The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
By funding services and supports provided by networks of community-based organizations, and with investments in research and innovation, ACL helps make this principle a reality for millions of Americans.
Find out more about the Administration for Community Living.
Children with physical disabilities need a home environment that meets their changing physical and social needs. But what is the best way for parents to create this type of house?
Discover more about A House for All Children.
The Goal of abilityJOBS is to enable a person with a disability to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. If you’ve searched: Jobs for disabled, this is the right place.
Explore abilityJobs online.
Ability Corps is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a world of inclusion for people with health conditions and disabilities. ABILITY Build is our hallmark program which engages volunteers with health conditions and disabilities to build accessible low-income homes.
Find out more about Ability Corps.
Advises individuals, esp. employers, on civil rights legislation concerning employees with disabilities and on how to make accommodations to support their needs.
Find out more about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.
Learn more about The Arc.
Congress.org is a nonpartisan news and information Web site devoted to encouraging civic participation. Their mission is to provide information about public policy issues of the day and tips on effective advocacy so that citizens can make their voices heard.
Stay up to date with Congress.org.
Parallels in Time: A History of Developmental Disabilities is a comprehensive history of people with disabilities, and programs and services that support them.
Learn more about the history of developmental disabilities.
NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories. The DD Councils receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.
Read more about NACDD.
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
Read more about the creation and work of the P&A/CAP network here.
Easterseals Project Action Consulting, a division of Easterseals, Inc., provides customized training solutions and technical expertise on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessible transportation for transportation providers, human service agencies, states, regional agencies, tribal nations, and communities with the goal of working together to build accessible communities for all!
Find out what Easterseals Project Action can do.
The Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. These accommodation ideas are not all inclusive. If you do not find answers to your questions, please contact JAN directly. The staff of experienced consultants is happy to discuss specific accommodation needs in a confidential manner.
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The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.
Read more about the Access Board.