The following is a list of links to organizations that provide valuable employment information. Clicking these links will open a new page in your browser - to return to the CforAT site, close the new page.
for Independent Living external link
The Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a national leader in helping people with disabilities live independently and become productive, fully participating members of society. The staff and board, most of whom have disabilities, are strongly committed to supporting others in their efforts towards self sufficiency. Since 1972 we have opened doors for over 200,000 people, who were traditionally viewed only as "patients", to help them leave institutions, set up independent living situations and hold jobs.
Technologies Program external link
CTP's mission is to increase employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities by providing training in Information Technologies in partnership with the business and rehabilitation communities.
for Independence external link
In these web pages you will find things that have helped me live a meaningful and productive life in spite of my disability. These things are low-technology aids, tips of knowledge, and my philosophy of life. It is all there for you to take or use what you need. My life would not have meaning if I did not know that someone, somewhere is learning from it, or using the benefit of a product of my creation.
Rehabilitation Information Center external link
For 20 years, the staff of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) has collected and disseminated the results of federally funded research projects. NARIC's literature collection, which also includes commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, averages around 200 new documents per month.
and Advocacy external link
The Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) Program was created by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights (DD) Act of 1975. P&As are required by the Act to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies to protect and advocates for the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities under all applicable federal and state laws.
Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind external link
The Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind and visually impaired through provision of rehabilitation training and relevant services such as: access to employment, education, government, media, recreation, transportation and the environment.
Access Foundation external link
Sensory Access Foundation is a private nonprofit which is dedicated to providing opportunities to people who are blind or visually impaired, through the use of access technology.
Wheelchair external link
Whirlwind Wheelchair International (WWI) is the communications hub of the Whirlwind Wheelchair Network of independent wheelchair-producing workshops in developing countries. Founded in 1989 as the Wheeled Mobility Center (WMC), WWI is dedicated to the social integration of people with disabilities throughout the world. WWI╣s primary goal is to develop a worldwide network of wheelchair inventors/designers, users, and manufacturers to address the need for wheelchairs in developing nations. WWI relies on wheelchair riders themselves to play the central role in all aspects of this effort.
Institute on Disability (WID) external link
The World Institute on Disability is a non-profit public policy center dedicated to the promotion of independence and full inclusion in society of people with disabilities. Founded in 1983 by leaders of the Independent Living/Civil Rights Movement for people with disabilities, WID is committed to bringing policy into action.