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Useful Disability Related Websites


General

ACEnet   American Council on Education provides leadership and a unified voice on key higher education issues 
ADA   American Disabilities Act homepage 
Easter Seals   Provides assistance to individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families
HEATH  Online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
Know-the-ADA  Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities (AOAD) provides general information about the ADA and disability information and resources for individuals with disabilities, parents, educators and others
National Council on Disability   Independent federal agency that promotes disability policies
in many arenas, including education, transportation, homeland security, emergency preparedness, international disability rights, employment, foster youth with disabilities, vocational rehabilitation, livable communities, and crime victims with disabilities
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs   State agency that assists veterans, their family members and survivors
Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)  State agency that assists people with disabilities to gain, maintain, and advance in employment

Assistive Technology

Microsoft Accessibility   Information and tools for accessibility in Microsoft products
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program   Assistive technology resources for individuals with disabilities


Blind and Partially Sighted

American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
American Printing House   Non-profit organization that creates educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
SightConnection  (Formerly Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted) Enhancing the ability of people with vision loss to lead active lives. 
Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)  State rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired.


Chronic and Acute Health

American Cancer Society


Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hearing Loss Association of America
PEPNet  (Post-Secondary Education Programs Network)  Advancing educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Washington State Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH), DSHS   State agency that provides services to the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind communities. 


Employment

GettingHired  Careers and Community for People with Disabilities
DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology  DO-IT serves to increase the     successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs such as those in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Primary funding for DO-IT is provided by the National Science Foundation, the State of Washington, and the U.S. Department of Education.


Learning Disabilities

ADDA   National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
CHADD   Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Know-the-ADA  A Parent's Resource Guide to Learning Disorders and other disability information is available on the AOAD (Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities) website
National Center for Learning Disabilities  
LDA   Learning Disabilities Association of America


Neurological Disorders

Autism Society of America
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc


Psychological/Emotional Disorders

ADAA   Anxiety Disorders Association of America
NAMI    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NIMH    National Institute of Mental Health
NMHA  National Mental Health Association


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid through Olympic College (internal link)


Universal Design

CAST  Non-profit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design
or Learning
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities