The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) knows that obtaining the information you need to help you make informed choices is not an easy thing to do because there is so much information out there. That is why the first place we recommend is our library and information center known as the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC). You can think of NARIC as your "one-stop shop" for NIDILRR- disability related information. The first bullet item below will tell you what NARIC can do for you.
The other Websites listed below are some of the resources that we believe might be of interest to the various constituencies we serve. Wherever possible we have attempted to direct you to national disability-related websites and databases. These resources are just suggestions and are not to be viewed as being endorsed by NIDILRR or the U.S. Department of Education.
If you a question about any of the resources listed here, email NIDILRR's Webmaster
- Research and Statistics in the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR):
Statistics and data centers on disability sponsored by NIDILRR.
- In search of Disability Information:
Discover What the National Rehabilitation Information Center Can Do for You
The Premiere Database of Assistive Technology and Devices for People with Disabilities.
- Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) :
Facilitating the sharing of information between rehabilitation researchers in the U.S. and those in other countries.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living,:
Maximizing the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.
- Looking for a Disability Organization or Other Information:
Search the National Rehabilitation Information Center's (NARIC) Knowledgebase which is largely based on the now non-existent hard-copy version of the Directory of National Information Sources on Disability.
- The Americans with Disabilities National Network Centers:
Descriptions and Contact Information Provided by the National Rehabilitation Information Center.
Connecting the Disability Community to Disability Information.
An Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)-sponsored Free Cloud Library for Students with Disabilities.
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:
So That All May Read.
This Federal Citizen Information Center site still offers important consumer information and publications to help you make important life decisions.
- Disabled World:
An International Online Community for People with Disabilities.
- U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy:
Information and resources related to disability employment polcy by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- National Council on Disability:
An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.
- Rehabilitation International:
A global network of people with disabilities, service providers, researchers, government agencies and advocates promoting and implementing the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.
- National Council on Independent Living:
Founded in 1982, The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities.
- National Disability Rights Network:
Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities.
- National Center for Physical Activity and Disability:
Being Active is Good for Everybody.