Information for People with Disabilities
NOD has several in-house resources for organizations, businesses, and service providers on disability employment related issues. For more information on these offerings, see our CEO Council and What We Do.
While we are not a direct service provider, NOD offers resources and information for people with disabilities, including resources for legal advocacy, employment, transportation, and emergency services.
The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. For general ADA information, answers to specific technical questions, free ADA materials, or information about filing a complaint, call 800-514-0301.
Disability.gov is a federal Website that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws, and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. Topics include benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology, and transportation.
This agency of the federal government is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Individuals can find out their rights regarding employment discrimination on the website.
The Protection and Advocacy System is a national network of congressionally created, legally-based disability rights agencies providing legal representation and other advocacy services to people with disabilities. Protection and Advocacy agencies work to provide people with disabilities equal access to employment opportunities, public services, and public accommodations.
The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. Services include information and referral, independent living skills training, individual and systems advocacy, and peer counseling.
Self-Advocacy Online in an educational and networking website that helps you connect with self-advocacy organizations near you.
Paralyzed Veterans of America provides free, comprehensive benefits assistance and advocacy for Veterans with spinal cord injury, as well as other veterans needing assistance with VA benefits, entitlements, medical care and other benefits.