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Internet Sites:

• Job Accomodation Network
JAN’s mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations.

• Transition and Post-School Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Closing the Gaps to Post-Secondary Education and Employment (November 2000)
“This report presents an analysis of research on the status of transition, post-secondary education, and employment outcomes for primarily 14 to 22 year old youth and young adults with disabilities over the past 25 years. Next it identifies what has worked, and what should work in light of unmet needs and unserved populations. Finally, the report presents recommendations for national, state, and local community action.” (Executive Summary)

• Disabilities Statistics Center
The Disability Statistics RRTC Information Service provides statistical information on a wide variety of topics concerning disability in the United States. A library of up-to-date sources, including books, reports, research papers, and technical information on surveys and data bases, is used to answer questions.  Information topics include demography, epidemiology, health services use, coverage and costs, employment and earnings, and social services and benefits, etc.

• Internet Resources for Special Children
This site provides valuable information for parents, family members, caregivers, friends, educators and medical professionals who interact with children who have disabilities.

• The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Focuses on children and youth (birth to age 22).

• Council for Children With Behavioral Disorders
The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) is the official division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) committed to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders.

• Cornucopia of Disability Information
CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas.  Areas include education, directories and databases, statistics, government documents, computer access, legal, publications, WWW, bibliographic references, aging, politics, universal design and announcements.

• National Organization for Rare Disorders
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is the federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare “orphan” diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. Website includes a rare disease database with descriptions of rare disorders,  a related organizations database, more.

• National Academy for Child Development
Includes fact sheets on many disabilities.

DO-IT is:  People with disabilities successfully pursuing academics and careers, and programs to promote the use of technology to maximize the independence, productivity and participation of people with disabilities.

• National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
NARIC collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects. NARIC’s document collection, which also includes commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, grows at a rate of 250 new documents per month.  Site also includes searchable databases of disability and rehabilitation literature, research-in-progress, and a list of Internet sites,  organizations, and  newsletters and journals.

• National Center on Educational Outcomes
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) provides national leadership in the identification of outcomes and indicators to monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities. NCEO addresses the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.

• Parents Engaged in Education Reform (PEER)
Organization dedicated to insuring the consideration of children with disabilities in the various efforts at educational reform popular in the US today.

• Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.
1135 Tremont Street, Suite 420
Boston, MA 02120
Tel:  617/236-7210
Toll Free:  800/331-0688 (within Massachusetts)
Fax:  617/572-2094
E-mail: fcsninfo@fcsn.org

• Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
A nonprofit legal advocacy organization for people with mental illness and mental retardation. This site contains mental health law resources for lawyers, advocates, the mentally disabled, and their families. These include legal decisions, legislative updates, articles,  analysis, and forms.

• The Arc of the United States (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States)
Information on mental retardation and support services for parents and siblings.

•  Mental Health Net
Includes information on mental disorders and treatments, resources for professionals, chat rooms, opinion polls, more.

• HEATH Resource Center
The HEATH Resource Center of George Washington University is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Support from the United States Department of Education enables HEATH 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.

• DisabilityInfo.gov
Provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology, transportation, and community life.

• U.S. Access Board
A federal agency committed to accessible design for people with disabilities. Includes links to accessibility guidelines and standards; technical assistance, training, & research; and information on enforcement.
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Phone: (800) 872-2253 (v) – (800) 993-2822 (tty)
Fax: (202) 272-5447
Email: info@access-board.gov

• ERIC Digest – An Overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (P.L. 105-17): Update 1999

• ERIC Digest – Overview of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504 (1995)

• ERIC Digest – IDEA’s Definition of Disabilities (1998)


• Council for Exceptional Children
1110 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Tel: 703/620-3660
Toll Free: 888/CEC-SPED
TTY: 703/264-9446
Fax: 703/264-9494

• The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
“NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.”
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
6 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis MN 55455
Tel: 612-624-2097
Fax: 612-624-9344
Email: ncset@umn.edu

• The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Answer Line: 888-321-ASHA
Action Center: 800-498-2071
Voice: 301/897-5700
TTY: 301/897-0157
Fax: 301/571-0457