.access-board.gov/ – United State Access Board. The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. The site lists all of the current information on ADA and ABA regulations and requirements.

www.HHS.gov – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

www.ssa.gov/disability – The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities

www.thearc.org – The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 780 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

www.AskEARN.org – The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy that offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.

Job Searching and Training

www.jobaccess.org – The goal of ABILITYJobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment.

www.ssa.gov/workInformation – Regarding the Social Security Administration’s “Ticket-to-Work” program and the Work Incentive Planning & Assistance (WIPA) site.

www.sourceamerica.org – A national nonprofit and a leading source of job opportunities for people with disabilities. SourceAmerica works with a nationwide network of more than 550 community nonprofit agency partners to fulfill contracting needs for the Federal Government, commercial businesses and government contractors.

www.abilityone.gov – The web site of the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, the independent federal agency that administers the AbilityOne Program. The AbilityOne Program’s mission is to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the manufacture and delivery of products and services to the federal government.

www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/disabled-students  – BestColleges.com offers a resource regarding a collection of scholarships for students with disabilities.

www.jobhero.com/disability-career-guide  – Career resources for Americans with Disabilities

Rehabilitation Services

www.jan.wvu.edu – The Job Accommodation Network- Resource for Workplace Productivity Enhancements and Reasonable Accommodation Solutions.

https://rsa.ed.gov/about/states – This page provides contact information for the 78 VR agencies available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and four Territories. RSA provides formula grants to State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies to administer State VR Services, State Supported Employment Services, and Independent Living Services.

Education Services

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/scholarships-financial-aid-for-students-with-disabilities/

Study Tips for College Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia – https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/dyslexia-dysgraphia/

Studying with ADHD – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/studying-with-adhd/

Going to College with ASD – https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/students-with-autism/

Thriving in Trade School with a Disability – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/people-with-disabilities/

Resource Guide for Parents of Students with Disabilities – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/parents-students-disabilities/

School Success for Students with Learning Disabilities – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-learning-disabilities-advice/

Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-students/

Guidebook to Students with Visual Impairments – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/helping-blind-low-vision-students/

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