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General Resources

General Resources
AccessLife.com
Provides relevant, up-to-the-minute news and sports, travel information, peer-support, and medical products in an all-inclusive on-line destination for individuals in the disability community.

Respite Resources - a clearinghouse for respite resources in Connecticut
Planned or emergency care for a child or an adult with disabilities, chronic or terminal illnesses, or other special needs and can occur for a few hours a day to a week or more.

thomas.gov
Comprehensive resource for information on the federal legislative process in the United States.

American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)
News, information, white papers and position statements.

President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Links and information related to mental retardation, including state and federal resources.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Network of interdisciplinary centers advancing public policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. Includes policy information, legislative testimony, special projects and resources.

The Beach Center on Disability
National research and education center on disability located at the University of Kansas. Excellent site for practical tips, articles, best practices and other information.

Center for Disease Control: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Background information on developmental disabilities, as well as links to Web sites and related resources.

Dimenet Network
National computer networking system created to increase information sharing among individuals involved in the disability rights and independent living movements.

DirectAbility.Com
THE guide to resources for Minnesotans with disabilities and the people who live, work and play with us every day.

Disability Resources on the Internet
Guide to disability resources on the Internet, organized by site popularity, alphabet, type of disability and state.

DisabledPerson.com
An online magazine geared specifically towards the disabled person. Not just a resource site but a magazine with articles about the human side of your disabilities.

Down Syndrome on the Internet
Down Syndrome-related links.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
National law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and the education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities. Includes legal cases, links, and resources.

Disability Statistics Center
To produce and disseminate statistical information on disability and the status of people with disabilities in American society, and establish and monitor indicators of how conditions are changing over time to meet their health, housing, economic and social needs.

Family Village: A Global Community of Disability-Related Resources
Comprehensive site containing disability-related resources, discussion groups and other information.

HUD: Housing and Urban Development-Housing for People with Disabilities
Home-purchase information specifically related to people with disabilities, including laws and regulations, HUD resources and general information.

LSU Libraries: Federal Agencies Directory
Comprehensive listing of links to federal government agencies, including the legislative, executive and administrative branches, federal boards, commissions and committees, independent agencies and quasi-official agencies.

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Public policy information and resources related to developmental disabilities.

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
The largest provider of legally-based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the U.S. NDRN provides training and technical assistance, legal support, and legislative advocacy services.

National Council on Disability (NCD)
Access to federal policies, programs, practices and procedures related to equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Includes agency information and resources.

National Center on Disability & Journalism
Educates journalists and educators about disability reporting issues.

OMBWatcher Online
Online newsletter covers the federal Office of Management and Budget.

The Council on Quality and Leadership
An international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the quality of services and supports to people with disabilities. This is accomplished through its accreditation services, training programs, and research division.

The Law Engine
Providing the best on-line law sources in a single-page format.

Society for Disability Studies
A non-profit scientific and educational organization established to promote interdisciplinary research on humanistic and social scientific aspects of disability and chronic illness.

DO-IT Program
"Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology."

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