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Resources & Links

Annotated Resource Pages

Continuum of Action

Parish Best Practices
A beginning list of social justice programs and actions

Disability Resources


Government Websites

Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
ADA regulates disability rights for: employment, public transportation, telecommunications, proposed design guides (structures in businesses and homes), education, healthcare, labor. housing, and parks and recreation.

This website is for people with disabilities and businesses; it contains links to agencies that manage the rights for people with disabilities; newsletters for people with disabilities and businesses. This law was created in 1990 and was amended in 2009; this website provides links to all of this law’s amendments.

Equal Opportunity Employment Commission - Disability Discrimination
EEOC has developed a wide range of fact sheets, question & answer documents, and other publications to help employees and employers understand the complex issues surrounding disability discrimination

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
This act covers children from birth to age 21. This website is great for understanding what rights children with disabilities have to receive accessible education.

Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)
UN body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.


Organizations

Attention Deficit Disorder Foundation
Provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives.

National Catholic Partnership on Disability
Works collaboratively to ensure meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the Church and society. Includes an online toolkit with webinar archive for parishes.

TASH: Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities
Promotes the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights.

United States Access Board: Disability Organizations
The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.


Education Resources

Disabled Students Program - UC Berkeley
Includes resources on teaching students with a variety of disabilities, including autism, chronic pain, hearing, learning disabilities, attention-deficit, limited manual dexterity, mobility impairments, psychological disabilities, speech impairments, and visual disabilities. This is also a great website to give as a reference to your own college disability office.

Do-It: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology
Project of the University of Washington. Promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in post secondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool. Download free publications.

Khan Academy
Not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. This is a wonderful tool to explore any subject in studies but is best for practicing mathematical skills. Good for grade school to college level studies.

Learning Disability Association of America
Largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico.  Creates opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. Includes resources for parents, teachers, college students, and the work place.

Reel Girls - Dis This Campaign
Reel Girls empowers young women with disabilities from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production.

Their "Dis This" disability justice media camp serves teen girls with and without disabilities, 

Visit their website to watch some of the videos created by the girls, including this video, "To Hear A Hand," a silent video poem told through American sign language, animation and images.

Ted Talk - Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

 


Link Disclaimer: The links above are provided as a resource. Their listing does not imply an endorsement by IPJC.


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