Government Agencies

Description: (formerly is an award-winning federal Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. With just a few clicks, visitors can find critical information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.

The Web site was updated in July 2009. The updated site contains new social media tools and is now easier to navigate and search.

The TARGET Center has a captioned video tour of the updated Web site:
Source: EST

Title: ETA DisAbility Online
Description: The Employment & Training Administration (ETA) Disabilities Program develops and implements workforce disability policy and program initiatives to address structural, programmatic, and systemic employment barriers for people with disabilities. The ETA Disabilities Program Web site provides links to employment and training resources and other employment-related information.

Title: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Description: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs' Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Web site provides information related IDEA and Individualized Education Programs (IEP's).

Title: Social Security Administration
Description: The SSA Web site contains information on all programs, online services, benefits information, research and data, applications online, and gateways to information for special populations.

Title: United We Ride
Description: United We Ride is an interagency federal national initiative that supports states and their localities in developing coordinated human service delivery systems. In addition to state coordination grants, United We Ride provides state and local agencies a transportation-coordination and planning self-assessment tool, help along the way, technical assistance, and other resources to help their communities succeed.

View the United We Ride Conferences, Events & Training Calendar at:

Title: GovBenefits: Your Benefits Connection
Description: is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.

- Use the Internet to connect citizens to government benefit program eligibility information

- Increase access to information, particularly for people with disabilities

- Reduce expense and difficulty of doing business with the government

- Continue to add programs to become the single source for Federal, state, and local government benefit programs

Are there government benefit programs available to help you? will help you answer that question. This online screening tool is free, easy-to-use, and completely confidential. They do not require your name, phone number, Social Security number, or any other information that could be used to identify you. You answer a series of questions about yourself, and then returns a list of government benefit programs you may be eligible to receive along with information about how you can apply.

Whether it's a direct payment, loan, insurance, training, or other services - there may be government benefit programs available to help you. To get started, go to the Web site listed above, choose either Locate Federal or State Benefits, Browse by Category, or Get Results by Questionnaire.
Source: EST

Title: Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Description: Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and creates policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.

The FHEO Web site contains information on the rights of people with disabilities.
Source: EST