Disability

Support and Services for those with Disabilities

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US Department of Labor

DOL.gov/ODEP

Office of Disability Employment Policy

A world in which people with disabilities have unlimited employment opportunities.

ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. To fulfill this mission, ODEP promotes the adoption and implementation of ODEP policy strategies and effective practices — meaning those that ODEP has developed and/or validated — that will impact the employment of people with disabilities. ODEP's approach is to drive systems and practice changes by disseminating ODEP policy strategies and effective practices, sharing information, and providing technical assistance to government agencies, service providers and non-governmental entities, as well as public and private employers. Through these activities, ODEP contributes to the achievement of: DOL's Strategic Goal 3: Promote fair and high quality work-life environments and Strategic Objective 3.1: Breakdown barriers to fair and diverse workplaces and narrow income inequality.

JJ's List

JJsList.com

Disability Awareness Social Enterprise

Where businesses and people with disabilities connect

This Database includes businesses and reviews on how well they create appropriate accommodations and adapt to the interests of people with disabilities.

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US Department of Labor

DOL.gov/ODEP

Resource List from ODEP

A world in which people with disabilities have unlimited employment opportunities.

This is a large resource list from the Office of Disability Employment Policy

National Rehabilitation Information Center

NARIC.com

General Disability Resources

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). We collect, catalog, and disseminate the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of the research projects funded by NIDILRR. NIDILRR funds more than 250 projects each year that conduct research on a wide range of issues including technology, health and function, independent living, and capacity building.

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Family Resource Center on Disabilities

frcd.org

Disability Resources

Providing Parents of Children with Disabilities with Information, Training, and Assistance. Chicago’s Metropolitan Area Parent Training and Information Center!

FRCD is here to help you: Learn about your Rights and Responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Make informed decisions about your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), Obtain appropriate services for your child, Communicate more effectively with school professionals, Come together with other parents who share your concerns and desires to make a difference, Learn more about Early Intervention and transition services, Effect positive change in your child’s school, Learn about what he or she needs to lead a productive and independent adult life

Administration for Community Living

ACL.gov

Help & Resources

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is pleased to provide resources to connect people with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, families, and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs and information. There is a menu on the left to navigate to the desired area of interest.

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National Military Family Association

MilitaryFamily.org

EFMP + Special Needs

NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 45 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses, and their children.

Support for military families with special needs family members is provided through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Although each Service has its own EFMP, they all serve the same essential function: coordinating the assignment process to ensure special needs families are not sent to locations that lack adequate medical or educational resources. Installation EFMP programs offer support programs and provide families with information about and referral to local services. Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for active duty service members who have dependent family members with ongoing medical, mental health, or special educational needs.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

Washington.edu/doit

Academic Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities

DO-IT: Promoting inclusion and success for people with disabilities

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.