The following local, state, and national resources might be helpful to you and your family.
- Project EMERGE – In collaboration with Vera House, the Project EMERGE videos are filmed in American Sign Language and provide information about domestic and sexual violence.
- Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (CENTRO) offers accessible public transportation.
- Disability Resources, Inc. provides dozens of links to disability-related information and services in New York State.
- New York State Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is a voluntary, collaborative organization representing Independent Living Centers throughout the State.
- New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) is a non-profit organization appointed by the Board of Regents to monitor/provide support to the state’s Independent Living Centers and promote the independent living philosophy.
- New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) promotes prevention and treatment services for chemical dependence and compulsive gambling.
- New York State Office of Children and Family Services promotes the well-being and safety of children, families, and communities.
- New York State Office of Mental Health provides information and resources on mental health.
- New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities coordinates and provides services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
- New York State Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities offers educational and vocational services for persons with disabilities.
- Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance: My Benefits is a quick and easy way for people in New York State to find answers to questions about New York State’s programs and services.
- ADAPT has a long history of organizing in the disability community and using civil disobedience and similar non-violent actions to achieve its goals.
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the largest national non-profit cross-disability member organization in the United States.
- Disability.gov is a user-friendly web site with links to information of interest to people with disabilities.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) The General Counsel is responsible for enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA) ensures non-discriminatory, equitable, accessible and safe public transportation, enhancing the social and economic quality of life for all Americans.
- The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s foremost consumer organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA impacts accessibility, public policy, research, public awareness, and service delivery related to hearing loss on a national and global level.
- Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance on independent living.
- National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy.
- United States Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
- Net Reach provides hundreds of links to disability resources.
- Americans With Disabilities Act Hot Links and Document Center is part of the Job Accommodation Network.
- Cornell University’s ADA and IT web site provides ADA and accessibility information and resources.
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law provides extensive information on the Olmstead Decision, including its background and implementation.
- CHAT (Communication Hope through Assistive Technology) assists youth with disabilities who communicate using technology to open their voices to the world.
Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education has a directory of accredited online colleges and information about how to arrange for accommodations.
- Lifeline Discount Telephone Service makes basic telephone service more affordable for income-eligible consumers.
- Onondaga County Community Resource Directory is a web site where you can search for Onondaga County community services.
- Onondaga County Government HELPLINE is a free resource that provides human services information and referrals.
- Onondaga County Network of Care for Behavioral Health provides information about a wide range of behavioral health services.
- Onondaga Public Library Special Technologies and Adaptive Resources (STAR) Program offers access to its catalog, the Internet, word processing, all print resources, and more through special technologies designed for use by people with disabilities.
- United Way of Central New York funded agencies page contains links to local human service agencies.
- Oswego County Businesses and Resources provides links to service providers and is a component of CareerOneStop.
- Oswego County Official Web Site provides information and links to Oswego County news and information.
- Oswego County Government is the Oswego County government home page.
- United Way of Greater Oswego County offers information and a list of Oswego County human services agencies.