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Vol. 7, No. 1: January 2008

In This Issue

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News

Harley L. Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) awarded the first-ever Harley L. Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award to the man who inspired the award and after whom it is named, Harley L. Thomas, in conjunction with the 2007 Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame. The immediate past president of NSCIA’s board of directors and long-time disability activist, Harley Thomas passed away on Sept. 4, 2007. For more information, see www.spinalcord.org.

National Disability Employment Policy Summit

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a major summit June 2-3, 2008, in Washington, D.C. During this event, workforce, employer and workplace support findings, based on seven years of policy research, will be presented. More information will be available in early 2008. For general information on ODEP, visit their web site at www.dol.gov/odep.

U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Announces Annual Conference

The USBLN Annual Conference & Career Fair will be held at the Marriott Portland from October 5-8, 2008, in Portland, OR. Additional information will be on their Web site at www.usbln.org.

Opportunity & Access Survey

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc. (NYLPI) have developed an Opportunity & Access Survey to find out what barriers to services and to physical settings are most important to members of our community. They want to hear from New Yorkers with disabilities who don’t regularly contact them. NYLPI is a public-interest law office that serves New York City residents with disabilities regarding disability-based discrimination and access issues. The survey is accessible and can be found at www.esight.org/link.cfm?n=1259.

Grants, Scholarships, Internships and Other Funding Opportunities

Social Policy Graduate Internship

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has established the Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship. Graduate students aspiring to a career in social policy with a focus on disability are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship. A student will be awarded the internship based on nationwide recruitment and a competitive selection process. Application Deadline: March 1, 2008. For more information, go to www.nasi.org/info-url_nocat3815/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=437729.

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.

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

National Council on Disability’s Report on Employment

On Oct. 1, 2007, the National Council on Disability released their report “Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities: Breaking Barriers to Careers and Full Employment.” The report is on their Web site at www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2007/NCDEmployment_20071001.htm.

Including Samuel

A photojournalist and father documents life with a child who has cerebral palsy in the film Including Samuel. The movie is available on DVD, and the educational/institutional package includes a 24-page full-color viewers’ guide written by Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Ph.D, and Mary Schuh, Ph.D., of the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, along with Dan Habib. For info, go to www.includingsamuel.com/store. “This film will be an incredible resource for people who teach courses about inclusion, who offer workshops about inclusion, and who just want to learn about inclusion. It will also be very reassuring for parents.”

Conferences, Events, Meetings and Courses

International Symposium: Framing Legal and Human Rights Strategies for Change: A Case Study of Disability Rights in Asia

A Symposium Presented by Disability Funders Network and the University of Washington (U.W.) and the University of Washington School of Law – U.W. Disability Studies Program; Asian Law Center at the U.W. School of Law; and the U.W. School of Law Magnuson-Jackson Moot Court Room

April 24-25, 2008

This international symposium will examine the emerging field of disability human rights law and its relationship to an already developing statutory, constitutional and administrative legal framework being created to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities around the world. The recent adoption by the United Nations of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities represents a paradigm shift in understanding legal issues and enforcement strategies concerning disability rights. The symposium will explore the intersections between disability human rights and civil rights laws in conjunction with the issues of economic development, poverty, global health and post-conflict societies. As there is a great need and interest from within the United States and around the world to understand better disability human rights developments, the symposium will work to create strategies for implementing, enforcing and further developing rights protections on behalf of people with disabilities.

JAN/USBLN Webcast Series

The Job Accommodation Network and USBLN have teamed up for the 2008 series. These educational sessions are held the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Eastern (with the exception of May). For details, go to www.jan.wvu.edu/webcast/.

Accessible Transportation Training Schedule

People on the Move: Using All Transportation Options (ADA and Beyond…) is a free “train-the-trainer” initiative to increase accessible transportation in local communities. Training courses start in February 2008 and continue through July 2001. Locations are San Diego, CA; New Orleans, LA; Washington, D.C.; Bloomington, IN; and Eugene. OR. For details, go to http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ESPA_people_move&
autologin=true&JServSessionIdr009=53bbjymya1.app28a.

International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence

The International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg, FL, Feb. 20-23, 2008. 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.

USBLN Annual Conference

The USBLN Annual Conference & Career Fair will be held at the Marriott Portland Oct. 5-8, 2008, in Portland, OR. Additional information will be on their Web site at www.usbln.org.

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-Related

  • 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.

Disability-Specific

  • www.adapadvocacyassociation.org
    The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+) promotes and enhances the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and improves access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
  • www.hearingloss.org
    The Web site for the Hearing Loss Association of America. The organization has state affiliates.
  • www.signedlanguage.co.uk/home.htm
    A public interest Web site focused on sign language and communication basics created by SignedLanguage.

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

  • http://hireheroesusa.org
    Resource for people with disabilities seeking employment
  • 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
  • http://employmentincentives.com
    A private grant-funded Web site that provides information on national and state incentives for employers who hire job candidates 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.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
  • www.mdjunction.com/permanently-disabled
    An on-line support group for individuals with disabilities
  • www.emergencyinfoonline.org
    Bridge Multimedia’s Emergency Information Online is a free online preparedness directory that focuses heavily on the needs of individuals 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