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Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect at the UC Irvine School of Medicine (

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables (

Face to Face (800-842-4546

Give Back a Smile (800-773-4227)

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233)

Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Law Center (


ADA Basics (

Advocacy for Informed Choice (

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) (

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (

LGBT Legal Aid Forum Listserv

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (

National Empowerment Center (

Notice Concerning The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008

Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) (

PLAN - Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (

Road to Freedom (

Steve Gold's Treasured Nuggets of Information (


Assistive Technology

Best Hearing Aids For 2017 (

Center for Accessible Technology (

E-ssential Guide - Assistive Technology, A Parents' Guide

Funding of Assistive Technology through State Medicaid Programs

Independent Living Aids (

Supplemental Security Income and the Family Law Attorney: Using Creative Alimony, Child Support and Property Settlements to Maximize SSI, Medicaid and Create Funding for Assistive Technology



After DOMA: What it means for you (


Children's Health

100% Campaign (

Birth Injury Guide (

Child Care Law Center (

CHIP - Children's Health Insurance Program (

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (

Kids Data (

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (

Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care (

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) (




Developmental Disabilities

A Consumer's Guide to the Lanterman Act (pdf) (July 2001)

Ability First (

Autism Awareness Centre Inc (

"Autism Today" (

California Department of Developmental Services (

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (

CIRCL - Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living Resources(

EFA - Epilepsy Foundation of America (

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) (

Frank Lanterman Regional Center (

Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) (

NCLD - National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (

Our-Kids (

Regional Centers (

Regional Center Service Providers (

Special Needs Alliance (

Sprout (

Supported Life Institute (SLI) (

Suzie's Cerebral Palsy Homepage (

WarmLine Family Resource Center (

Westside Center for Independent Living (

Whispers of Hope (



America's Job Bank (

California Department of Rehabilitation (

California One-Stop Career Centers ( (

Employment - JOB access (

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (

JAN - Job Accommodation Network (

LEAD Center Launches National Employment First Policy & Data Platform (

NCWD/Youth - National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (

NSIP - National Service Inclusion Project (

How the ADA applies to businesses (

Toolworks (

U.S. Department of Labor (

U.S. Department of Education (

"Work Early, Work Often" Video Series Released by Youth Transitions Collaborative (

Worksupport (




Federal / State Laws

10 Things you need to know about the ADA (

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is pleased to announce the initial launch of (

Disability Related Information (

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (

EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (

FirstGov (

Medicare (

Medicare Options in California (

Quick Guide to the Federal Freedom of Information Act (

Social Security Administration (

Statistics - National (

Thomas (Library of Congress) (

U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)

U.S. Department of Education (

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services ACF - Administration for Children and Families (

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - Poverty Guidelines, Research and Measurement (

U.S. Department of Justice (

U.S. Department of Labor (

U.S. Department of Transportation (

U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (

U.S. Government Printing Office (

White House (

Your Right to Federal Records (


General Information

Legal Aid Association of California ( (


Health Benefits

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (

California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) (

California Department of Managed Health Care (

California Health Advocates (

California Healthline (

California Medicare Options (

California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (

Families USA Foundation (

The Health Consumer Alliance (

Healthy Families and MRMIB regulations (

Medicare (

Medscape (

What to do if I get Medi-Cal and Medi-Cal or just Medi-Cal and my doctor tries to charge me


Higher Education

AcademicInfo: Subject Guides & Online Degrees (

ADA Resource Center (

Adaptive Environments (

California Association for Post-Secondary Education and Disability (

California Department of Education (

College Autism Spectrum (

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (

Financial aid to attend college if you have a disability (

HEATH Resource Center (

Info page for people with intellectual abilities about ways to pay for college (

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI) (

New England ADA Center (

NewMobility (

On-Campus Outreach Project (

Scholarships for people with disabilities from

Test Prep Review (

Think College (

Transition to College (

UCLA Pathway program at for students with developmental disabilities (

U.S. Dept. of Education OCR, Office for Civil Rights (



Bazelon compilation of housing cases (

California Community Transitions Project (

California Housing Law Project (

California Independent Living Centers (

Concrete Change (

Designing Accessible Communities (

Easy Living Home (

Fair Housing Video Series (

Housing and Mortgages for People with Disabilities (

Housing Related Information on the Web (


Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs (

PG&E CARE Program (

Rebuilding Together (



Human Rights Watch (

Immigrant Eligibility for the major federal public assistance programs (

NILC - National Immigration Law Center (

Urban Institute - "The Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families" (


In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Americans with Disabilities for Attendant Programs Today (

California Community Transitions Project (

California Disability Community Action Network (

California In-Home Supportive Services Consumer Alliance (

Freedom Clearinghouse (

IHSS Providers (

IHSS Social Work Training Academy (

Independent Living Research Utilization (

In-Home Supportive Services Coalition (

Living Independently in Los Angeles (

National Senior Citizens Law Center (

Personal Assistance Service Council of Los Angeles (


Mental Health

2011 Mental Health Law manual (

Asian-American Mental Health On-Line Directory (

Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) (

California Coalition for Mental Health (

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (

The Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project (Justice Center) (

CSSP - The Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (

Forensic Mental Health Association of California (

The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) (

NAMI California - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, California (

NARPA - National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (

National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice (

National Empowerment Center (

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse (

Network of Care (

NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health (

PEERS - Peers Envisioning & Engaging in Recovery Services (



Through the Looking Glass (TLG) (


Social Security

Disability Benefits 101 (

Disability, Divorce, SSI and Medicaid (

Disability Information on Government Resources (

DRI – Disability Research Institute (

Government benefits (

How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits (

Medicare: 6 things you need to know now (attachments/2011-05-31MedicareMiniGuide.pdf)

The People's Guide to Welfare, Health, and Other Services (

Social Security Administration (

Social Security Disability Benefits: A Primer (

Social Security - Frequently Asked Questions (

Social Security - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (

Spotlight on Dedicated Accounts for Children ( or Cuentas Dedicadas Para Ninos (

Welfare Information Network (

What you need to know about your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) when you turn 18 (

Your rights under California welfare laws for people applying for or receiving aid in California (


Special Education

Administrative Office of the Courts, Education Division (

AchieveKids Kindergarten (

Building the Legacy: A Training Cirriculum on IDEA 2004 (

CADRE - Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (

California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers (

California Department of Education (

California Department of Education Special Education Division (

California Department of Education Special Education Division's newsletter (

A Composite of Laws (

California Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities (

Dandelion Parents (

Family Friendly Fun (

Impact: Feature Issue on Disaster Preparedness and People with Disabilities (

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI) (

ISER - Internet Special Education Resources (


PEER - Parents Engaged in Education Reform (

Protecting Students With Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities (

Special Education for Parentally Placed Private School Students (

Special Education News (

State High School Exit Exams: Working to Raise Test Scores (



Access San Francisco (

Fly-Rights: A Consumer Guide to Air Travel (

New Horizons for the Air Traveler with a Disability (

"Riding the Bus with My Sister," by Rachel Simon (

Supershuttle Settlement Agreement (

Travel for adults with developmental disabilities (

U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (

U.S. Department of Transportation (


Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association, Inc. (



Audio Version of the Official Voter Information Guide (

California Secretary of State Voters with Disabilities Information page (

California Voter (

County Election Officials Contact Information (

Easy Voter (

Election (non-HAVA) Voter Complaint forms (

Find Your Polling Place (

Go Voter: Make Voting Accessible for ALL (

HAVA Complaint Forms (

Help America Vote Act (

Polling Place Accessibility (

Smart Voter: Nonpartisan Election Information (

Voting Rights (