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ADA Technical Assistance

ADA Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center Hotline

website:  www.adata.org
voice/tty: 800/949-4232

This connects the caller to the nearest Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center established in ten regions specificaly to answer questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

Department of Justice

website:  www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
voice: 800/514-0301
TTY: 800/514-0383

 

Job Accommodation Network

website:  www.jan.wvu.edu
voice/tty: 800/ADA-WORK

The Job Accommodation Network is an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities.

 

State Vocational Rehabilitation Office

State agency which provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. Services can include: counseling, advocacy, job training, job placements, and a variety of additional support services including continuing, adult and post-secondary education. For the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in your state, consult a phone directory.

 

U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Disability Policy (ODEP)

200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20210

website:  www.dol.gov/odep/
voice: (202) 376-6200

ODEP's mission is to provide leadership to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities. ODEP is a federal agency in the Department of Labor.

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

1801 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20507

website:  www.eeoc.gov
voice: 800/669-4000
TTY: 800/669-6820
publications/voice: 800/669-EEOC (669-3362)

This is the federal agency that deals with ADA title I issues. The informative article: 'Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans with Disabilities Act' is available at www.eeoc.gov/docs/accommodation.html

 

Air Quality

Environmental Protection Agency

401 M Street SW
Washngton, DC 20460

website:  www.epa.gov
voice: (703) 308-8470

 

National Center for Environmental Health Strategies

1100 Rural Avenue
Voorhees, NJ 08043

website:  www.ncehs.org/
voice: (856) 429-5358

 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

website:  www.cdc.gov/niosh/
voice: 800-356-4674

Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. The Institute is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Workplace Health and Safety Program
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations - Extension Division


237 Main St
Suite 1200
Buffalo, NY 14203

voice: (716) 852-4191

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Employee Assistance Professional Association

4601 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 1001
Arlington, VA 22203

voice: 703/522-6272

 

Legal Action Center (DC)

236 Massachusetts Ave, NE
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20002

voice: 202/544-5478

 

Legal Action Center (NY)

153 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014

voice: 212/243-1313

 

The Workplace Center
Columbia University
School of Social Work


622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025

voice: 212/854-5458

 

Allergic Employees

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

1330 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240

website:  www.acgih.org/
voice: 513-742-2020 (Customers/Members)
fax: 513-742-3355
Administrative Phone: 513-742-6163

 

Workplace Health and Safety Program,
Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations


237 Main St. - Suite 1200
Buffalo, NY 14203

voice: (716) 852-4191

 

Arthritis

ABLEDATA

8455 Colesville Road, Suite 935
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3319

website:  www.abledata.com
voice: 800-227-0216

A national database of assistive technology information

 

Arthritis Foundation

website:  www.arthritis.org
voice: 800-283-7800

 

Missouri Arthritis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (MARRTC)

website:  muhealth.org/~arthritis
voice: 877-882-6826

 

Assistive Technology

ABLEDATA

website:  www.abledata.com
voice: 800/227-0216

 

Access for All

website:  www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped/accessforall

 

Global Assistive Technology Exchange

website:  www.assistivetech.net
voice/tty: 404/894-4960

 

RESNA Technical Assistance Project

website:  www.resna.org/taproject/at/statecontacts.html
voice: 703/524-6686
TTY: 703/524-6639

Information and referral to all the 56 Assistive Technology (AT) Act Projects are available from this site. The U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funds these AT projects. There is one in every state and territory to improve the access to and funding for AT devices and services for individuals with disabilities of all ages.

 

Tech Connections

website:  www.techconnections.org
voice: 877/TEK-SEEK (835-7335)
voice/tty: 877/TEK-SEEK (835-7335)

 

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785

website:  www.chadd.org
voice: (800) 233-4050
fax: 301-306-7090

 

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (NADDA)

1788 Second Street, Suite 200
Highland Park, IL 60035

website:  www.add.org
voice: 847-432-ADDA
fax: 847-432-5874

 

Blind/Visually Impaired

Access For All

website:  www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped/accessforall

 

American Council of the Blind

website:  www.acb.org

The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.

 

American Foundation for the Blind

website:  www.afb.org

The American Foundation for the Blind is dedicated to addressing the critical issues of literacy, independent living, employment, and access through technology for the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired.

 

American Foundation for the Blind, National Technology Center

11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10011

voice: 212 620-2080

The Center has a database of 2,000 blind and visually impaired people who use adaptive equipment in various jobs. Employers are welcome to call for information. The Center also evlauates high-tech products.

 

Employment Related Links

website:  www.blind.msstate.edu/irr/employ.html

 

National Federation of the Blind

website:  www.nfb.org

The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold -- to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind.

 

Rehabilitation research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (Mississippi State)

website:  www.blind.msstate.edu

Our mission is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.

 

Services (or Commission) for the Blind

Some of these agencies have technology centers where employers can view adaptive equipment. (Look in local telephone book under state agencies or vocational rehabilitation)

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Division

In states that do not have a separate agency for people who are blind.

 

Brain Injury

Ability Magazine / Jobs Information Business Service

11682 Langley
Irvine, CA 92714

website:  www.abilitymagazine.com
voice: 800/453-JOBS

Provides an electronic "classified" system which allows employers to recruit qualified individuals with disabilities and allows people with disabilities to locate employment opportunities. Ability magazine provides information on locating qualified readers, interpreters, personal assistants and assistive devices; on overcoming architectural, communication, and transportation barriers; and on performing job analysis, job modification, and job restructuring.

 

Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)

1627 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23230

website:  www.apse.org
voice: 800/282-3655

International association which can provide resources and information on how to utilize subsidized "supported employment" programs. Association also provides referral to state chapters which can then provide referral to supported employment programs in your area.

 

Brain Injury Association, Inc.

105 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

website:  www.biausa.org
voice: 202/296-6443

Provides informational services and resources on traumatic brain injury. Offers employment-related publications on vocational rehabilitation, job seeking skills, job placement, return-to-work and employment issues, and adaptive work behaviors for victims of brain injury. Local associations can be accessed for local information.

 

Cancer Diagnosis

American Cancer Society

website:  www.cancer.org
voice: 800/ACS-2345

 

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Western Law Center for Disability Rights
919 South Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211

website:  wlcdr.everybody.org/special-programs/cancer.html
voice: 213/736-1455
fax: 213/736-1428
TTY: 213/736-8310

 

Cognitive Disabilities

Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)

1627 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

website:  www.apse.org
voice: (804)278-9187

Information on supported employment for people with cognitive disabilities

 

The Arc of the United States

1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 650
Silver Spring, MD 20910

website:  www.thearc.org
voice: 301/565-3842

Contact The Arc for information on employment of people with mental retardation and related disabilities.

 

The Arc's Publication Desk

3300 Pleasant Valley Lane, Suite C
Arlington, TX 76015

website:  www.thearcpub.com
voice: 888/368-8009

Video and brochure: Everybody Wins! Tips for Supervising the Employee with Mental Retardation and other employment publications.

 

The Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)

1627 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

website:  www.apse.org
voice: 804/278-9187

Information on supported employment for people with cognitive disabilities.

 

Collective Bargaining

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

website:  www.aflcio.org
voice: 202/637-5000
fax: 202/637-5058

 

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA)

P.O. Box 727
Lusby, MD 20657

website:  www.adara.org
voice: (410)495-8440 (voice/TTY)

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

19801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

website:  www.asha.org
voice: (800) 638-8255
TTY: (301)897-5700

 

Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA, Inc)

1131 Lake Street #204
Oak Park, IL 60301

website:  www.alda.org
voice: (877) 348-7537 (Voice/Fax)
TTY: (708)358-0135

 

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002

website:  clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/InfoToGo/
voice: (202)651-5051
fax: (202)651-5054
TTY: (202)651-5052
email: Clearinghouse.Infotogo@gallaudet.edu

Info to Go, from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's office of Publications and Information Dissemination (formerly the National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse), is a centralized source of accurate and objective information on topics dealing with deafness and hearing loss in children and young people under 21 years of age. Info to Go responds to a wide range of questions from the general public, deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, and professionals who work with them. Info to Go collects, develops, and disseminates information on deafness, hearing loss, and services and programs related to children with hearing loss from birth to age 21. The site has information on career development for the Deaf, and some general information on deafness and deaf issues for all ages.

 

League for the Hard of Hearing

71 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

website:  www.lhh.org
voice: (917)305-7804
fax: (917)305-7888
TTY: (917) 305-7999

 

National Association of the Deaf

814 Thayer Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500

website:  www.nad.org
voice: (301)587-1788
fax: (301)587-1791
TTY: (301)587-1789

 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

National Institute of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320

website:  www.nidcd.nih.gov
voice: (800)241-1044
TTY: (800)241-1055

Disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language affect more than one in ten Americans. To broaden the dissemination of information about disorders of human communication, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) established the NIDCD Information Clearinghouse in 1991

 

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

website:  www.ntidweb.rit.edu
voice: (716) 475-6205 (Voice/TTY)

 

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc

333 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22209-1903

website:  www.rid.org
voice: (703)838-0030
fax: (703)838-0454
TTY: (703)838-0459

 

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assitive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

1700 N. Moore St.
Arlington, VA 22209-1903

website:  www.resna.org
voice: (703)524-6686
fax: (703)524-6630
TTY: (703)524-6639

 

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

website:  www.uark.edu/depts/rehabres
voice: (501) 686-9691 (Voice/TTY)
fax: (501) 686-9698

 

Say What? Club, Inc.

website:  www.saywhatclub.com

An online organization for persons with hearing loss.

 

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc (SHHH)

7910 Woodmont Ave
Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814

website:  www.hearingloss.org/
voice: (301)657-2248
fax: (301)913-9413
TTY: (301) 657-2249

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People is the nation

 

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

1701 North Beauregard St
Alexandria, VA 22311

website:  www.diabetes.org
voice: 1-800-DIABETES

Amicus American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading non-profit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. If visual functioning is affected by diabetes, the employee or employer may wish to contact the local office of the state Commission (or Services) for the Blind and Visually Impaired. look in your telephone directory under state services.

 

Diversity

American Association of People with Disabilities

website:  www.aapd.com

 

American Institute for Managing Diversity

50 Hurt Plaza Suite 1150
Atlanta, GA 30303

website:  www.aimd.org
voice: 404-302-9226
fax: 404-302-9252

 

American Society for Training and Development

1640 King Street, Box 1443
Alexandria, VA 22313

website:  www.astd.org
voice: (703)683-8100

Founded in 1944, ASTD is the world's premier professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues. ASTD provides information, research, analysis and practical information derived from its own research, the knowledge and experience of its members, its conferences, expositions, seminars, publications and the coalitions and partnerships it has built through research and policy work.

 

Catalyst

website:  www.catalystwomen.org

Catalyst is the nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business and the professions, with offices in New York and Toronto. The leading source of information on women in business for the past four decades, Catalyst has the knowledge and tools that help companies and women maximize their potential.

 

Institutute for Corporate Diversity

website:  www.diversityonline.com
voice: (800) 477-1199

DiversityOnline is the official website of The Institute for Corporate Diversity, a leading diversity database and research publisher in the U.S. acquired by market research firm Hunt-Scanlon in 1999.

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

website:  www.naacp.org
voice: (877)NAACP-98 (toll-free)

 

National Association of Diversity Management

website:  www.nadm.org

 

National Forum on People's Differences

website:  www.yforum.com

Maintains an interactive web site that allows visitors to pose diversity-related questions that are answered by experts.

 

National Multicultural Institute

website:  www.nmci.org
voice: (202)483-0700
fax: (202)483-5233

NMCI's mission is to work with individuals, organizations, and communities in creating a society that is strengthened and empowered by its diversity. NMCI holds conferences, offers individualized training and consulting interventions, and produces publications.

 

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

website:  www.shrm.org
voice: (703) 548-3440
fax: (703) 535-6490

 

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Diversity Page
(SHRM Membership required for access)


website:  www.shrm.org/diversity

 

Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation of America

4351 Garden City Dr
Landover, MD 20785

website:  www.epilepsyfoundation.org
voice: 1-800-EFA-1000

The Epilepsy Foundation provides a wealth of information on employment concerns for those with epilepsy. The 800 number or web site offers an ADA informational monograph and brochure, tips for employment interviewing and disclosure issues, information about local area employment programs or local epilepsy affiliates with employment programs, legal advocacy and job discrimination issues.

 

HIV / AIDS

National Leadership Coalition on AIDS

1730 M Street, NW
Suite 905
Washington, DC 20036

website:  www.dccare.org/spnlca.htm
voice: 202-429-0930

Helps prevent and combat the spread of AIDS through effective workplace HIV/AIDS policies, practices and education.

 

Human Resource Perspective

Program on Employment and Disability

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
101 ILR Extension
Ithaca, NY 14850

website:  www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped
voice: (607) 255-7727
fax: (607) 255-2763
TTY: (607) 255-2891

The Program on Employment and Disability (PED), housed within the Industrial and Labor Relations School (ILR) at Cornell University, conducts research and provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace.

 

Society for Human Resource Management

1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

website:  www.shrm.org
voice: 703 548- 3440
fax: 703 535-6490

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world?s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 170,000 individual members, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available.

 

Learning Disabilities

International Dyslexia Association

Chester Building
8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 382
Baltimore, MD 21286-2044

website:  www.interdys.org
voice: 410/296-0232

 

Learning Disabilities Association of America

4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349

website:  www.ldanatl.org
voice: (412) 341-1515
fax: (412) 344-0224

 

National Center for Law and Learning Disabilities

P.O. Box 368
Cabin John, MD 20818

website:  www.his.com/~plath3/nclld.html
voice: (301) 469-8308

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities

381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York , NY 10016

website:  www.LD.org
voice: 212/545-7510

 

Mediation

ADA Mediation Guidelines
(The Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution)


website:  www.cardozo.yu.edu/cojcr/final%5Fsite/ADA_guidelines/guidelines.html

The Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is the institutional home of ADA Mediation Guidelines. The ADA Mediation Guidelines, with links to other statutes and other resources, is posted on the Cardozo Online Journal of Conflict Resolution (COJCR).

 

Association for Conflict Resolution

1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Third Floor
Washington, DC 20036

website:  www.acresolution.org/
voice: 202-667-9700.

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. Our mission is promoting peaceful, effective conflict resolution. ACR represents and serves a diverse national and international audience that includes more than 7000 mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators, and others involved in the field of conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making. Anyone interested in the field of conflict resolution is welcome to join.

 

Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

website:  www.nmss.org

The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs? including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS.

 

Tech Act Projects in each state for information and referral with reference to assistive technologies.

website:  www.resna.org/taproject/at/statecontacts.html

The Technical Assistance Project was funded to provide assistance to the AT Act Grantees to assist them reduce barriers and increase access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for consumers with disabilities of all ages. This project will also provide technical assistance in the areas related to universal design, state procurement actions, and funding of AT.

 

University of Washington National Research and Training Center on Multiple Sclerosis

website:  depts.washington.edu/msrehab/

The center's mission is to promote health, wellness and maximum function among persons with MS and to conduct research on the effects of certain kinds of treatment and of demographic factors on the incidence of MS.

 

Musculoskeletal Disorders

American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)

website:  www.abih.org

 

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist

website:  www.ACGIH.org

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH

 

American Industrial Hygiene Association

website:  www.aiha.org

AIHA promotes, protects, and enhances industrial hygienists and other occupational health, safety and environmental professionals in their efforts to improve the health and well being of workers, the community, and the environment.

 

Board of Certification of Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)

website:  www.bcpe.org/

The BCPE is the certifying body for individuals whose education and experience indicate broad expertise in the practice of human factors/ergonomics.

 

Board of Certification of Safety Professionals (BCSP)

website:  www.bcsp.com

Since 1969, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has certified practitioners in the safety field as a peer certification board.

 

Ergo Web Inc.

website:  www.ergoweb.com

 

Ergonomics Society

website:  www.ergonomics.org.uk

 

FAA Human Factors Design Guide

website:  www.hf.faa.gov

 

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

website:  www.hfes.org

The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.

 

I Can Online

website:  www.ican.org

Helping kids grow creative, confident, and courageous through hands-on arts experiences.

 

International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)

website:  www.icoh.org.sg

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects.

 

International Ergonomics Association

website:  www.iea.cc

The mission of IEA is to elaborate and advance ergonomics science and practice, and to improve the quality of life by expanding its scope of application and contribution to society.

 

Microsoft Accessibility Support

website:  www.microsoft.com/enable

Microsoft is dedicated to developing technology that is useable and accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Learn about built-in accessibility features in Microsoft products that you can adjust to meet your needs and preferences.

 

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation research

website:  www.nichd.nih.gov/about/ncmrr/ncmrr.htm

The mission of NCMRR is to foster development of scientific knowledge needed to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and quality of life of persons with disabilities.

 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

website:  www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

website:  www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/NIDRR/

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

 

National rehabilitation Information Center

website:  www.naric.com/

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

website:  www.osha.gov

OSHA?s mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America.

 

Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, Inc.

website:  www.orthopt.org

The mission of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association is to be the leading resource for orthopaedic physical therapy.

 

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive technology Society of North America (RESNA)

website:  www.resna.org

Our purpose is to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology.

 

The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics

1205 Beal
IOE Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

website:  www.engin.umich.edu/dept/ioe/C4E/
voice: 734-763-0133

The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics is a multi-disciplinary organization devoted to education and research in ergonomics, the study of work and the efficiency and safety of human-machine systems.

 

Thomas Register

website:  www2.thomasregister.com

Thomas Register is the most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.

 

Univeristy of Michigan Rehabilitation Engineering research Center, Ergonomic Solutions for Employment

website:  umrerc.engin.umich.edu

The overall goal of this RERC is to prevent disability associated with musculoskeletal disorders and aging.

 

We Media

website:  www.wemedia.com

WeMedia Inc. is the leading media company covering issues important to the millions of people with disabilities interested in a quality life without compromise.

 

OSHA and the ADA

ADA Technical Assistance Program and Disability and IT Technical Assistance Centers

website:  www.adata.org
voice: (800) 949-4232
TTY: (800) 949-4232

 

Cornell University Tips for HR Professionals--Tools to help HR professionals build inclusive workplaces.

website:  www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped/hr_tips
voice: (607) 255-7727
TTY: (607) 255-2891

 

Job Accommodation Network

website:  www.jan.wvu.edu
voice: (800) ADA-WORK
TTY: (800) ADA-WORK

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration for Workplace Safety and Health Questions

U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., 20210

website:  www.osha.gov
voice: (800) 321-OSHA (6742)

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

website:  www.eeoc.gov
voice: (800) 669-4000
TTY: (800) 669-6820

 

Psychiatric Disabilities

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

website:  www.bazelon.org
voice: 202 467-5730
TTY: 202 467-4232

The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. Our advocacy is based on the principle that every individual is entitled to choice and dignity. For many people with mental disabilities, this means something as basic as having a decent place to live, supportive services and equality of opportunity.

 

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University

website:  www.bu.edu/cpr/
voice: 617 353-3549
TTY: 617 353-7701

The Center is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities by improving the effectiveness of people, programs, and service systems.

 

Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc.

website:  www.eap-association.com
voice: 703 387- 1000
TTY: 703 522- 4585

Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) is the world's oldest and largest membership organization for employee assistance professionals, with approximately 6,200 members in the United States and more than 30 other countries.

 

International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Agencies

website:  www.iapsrs.org
voice: 410 730-7190
TTY: 410 730-1723

The purpose of IAPSRS is to help advance the role, scope, and quality of services designed to facilitate the community readjustment of people with psychiatric disabilities.

 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

website:  www.nami.org
voice: 703 524-7600
TTY: 703 516-7227

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

 

National Depressive & Manic-Depressive Association

website:  www.ndmda.org
voice: 800-826-3632

To educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

 

National Empowerment Center

website:  www.power2u.org
voice: (800)POWER-2-U
TTY: (800)TTY-POWER

 

National Mental Health Association

website:  www.nmha.org
voice: 800-969-NMHA
TTY: 800-433-5959

The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

 

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse

website:  www.mhselfhelp.org
voice: 800-553-4KEY
TTY: 215 751-9655

A consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement. We help connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and we offer expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.

 

National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network

website:  www.mentalhealth.org
voice: 800-789-2647
TTY: 301-443-9006

A Sevice of the Center for Mental health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health & human Services.

 

National Research & Training Center on Psychiatric Disability, University of Illinois at Chicago

website:  www.psych.uic.edu/~rtc/
voice: 312-422-8180
TTY: 312-422-0706

The National Research and Training Center (NRTC) on Psychiatric Disability is a five-year program of research, training, technical assistance and dissemination activities designed to promote self-determination among people with psychiatric disability.

 

Washington Business Group on Health

website:  www.wbgh.com
voice: 202-408-9320
TTY: 202-408-9333

The Washington Business Group on Health (WBGH) is the only national non-profit organization exclusively devoted to representing the perspective of large employers and providing practical solutions to its members' most important health care problems.

 

Role of Disability Management Programs in ADA

Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission (CDMSC)

1835 Rohlwing Road, Suite E
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

website:  www.cdms.org/
voice: (847) 394-2106

 

Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)

5694 Mission Center Rd., #310
San Diego, CA 92108-4328

website:  www.dmec.org/
voice: (800) 789-3632
fax: (619) 303-6855

 

Washington Business Group on Health

50 F Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001

website:  www.wbgh.com
voice: (202)628-9320
fax: (202)628-9244

 

Watson Wyatt Worldwide

1717 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

website:  www.watsonwyatt.com/
voice: (202) 715-7000
fax: (202) 715-7700

 

Spinal Cord Injury/Mobility

ABLEDATA

Macro International
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 935
Silver Springs, MD 20910

website:  www.ABLEDATA.com
voice: 800-227-0216

Provides information on assistive technology from a database of over 23,000 product listings. Information is free by phone or by searching their web site. There is a small fee for mailed information.

 

RESNA

1700 N. Moore Street
Suite 1540
Arlington, VA 22209-1902

website:  www.resna.org
voice: 703-524-6686
TTY: 703- 524- 6639

Organizations for all professionals, suppliers and consumers interested in assistive technology issues. Specific questions related to assistive technology can be posted on theri Listserv and users can respond.

 

Technology Act Programs

voice: 703- 524-6686, ext 313

These programs offer information and referral for evaluation and equipment recommendations in your state as well as assistance with identifying funding or equipment lending sources. Call (703) 524-6686, extension 313, to identify the telephone number of your state's Tech Act program or search the RESNA web site.

 

The National SCI Association

8300 Colesville Road, Suite 551
Silver Springs, MD 20910

website:  www.spinalcord.org
voice: 800-962-9629

This is a national organization that has a network of chapters to help members with counseling, disability rights and general advocacy. They maintain an extensive library and publish a quarterly magazine.

 

U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

1331 F. Street, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004

voice: 800-872-2253
TTY: 202-272-5434

Provides documents regarding requirements for accessible design and alterations.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Provides vocational services to help individuals get or keep their jobs. Services can include evaluations to identify appropriate accommodations and/or funding for assistive technology or needed modifications.

 


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