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resources for our industry
Aging Resources | Cognitive/Developmental Disability Resources | Employer Information and Documents |
Employment Resources | Family Support Resources | National Resources | Physical Disabilities | Technology Resources

Aging Resources

Administration on Aging (AOA)
Information about the agency, mission, budget and organizational structure.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
A membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

American Society on Aging
The largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Resources, publications and educational opportunities that are geared towards enhancing the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.

Area Agency on Aging
Their primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Eldercare Locator
Local information, referral resources and contact information for state and local agencies from the United States' Health and Human Services Department.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
News and information related to concerns of caregivers and family members. Training opportunities, tips and research information.

Cognitive/Developmental Disability Resources

Administration of Community Living
Federal agency devoted to the needs and issues of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Site includes program information, related links and research results.

American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
AAIDD is an international association that promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with disibilities.

The Arc of the United States
Online access to facts, resources, advocacy information and news for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.

The Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies at Syracuse University
Information on human policy, law and disability studies.

The Council on Quality and Leadership
An international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the quality of services and supports for people with disabilities. This is accomplished through its accreditation services, training programs and research division.

Inclusion Press
Central resource for publications, videos and other information related to community inclusion.

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Public policy information and resources related to developmental disabilities.

People First
Links to People First organizations throughout the world. Self-determination resources and information for self-advocates with developmental disabilities.

Quality Mall
Free information about person-centered supports for people with developmental disabilities.

Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered
Information, resources and news for self-advocates.

Access to printed and online resources, as well up-to-date information on key public policy issues related to inclusion.

Employer Information and Documents

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Department of Labor (DOL)

Important Information on the Affordable Care Act

Internal Revenue Service

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Paying Minimum Wage and Overtime to Home Care Workers: A Guide for Consumers and their Families to the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Homecare Workers' Handbook

Title VII and Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) and Privacy Concerns

Employment Resources

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Job Accomodation Network (JAN)
Information related to job accommodations, the ADA and the employability of people with disabilities.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
News and information on equal employment in the United States, including information for employers, research, statistics, laws and regulations.

Family Support Resources

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Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

Family Center on Technology and Disability
Information on assistive technology, legal issues, personal stories and links to useful sites.

National Dissemenation Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
A central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth; IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices.

Parents Helping Parents
Provides a presence and national voice for families of children, youth and adults with disabilities.

Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
The Center's research and training activities focus on improving services to children and youth who have mental, emotional or behavioral disorders and their families.

National Resources

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Center on Human Policy by Syracuse University
Policy and research studies promoting inclusive communities and opportunities for people with disabilities.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Comprehensive information on Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP, including coverage, laws, regulations and extensive resource section.

Dimenet Network
National computer networking system created to increase information sharing among individuals involved in the disability rights and independent living movements.

Disability Resources on the Internet
Guide to disability resources on the internet, organized by site popularity, alphabet, type of disability and state.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
National law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance and the education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Includes legal cases, links and resources.

Disability Statistics Center
Produces and disseminates statistical information on disabilities and the status of people with disabilities in America and establishes and monitors indicators of how conditions are changing over time to meet their health, housing, economic and social needs.

Website for centralized information on federal government disability issues.

Federal Resources for Caregivers
A list of federal resources for caregivers compiled by The White House Conference on Aging.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Housing for People with Disabilities
Home purchase information specifically related to people with disabilities, including laws and regulations, HUD resources and general information.

Physical Disability Resources

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Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
Legislative proposals, news releases, organization newsletter and advocacy information related to community inclusion and community supports.

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
Information on Olmstead decision and its application, ADA, managed care, health issues and international disability issues. Includes resources, related sites and discussion groups.

National Council on Independent Living Centers (NCIL)
Advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

Technology Resources

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Assistive technology information.

Assistive Technology Centre
Assistive Technology Information Resource sites.

Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Information, resources and programs related to urban community development.




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