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- Rehabilitation/Assistive Technology
- Medical & Pharmacological
- Social Security
This comprehensive, federal website is designed to be a one-stop source of government information relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers, and service providers.
Wisconsin's one-stop service. Links to an alphabetical listing of all state agencies, legislature, licensure, business, health and human service and even lottery results and road/detour information.
USA.gov is a government website to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.
- Workforce Investment Act
This site includes links to various resources and up-to-date information on the implementation of the WIA in Wisconsin.
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
- Office of Disability Employment Policy (Department of Labor)
- Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
- State and Territorial Government Home Pages
- Vocational Rehabilitation State Offices
- One-Stop Toolkit for
Serving People with Disabilities
This website provides resources to those who are seeking to improve the services they offer in the area of employing people with disabilities and to support integration of these services within the One-Stop Center system.
Center on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)
This is a resource and information service designed to assist the efforts of the workforce development community in responding to the needs of job seekers with disabilities.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities and also provides information regarding ADA.
- Great Lakes ADA Center
This Region V Technical Assistance center provides technical assistance and training to businesses and people with disabilities regarding ADA and WIA.
Technical Assistance Program
This site offers ten regional centers that provide information and referral, technical assistance, public awareness, and training on all aspects of the ADA.
- U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page
Offers ADA background and an ADA information line for both general and specific information about ADA.
ADA Resources in the Workforce
Article from 1.800Wheelchair.com that includes a collection of resources/links.
The Disability Law Handbook
This handbook is a broad overview of rights and obligations under federal disability laws.
Job Center of Wisconsin
Provides a 'one-stop' service for employers to meet their workforce needs and job seekers to get career planning, job placement and training services. Post your resume and search the Wisconsin Job Service Data Base, Wisconsin State Job Openings, Nationwide Job Openings, and more!
- Job Seeking Skills & Job Leads
This website includes resources to help the customer answer the question: "How do I reach my career goal and find a job?"
- Virtual Business
This site has a list of resources for Wisconsin residents who are interested in small businesses.
- Office of Disability Employment
This Department of Labor web page contains information regarding accessibility, workers comp., worksite accommodations, etc.
- DVR Career Resource Guides For
Consumers and Staff
Includes information regarding assessment, career research, job seeking skills/job leads, and searching the internet.
National Labor Exchange
This website gives employers, free, a search of nationwide resume database, posting of unlimited jobs, setup for an automated resume search and more.
- Special Minimum
A sub-minimum wage may be available when employing people with disabilities.
This US Department of Justice web site contains information for employers.
This web site offers information, resources, and research connecting employers with qualified individuals who have disabilities.
- The Occupational Information Network
O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics.
Technical College System
WTCS has 16 technical colleges--with 46 campuses and numerous outreach centers throughout Wisconsin.
of Wisconsin System
The UW System consists of doctoral research universities, four-year universities, freshman/sophomore centers, and statewide extensions.
- Wisconsin Public School District
Contains basic information from each of the state's public school districts. Information includes district name, superintendent, address, phone, and fax numbers.
Educational Approval Board (EAB)
This site includes a link to the directory of authorized private post-secondary schools.
- National Public
National Center for Education Statistics searchable database of information on all school districts within the United States.
Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
Technological college for deaf students. One of the seven colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
- Gallaudet University's Home Page
Washington DC's school for the deaf.
- Scholarship Web Sites
This web page has links for several scholarship opportunities available on the Internet.
This site has the user complete a questionnaire and then uses the answers to match against a list of scholarships to identify scholarships for which the user may qualify.
This on-line application for financial aid reportedly takes only about two weeks for response.
Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education
This Department of Education website explains how to critically analyze which programs are appropriately accredited and will be of value (in addition to diploma/degree mills).
- Online Education Database (OEDB)
Compares schools objectively and quantifiably and identify the top accredited online colleges to foster transparency and the overall reputation of online education.
- University of Wisconsin System (UWS) Coordinators of Services for Students with Disabilities
- Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Key Contact Persons for Students with Disabilities
- Wisconsin Assistive Technology
WATI is a statewide project funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to help all school districts develop or improve their assistive technology services.
Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA Home Page)
Examine publications, a job bank, and conference details from RESNA.
RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioners (ATP)
and Assistive Technology Suppliers (ATS)
RESNA site which provides the ability to search for the names and addresses of ATP and ATS providers within the State of Wisconsin.
A resource directory of products and services for the disabled and healthcare professionals.
WisTech provides information on over 17,000 products and services: selecting, funding, installing and using assistive technology.
The Trace Center provides companies with information on how to make their products more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.
The premier source for information on assistive technology, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.
WisLoan is an alternative loan program to purchase assistive technology, adaptive equipment or make accessible modifications to their homes.
- Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
UniversaLink's Communication Technology Specialists have an in-depth knowledge of the latest equipment and technology.
Consumer Guide to Health Care
This guide from the Department of Health Services includes how to find free or reduced-fee health care (including dental.
- The Merck Manual -- Home Edition
Information on medical conditions. Provides both an index and a search feature that are easy to use in finding information.
This site contains a medical dictionary, a listing of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and information on diseases and treatments.
A medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information.
- Mayo Clinic Medicine Center
This site permits the user to search for information on various prescription drugs and obtain information concerning uses, precautions, side effects, and common dosages.
Got a question about a drug? On this page, you can obtain clear and objective information on thousands of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.
- Needy Meds
This site may be of particular interest for people who cannot afford to buy their medications they need.
- Health Square
Accurate, up-to-date information on the major FDA-approved prescription drug products.
A comprehensive and up-to-date drug information resource online (including Pill Identifier).
- Partnership for
Prescription Assistance (PPA)
Brings together pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and other health care providers to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage.
A free prescription-savings card for eligible residents of the United States who have no prescription drug coverage.
- National Association of
A joint effort with your local county government and a participating pharmacy to save an average of 20 percent on your prescription drugs.
Drugs reviews and comparisons, Brand/Generic name correspondence tool, PDR's Side effects index. The information is based on recent reviews and articles published in the medical literature and drug prescribing information approved by the US FDA.
Institute of Mental Measurements
This site contains on-line access to "The Mental Measurements Yearbook" and "Tests in Print". The site also contains links to a test locator and a test review locator.
- DSM-IV Diagnoses and Codes
(or) DSM-IV Diagnoses and Codes
These sites contain a listing of the DSM-IV diagnoses and codes.
This site is maintained by the University of Chicago. It provides considerable information on psychopharmacology.
A free encyclopedia of mental health information.
- Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
The National Mental Health Services knowledge exchange network.
- Social Security Work Site
Brings together employers looking for new workers and people with disabilities looking for employment (i.e., Ticket to Work program, work incentives, etc.).
- Social Security Disability Information
Information about the Social Security Disability program (including publications, handbook, employment support programs, etc.)
- Social Security Handbook
Summarizes information about the Social Security programs and contains brief descriptions of related programs. Covers the most common and helpful information.
Red Book: Social Security Work
Incentives For People With Disabilities
This site contains an on-line version of the "Red Book".
- DAWN -- Disability
Advocates: Wisconsin Network
DAWN is a statewide, cross-disability network of people who focus on the most important issues affecting all people with disabilities.
for Wisconsin, Inc. (RFW)
RFW is a statewide association of community rehabilitation programs and is dedicated to enhancing and promoting quality rehabilitation programs and services for Wisconsin citizens with disabilities or disadvantages.
Rehabilitation Association (WRA)
WRA is an organization that furnishes an opportunity for all persons and groups, public and private, to work together toward the improvement and extension of rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities.
to Disability Data
This website has been designed for use in research on disability in the United States.
Association of Persons with Disabilities Home Page
Links the disabled and supporters to current "leading edge" disability information via the various mediums of communication.
- Disability Resources
Collects informative links from around the world providing a current and comprehensive directory of resources (including transportation, ramps, lifts, elevators, transfer systems, etc.)
Information and Resources
Over 100 links/web sites of useful information which includes disability-related products and services from companies, and free prescription medicine information.
for the Mentally Ill
NAMI provides crucial information to persons affected by mental illness and their families and serves as their advocate on a state and national level.
Injury Association of Wisconsin
This site provides information, resources, education and advocacy related to traumatic brain injuries.
- Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS)
Offers a voluntary national certification program for both entry-level staff and experienced professionals working in brain injury services
This national organization works for children and adults affected by seizures through research, education, advocacy and service.
- Adolescents/Adults with Learning
Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders
National informational resource guide developed by the University of Georgia.
Deficit Disorder (ADD)
A site dedicated to ADD/ADHD and related issues.
Helping people with attention deficit disorder reach their full potential.
- University of Wisconsin Waisman Center
A research and training center dedicated to the advancement and knowledge about developmental disabilities.
- Physical Disability Programs and Information
An independent living center (ILC) is a consumer-directed, non-profit organization that provides an array of services.
to Selected Services for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired
This web site which is maintained by Wisconsin's Department of Health Services (DHS), Office of the Blind and Visually Impaired, is an excellent reference for anyone who needs information about resources to serve this population.
Deaf-Blind, & Hard of Hearing Services/Resources
Wisconsin's Department of Health Services (DHS), Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, provides resource information, support, and training for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing.
- DVR Representatives/Contacts for information on Services for Individuals who are Deaf, Blind or Deaf/Blind
- ReachOut Wireless
Government assisted wireless service offering a discount benefit (including the Lifeline and Link-Up America programs) to low income families and individuals via wireless services in place of older technologies like landline phone service.
A resource list of accommodations and related services by developed by Wisconsin's Dept. of Workforce Development.