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LOCAL AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.  
Nonprofit provider of educational training and career services for those with disadvantages including disabilities.

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries 
Strives to achieve full participation in society of those with disabilities and special needs. Operates accessible apartments, provides job support, radio reading and visual services.


STATE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Assistive Technology of Ohio 
Educates and helps disabled Ohioans obtain assistive technolgy. This equipment is to help people function independently at home, school and work.

Disability Resources Monthly Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
A voluntary non-profit organization that disseminates information to help people with disabilities live independently.

Governor's Council on People with Disabilities 
Charged with advising the governor and general assembly about disability issues. Also educates and advocates. 

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council  
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC) is a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Provides links to disability resources.

ORCLISH  
A statewide project which maintains adaptive equipment that can be borrowed by Special Education Regional Resource Center people.

Red Treehouse
An online resource for families and professionals to find assistance for children and young adults, prenatal through age 25.

VOICECorps Reading Service 
Formerly known as the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service, VOICECorps broadcasts 24 hours a day. To comply with copyright laws, only qualified recipients can access materials.


FEDERAL AGENCIES AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

askjan
JAN, the Job Accomodation Network, A service of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy.  Provides "free, expert and confidentail guidance on workplace accomodtions and disability employment issues."

Bookshare 
Online books for those with print disabilities, including bestsellers, created in 2002 by the non-profit Benetech. Available to qualifying individuals because of copyright laws.

Closing the Gap
Closing The Gap strives to provide the information and training necessary to locate, compare, and implement assistive technology. 

Disability Resources  
Monthly guide to disability resources on the Internet.  Information is disseminated by a voluntary, non-profit organization to help people with disabilities live independent lives.

Diability Rights Education and Defense Fund
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Their mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

Exceptional Parent Magazine  
Monthly magazine addressing all aspects of caring for children with disabilities.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

National Rehabilitation Information Center  
Provides current research and links for mental and physical disabilities and rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America  
"As an organization, we promote research and development, education, advocacy and the provision of assistive technology while at the same time supporting the individuals engaged in these activities."

Talking Pages
A non-profit audio book lending library for the visually impaired, developed in 2003 by Michael Page. The service is web-based.

U.S. Dept. of Justice: Americans with Disabilities Act  
Information and technical assistance on the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance 
Has large-print descriptions and photos, prices of various devices.

Woodbine House 
Books, DVDs and audio CDs about a wide variety of disabilities for children and adults.  Aimed at both professionals and lay people--many are available in Spanish.