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There are many organizations that work on behalf of disabled workers, veterans, children, families, etc. Use this list of links to get more information about a particular topic or organization.
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities helps parents and families educate themselves and their communities on childhood disabilities.
Some childhood disabilities can be prevented with early intervention. This page discusses how early intervention can help your child. Parents can also find valuable information in the answers to some frequently asked questions.
NICHCY has a list of key terms in special education that many parents may find helpful. Many of the terms appear in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), so it may be helpful for parents with children starting special education.
Sibling Support Project aims to help address the concerns of siblings of disabled people. Parents and families can use this website to connect with others in their community and find support. Additionally, the group has publications and newsletters for those interested.
Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit group that works as an advocate for service members with lasting injuries. World War I veterans began the group in 1920 to work toward common goals relating to their disabilities. Individuals can join local chapters, volunteer for the organization, work toward government assistance, and browse publications by exploring their website.
The U.S. Military has a job search site for wounded veterans. Employers can submit job postings to the site if they are interested in helping disabled veterans and wounded warriors. The "Military Skills Translator" tool can help veterans make the transition to civilian employment after returning from combat.
For People Interested in Working:
Disability.gov is a government-sponsored website that aims to help disabled people of all ages. This section of their website has resources and tools for those seeking employment.
The SSA's guide to working while disabled aims to help people recover from their disability and financial strains. Often times, the disability benefits are not enough to live on. If you can and want to work, use this resource.
More work programs are available through the Social Security Administration, including Ticket to Work. Their strategy helps disabled workers slowly get back to work and depending on earned wages rather than benefits.
The American Association of People with Disabilities is the largest non-profit organization in the United States that represents members with all types of disabilities. AAPD members get benefits including government advocacy, mentoring programs, employment opportunities, monthly newsletters, optional insurance policies, and discounts.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an office sponsored by the U.S. government to prevent discrimination in the workplace. The advocate for people with disabilities and have a complete overview of what exactly constitutes discrimination.
The National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives is a good resource for attorney and the claimants they represent.