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This project, funded by HUD, provides training programs, materials, and technical guidance on the Fair Housing Act and its design and construction requirements.
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  • The pages for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)  include information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires that a free and appropriate public education be provided to children with certain types of disabilities. OSERS also includes information on the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program, which oversees grant programs to assist people with disabilties obtain employment and live more independently.
  • The pages for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)  include information on how the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply in educational settings, including institutions of higher education.
  • The pages for the Office for Federal Student Aid (FSA)  include information on various financial aid programs, including grants, loans, and work-study programs.

The CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC offers professional development opportunities and resources, conferences, discussion forums, and journals and newsletters on classroom practices that work. CEC also operates the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, and the National Clearinghouse on Careers in Special Education.

ODEP (formerly the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities) provides information to assist businesses in implementing the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) for College Students with Disabilities is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Department of Defense. The WRP aims to provide summer work experience, and in some cases full-time employment, for college students with disabilities.

This site is the nation’s publicly funded resource for jobseekers, students, employers, and human resource professionals. It includes a comprehensive collection of links and information on training, jobseeking skills, employment law, local service providers and one-stop centers, and much more. It also provides a searchable database and facilitates on-line posting of resumes for jobseekers, and job openings for employers.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides information on its rules requiring broadcasters and cable operators to make local emergency information accessible to people who have hearing or vision disabilities.

This campaign from the American Public Health Organization (APHA) includes general preparedness tips for people with disabilities, as well as specific tips for people with mobility, hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities. Tips are available in both English and Spanish in PDF and text formats, as well as audio recordings. Additionally, you can watch videos presented via YouTube in American Sign Language (ASL).

The Red Cross coordinates relief efforts around the world, and offers information (English and Spanish) and products for preparedness.

The National Association of State Directors of Development Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) developed this instrument to help state officials evaluate their preparedness plans in light of the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This toolkit includes information, forms and checklists, and a variety of resources to help people with spinal cord injuries or other disabilities plan and prepare for disasters and emergencies.

NCA offers resources on inclusive outdoor and recreational activities. The site also features a product resource section with information on accessible picnic tables, golf cars, hunting and fishing equipment, playground components, and more.

Move United offers sports programs and competitions to people with all types of disabilities. Specific programs include the Wounded Warrior/Disabled Sports Project, the Warfighter Sports Series, and the Youth Sports Mentoring Program.