Finding the right resources and tools when you have a disability can be difficult. We’ve put together some of the top federal resources for individuals with disabilities to better help our valuable clients.
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
If you have suffered an injury that has made it impossible to return to your line of work, there is a nationwide federal-state program that will assist eligible individuals with disabilities to find suitable work. Vocation Rehabilitation helps create and reach an employment goal that meets the needs and wants of each individual.
Additionally, the program provides medical, therapeutic, counseling, education, training, and more. VR offices can be found in any vicinity. Check your local directory or visit the following website to find your local office: http://askjan.org/cgi-win/TypeQuery.exe?902
This government-run website has an extensive and comprehensive guide and list of employment resources. Additionally, it boasts extensive information about benefits, emergency preparedness, education, civil rights, health, community life, housing, technology, and transportation specifically geared for those with disabilities. If you have recently become disabled or have many questions about what options you have, there is a list of resources available here: https://www.disability.gov/?s=&fq=topics_taxonomy:%22Employment%5E%5E%22
ADA National Network
If you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it affects you, the ADA National Network is the perfect place to start. The network is made up of ten regional ADA National Network Centers throughout the country and provides information, guidance, and training on the ADA. The information is accessible and comprehensive for the needs of businesses, government agencies, and individuals alike at a local, regional, and national level. The centers provide personalized and local assistance to help properly implement the ADA in all possible locations. Unlike other resource centers, this is not an enforcement or regulatory agency. Instead, they support the ADA’s mission to “make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality.”
For more information, visit http://adata.org/Static/Home.html or call 1.800.949.4232 (Voice/TTY).
Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation (Project ACTION)
Project ACTION helps bring universal access to transportation for individuals with disabilities. This project goes beyond federal law and partners with transportation providers, the disability community, and other relevant groups. The project offers training, applied research, outreach, technical assistance, and communication to help everyone get where they need to be. For more information on accessible transportation, along with customer rights and legislation, visit http://www.projectaction.org/ or call 1.800.659.6428 or 202.347.7385 (TDD).
Whether you are concerned about having proper access to a federally funded facility and need to file a complaint under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), or want to know your access rights, Access Board can help. Visit their website at www.access-board.gov or call 1.800.872.2253 (Voice) or 1.800.993.2822 (TTY).
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