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LOCAL AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.  
Nonprofit provider of educational training and career services for those with disadvantages including disabilities.

 
STATE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Assistive Technology of Ohio 
Educates and helps disabled Ohioans obtain assistive technolgy. This equipment is to help people function independently at home, school and work.

Disability Resources Monthly Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
A voluntary non-profit organization that disseminates information to help people with disabilities live independently.

Governor's Council on People with Disabilities 
Charged with advising the governor and general assembly about disability issues. Also educates and advocates. 

Red Treehouse

An online resource for families and professionals to find assistance for children and young adults, prenatal through age 25.


FEDERAL AGENCIES AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

askjan
JAN, the Job Accomodation Network, A service of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy.  Provides "free, expert and confidentail guidance on workplace accomodtions and disability employment issues."

Bookshare 
Online books for those with print disabilities, including bestsellers, created in 2002 by the non-profit Benetech. Available to qualifying individuals because of copyright laws.

Closing the Gap
Closing The Gap strives to provide the information and training necessary to locate, compare, and implement assistive technology. 

Disability Resources  
Monthly guide to disability resources on the Internet.  Information is disseminated by a voluntary, non-profit organization to help people with disabilities live independent lives.

Diability Rights Education and Defense Fund
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. 

Exceptional Parent Magazine  
Monthly magazine addressing all aspects of caring for children with disabilities.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

National Rehabilitation Information Center  
Provides current research and links for mental and physical disabilities and rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America  
"As an organization, we promote research and development, education, advocacy and the provision of assistive technology while at the same time supporting the individuals engaged in these activities."

U.S. Dept. of Justice: Americans with Disabilities Act 

Information and technical assistance on the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance 
Has large-print descriptions and photos, prices of various devices.

Woodbine House 
Books, DVDs and audio CDs about a wide variety of disabilities for children and adults.  Aimed at both professionals and lay people--many are available in Spanish.