General Disability Information: Resources
Clearinghouse on Disability Information
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Provides information to people with disabilities, or anyone requesting information, by doing research and providing documents in response to inquiries. The information provided includes areas of federal funding for disability-related programs. Clearinghouse staff are trained to serve as experts in referring requests to other sources of information when necessary.
Easter SealsNational Office
Provides information and assistance pertaining to all disability groups
Independent Living Research Utilization Project (ILRU)
A national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance on independent living issues. Topical areas include personal assistance services and disability & managed care. Maintains a list of state and local Independent Living Centers.
Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)
University of Massachusetts Boston
Information and referral resource. ICI is a direct service, training, and research organization that advocates for the right of all people with disabilities to be full participants in mainstream society. ICI services that may be of interest to One-Stop Centers include:
Training and technical assistance on employment issues, information on disability resources, and a variety of publications on employment and disability. ICI is doing extensive work on how One-Stop Centers can serve people with disabilities.
National Council on Disability (NCD)
Information and referral. NCDs overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Provides information & referral regarding children and youth with disabilities (birth-age 22) to families, educators, and other professionals. While the main focus of NICHCY is on children and youth, extensive information is available on disability related issues for all agencies. Maintains state and local listings of disability-related organizations, parent groups, and professional associations.
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 935
A federally-funded agency that archives and disseminates a wide variety of disability-related publications and information