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Online Resources

  • A Parent’s Resource Guide to Learning Disorders—Know-the-ADA: Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities
  • Ability Magazine—ABILITY Magazine is currently ranked 19th on the Top 50 Magazines in the World—and is the leading magazine covering Health, Disability and Human Potential.
  • Ability Jobs—The goal of ABILITYJobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. By posting job opportunities, or searching resumes, employers can find qualified persons with disabilities as well as demonstrate their affirmative action and open door policies.
  • The Arc of the United States is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families. We are devoted to promoting and improving the quality of services for consumers and families. We believe puts information about services in the hands of those who need it most and is a powerful way to get information directly to the consumer. It gives people the tools they need to make informed choices.
  • Axis Dance Company—AXIS Dance Company has become one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Founded in 1987, AXIS has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance form called physically integrated dance. In 1997, Judith Smith led the company to new heights.  Under her artistic direction, AXIS expanded from in-house choreographers to various commissions from outside the company.
  • DO-IT introduces the Faculty Room, a comprehensive online resource for faculty and administrators in post-secondary institutes nationwide.
  • EnableNet—a Disability Portal created and maintained by the Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC). It is the one-stop-site on the Internet for information on all aspects of disability.
  • Feedforward, Behavioral and Cognitive Science—Feedforward, Behavior and Cognitive Science is a method of teaching and learning that illustrates or indicates a desired future behavior or path to a goal. Feedforward provides information, images, etc. exclusively about what one could do right in the future, often in contrast to what one has done in the past. The feedforward method of teaching and learning is in contrast to feedback concerning human behavior because it focuses on learning in the future, whereas feedback uses information from a past event to provide reflection and the basis for behaving and thinking differently.
  • Hire Abilities Hawaii—Hire Abilities Hawaii represents an innovative collaboration among the Department of Human Services (DHS), University of Hawai`i College of Education Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS), the Department of Education (DOE), the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Labor (DOL) and its statewide Workforce Development Council.
  • Institute on Independent Living—Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self determination, equal opportunities and self respect.
  • ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) Program—a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. It is a program of TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research), a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities.
  • Mobility International USA—a US-based national non-profit organization.
  • Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers—each center focuses on a particular aspect of the behavioral, medical, or vocational rehabilitation. Some centers address research and training by disability area, such as deafness, low vision, spinal cord injury, or long- term mental illness. Other centers’ study domains include independent living, demographics, housing, service delivery, and information systems. Awards are generally made for a period of five years.
  •—RealChoices Hawaii is designed for people of all ages and abilities. It provides eldercare and disablility information and resources that enable you to make choices that affect your life and to help you to participate in the community in a meaningful way.
  • The RRTC on Health and Wellness is a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)—funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to conduct research and training to support the health and wellness of persons with long term disabilities.
  • Ticket to Work—The Ticket program is an employment program created in the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 and administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It is a voluntary program that offers individuals, age 18 through 64, who are receiving cash benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and/or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program based on disability or blindness, expanded choices for obtaining the services and supports to enter and maintain employment. Download Ticket to Work Flyer | Employment Network Flyer (PDF Format)
  • Second Chance to Live—Resources to share principles and strategies that encourage, motivate, empower brain injury survivors.
  •— is the go-to online resource for parents and educators who want to master the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education. Our expert writers cover everything from early intervention to ISFPs; IEPs and RTI, inclusion, classroom and behavior management; disability profiles for each category under IDEA and a Special Education Dictionary to master “SPED” jargon.
  • The Wheelchair Foundation—The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Independence.

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