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an online library of resources for people with disabilities who live in rural areas.


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Cover of the Employment disparity grows for rural Americans with disability fact sheet.
February 2019

Employment disparity grows for rural Americans with disability

Employment rates have increased since the recession, but these gains haven’t reached all communities across the country, nor has everyone benefited. While overall employment rates have gone up, employment for people with disabilities...

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February 2019

National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disabilities. NCHPAD helps people with disabilities and chronic health...

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February 2019

Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit

The Parents with Disabilities Toolkit provides a summary of disability laws that protect families’ rights. Inside of the toolkit, you will find information on topics like adoption, custody, visitation, family law, and the child welfare...

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February 2019

Disabled Parenting Project

The Disabled Parenting Project is an online space for sharing experiences, advice, and conversations among disabled parents as well as those considering parenthood. The website has resources and information, and is an interactive space...

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February 2019

Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages

AARP’s Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages is a web-based tool that looks at how communities score in different livability categories. The Livability Index website provides resources to help people use livability scores...

Home Today, Home Tomorrow Design Challenge Toolkit - AARP Home Accessibility Logo
February 2019

AARP Home Accessibility Toolkit

The Home Today, Home Tomorrow Design Challenge toolkit from AARP includes information for Architects & Builders and Home Owners to incorporate universal design features into homes. These features can allow people of varying...

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February 2019

Workplace Initiative

The Workplace Initiative is a national network of organizations that works to remove barriers to successful careers for people with disabilities. The website includes a guide for businesses to follow to create a disability employment...

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February 2019

Ticket to Work

The Social Security Administration’s official Ticket to Work website supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. It features ways to find official Ticket to Work...

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February 2019

Bring Change to Mind

Bring Change to Mind is a website dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy. It features a broad section for peer support, including blogs, stories, videos and tips on...

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