DISABILITY.GOV

www.Disability.gov

Disability.gov is a federal government website that identifies thousands of resources from government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations for people with disabilities. Information about and links to various sections of the Disability.gov website appear below.

Benefits

Information about how to apply for Social Security and veterans benefits, as well as disability benefits for children. There is also information for people thinking about returning to work while receiving disability benefits.

Civil Rights

Information about the ADA, as well as many other laws that protect the housing, education, voting, and other rights of people with disabilities.

Community Life

Resources that promote choice and self-determination, including information on independent living, accessible recreation and travel opportunities, and accessibility guidelines for businesses and government agencies. There is also information about many disability organizations that provide advocacy and other services in local communities.

Education

Information about a variety of topics from early childhood education to post-college and beyond, including making the transition from high school to post-secondary education or work, laws that protect the rights of students with disabilities, classroom supports and accommodations, and scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

Emergency Preparedness

Information that people with disabilities, their families, employers, and first-responders need to know about actions that should be taken before, during, and after emergencies as well as practical tips on how individuals, schools, and places of business can prepare for emergencies.

Employment

Practical information about finding a job, recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, and job accommodations. It also offers resources on starting a small business and laws and regulations that protect the employment rights of people with disabilities as well as information on mentoring programs and job training services.

Health

Information about public and private health insurance, alternatives to institutional care and developmental health screening for children, as well as resources for people seeking mental health services.

Housing

Information about housing rights, tax credits, making a home accessible, and supportive housing services that can help people with disabilities live independent, self-directed lives.

Technology

Information on assistive and adaptive technologies such as communication devices, equipment to improve mobility and other technologies designed to maximize the independence and productivity of people with physical, intellectual, and other disabilities. There is also information about laws that encourage the development of, and access to, assistive technologies.

Transportation

Resources on transportation providers, the rights of air travelers with disabilities, and paratransit and other accessible transportation options for travelers with disabilities.

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