Comprehensive Information/Referral Centers

Disability.gov

A comprehensive site that helps connect individuals to disability-related resources, programs, services, and legislation; topics covered include benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation; www.Disability.gov. To find a Disability-Specific Organization at Disability.gov: www.disability.gov/community_life/disability_organizations.

Exceptional Parent Magazine

Publishes a comprehensive annual directory of resources; monthly magazine includes articles on financial planning: www.eparent.com; 1-800-372-7368.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Focus is on children and youth (birth to age 22); information and referrals include planning and financial issues relating to disability; services available in Spanish: www.nichcy.org; 1-800-695-0285.

The Arc

Through its local chapters and national Web site, The Arc provides cross-disability information, services, and resources: www.TheArc.org; 1-800-433-5255.

Independent Living Research Utilization

Provides information on independent living for individuals with disabilities; includes information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), home and community based services (HCBS), and health issues for people with disabilities: www.ilru.org; 1-713-520-0232 (Voice) or 1-713-520-5136 (TTY).

Parent Center Network

Provides resources, and information and referral services on special education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and related issues to families of children with disabilities ages birth to 26 years, and to the professionals who work with them. Parent Centers can also make referrals to organizations outside the scope of their own activities:
www.ParentCenterNetwork.org; 888-248-0822 (Voice) or 952-838-0190 (TTY)

 

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