Resources for Workers with Disabilities

*The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability – EEOC *Disability Resources | U.S. Department of Labor *Job seekers with disabilities have many job search resources- Careeronestop.org *The Visible and Invisible Challenges that Workers with Disabilities Face – National Organization on Disability (NOD) *Challenges & Rights of Workers […]

United Cerebral Palsy Report – The Case for Inclusion

United Cerebral Palsy issues an annual report called “The Case for Inclusion” which ranks the various states as to how each treats people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  States determined to promote independence for the people they serve are ranked higher than the ones that are less active in that regard. California ranks #6 in the […]

JAN – Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free and confidential information on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.  JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their ability to get a job and shows employers how to capitalize on the value people with disabilities add to the workplace.   JAN is one of several services provided […]

Department of Labor – Employment

The Office of Disability Employment Policy is part of the U.S. Department of Labor.  Its job is to evaluate and recommend policies leading to a higher employment rate  for people with disabilities.  Go to the ODEP website.   People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities have a horrible employment rate especially when it comes to finding jobs in […]

Autism Now – Information Center

Get the Latest About Autism – Autism Now The Arc of the US operates an Information Center called Autism NOW on it’s website.  It is full of great information about the condition, where to get help, the latest research and more.  Here’s the mission statement:   The National Autism Resource and Information Center will be […]

Family Resource Navigators

www.familyresourcenavigators.org Family Resource Navigators (FRN – formerly The Family Resource Network) serves parents in Alameda County and is based in San Leandro.   FRN’s purpose is to support and encourage the positive development of families of children with a disability or special health care need. FRN provides family-friendly information and training to help families access […]

Developmental Disabilities Council – Alameda County

  The Mission of the Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council – also known as the DD Council – is to advocate for the right of people with developmental disabilities to be assisted in the fullest development of their mental, physical and spiritual potentials, and the right to community living in the least restrictive environment. Program […]

Housing Consortium of the East Bay – Community Living

Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB) creates inclusive communities for individuals with developmental disabilities or other special needs through quality affordable housing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.   HCEB fulfills this mission by providing housing outreach and support services; developing affordable housing, partnering with other nonprofit and for profit companies to secure set-asides […]

DDHealthinfo.org – To Improve Health of Persons with I/DD

With a grant from the Department of Developmental Services, DDHealthInfo.org offers a wide array of on-line health information relating to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   The website is designed to assist physicians and other healthcare providers in caring for persons with developmental disabilities. It is also designed to support consumers with developmental disabilities […]