Supporting People with Disabilities

Health and Safety in Populations with Disabilities

Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
http://www.ada.gov/medcare_ta.htm


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Disability & Health
https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/index.html


Disability Accommodation Cost Guide
http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disability-accommodation/


Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities#Plan-Ahead


Emergency Preparedness & Vulnerable Populations: Planning for Those Most at Risk

https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/whatwedo/vulnerable.htm


FEMA

This page provides information on the work FEMA is doing to facilitate accessible emergency management.

https://www.fema.gov/disability


Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
http://www.improvenet.com/a/fire-safety-and-disabilities-guide


Obesity & Disability
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/obesity.html


Physical Activity for People with Disabilities
http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/chapter7.aspx

Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64881/

Disability Employment

JOBHERO

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.

http://www.jobhero.com/disability-career-guide/


OPM

 ​https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/​ 


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:


Disability Inclusion

What is Disability Inclusion?

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability-inclusion.html


Educating Students With Visual Impairments for Inclusion in Society​ 

http://www.afb.org/info/teachers/inclusive-education/35 

Transportation

Equal Access to Transportation

 https://www.transportation.gov/accessibility 


Transportation Issues for People with Disabilities

https://www.thearc.org/what-we-do/public-policy/policy-issues/transportation


Aging & Disability

ADRCs

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

Alzheimers.gov, is a USA government's portal for information on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias care, research, and support.


NTG

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.