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Assocation of Programs for Rural Independent Living logo
July 2018

Association of Programs for Independent Living (APRIL)

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is a national membership organization that is dedicated to advancing the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities in rural America. APRIL is the united...

four people (including one man in a wheelchair) go fishing on a raft
April 2018

Community Activated Living Well With a Disability (COALW)

Community Activated Living Well (COALW) is a step-by-step guide for designing and implementing the Living Well with a Disability Health Promotion Workshop for Community Members who have Disabilities. It includes ideas, agendas and...

a smiling man in a wheelchair follows behind a laughing young boy running with his tongue out
March 2018

National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities

The National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities is a resource and advocacy project created to support parents with disabilities. The website features resources for parents with disabilities as well as resources for...

clouds and blue sky
March 2018

Factsheets: Aging Well with a Physical Disability

These evidence-based factsheets include tips for aging that can be used by anyone, but they are especially written to be useful for people with a physical disability. All factsheets have been reviewed by experts and people aging with a...

picture of a filing cabinet with drawers labeled "tools for recruiters, hiring managers, and supervisors," "tools for reasonable accommodation subject matter expert/ consultant," "tools for employees and co-workers," "About JAN," "About the Toolkit," "How Can it Help?," and "Definitions"
March 2018

JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit

JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit is a free online toolkit for employers who aim to create a more inclusive and ADA-compliant workplace. It can also be used by employees, co-workers, and reasonable accommodation consultants....

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March 2018

Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a leading resource for free, confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. If you are a person with a disability, an employer, or an advocate looking for advice...

three African-American women carry a banner reading "Disability Rights are Civil Rights," including a woman with a crown and motorized chair
March 2018

National Disability Rights Network

  The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) website contains information on accessing legal services, information about public policy related to people with disabilities, and various multimedia resources, trainings, and policy...

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March 2018

Self-Advocacy Online

Self-Advocacy Online is a multimedia website for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities to connect and learn how to advocate for themselves more effectively. You can use the website to find self-advocacy...

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