Resources

Living Independently – Resources for People with Disabilities.
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AAPD – American Association of People with Disabilities 
http://www.aapd.com/ 

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
http://www.ada.gov/ 

ADAPT – Americans with Disabilities for Attendant Programs Today
http://www.adapt.org/ 

APRIL – Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living
http://www.april-rural.org/ 

ARC – The ARC of South Carolina
Advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities.
http://www.arcsc.org/ 

ATBCB – Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board aka The Access Board
http://www.access-board.gov/ 

DOE – Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/ 

DOJ – Department of Justice
http://www.usdoj.gov/ 

DREDF – Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
http://www.dredf.org/ 

EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

· http://www.eeoc.gov/ 

HUD – Dept of Housing and Urban Development

· http://www.hud.gov/ 

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/Policy/IDEA/ 

ILRU – Independent Living Research Utilization
“National center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living”
http://www.ilru.org/ilru.html 

NCD – National Council on Disability
http://www.ncd.gov/ 

NCIL – National Council on Independent Living
Keeps all CIL’s and SILC’s informed of national issues (conference in Washington each year).
http://www.ncil.org/ 

OCR – Office for Civil Rights
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html?src=mr 

ODEP – Office of Disability Employment Policy
http://www.dol.gov/odep/ 

OSERS – Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/ 

RSA – Rehabilitation Services Administration
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html?src=mr 

RTCIL – Research and Training Center on Independent Living
http://www.rtcil.org/ 

Rehab Act – Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Most comprehensive Act governing programs for people with disabilities containing 11 different titles, and sections including section 504 preventing discrimination and Title VII which governs SILC’s and CIL’s.
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/reg/narrative.html 

South Carolina Access
Formerly SCSIS
An online information and referral source.
http://www.scaccesshelp.org/ 

SCAD – South Carolina Association of the Deaf
http://www.scadservices.org/ 

SCCB aka SCCOB – South Carolina Commission of the Blind
http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/ 

SCDDC – South Carolina Developmental Disability Council
http://www.scddc.state.sc.us/ 

SCDDSN – South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
http://www.state.sc.us/ddsn/ 

SCDHEC – South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
http://www.scdhec.net/ 

SCDHHS – South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.scdhhs.gov 

SCDMH – South Carolina Department of Mental Health
http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/ 

SCESC – South Carolina Departent of Employment Workforce
http://www.sces.org/ 

SCVRD – South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
http://www.scvrd.net/common/ 

TLG – Through the Looking Glass
Child, Parent, or Grandparent with disability or medical issue.
http://www.lookingglass.org/ 

TTW – Ticket To Work
http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10060.html 

508 Guide for Students
http://wiht.link/section508guide

WIIA – Work Incentives Improvement Act
http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10060.html