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Vol. 6, No. 4: November 2007

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Institute for Managers with Disabilities

UCLA Anderson School of Management launches its groundbreaking Leadership Institute for Managers with Disabilities Nov. 12-16. The institute examines core leadership topics through the prism of executives with disabilities and is taught by the nation’s thought leaders on people with disabilities in the workplace. For information, contact 310-825-2001,execed@anderson.ucla.edu, or www.anderson.ucla.edu/Execed.xml?code=LIMD_MultiCult
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Historical Agreement on Disability Policy Research and Agreement

NOVA – Norwegian Social Research and The Burton Blatt Institute – Center of Innovation on Disability at Syracuse University (BBI) have signed an agreement to work together to enhance their international research and development activities. This is a first step toward a broader endeavor to build a global coalition of research and development related to disability policy and practice worldwide. For more information visit http://bbi.syr.edu.

Including Samuel

Dan Habib’s new 55-minute documentary film, Including Samuel, examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities. The film is built on the efforts of Habib and his family to include Samuel, 7, in all facets of their lives. Including Samuel also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with teachers, parents and disability rights experts. For more information on the film and screenings, visit www.includingsamuel.com/screenings.

Grant to Promote Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

The Heldrich Center and a consortium of agencies have been awarded a two-year, $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. Visit www.heldrich.rutgers.edu/ for more information.

New HIV/AIDS Association

The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+) was launched in July 2007 as a national nonprofit to promote and enhance AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and to improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. For more information please visit www.adapadvocacyassociation.org.

Grants, Scholarships, Internships and Other Funding Opportunities

AAPD/MEAF 2008 Internship Application Process Open

The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) are offering, for the seventh consecutive summer, a congressional internship program for undergraduate students with disabilities. The program was created in 2002 to provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to work on Capitol Hill for eight weeks and acquire valuable work experience that will enrich their academic studies. Applications may be submitted electronically or via U.S. Postal Service, and must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Dec. 14. For details go to www.aapd.com/internships/internship08/MEAFinternInfo08.htm.

AAPD/Microsoft 2008 Internship Application Process Open

For the sixth consecutive summer, Microsoft Corporation and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) are offering a summer internship program designed specifically for college and university students with disabilities interested in careers in information technology. The program was created in 2003 to provide undergraduate students with disabilities, who have a demonstrated interest in information technology (IT) careers, with the opportunity to participate and benefit from highly sought-after federal internships. In 2008, this internship program will provide 10 students with disabilities with the exclusive opportunity to participate in an 11-week IT internship at a federal agency in Washington, D.C. Applications sent via e-mail or by U.S. Postal Service MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Dec. 14. For details go to www.aapd.com/internships/internship08/MS-AAPDinternInfo08.htm.

CDRF Quality of Life Grants

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF) awards grants in 13 categories, including health promotion, employment, sports and recreation, and advocacy, to fund programs across the globe that help people with paralysis become more fully integrated members of society. Grants that focus on improving the health of individuals are funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, go to www.christopherreeve.org.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC)

This prestigious educational nonprofit organization, entering its 30th year, offers an academic program combined with internships in Washington, DC. They offer a fully inclusive program, including accessible housing. To learn more about the program, visit www.twc.edu.

AAPD-Administered Summer Internships for College Students with Disabilities

AAPD administers two prestigious internships. One is funded by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and places students in congressional offices in Washington, DC. The second, funded by Microsoft, is for students majoring in information technology and accepted candidates will work in various agencies in the executive branch of the federal government. For details visit AAPD’s Web site at www.aapd.com. The deadline for both programs is Dec. 14.

AAAS Sponsors Entry Point!

ENTRY POINT!, a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, offers internship opportunities for college students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science and some fields of business. To learn more about this program, visit http://ehrweb.aaas.org/entrypoint/.

Emerging Leaders Internships

This program, launched and funded by the international consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, is administered by the National Business & Disability Council and provides internships for college students with disabilities. These internships are located in several geographic locations and with a wide range of companies. For details, visit their Web site at www.emerging-leaders.com/.

Workforce Recruitment Program

The WRP’s stellar database of individually interviewed and pre-screened college and university students with disabilities is now available to meet your summer or permanent workforce needs. This program is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Defense. To request a search, contact the Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network (EARN) at www.earnworks.com.

Career Gateway

A Web-based service of Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) for employers and graduating college and university students where students can post their resumes and employers can search for qualified candidates. For information go to www.cosdonline.org.

Scholarship for Graduating Seniors with Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities annual awards the Ann Ford Scholarship of $10,000 to an outstanding high school senior with a learning disability who is committed to completing a college degree. For information, visit www.ncld.org.

Publications, Media Resources and Releases

New Parent Resource Available

Partnering with Your Childs School: A Guide for Parents is a booklet designed to help parents of children who have been diagnosed with health or mental health care needs to learn about available resources and to develop a partnership with their children’s schools. It was developed by The HSC Foundation in partnership with George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. It is available online and in hard copy, in English and in Spanish: www.hscfoundation.org/whatwedo/familysupports.php.

“Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s”

This memoir by John Elder Robison covers his life as a person with Asperger’s syndrome. There was a fascinating interview with him on NPR recently. For more information, visit his Web site at www.johnrobison.com.

“Reflections from a Different Journey: What People with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew”

This new McGraw-Hill book is co-authored and co-edited by John D. Kemp and Dr. Stan Klein. For more information, go to www.disabilitiesbooks.com, www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.

Conferences, Events, Meetings and Courses

Movie Premiere

Music Within, the film based on the life of Richard Pimentel, opened in select cities around the country on Oct. 26. The next opening date is Nov. 9. Rich Pimentel was part of the team that created the disability training program “Windmills.” There are plans to use the film for training and other educational purposes. For more information, visit the Web site www.musicwithinmovie.com/ or contact Milt Wright at mwright@miltwright.com.

National Presidential Candidates Forum on Disability Webcast

The National Forum on Equality, Opportunity and Access, a presidential candidates’ forum in New Hampshire, will be Webcast live at www.hovrs.com beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Nov. 2.

JAN/USBLN Webcast Series

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and U.S. Buisness Leadership Network (USBLN) have teamed up for the 2007-08 series. These educational sessions are held the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET. For details, go to www.jan.wvu.edu/webcast/.

AD/HD Regional Conferences

The Attention Deficit Disorders Association ADDA is holding regional training meetings on AD/HD. The first one was held in Providence on Sept. 29. The others will be in San Francisco (Oct. 6), Atlanta (Oct. 20), and Chicago (Nov. 3). Registration is open! Visit www.add.org or click on the following link to see all the different programs and register: www.addregionals.org.

The 2007 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Hall Of Fame Gala

This event will be held on Nov. 6 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The evening starts with a performance on the Millennium Stage, followed by the 2007 induction ceremony, and a dessert reception in the Roof Terrace Restaurant. Black tie optional. For ticket information, visit www.spinalcord.org.

Career Expo 2006-07

CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine’s next career fair is scheduled for Nov. 9 in Washington, DC. For information visit www.eop.com/cdexponydchtml.

WCD 2007 Conference and Career Fair

The World Congress and Expo on Disabilities will be held Nov. 15–17 at the Washington, DC, Convention Center. For details, visit www.wcdexpo.com.

Disability Funders Network Informational Teleconference: Culture/The Arts

Sponsored by the HSC Foundation and hosted by ATA
November 20, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET

This teleconference on disability culture and the arts will be moderated by Professor Carol Gill of the University of Illinois, Chicago. Guests speakers include Beth Ziebarth, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Accessibility Program; Betty Siegel, director of accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Shari Werb, director, institutional outreach, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and Deborah Lewis, executive director, ELA Foundation. For more information, contact khutchinson@disabilityfunders.org.

2007 TASH Conference

This year’s conference will be held Dec. 5–7 in Seattle, WA. For more information, go to www.tash.org.

Perspectives on Employment of Persons with Disabilities Conference

The 26th annual conference designed to provide training on disability employment recruiting, hiring, retaining, advancing and accommodating federal employees with disabilities. Dec. 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD. For more information, go to www.grad.usda.gov/perspectives.

International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence

Feb. 20-23, 2008, at the Hilton St. Petersburg, FL. For more information, go to www.icadi.phhp.ufl.edu.

Pacific Rim Conference

The 24th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities will be held April 14-15, 2008, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort, Honolulu, HI. For more information, go to www.pacrim.hawaii.edu.

Online Professional Development Courses

Online professional development courses and certificate programs from experts in disability, workplace and employment support practice are now available from the Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School. Each course consists of interactive multimedia presentations and downloadable PowerPoint course materials. For more information, go to www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/.

Windmills

The nationally recognized training program Windmills has recently been updated and is distributed exclusively by Damon Brooks Associates. For information, visit their Web site at www.DamonBrooks.com.

DOJ On-Line Course on Reaching the Disability Market

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section’s has an online course for businesses, “Reaching Out to Customers with Disabilities.” The course explains how the ADA applies to businesses in 10 short lessons. Putting these lessons into practice enables businesses to both comply with the ADA and attract the disability market. The course is at www.ada.gov/reachingout/intro1.htm.

Sports and Recreation

Disabled Sports USA offers sports and recreation opportunities to people with disabilities at 85 chapters throughout the United States. This includes the “Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project,” a program for service men and women injured in recent conflicts overseas. For more information, a chapter listing and calendar of events visit www.disabledsportsusa.org.

At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities

A free, accessible, self-paced Web course for people interested in discovering best practices for working with customers who have disabilities. This course has recently been revised and expanded in response to requests from more than 10,000 participants who have taken the course. It was funded with federal dollars for training local public customer service representatives, but has been found to be a valuable training tool for the private sector. For more information, go to www.wiawebcourse.org/.

Job Development Web Course

TRN, Inc. offers Web training covering key principles and hands-on tools for job development for youth and adults with disabilities. The course includes applying marketing principles, creating various job seeking tools, and developing business partnerships. For information go to www.trninc.com/entry/welcome2.asp.

Web Sites

Web Sites on Disability Topics and Issues

Accessible Living

  • www.concretechange.org
    Site dedicated to making all homes“visitable”
  • www.easylivinghome.org
    Site offers information on a certification program to bring builders and home buyers together for homes that are easy to build, easy to live in and easy to sell
  • www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hhstmpl.asp?url=/ content/
    hhs/ads/DesignForLife/DesignForLifeMontgomery.asp
    The Web site for Montgomery County, Maryland’s, Design for Life Montgomery program, the first voluntary certification program in Maryland for Visit-Ability and Live-Ability in single-family attached and detached homes located in the county.

ADA

  • www.adata.org/
    Site for the ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers (aka DBTACs) , comprehensive resources for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessible information technology. Also available toll-free at 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY).
  • www.jan.wvu.edu
    Site for the 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 opportunities, JAN provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • www.adaportal.org
    Web portal on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that offers visitors approximately 3,400 documents in 10 subject categories on the ADA. The Web portal was launched by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) at the Department of Education.
  • www.universaldesign.com
    Web site for universal designers and consultants with links to valuable Web sites, free access to Universal Design newsletter and free downloads of technical documents
  • www.adawatch.org/
    Web site for the National Coalition for Disability Rights
  • www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada
    Web site for the U.S. Department of Justice’s ADA homepage.
  • http://www.eeoc.gov
    Web site for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • www.adabasics.org
    This site links to a free self-paced Web course that explores the legal requirements and the spirit of the ADA and is a project of ADA & IT Assistance Centers.
  • www.adaconsults.com
    Accessibility Development Associates, Inc.’s new Web site
  • www.adacourse.org
    The DBTAC — National Network of ADA Centers’ ADA Training Resource Center — Your One-Stop for Courses, Events & Tools

Advocacy

  • http://members.aol.com/DAC4VA/main.htm
    Site for the Disabled Action Committee, a Virginia based nonpartisan entity formed to promote voting and political participation by members of the disability community; has an extensive list of Web links
  • www.adabasics.org
    This site links to a free self-paced Web course that explores the legal requirements and the spirit of the ADA and is a project of ADA & IT Assistance Centers.
  • www.lgtinc.org/
    Mark Johnson, nationally recognize disability rights advocate, New Mobility magazine’s 2001 Person of the Year and 2007 Betts Award Winner, created this new Web site dedicated to the pioneers of the movement and the people and groups making a difference.
  • http://roadtofreedom.wordpress.com/
    Web site for The Road To Freedom bus tour, a national awareness campaign inspired by the historic journey of Justin and Yoshiko Dart to mobilize support for passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which launched its year-long, cross-country bus journey from Washington, DC, on Nov. 15, 2006.
  • www.dredf.org/
    The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
  • www.coataccess.org
    The Web site for COAT, a coalition of disability organizations that advocate for legislative and regulatory safeguards that will ensure full access by people with disabilities to evolving high-speed broadband, wireless and other Internet protocol (IP) technologies.

Blogs

  • http://ability.aol.com/
    The AOL Ability blog site and forum is designed to provide focused content for people with disabilities and to heighten disability awareness with mainstream audiences.

Education-Related

  • www.heath.gwu.edu/
    The HEATH Resource Center, located at The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary 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 postsecondary training entities.
  • www.careersindesign.org
    Adaptive Environments’ Web resources to inform people with disabilities about careers in design. The project, Building Careers in Design, was funded by a contract with the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center.
  • www.ncset.org/youthtowork
    Web site for the new coalition of corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and federal agencies established to promote internships and mentoring programs for young people with disabilities
  • www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml
    The site for FinAid has a disability resources page that includes financial aid strategies and scholarship opportunities
  • www.newmobility.com/review_article.cfm?id=122&action=browse
    NewMobility’s information on disability friendly colleges includes a grid regarding specialty services offered
  • www.bcc.ctc.edu/venture
    The site for Washington State’s Bellevue Community College’s Venture program, a 90-credit associate in essential studies degree, for high-functioning individuals with learning, cognitive and intellectual disabilities
  • www.cec.sped.org/diversity/edc.html
    The Web site for the Educators with Disabilities Caucus (EDC), a diversity caucus under the Council for Exceptional Children, is a national network of pre-service students, teachers, researchers, and administrators with disabilities and others interested in the topic of educators with disabilities.
  • www.thinkcollege.net
    A Web site devoted to providing a centralized pool of information on opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to go to college
  • http://research.nichcy.org
    The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)’s Research Center is designed to connect visitors with the research evidence on a wide range of education practices.
  • www.osepideasthatwork.org/index.asp
    The U.S. (Department of Education) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)’s new Web site is designed to make it easier for families to find training materials and publications on education and services for individuals ages birth to 21.

Employment-Related

  • www.diversityworld.com
    Diversity World
  • www.worksupport.com
    Information, resources and research about work and disability issues
  • www.ibm.com/able
    IBM’s Accessibility Center Web site with news, Guido Corona’s blog, accessibility, products and much more
  • www.eop.com/cd.html
    Careers for persons with disabilities
  • www.usbln.com
    The Web page for the Business Leadership Network
  • www.earnworks.com
    Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network: a free service to connect employers with disability staffing agencies
  • www.jan.wvu.edu
    The Job Accommodation Network: a free technical assistance service on cost-effective accommodations in the workplace
  • http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/alliance-pwd/
    Home of the on-line discussion group of Silicon Valley-based The Alliance of Professionals with Disabilities
  • www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/newsletter/200502.htm
    The Office of Disability Employment Policy’s new e-newsletter, Workforce Catalyst
  • www.deafprofessional.net
    Web site for the new organization the Deaf Professional Network, which was formed to promote career development and networking opportunities for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community
  • www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/vrpractices/index.html
    This U.S. Department of Education Web page lists the Employment Specialists for all 50 states.
  • www.db101.org
    The model Web site developed by WID for California residents with disabilities who are looking to go to work and need to find programs on careers and benefits
  • www.eeoc.gov/initiatives/lead
    Web site for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities, or LEAD. This initiative is EEOC’s action to stem the decline of individuals with disabilities in the federal workforce. Events and information will be posted.
  • www.servicelocator.org/
    The Web site to search for the One-Stop nearest you. One-Stops provide employment services to both individuals seeking employment and employers seeking job candidates.
  • http://online.onetcenter.org
    Web site to find occupational information such as key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations
  • www.start-up-usa.biz
    Self-employment Web site funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy to provide technical assistance and information for individuals with disabilities

Funding

General Information and Resources

  • www.aapd.com
    American Association of People with Disabilities
  • www.nod.org
    National Organization on Disability
  • www.disaboom.com
    Web site launched in September 2007 as a membership site where individuals with disabilities can find and share information about all aspects of life
  • www.disabilityresources.org
    Disability resources on the Internet
  • www.naric.com/
    National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
  • www.brokenbeauties.com
    A site featuring “fashionable” orthopedic equipment such as “Walkin Beauties”, folding walkers in bright colors
  • www.damonbrooks.com
    This Web site provides a source for speakers on disability and entertainers with disabilities, including the established “Windmills” program. They also publish an on-line e-newsletter, APPLAUSE.
  • www.UCP.org
    The Web site for United Cerebral Palsy, which has state-by-state resource guides online. To access them, click through to the “Parenting and Families” channel and then to “Resources.”
  • www.ncil.org
    National Council on Independent Living
  • www.ilru.org
    The Independent Living Research Utilization program, which is a national center for information, training, research and technical assistance in independent living located at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
  • www.spokeguardart.com
    Web site for Spokeguard Art, a small business developed by a wheelchair user that puts designs on the spokeguards for wheelchairs. They now have several new designs as well as links to other resources.
  • www.starlingweb.com/adp/as00028e.htm
    Web site that lists disability-related conferences in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive technology
  • www.proyectovision.net/index.html
    Proyecto Vision Project’s bilingual Web site for Latinos with disabilities. Although it has an employment focus, it does feature other information of interest to Latinos with disabilities.
  • www.garykarpspeaks.com
    Web site featuring disability resources from this writer, speaker and trainer
  • www.aboutdisability.com/bib.html
    A page on the About Disability Web site that is updated several times a year and features media resources (e.g., books, videos, feature films, etc.) that address the new disability paradigm
  • www.hearingloss.org
    Web site for the Hearing Loss Association of America; the organization has state affiliates
  • www.abilitypanel.com
    Web site for online panels for people with disabilities
  • www.dating4disabled.com
    A Web site for individuals with physical and sensory disabilities to can come together through forums, a dating service, private chats and blog. The members of Dating4Disabled can network internationally. Membership is free.
  • http://labs.google.com/accessible
    Google’s accessible Web site
  • http://ldonline.org
    Web site for LD Online, a Web site with information and resources for individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD
  • www.edd.ca.gov/mediaaccessawards/
    Site for the Media Access Awards
  • http://skipslist.org
    An online information exchange for people with disabilities

Government (Federal and State)

  • www.disabilityinfo.gov
    Federal Web site of disability-related government resources
  • www.grants.gov
    Federal Web site providing information on government grants
  • www.socialsecurity.gov/work
    Federal Web site providing information on returning to work for individuals receiving Social Security based on disability
  • www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/disabilitynews.htm
    U.S. Department of Justice’s online monthly newsletter on disability rights
  • www.ada.gov/civiccommonprobs.htm
    U.S. Department of Justice’s Web site for its Civic Access project
  • www.dol.gov/odep
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy Web site
  • www.nagcpd.com/index.html
    Web site for the National Association of Governors’ Committees on People with Disabilities
  • www.nichd.nih.gov/about/ncmrr/ncmrr.htm
    Web site for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
  • www.longtermcare.gov
    The new HHS Web site for the “Own Your Future” campaign and the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

International

  • www.disabilityworld.org
    An international electronic magazine of worldwide disability news and views
  • www.miusa.org
    Mobility International USA’s site with information on international opportunities

Internet Disability Job Boards

Policy-Related

  • www.disabilitypolicycenter.org
    The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy
  • http://disability.law.uiowa.edu
    The Web site for thte Law, Health Policy & Disability Center located at the University of Iowa
  • http://bbi.syr.edu
    The Web site for The Burton Blatt Institute Centers of Innovation on Disability (BBI) located at Syracuse University
  • www.aphsa.org/disabilities
    The Center for Workers with Disabilities (CWD), a technical assistance center for states enhancing or developing employment support programs for working persons with disabilities. CWD is a special project of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors (NASMD) and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
  • www.dredf.org/
    The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

Sports and Recreation

  • www.dsusa.org
    Disabled Sports USA is a national nonprofit organization offering nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability.
  • www.ncpad.org
    The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability located at the University of Chicago.
  • www.wildernessinquiry.org
    Wilderness Inquiry is a nonprofit organization that organizes trips to “wild” places. These trips are designed to include individuals with and without disabilities.
  • www.mobilitygolf.com
    Mobility Golf is a nonprofit organization designed to provide information and advocacy for access to golf courses.
  • www.elakah.com/
    Accessible and inclusive sea kayaking in Washington State
  • http://rrtc-sci.livejournal.com
    Blog on exercising with a spinal cord injury or dysfunction
  • http://accessibletrails.com
    Washington State trail and outdoor recreation information for people with disabilities. Site has links to similar Web sites.

State and Local Sites

  • www.ablenews.com/
    The Web site for ABLE, a New York newspaper “by, for and about” people with disabilities

Statistics

  • www.disabilitystatistics.org/
    Disability Statistics: An Online Resource for U.S. Disability Statistics developed by Cornell University, with funding from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). This site features disability statistics and related demographic information.
  • www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html
    The U.S. Census and U.S. Census­Disability site.
  • www.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/osep/2002/index.html
    Twenty-Fourth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act features other reports and articles with data
  • www.bls.gov/
    Site of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics
  • www.nlts2.org/
    The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2). This study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is documenting the experiences of a national sample of students with disabilities who were 13 to 16 years of age in 2000 as they move from secondary school into adult roles.
  • www.urban.org/
    The Urban Institute’s Center on Labor, Human Services and Population features resources and statistics on youth development and school completion.
  • http://nces.ed.gov/
    The National Center for Education Statistics’ site is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
  • www.childtrendsdatabank.org/
    Web site for Child Trends and Child Trends Data Bank
  • www.aecf.org/kidscount/databook/
    The site for the Annie E. Casey Foundation—Kids Count project, featuring data reflecting 10 key indicators for child well-being
  • www.ssa.gov/policy/
    Social Security Administration—Office of Policy’s site. The Office of Policy serves as the Social Security Administration’s focal point for policy analysis and research, evaluation, and statistics.
  • www.statedata.info/
    This Web site generates customized charts of state, national and individual disability data.

Technology

  • www.atechnews.com
    The Web site for Assistive Technology News, featuring articles written by award-winning columnist John Williams, guest columnists, and new technologies
  • www.albritton.us
    The Web site for a California-based for-profit business that provides Web accessibility and other disability services. The site has good resources and links.

Transportation

  • www.unitedweride.gov/
    United We Ride (UWR) is a new Web site for the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM)
  • www.projectaction.org
    The Web site for Project Action, a U.S. DOT and FTA-funded program to address accessible transportation in the community
  • http://ftawebprod.fta.dot.gov/UsefulPractices/
    The United We Ride Web site’s page with “useful practices” undertaken by local transportation providers
  • www.fta.dot.gov
    Web site for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Agency (FTA). Here you can find information on rule making, ADA complaint forms, completed compliance review reports, Letters of Finding responding to riders’ complaints, and current policy guidance.

Travel-Related

  • www.access-able.com
    Access-Able Travel Source
  • www.travelintalk.net
    Travelin’ Talk Network
  • www.gimponthego.com
    A site full of hints, reports and information provided by travelers with disabilities
  • http://disabilityguide.org
    The site for disability-related information on the Washington, DC, area. The Web site features information on hotels, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, resources for personal assistants, wheelchair repair and rental sources, tours, employment, a discussion forum, reviews, etc.

Veteran-Related

  • www.hirevetsfirst.gov/realifelines/One_on_One_map.asp
    The link to the REALifelines program providing community and employment connections for veterans with disabilities

Women-Related

  • http://carecure.rutgers.edu/mobilewomen/wearewomen.php
    Web site for the online magazine mobileWOMEN.org, for women who are wheelchair users
  • www.bcm.edu/crowd/
    Web site for the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at the Baylor College of Medicine

Youth-Related

  • www.ncld-youth.info
    The site for the National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD-Youth). This 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.
  • www.ncwd-youth.info
    The Web site of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability providing information on employment and youth with disabilities
  • www.ncset.org/youthtowork
    The Web site for the Youth To Work Coalition, a new coalition of corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions and federal agencies. The site is designed to help employers and students and will feature best practices, profiles of students and businesses and a comprehensive guide of national and local mentoring and internship programs.
  • www.nsttac.org
    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
  • http://youth.eeoc.gov
    The EEOC’s Web site contains information explaining the different types of job discrimination that young workers may encounter and suggests strategies they can use to prevent, and if necessary, respond to such discrimination.
  • www.handsonbanking.org
    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 (free) Macromedia Flash player.
  • http://includingallkids.easterseals.com
    The Easter Seals site for information on including youth with disabilities in the activities of mainstream organizations
  • www.communityinclusion.org
    Site for the National Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • www.fvkasa.org
    Web site for Youth as Self-Advocates
  • http://www.kidsonwheels.cc/
    Web site for Kids on Wheels

Web Site News

Visionaware

Check out the fabulous new Web site with a wealth of FREE information and help for the visually impaired. It’s a newly launched self-help Web site for the blind and visually impaired whose development was funded by Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation. Here is a link to the site: www.visionaware.org/index.php.

FISA Foundation’s New and Improved Web Site

FISA Foundation invites you to visit its new Web site and welcomes your feedback: www.fisafoundation.org. Click on Current Initiatives on the Grants tab to find resources related to access to healthcare and dental care for people with disabilities. The mission of the FISA Foundation is to build a culture of respect and improve the quality of life for three populations in southwestern Pennsylvania: women, girls and people with disabilities.

One-Stop Toolkit

Resources of the Week Technical Assistance: www.onestoptoolkit.org

Speakers

Source for Professional Speakers/Trainers with Disabilities

For businesses and organizations seeking well-known, professional presenters and trainers, including the well-respected “Windmills” training, on disability, visit the Web site for the Damon Brooks Agency at www.damonbrooks.com.

Information and Resources

The Southern California Wildfires

Southern California Grantmakers

New Job Search Source

Job seekers with disabilities can now contact the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Employer Assistance & Recruiting Networks (EARN) service directly. Job seekers who register with EARN can search EARNs job postings as well as post their resumes. Visit www.earnworks.com for more information.

Resolving Issues

Airline Travel

To resolve issues on the spot as they occur or in advance of travel, call the Department of Transportation’s DOT’s hotline at (800) 778-4838 (voice) or (800) 455-9880 (TTY) between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern time. To have a complaint investigated by DOT, submit complaints by e-mail to airconsumer@ost.dot.gov or by mail to: Aviation Consumer Protection Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., S.W., Washington, DC 20590.