Resource Guides

Title: National Rehabilitation Information Center
Description: The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is an online gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.

Title: Bilingual Autism Resource Guide
Description: The Bilingual Autism Resource Guide is a free directory of Autism Web resources available in Spanish with site descriptions in both Spanish and English.
Source: EST

Title: Caregiving Across the States Interactive Database
Description: The National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has announced the addition of new and updated data in its on-line resource, "Caregiving Across the States."

The database includes a separate profile for each State and the District of Columbia. Profiles contain the State's background characteristics related to caregiving and aging, as well as information on publicly-funded caregiver support programs. The updated data is found in the "Selected State Background Characteristics" sections of the State Profiles.

This interactive database, accessible in map format on the FCA website, is a valuable resource to inform State administrators and policymakers about support programs for family caregivers of adults with chronic illnesses or disabilities. It also allows caregivers and service providers to access information they need to seek assistance and benefits for themselves or their clients.
Source: EST

Title: Social Security Fact Sheets
Description: This series of fact sheets (updated annually) covers topics related to Social Security, including work incentives, PASS plans, and benefits for youth turning 18.
Source: UM Rural Institute

Title: NYLN Resource Clearinghouse
Description: The National Youth Leadership (NYLN) Clearinghouse is a Web site where you can find materials related to youth empowerment. Documents have been made by young people, for young people. There are also some documents that young people and mentors have made together. Topics include:

o Education
o Employment
o Healthcare
o Disability
o History/Disability Culture
o Advocacy
o Policy
o International Exchange
o Documents from NYLN and KASA
Source: NYLN

Title: One Place for Special Needs
Description: The premise behind the One Place for Special Needs Web site is simple-- if we are all together in one place, we can become an enormous think tank of shared resources, knowledge and experience. From this Web site you can find families in your own neighborhood, add resources, disability organizations, events and discussion topics. You can also start your own online community or join existing groups for support and friendship.
Source: Oklahoma Alliance for Youth