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    Disability.gov - One-stop online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal government.

    National Council on Disability - An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.

    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) - Supports programs that assist in educating children with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

    Social Security Disability Program - Manuals, forms, factsheets, contacts, etc.

    National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils - Promotes U.S. policy which enables individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to make choices regarding the quality of their lives and be included in the community.

    Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) - Provides health insurance for over 74 million Americans through Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health.

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - Complete, well-organized official IDEA site. Download the bill, read updates, news, etc.

    Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - People with disabilities page, with laws and accessibility information.

    Disability Direct - Bringing information on U.S. federal programs, services and resources to Americans with disabilities, their families, employers and the media.

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - The nation's foremost consumer protection agency.

    National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) - Collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects.

    Protection and Advocacy - Federally mandated system in each state and territory which provides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally based advocacy.

    ARCH National Resource Center - ARCH National Resource Center for Respite and Crisis Care Services is funded by the Children's Bureau to provide training and technical assistance to respite and crisis care providers, and to promote the establishment and growth of respite services nationwide.

    National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) - NLS, a unit of the Library of Congress, administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials that are circulated to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail through a network of cooperating libraries.

    National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) - Conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of disabled individuals of all ages.

    USDA TARGET Center - Resource center assisting federal employees with disabilities through the use of assistive technology. Services provided allow equal access to information technology essential in today's work force.

    U. S. Access Board - An independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.

    Federal Interagency Coordinating Council - Assures that all children ages zero to eight with or at risk for developing disabilities and their families benefit from an integrated, seamless system of services and supports that is family centered, community based, and culturally competent.

    Federal Information Technology Accessibility Initiative - Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. The Federal Information Technology Accessibility Initiative is a Federal government interagency effort to offer information and technical assistance to assist in the successful implementation of Section 508.

    Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) - Develops and implements comprehensive and coordinated programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and independent living for individuals with disabilities, through services, training and economic opportunities, in order to maximize their employability, independence and integration into the workplace and the community.

    The Association of Advocates for the Disabled, Inc. - Tools to help people with disabilities gain benefits.

    Reconstructing Fair Housing - The National Council on Disability's analysis of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (FHAA) and Section 504 as they relate to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


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