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Disability Websites

  • Kansas Specialty Dog Service, Inc.
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    Kansas Specialty Dog Service, Inc. (KSDS) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the training and placement of assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities.

    Dogs and training are provided at no cost to the individual. Located on US Highway 36 in Washington, KS. KSDS provides canine assistance in two areas of service.

  • National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
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  • Workndog
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    Website created by Edward L. Kemper with various links concerning guide dogs and a list of Federal and State Laws dealing with Disabled.

  • Telephone Access for People with Speech Disabilities
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  • ADA Guide for Places of Lodging:
    Serving Guests Who Are Blind Or Who Have Low Vision
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    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires places of public accommodation, including hotels, motels, and other places of transient lodging, to ensure that everyone regardless of disability has an equal opportunity to enjoy their services and facilities.

    Your establishment is covered by the ADA as a place of public accommodation if it is a private entity and is a place of lodging (including inns, hotels, and motels), regardless of whether it is a for-profit or non-profit establishment. The ADA does not cover owner-occupied establishments renting five or fewer rooms.

  • HotBraille
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    HotBraille.com is the leading provider of web-based communication tools for the visually impaired, their friends and family. Here you can send Braille letters, learn the Braille alphabet, meet new people, and connect with over 10,000 other HotBraille members.

  • AbilityHub
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    Assistive Technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This web site will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.

  • National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
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    NCDDR activities are in the areas of: research activities, demonstration activities, dissemination and utilization activities, and technical assistance.

  • Disability and Rehabilitation Database
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    Register in the Disability and Rehabilitation Database.

  • Fitness Clinic for Individuals with Disabilities
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    The Fitness Clinic for Individuals with Disabilities is a community outreach program through the Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University. Our clinic serves those from the San Diego region with a wide variety of physical challenges or disabilities and offers them the opportunity to reach their fitness and exercise goals. We assist clients and develop management skills for disabilities that include: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, post-CVA (stroke), brain injury, cerebral palsy, transverse myelitis, post-polio, spinal cord injury. Clients' age has ranged from 12 to 87 years.

  • Rehabilitation Education Home Page
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    Rehabilitation Education is a quarterly journal designed to bridge the gap between researchers, educators, and service providers. It features original contributions dealing with all aspects of rehabilitation education. Topics include:
    • advancements of curriculum development and innovations,
    • information about instructional materials and educational media,
    • the significance of college enrollment and employment trends,
    • identification of professional competencies,
    • the role of continuing education for the rehabilitation professional,
    • issues related to licensing, certification, accreditation and innovative methodology.
  • One-Stop Toolkit Website
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    The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Workforce Investment and Employment Policy for People with Disabilities at the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center, University of Iowa College of Law, sends out a weekly email on a listserv that contains information to help improve employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.  Many of the members of the listserv are ETA-funded Work Incentive Grantees and SSA-ETA-funded Disability Program Navigators.  These  grantees were funded to improve the effective and meaningful participation of youth and working age adults with disabilities in the comprehensive workforce development system.  To join the listserv, access the one-stop tool kit web site at the top of this paragraph.


Rehabilitation Counseling Services

  • Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
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    The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) sets the standard for quality rehabilitation counseling services in the U.S. and Canada. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, CRCC has certified more than 30,000 counselors since its incorporation in 1974

  • Research Information on Independent Living - RIIL
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    improving access and use of research information by people with disabilities and other non-researcher stakeholders involved in the independent living, disability rights, and rehabilitation fields.


Job Assistance

  • O*NET OnLine
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    Use this interactive database to explore occupations, identify your current job skills (and get a list of occupations that match your identified skills), discover related occupations, and get a snapshot of the skills and knowledge required for your selected occupation. The Occupational Information Network is a database of worker attributes and job characteristics. "As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation's primary source of occupational information." Each occupational title and code is based on the Standard Occupational Classification system. Also available in a low-vision version, and the site includes links about job accommodations for disabilities.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation State Offices
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    By contacting your local vocational rehabilitation office, you will tap into a wealth of resources related to employment options for people with disabilities. Vocational Rehabilitation, a state-supported division of services, assists individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers. VR assists those individuals to secure gainful employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities.

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