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ADA Home Page: Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Includes policies and related enforcement information, laws, specialized consumer topics (Guide to Disability Rights Laws, ADA Questions and Answers, ADA Designated Investigative Agencies, ADA Mediation Program), and more. Provided by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Disability.gov
"Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security benefits to employment to affordable and accessible housing."
Disability Census
From the U.S. Census Bureau.
Disability Discrimination
From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
MedlinePlus: Disabilities
Sections include: Overviews, News, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Nutrition, Related Issues, Research, Financial Issues, Clinical Trials, Journal Articles, Dictionaries/Glossaries, Directories, Organizations, Law and Policy, Statistics, and more. Provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Benefits for Children with Disabilities
Information on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Developmental Disabilities
Covers topics such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss, Intellectual Disability, Vision Impairment. Additiona sections include: Monitoring Developmental Disabilities, Research about Developmental Disabilities, Prevention of Developmental Disabilities, Educational Materials, Developmental Disability Data Sets. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Disability FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about Laws, Guidelines, and Services
"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supports a variety of service and advocacy programs for persons with disabilities as a part of a government-wide approach."
Inclusive Recreation Resource Center
Assesses recreational facilities on inclusion and accessibility and then enters the assessments in their online database. "The searchable database is a comprehensive bank of descriptive information on how inclusive and accessible recreation resources are, to help people with disabilities better plan their recreation." Headquartered at SUNY Cortland.
Information for Disabled Persons
"Frequently asked questions on the housing rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals under federal law.' From the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Parent to Parent of New York State
"Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions."
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
A pamphlet from FEMA and the American Red Cross. PDF format: view with Adobe Reader.
Publications for Parents
Resources for parents of students with disabilities from the New York State Department of Education, Office of Special Education. From the New York State Education Department.
Resources
A list of "resources to assist individual inquiries seeking such services which are most likely to be found at the city or state level" Topics include Civil Rights, Education, Employment, Financial Assistance & Incentives, Health Care, Housing, Independent Living, International, Legal Assistance, Technology, Transportation and Youth Perspectives. From the National Council on Disability.

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