Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) seek to address the frustrations many older adults, people with disabilities, and family members experience when trying to learn about and access long-term services and supports in cities across the United States. ADRCs are an important part of the No Wrong Door (NWD) system model. A collaboration between the Centers for Independent Living, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Veterans Health Administration, the NWD initiative supports states working to streamline access to long-term services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families.
Contact information for many ADRCs can be found through the Eldercare Locator.
Alzheimers.gov, is a USA government's portal for information on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias care, research, and support. Estimates suggest that 50 percent or more of people with Down syndrome will develop dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease as they age.
Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD Coalition) is a diverse and growing coalition of more than 90 member organizations in the United States committed to stopping Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, including vascular disease, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal degeneration. The coalition works collaboratively to focus the nation’s attention on accelerating transformational progress in: (1) care and support to enrich the quality of life of those with dementia and their caregivers; (2) detection and diagnosis; and (3) research leading to prevention, effective treatment, and eventual cures.
The National Task Group in Intellectual and Dementia Practices (NTG) was organized in late 2010 when the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, along with the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities-Lifespan Health and Function at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Center on Excellence in Aging at the University at Albany, combined their efforts and created the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Shortly afterwards in 2011, the President signed the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) which is expected to lead to the development of a coherent and coordinated national strategy on dealing with Alzheimer's disease in the United States.
If you are a person with a disability and you’re looking for a job, you’ll find plenty of trustworthy resources to help you in your search. This page also has lots of credible information about public policy, employer compliance, and issues facing disabled individuals in the workforce. Find links to advocacy groups, government agencies, and informative articles. There are also plenty of helpful tools for families, employers, and caregivers.
What Can You Do? Campaign For Disability Employment
Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the CDE is a collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that is working to change attitudes about disability and employment. Members of the CDE include the following organizations, which meet regularly to shape and steer the campaign:
Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Disability & Health
Disability Accommodation Cost Guide
Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities
Emergency Preparedness & Vulnerable Populations: Planning for Those Most at Risk
This page provides information on the work FEMA is doing to facilitate accessible emergency management.
Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
Obesity & Disability
Physical Activity for People with Disabilities
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Sexuality and Disabilities
Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
What is Disability Inclusion?
Educating Students With Visual Impairments for Inclusion in Society
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. Network members consist of:
These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change.
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the United States. With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities.
Equal Access to Transportation
Transportation Issues for People with Disabilities
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