Disability Support Resources

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. Consultants who understand the functional limitations associated with disabilities, and who have access to up-to-date information about accommodation methods, devices, and strategies answer calls.
US Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section
(202) 307-0663 Voice and TDD
(202) 307-1198, Fax
Disability Rights Section protects the rights of persons with disabilities under Titles I, H, and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and can be contacted to obtain information about the ADA.
Association on Higher Education and Disability
www.ahead.org - Many helpful links to different universities and programs, and to information on a range of specific disabilities.
National Association of the Deaf
(301) 587-1789, TTY
(301) 587-1778, Voice
(301) 587-1791, Fax
e-mail address:  NADlaw@nad.org
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) provides general information about deaf communities and Deaf Culture. NAD has a law center with attorneys who are familiar with specific laws that are related to accommodating deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. 
Post-secondary Education Programs Network
PEPnet provides technical assistance and information for institutions of higher education on serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Programs and internships can receive helpful technical assistance on designing and obtaining accommodations. Information useful in orienting instructors and supervisors to deafness is also available on this Web site. 
Rehabilitation Act -
The Rehabilitation Act is the Federal legislation that authorizes the formula grant programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance. It also authorizes a variety of training and service discretionary grants administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration.
United States Access Board - 
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.  Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design.  The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology.  It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.
Cerebal Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide is an organization whose goal is to raise awareness about cerebral palsy.  Through free information, financial options, and treatment information they support families and individuals affected by this developmental disorder.

Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC) Advocacy group that works to empower persons with disabilities to live independently.
Disability Network of Michigan- Collaborative organization representing 15 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the state.
Disability Resources for MichiganWeb site offering links to many resources for individuals with disabilities in Michigan.
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)- Works to build opportunities for people with disabilities so they may live fully integrated lives within their chosen communities, now and in the future.




Page last modified April 14, 2015