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Disability.Gov

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

US Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Description

Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, services, policies, laws and regulations. The site links to thousands of resources from many different federal government agencies, as well as state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Every day, new resources are added to Disability.gov’s 10 main subject areas: Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation. You’ll find information on topics such as Social Security disability benefits, job accommodations for employees with disabilities, accessible housing, and organizations in your state that can help you find a job or live independently.

Please keep in mind that Disability.gov is an “information and referral” website, which means almost every time you select a resource, you will go to another website. For example, a resource about Social Security disability benefits may direct you to  Social Security Administration (www.ssa.gov). Disability.gov is not responsible for the maintenance, accuracy or accessibility of information on these websites.

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AccessibilityAlternative Employment OptionsAssistive TechnologyCommunity Living ProgramsDevelopmental Disability/Complex Health IssueDisability DisclosureDisability RightsEmploymentEmployment SupportsFinancial AidFinancial SupportsHealth Care AccessHealth InsuranceHigher EducationHomelessnessHousing SupportsInformation and ReferralLegal Rights/Protective ServicesLife Skill DevelopmentLong-Term Care (LTC)Medical ManagementMedical/Physical HealthMental Health/Developmental DisabilityMobilitySafety for Persons with DisabilitiesSchool-Based EvaluationsSpecial Education ClassificationsSpecial Education/IEP/504 a or bStigmas/DiscriminationTransportation

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Family/Youth Support and Peer Advocacy

Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

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Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council