Northwest ADA Center
The NW ADA Center serves Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. They offer consultation services (such as site surveys and trainings), technical assistance, resources, and many more things related to the ADA both locally and nationally.
Accessible Backyard Sanctuary
Information about how to create an accessible, sensory conscious backyard play area for kids.
Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE)
ACRE is a national membership organization for trainers and educators who work in the field of employment for people with disabilities. The website provides links to ACRE members across the country.
Center for Change in Transition
The Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS) is a Washington State Needs Project funded annually with federal resources from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The goal of CCTS is to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities in the state.
Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR)
CANAR is the foremost professional organization serving disabled American Indians/Alaska Natives in Indian Country. CANAR is the collective voice of our many tribal nations that honors and empowers American Indians and Alaskan Natives with disabilities through education and advocacy.
Disability History Museum
The Disability History Museum is a virtual project; it has no bricks or mortar. It aims to provide all site visitors, people with and without disabilities, researchers, teacher, and students, with a wide array of tools to help deepen their understanding of human variation and difference, and to expand appreciation of how vital to our common life the experiences of people with disabilities have always been.
Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our network of more than 160 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Our organization and 50 Affiliates raise a collective voice of positive change for people with disabilities in business. They promote disability inclusion by heightening awareness, advising corporations and sharing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.We expand opportunities for people with disabilities by helping companies invigorate their disability initiatives, explore best practices, incorporate culture changes, and realize positive business outcomes.
ExploreVR.org is a web application providing state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies easy and convenient access to a range of VR and related data for planning, evaluation, and decision-making efforts. VR staff can use ExploreVR portal to find information and data about public employment services in their own state and other VR agencies with respect to employment outcomes, agency partnerships, state demographics and other data points.
George Washington University
The George Washington University’s Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares you to become a competent and skillful Rehabilitation Counselor. GWU’s Rehabilitation Counseling degree encompasses a wide range of counseling theories and practices, including multicultural counseling, attitudinal and environmental barriers for people with disabilities, rehabilitation services, case management, medical and psychosocial aspects of disability, job placement and ethical standards for rehabilitation counselors.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
The purpose of NARRTC is to improve the quality of life, independence of life choices, and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families through relevant research, training, technical assistance, knowledge translation, development and demonstration activities.
Sight Connection for the Blind
Washington State resource for blind or low vision. They offer training, resources, in-person consultation, and a store where you can find adaptive aids.
US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (ACL)
All Americans—including people with disabilities and older adults—should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions. To help meet these needs, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created a new organization, the Administration for Community Living (ACL).
UW Center for Technology and Disability Studies (UWCTDS)
UWCTDS provides training, consultations, and technical assistance to businesses, government agencies, libraries, educational institutions, and service providers in assistive technology and accessible information and communication technology for people with disabilities.
Western Washington University Rehabilitation Counseling Program
The Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling offers a Master of Arts degree accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The program’s mission is “to prepare dedicated and qualified rehabilitation counselors who will partner with individuals with disabilities to enhance their lives, including self-determination, independence, meaningful employment, and full community participation.”
Center for Technical Assistance and Training (CTAT)
CTAT is a national training and consulting nonprofit organization, founded in 1988. Their expertise in professional and organizational effectiveness strengthens the skills of those who serve individuals facing barriers to economic opportunities, employment, and community inclusion.
Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)
KTDRR collaborates with the American Institutes for Research to support webcasts and a community of practice that examine issues and challenges around evidence-based practice and vocational rehabilitation (VR).
The Center is designed to research and spotlight the strategies and circumstances that produce optimal employment and career achievement for youth with disabilities. The Center is conducting six discrete studies on transition to employment topics, focusing on three groups of youth who tend to have the lowest employment outcomes: youth with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, youth with emotional or mental health disabilities, and minority youth with disabilities.
College of Employment Services
The College of Employment Services is an integrated, web-based curriculum designed for professionals who support people with disabilities and other challenges to find employment. Self-directed courses connect professionals with a nationally-recognized set of competencies for their field.
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)
CRCC sets the standard for quality rehabilitation counseling services through its internationally recognized certification program.
DTG-EMP Webinars on Job Development
DTG-EMP’s focus is on methodology for professionals; strategy, skills, techniques, and "how-to's;" and practical solutions for gaining and expanding job market share for those often excluded from the labor market.
Relias Learning offers online training to senior care, health and human services, corrections and law enforcement, and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations.
Southern Illinois University Rehabilitation Institute
The Southern Illinois University Rehabilitation Institute has developed a webcourse system to provide a new outlet where staff, professionals, consumers, and families can reach their continuing education courses and find all related materials.
The Summit Group
The Summit Group is a community committed to the professional education and training of Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluators and to the improvement of performance management within state vocational rehabilitation agencies.
Training Resource Network
Training Resource Network has been providing resources on community life for people with disabilities for over 30 years. From supported employment to transition, supported living to systematic instruction, we offer cutting edge practices that can be used by agencies, families, people with disabilities, and others.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)
The purpose of the RRTC is to conduct advanced research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities specifically to improve the employment outcomes of individuals with physical disabilities.
Vocational Rehab Orientation & Mobility Community Resources for COVID-19 NEW!
This page provides various information, ideas, and resources for promoting Distance Education during the COVID-19 pandemic
Washington Initiative For Supported Employment (WISE)
WISE promotes equitable employment for people with developmental disabilities through innovation, training,and technical assistance. The Learning Center provides online courses and training free to Washington State residents interested in services for people with disabilities.