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Clearinghouse on Disability Information

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Room 3132, Switzer Building
330 C Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-2524
Voice/TTY: (202) 205-8241
Web Site: www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS

Provides information to people with disabilities, or anyone requesting information, by doing research and providing documents in response to inquiries. The information provided includes areas of federal funding for disability-related programs. Clearinghouse staff are trained to serve as experts in referring requests to other sources of information when necessary.


Easter SealsNational Office

230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
Voice: (312) 726-6200;(800) 221-6827
TTY: (312) 726-4258
Fax: (312) 726-1494
E-mail: info@easter-seals.org
Web site: www.easter-seals.org

Provides information and assistance pertaining to all disability groups


Independent Living Research Utilization Project (ILRU)

The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
2323 South Shephard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019
Voice: (713) 520-0232
TTY: (713) 520-5136
Fax: (713) 520-5785
E-mail: ilru@ilru.org
Web: www.ilru.org

A national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance on independent living issues. Topical areas include personal assistance services and disability & managed care. Maintains a list of state and local Independent Living Centers.


Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)

University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Voice: (617) 287-4300
TTY: (617) 287-4350
Fax: (617) 287-4352
Web site: www.communityinclusion.org

Information and referral resource. ICI is a direct service, training, and research organization that advocates for the right of all people with disabilities to be full participants in mainstream society. ICI services that may be of interest to One-Stop Centers include:

Training and technical assistance on employment issues, information on disability resources, and a variety of publications on employment and disability. ICI is doing extensive work on how One-Stop Centers can serve people with disabilities.

National Council on Disability (NCD)

1331 F St., NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20004-1107
Phone: (202) 272-2004
FAX: (202) 272-2022
TTY: (202) 272-2074
E-mail: mquigley@ncd.gov
Web site: www.ncd.gov

Information and referral. NCDs overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.


National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
Voice/TTY: (202) 884-8200; (800) 695-0285
Fax: (202) 884-8441
E-mail: nichcy@aed.org
Web: www.nichcy.org

Provides information & referral regarding children and youth with disabilities (birth-age 22) to families, educators, and other professionals. While the main focus of NICHCY is on children and youth, extensive information is available on disability related issues for all agencies. Maintains state and local listings of disability-related organizations, parent groups, and professional associations.


National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

8455 Colesville Road, Suite 935
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3319
Voice: (800) 346-2742; (301) 588-9284
TTY: (301) 495-5626
Web site: www.naric.com

A federally-funded agency that archives and disseminates a wide variety of disability-related publications and information

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