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Vol. 7, No. 3: April 2008

In This Issue

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Note the new URL added this month: http://usbln.org/youthtowork/default.aspx (Youth- Related).


NEIL ROMANO CONFIRMED AS ODEP’S NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY: On March 14, the Senate confirmed Mr. Neil Romano as the new Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Considered to be among the nation’s leading authorities in the field of media and public advocacy, Romano has spent the past 20 years working on some of the largest and most successful health information programs in the United States. In 2003, Mr. Romano founded America’s Strength, a private organization designed to help people with disabilities find mainstream employment.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN SEATTLE TO ADDRESS DISABILITY HUMAN RIGHTS: The symposium, “Framing Legal and Human Rights Strategies for Change: A Case Study of Disability Rights in Asia,” will be held April 24-25 at the University of Washington (UW) School of Law in Seattle, WA, and is sponsored by the UW Asian Law Center and the UW Disability Studies Program in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. Support has also been provided by the Disability Funders Network. For information, go to https://www.uwcle.org/register.php.

DFN FUNDERS TELECONFERENCE: U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, May 20: As of April 3, 2008, twenty countries have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This ratification triggers the “coming into force” of the Convention one month later, on May 3. Join other funders for a teleconference. What will this newest human rights treaty mean for work on the ground and human rights advocacy at the United Nations? What impact might it have or should it have on your grantmaking? Whether you fund disability issues in the United States, development, LBGT rights, children’s rights, women’s rights or “mainstream” human rights, the CRPD presents new opportunities for your grantees and your grantmaking. Join colleagues who will introduce the CRPD, discuss how the Treaty has changed or will change their work, and help you find the resources to learn more. Date and Time: Tuesday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. RSVP: Addison Smith, info@ihrfg.org. Co-sponsors: Disability Funders Network, International Human Rights Funders Group, Disability Rights Fund.

NEW AND FREE WEB-BASED SOLUTION: Sprint WebCapTel ® is a new free Web-based service that allows individuals who can speak but cannot hear over the phone to read word-for-word captions of their calls on a Web browser. For more information, visit www.sprintrelay.com.

FREE RECRUITMENT DATABASE: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy recently released the 2008 Workforce Recruitment Program’s (WRP) free database. The database is an excellent sourcing tool for access to nearly 1800 pre-screened college and university students and recent graduates who seek summer or permanent employment. Hiring officials at federal agencies can access the database by going to the WRP Web site at https://wrp.gov. Employers in the private sector and state and local government agencies should contact the Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network (EARN) at 1-866-327-6669 to access the database or visit their Web site at www.earnworks.com/wrp/ for additional information.


HSC Foundation Giving Tops $3 Million Grant Awards Break Down Barriers of Chronic Illness, Disability

The HSC Foundation, core of the HSC Health Care System, has expanded its commitment to underserved populations by funding more than $3.1 million in grants to a broad range of programs helping children and young people overcome challenging social and health barriers. HSC grant funding exceeded $1.6 million in 2007 alone. For more information, see www.disabilityfunders.org/DFN_members_partners.

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Receives Top Award from Girl Scouts

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) announced it will present the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) with its top award, the Officers Award, at the President’s Circle Dinner on March 7. Each year the award is given to a corporation, foundation, business or individual who has made a significant impact on the council and on the lives of girls and teens it serves.

MEAF made a three-year, $150,000 grant to GSCNC for the latter’s Including ALL Girls Initiative. The initiative fosters a culture of inclusion among Girl Scout staff, volunteers and girls without disabilities through training, education, resources, publications and ongoing support; makes Girl Scouting more accessible and inviting to girls with disabilities; and increases and sustains the participation rate of girls with disabilities in Girl Scout programs. Read the full press release at www.disabilityfunders.org/DFN_members_partners.

YOUNG ARTISTS: The Brian Ayers Memorial Art Exhibition in Boone, NC, celebrates the unusual artistic ability of children and young adults ages 10-25 with learning disabilities. Twenty-five artists will receive $50 awards in 2008. The art will be exhibited in several venues in North Carolina and will be exhibited on the Brian Ayers Web site, www.ldart.org/gallery.html. Entry deadline: May 1, 2008.

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, D.C. 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, D.C. 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 site at www.emerging-leaders.com.

WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT PROGRAM: The WRP’s stellar database of individually interviewed and prescreened college and university students with disabilities is available to meet your summer or permanent workforce needs. This pipeline program is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Defense. If you are affiliated with a federal agency, go to www.wrp.gov. If you are not, you may request a search by contacting 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.


WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES VIDEO: The 1998 Superfest award-winning video, Disabled Women: Visions and Voices from the 4th World Conference on Women, documenting the journey of an international group of women with disabilities to the United Nations 4th World Conference & NGO Forum on Women in Beijing, China, is now available online. It is a great training tool. Suzanne C. Levine photographed and produced it, and Patricia Chadwick narrated it and produced the audio. Go to http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4833198064580117217.

NCD RELEASES NEW REPORT: The National Council on Disability recently issued Inclusive Livable Communities for People with Psychiatric Disabilities. The report looks at barriers and solutions relating to people with psychiatric disabilities fully participating in their communities. To read the report, go to www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2008/LivableCommunities.html#TheLivableCommunityFramework.


TASH WEB CONFERENCE SERIES: Starting April 4, 2008, TASH is offering a new Web-based conference series presenting new research and information on people who have the severest communication impairments and autism. For more information visit their Web site at www.tash.org.

DISABILITY LAW SYMPOSIUM: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute will host the first Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, “Disability Law: From tenBroek to the Twenty-first Century,” on April 10-11, 2008, at the Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. For a brochure, agenda, and registration form and details, see www.nfb.org/nfb/Law_Symposium.asp or contact Lou Ann Blake by e-mail at lblake@nfb.org, or by telephone at (410) 659-9314, extension 2221.

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. For information, go to www.pacrim.hawaii.edu.

NATIONAL ADA SYMPOSIUM: The National ADA Symposium is an annual three day conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability laws. The 2008 Symposium & EXPO/Assistive Technology Fair will be held May 12-14, 2008 in St. Louis, MO, at America’s Center. For information, go to www.adasymposium.org.

CONFERENCE ON SELF-DETERMINATION: On May 27-29, 2008 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, the International Conference on Self-Determination will feature panel discussions and roundtables organized by topic with a diversity of moderators and cross-disability panel members. Each session is organized across disabilities. Visit www.self-determination.com.

APSE 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE: The Winners Cup …Everybody Works! Everybody Wins! This year’s conference takes place from July 9 -11, 2008 in Louisville, KY. The APSE conference is exclusively focused on employment of people with significant disabilities in the community, and is the forum for sharing knowledge and expertise on the latest developments and innovations in the field with APSE members from across the country. This year’s conference will have nine theme tracks: www.apse.org.

2008 NCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE: The National Council on Independent Living will hold its Annual Conference, “Time for Change … Use Your Power,” from July 21 – 24, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Information on the conference, including sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, can be found on their Web site at www.ncil.org.

FLORIDA DMD KICKOFF & CAREER FAIR: The Able Trust and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will hold its annual Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) Statewide Kickoff Celebration and Career Fair for students with disabilities. This signature event will take place on October 2, 2008 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. For details visit their Web site at www.abletrust.org.

WHERE IS THE JAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Looking for information about the annual Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Conference? 2008 brings about a change in the type of conference training JAN will offer. JAN is joining forces with the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) to offer a JAN SuperTrack at the USBLN’s 2008 conference in Portland, OR, October 5th – 8th, 2008. Conference details and information about how to register will be available on the JAN Web site in the near future at www.jan.wvu.org.

USBLN® 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.

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 started in February 2008 and continue through July 2010. Locations are San Diego; New Orleans; 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.

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES: Online courses from experts in Disability, Workplace & Employment Support Practice are now available from the Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) at Cornell University’s ILR School. These are online professional development courses and certificate programs in Disability, Workplace & Employment Support Practice. Each course consists of interactive multimedia presentations and downloadable PowerPoint course materials: 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 ten 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 & 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 the 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. Check it out at 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 on Disability Topics and Issues


www.concretechange.org The site dedicated to making all homes “visitable”

www.easylivinghome.org The site that 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 Montgomery County.


www.adata.org The site for the ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers (aka DBTACs), which are comprehensive resources for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessible information technology. Also toll free at 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY)

www.jan.wvu.edu The 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 A Web portal on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 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 The 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 The Web site for the National Coalition for Disability Rights
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada The Web site for the U.S. Department of Justice’s ADA homepage

www.eeoc.gov The 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. newly designed Web site.

www.adacourse.org The DBTAC – National Network of ADA Centers’ ADA Training Resource Center–Your One-Stop for Courses, Events & Tools


http://members.aol.com/DAC4VA/main.htm This is the site for the Disabled Action Committee, a Virginia based non-partisan 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 The 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). This year-long, cross-country bus journey launched from Washington, D.C., on November 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


www.atechnews.com Information and news on assistive and accessible technology posted by John Williams, a well-known expert in the field


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


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.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 RSA National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center.

www.ncset.org/youthtowork The 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 including financial aid strategies and scholarship opportunities.
www.newmobility.com/review_article.cfm?id=122&action=browse NewMobility’s information on disability friendly colleges including 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 NICHCY’s Research Center designed to connect visitors with the research evidence on a wide range of education practices.

www.osepideasthatwork.org/index.asp OSERS’ new Web site designed to make it easier for families to find training materials and publications on education and services for individuals ages birth to 21.

www.wrightslaw.com The Wrightslaw Web site for information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities


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 information on News, Guido Corona’s Blog, Accessibility, Products, and much more

www.eop.com/cd.html Careers and the Disabled

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/ is the home of the on-line discussion group of the Silicon Valley-based 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 The Web site for the new organization the Deaf Professional Network, which was recently formed to promote career development and networking opportunities for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community


This U.S. Department of Education Web page lists the Employment Specialists in 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 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities, or LEAD Web site. This initiative is EEOC’s action to stem the decline of individuals with disabilities in the federal workforce. Events and information will be posted here.

www.servicelocator.org The Web site to search for a One-Stop nearest you. One-Stops provide employment services to both individuals seeking employment and employers seeking job candidates.

http://online.onetcenter.org The 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.


www.qualitymall.org/funding/index.asp Quality Mall is an online resource for products and services that support folks with developmental disabilities and has a new section on funding information


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 colorful, 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 that has state-by-state resource guides online. To access, click through to the “Parenting and Families” channel, and then to “Resources.”

www.ncil.org The Web site for the National Council on Independent Living

www.ilru.org The site for 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 designs as well as links to other resources.

www.starlingweb.com/adp/as00028e.htm A Web site listing disability-related conferences in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive technology

www.proyectovision.net/index.html This is Proyecto Vision’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 The 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 The Web site for LD Online, a Web site with information and resources for individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD

www.edd.ca.gov/mediaaccessawards/ The site for the Media Access Awards

http://skipslist.org Skip’s list that is an online information exchange for people with disabilities.

www.mdjunction.com/permanently-disabled An on-line support group for individuals with disabilities

www.photodisc.com; www.stockbyte.com; www.photos.com; www.gettyone.com These are sources where many graphic artists purchase photos of individuals with disabilities; if you have sources, especially free or low cost, that you would like to share, please let DFN know.

GOVERNMENT (federal and state)

www.disabilityinfo.gov Federal Web site of disability-related government resources

www.grants.gov Federal Web site providing information on federal 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 Project Civic Access

www.dol.gov/odep The U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy Web site

www.nagcpd.com/index.html The Web site for the National Association of Governors’ Committees on People with Disabilities

www.nichd.nih.gov/about/ncmrr/ncmrr.htm The 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


www.disabilityworld.org An international electronic magazine of world-wide disability news and views

www.miusa.org Mobility International USA’s site with information on international opportunities







www.disabilitypolicycenter.org The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy

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 supports 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.


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 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 non-profit 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 non-profit organization designed to provide information and advocacy for access to golf courses.

www.elakah.com Accessible & 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.


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


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 feature disability statistics and related demographic information.

www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html The U. S. Census and U. S. Census-Disability 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 The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ site – the Bureau of Labor Statistics 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, which is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

www.childtrendsdatabank.org The site for Child Trends and Child Trends Data Bank

www.aecf.org/kidscount/databook/ The site for the Annie E. Casey Foundation-Kids Count 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.


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.


www.unitedweride.gov The United We Ride (UWR) 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 & 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.


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

disabilityguide.org The site for disability-related information on the Washington, D.C., 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.


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


http://carecure.rutgers.edu/mobilewomen/wearewomen.php The Web site for the online magazine, mobileWOMEN.org, for women who are wheelchair users

www.bcm.edu/crowd/ The Web site for the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at the Baylor College of Medicine


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.

http://usbln.org/youthtowork/default.aspx The USBLN® hosts the Web page for the Youth to Work Coalition of corporations, foundations, nonprofits and, federal agencies promoting internships and mentoring programs for youth with disabilities.

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 EEOC’s Web site that contains information explaining the different types of job discrimination that young workers may encounter and suggested strategies they can use to prevent, and if necessary, respond to such discrimination.

www.handsonbanking.org The 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 Macromedia Flash Player program.

www.includingallkids.org The site for information on including youth with disabilities in the activities of mainstream organizations.

www.communityinclusion.org The site for the National Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.

www.fvkasa.org The Web site for Youth as Self Advocates.

www.kidsonwheels.cc The Web site for Kids on Wheels


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


AIRLINE TRAVEL: To resolve issues on the spot as they occur or in advance of travel, call the DOT’s hotline at (800) 778-4838 (voice) or (800) 455-9880 (TTY) from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 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 Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590.