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Provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the area of accessible information technology. This includes accessible Web pages, accessible distance learning programs, and technology purchases compatible with assistive devices used by people with disabilities.
Publications, and technical assistance
374 Congress Street,
Suite 301
Boston, MA 02210 USA
617-695-1225 Voice/TTY
Fax: 617-482-8099
Dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Also sponsors the National Disability Mentoring Day.
The nation's publicly funded resource for jobseekers, students, and employers and human resource professionals, this site includes comprehensive links and information on training, jobseeking skills, employment law, local service providers and one-stop centers, and more. Includes a searchable database and facilitates online posting of resumes for jobseekers, and job openings for employers.
1-877-US2-JOBS (877-872-5627) Voice
1-877-889-5627 TTY
Offers a comprehensive collection of helpful publications on various aspects of employment, including legal issues, management and HR policies, accommodations for specific disabilities, and best practices checklists.
Comprehensive federal website of disability-related government resources including jobs, housing, transportation and much more.
Provides free information and consultation to employers and people with disabilities on reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
1-800-526-7234 Voice/TTY
At the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), this OSEP-funded Personnel Center works to build both national and individual state capacity to recruit, prepare and retain highly qualified, diverse personnel for early intervention and special education programs, including classroom teachers, related service personnel and their assistants and instructional paraprofessionals.
Offers useful information and resources for youth with disabilities and their families, service providers and other front line workers, administrators, policy makers, and employers.
1-877-871-0744 Voice
1-877-871-0665 TTY
Promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving working conditions, advancing opportunities for profitable employment, protecting retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.
Offers a number of useful links related to employment of adults with disabilities.
A resource for businesses nationwide to identify qualified temporary and permanent employees from a variety of fields. Applicants are postsecondary students and recent graduates. The WRP for College Students with Disabilities is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Department of Defense.

Higher Education

Membership organization for those persons interested in issues associated with postsecondary education and services for students with disabilities. Produces policy briefs, publications and has a special interest group associated with career development for students with disabilities.
781.788.0003 V/TTY
781.788.0033 Fax
National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities Provides information on educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, transition, and financial aid for students with disabilities. 202.973.0904 or 1.800.544.3284
Provides information and influences state and federal licensure agencies and employers about tests given to deaf and hard of hearing professionals.

Disability Related Organizations

U. S. Department of Education

IHHD is committed to reducing barriers, enhancing lifelong education, and improving the quality of life for persons- from infancy through adulthood- who are hard of hearing or deaf and their families. IHHD aims to reduce barriers for the 28 million persons in the United States who are hard of hearing or deaf, and for the millions more around the world.
Includes information on how the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply in educational settings, including institutions of higher education.
Includes information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires that a free and appropriate public education be provided to children with certain types of disabilities. OSERS also includes information on the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program, which oversees grant programs to assist people with disabilities obtain employment and live more independently.
Offers information on various financial aid programs, including grants, loans, and work-study programs.