While this list of Web resources is by no means comprehensive, these are sites with valuable information and resources on all aspects of disability. We hope you'll find them as useful as we do!
You Need to Know Me is a national advocacy campaign seeking public support to obtain the resources to recruit, train and retain a stable, qualified direct support professional (DSP) workforce. Its overall objective is to enhance and promote community living and enrich the lives of Americans with disabilities.
The U.S. government's newest disability Web site offers comprehensive resources on how to find services. It's user-friendly and tailored specifically for people with disabilities and their families.
The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) is the U.S. government organization responsible for implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, known as the DD Act. ADD, its staff and programs, are part of the Administration for Children and Families, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a $650 billion budget organization that ensures health care coverage and to promotes care for beneficiaries, including the elderly and some people with disabilities.
New York State Department of Health offers a news feed updated daily on health isssues in New York.
New York State Department of Health Medicaid Page offers information on Medicaid and on how to qualify and apply.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities is a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities.
National Institutes of Health – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development serves as a principal source of NIH support for research and research training in maternal and child health.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has a Web site on health policy, media resources and public health education.
The National Organization on Disability works to expand the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. nod.org
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families works to improve the quality of life for Latino children and families, through educational and health programs.
Research and Training Center on Community Living provides research, evaluation, training, technical assistance and dissemination to support the aspirations of persons with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and integrated lives in their communities.
U.S. Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment.
National Center for Policy Analysis analyzes, reviews and explains disability policy.
National Center on Disability and Journalism is an independent journalism organization whose mission is to educate journalists and educators about disability reporting issues in order to produce more accurate, fair and diverse news reporting.
Disability Facts and Stats provides statistics and research on people with disabilities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on different types of developmental disabilities.
CDC Disability and Health section advocates for promoting the health of people who are living with disabilities.
New York State and City Resources
New York State OMRDD is the state agency that oversees services, programs and funding for people with developmental disabilities.
New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilitie works hand-in-hand with other City agencies to assure that the voice of the disability community is represented and that City programs and policies address the needs of people with disabilities.
New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council explores new ways to promote, support and facilitate support initiatives for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities.
New York State Rehabilitation Association- Helps Support and promote policy and other initiatives that will help integrate and mainstream people with disabilities into the community.
New York State Health Foundation advocates for the improvement, efficiency and quality, ultimately leading to better health care access for all New Yorkers. www.nyshealthfoundation.org