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Agencies

Disability.gov
This is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about Social Security Benefits , Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation.

Technical Assistance Exchange
The U.S. Administration for Community Living, which includes the Administration on Aging, sponsors this Exchange to make information and resources available to states and community organizations. ACL is committed to supporting states' efforts to develop and sustain a person-centered, self-directed national long term supports and services system. This system should effectively assist consumers with identifying and accessing a range of home and community based resources that maintain individual independence. This website provides a forum to allow a diverse community of stakeholders involved in making changes to their long term services system to exchange ideas, knowledge, and best practices.

Administration for Community Living (ACL)
ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.

Medicare.gov
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Medicaid.gov
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

HealthCare.gov
The healthcare exchange website serves as the hub for the health insurance marketplaces for individuals to purchase health insurance. A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

United States National Library of Medicine
This is the world's largest medical library. It is federally funded by the National Institutes of Health and Department of Health & Human Services.

National Resource Directory (NRD)
NRD connects Wounded Warriors, active service members, families, and caregivers to federal, state, local, and online resources. Search or browse for housing, employment, healthcare, and other benefits and resources.

Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN)
EARN is a free service that connects employers looking for quality employees with skilled job candidates. EARN also offers assistance to employment service providers and jobseekers with disabilities. This includes providing jobseekers and service providers with job leads from employers specifically interested in including jobseekers with disabilities in their recruiting efforts. There is a special section for hiring veterans. EARN is an initiative funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) under the Department of Labor (DOL).

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
ODEP provides national leadership to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities while striving to eliminate barriers to employment. With the ultimate goal of increasing the number of people with disabilities who work, either as employees or entrepreneurs, ODEP provides policy analysis, technical assistance, development of innovative practices and strategies, and education and outreach to employers, employees and the disability community. Related to these efforts, ODEP also conducts a variety of employment-related programs and initiatives.

Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC)
EEOC enforces federal civil rights laws regarding job discrimination. EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies. In addition to litigation, the EEOC provides public education on diversity and job discrimination; publications for employers, employees, and agencies; and offers research and statistics in employment and enforcement of nondiscrimination policies.

Disabilities in Exchange Programs
The EMPOWER Program support two-way professional exchanges designed to bolster disability rights worldwide.