Resources

Employment Related

ADA

Job Accommodation Network (JAN): a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition to providing information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities, JAN provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Education Related

The HEATH Resource Center, located at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is the national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities. Support from the U.S. Department of Education enables the clearinghouse to serve as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other post-secondary training entities.

Adaptive Environments' web resources is used to inform people with disabilities about careers in design. The project, Building Careers in Design, was funded by a contract with the RSA National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center.

The site for FinAid has a disability resources page including financial aid strategies and scholarship opportunities.

Colorado has embraced online learning for K-12 students, offering fully-online schools for all grades, as well as blended-learning opportunities and supplemental programs. In the 2013-14 school year, more than 16,000 students took advantage of 56 full-time online schools. A pilot program introduced in 2014 took the integration of online learning even further, allowing Title I funds to follow students to their chosen online schools. Colorado is continually making strides to include even more K-12 students in the online opportunities available in the state, with many district schools and charter schools incorporating blended learning into their everyday curriculum. You can check them out here.

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/colorado/

Funding

Quality Mall's, an online resource for products and services that support folks with developmental disabilities, new section on Funding information.

Government

GOVERNMENT (federal and state) Federal website providing information on returning to work for individuals receiving Social Security based on disability .

Youth Related

The site for the National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD-Youth). This is a youth-led resource, information, and training center for youth and emerging leaders with developmental disabilities, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership and funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. 

The website of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability providing information on employment and youth with disabilities.

The website for the new coalition of corporations, nonprofits, academic institutions, and federal agencies, the Youth To Work Coalition. The Coalition's website is designed to help employers and students and will feature best practices, profiles of students and businesses, and a comprehensive guide of national and local mentoring and internship programs. 

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) funded by the U.S. Department of Education/OSEP to assist states in building their capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities. 

EEOC's website that contains information explaining the different types of job discrimination that young workers may encounter and suggested strategies they can use to prevent, and if necessary, respond to such discrimination. 
The site for the training program developed by Wells Fargo Bank with modules for youth and adults. A free copy of the CD can be requested by calling Wells Fargo at (866) 650-6228. It is also on the web if your computer will allow you to download the Macromedia Flash Player program. 

The Easter Seals site for information on youth with disabilities in the activities of mainstream organizations.

Advocacy Related

Mark Johnson, nationally recognized disability rights advocate, New Mobility Magazine's 2001 Person of the Year, and 2007 Betts Award Winner, created this new website dedicated to the pioneers of the movement and the people and groups making a difference. 

Autism Society of America Colorado Chapter

Attention Deficit Disorder Advocacy

Easter Seals Colorado

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado

Legal Center for People with DIsabilities and Older People

United Cerebral Palsy of Colorado, Inc.

General Information and Resources

American Association of People with Disabilities 

Disability Resources 

National Council on Independent Living. 

website for individuals with physical and sensory disabilities to come together through forums, a dating service, private chats, and blog. The members of Dating4Disabled can network internationally. Membership is free. 

LD Online , a website with information and resources for individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD. 

ARC of Arapahoe/Douglas

Denver Options

Developmental Pathways

Arapahoe Mental Health

Tri County Health Department