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RESOURCES

http://www.mi.DB101.org  - A Michigan-specific tool for determining how working will affect various disability benefits.  Highly recommended!

http://www.disabilityresources.org - A site that is dedicated to internet based disability resources.

http://www.atxchange.org/v3/home.php - ATXchange.org is a nonprofit, Michigan-based web site where people can buy, sell, trade, or give away assistive technology.

http://www.wnyil.org - The Western New York Independent Living Project has a “CIL Management Center” which offers publications, training materials, and other resources for CIL’s. Highly recommended.


www.FoundationCenter.org - Resources for fundraising, planning, etc.

Websites with disability statistics:

NCIL - National Council on Independent Living is a national membership organization that advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy

ADA Great Lakes - Provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Groundspring.org - Internet, email, and advocacy for nonprofits

NetworkForGood.org - Internet, email, and advocacy for nonprofits

History of IL - by Gina McDonald & Mike Oxford

ILRU - Independent Living Research Utilization is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance on independent living

IL Net - A collaborative project of the ILRU and NCIL focused on national training and technical assistance to strengthen the IL movement by supporting CIL's and SILC's directors, managers, and staff

AAPD - American Association of People with Disabilities is the largest nonprofit cross disability member organization in the U.S. It is dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 45 million Americans with disabilities


NOD - National Organization on Disability provides the latest in disability related news, information, and resources
Center for Self-Determination - Offers assistance to individuals and organizations that are attempting to change their systems of support based on the self-determination principles

ADAPT - Americans with Disabilities for Attendant Programs Today focuses nationally on promoting community-based living instead of warehousing people with disabilities in institutions and nursing homes

Not Dead Yet - Advocacy group opposing physician assisted suicide

WID - World Institute on Disability is a nonprofit research, training, and public policy center promoting the civil rights and full societal inclusion of people with disabilities