Resources and Links

Disability Resources
This page last updated 5/12/15

 

Book Suggestions from Karen J. Lee, SEEC’s Executive Director:

SEEC believes that everyone, including people with significant disabilities, are the directors of their futures. We embrace Person-Center Thinking and Planning as best practice for employing self-determination towards individual goals for a happy life.  Below are a few books on the subject that I believe would be of interest to people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the professionals in the disability field. 

 

  • Make the Day Matter! Promoting Typical Lifestyles for Adults with Significant Disabilities, Pamela M. Walker & Patricia Rogan, Brooks Publishing, 2007.
  • Implementing Person-Centered Planning: Voices of Experience, Edited by John O'Brien & Connie Lyle O'Brien, Inclusion Press Internatinal, 2002
  • Members of Each Other: Building Community in Company with People with Developmental Disabilities, John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien, Inclusion Press International, 2000
  • Self-Determination Across the Life Span: Independence and Choice for People with Disabilities, Deanna J. Sands, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Paul H. Brooks Publishing, 1996.

Websites and Resources
 

  • National Organization on Disability
    www.nod.org
     
  • The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    http://www.dol.gov/odep/welcome.html
     
  • The Job Accommodation Network
    www.jan.wvu.edu/english/homeus.htm
     
  • National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
    www.ncddr.org/
     
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    ADA HOME PAGE
    www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
     
  • The Maryland Association of Community Services
    http://www.macsonline.org/my/shared/home.jsp
     
  • National Council on Disability
    www.ncd.gov/
     
  • Social Security Administration Office of Employment Support Programs
    www.ssa.gov/work
     
  • Hadley’s Park
    www.hadleyspark.org/
     
  • Family NETworks (Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council)
    http://www.family-networks.org/
     
  • Cerebral Palsy Guide - Provides free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children across the United States and abroad affected by cerebral palsy.
    http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

  • www.specialneedskidsinfo.com  - Developed by a parent of a child with a developmental disability, this site provides parents in the DC Metro area with a comprehensive database of doctors and specialists who have experience with children with disabilities. The site includes articles, lists of where to buy special equipment and products, information about classes, and other resources.

  • Disability.gov is a user-friendly, award-winning federal website containing disability-related resources on programs and services to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. Visitors to the site can find critical information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.

  • http://www.mdod.maryland.gov/Employment%20and%20Training.aspx?id=534 - People who work and have a significant disability may qualify for this program which extends Medical Assistance health benefits to Maryland residents. The program gives individuals with disabilities the choice of being able to work while receiving health benefits through Medical Assistance. For information on eligibility requirements or to apply for the program, call 443-514-5034 (TTY: 1-800-637-4113), or email Michael Dalto at mdalto@mdod.state.md.us