CACIL is one of nearly four hundred Independent Living Centers (CILs) around the country that were created under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and funded by the taxpayers of America. These centers can be easily distinguished from other service agencies by the extent of involvement of people with disabilities. CILs have a majority of people with disabilities on their governing boards, and they hire qualified people with disabilities to fill management and service delivery positions.
2812 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Lansing, MI 48906

  Voice: (517)999-2760
    TTY: (800)649-3777
    Fax: (517)999-2767
  Email: info@cacil.org
Website: 
http://www.dncap.org/
 
 


 
By Portland Community College: the Office for Students with Disabilities. A Career and Employment Guide for Job Seekers and Employees with Disabilities and a Guide for Employers: How to Recruit, Interview, Hire and Accommodate People with Disabilities.
Office for Students with Disabilities
Portland Community College
P.O. Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280-0990

  Voice: (503) 977-4341
    TTY: (503) 246-4072
  Email: rjacobs@pcc.edu
Website: 
https://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/ES.nsf/vPages/HR_best_practice~Diversity_and_the_integrated_workplace~a-guide-for-job-seekers-with-disabilities-10-04-2014/$file/WORKWAY+JOB+SEEKER+GUIDE.pdf
 
 
The Center for an Accessible Society: Disability Issues Information for Journalists



 
The Center for an Accessible Society is a communication clearinghouse providing journalists credible information and quotable sources on national disability policy and independent living issues. The Center for an Accessible Society's goal is to focus public attention on disability and independent living issues. The project was funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research from October 1999 through May 2004.
The Center for an Accessible Society
1504 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92102

  Voice: (619) 232-2727
    Fax: (619) 232-2727
 
 


 
CDEL provides pro bono legal services through the combined efforts of a modest in-house staff and an active network of hundreds of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students from top law firms and academic institutions. In this way, CDEL services a dual mission: 1) To provide Cook County’s most deserving yet underrepresented individuals with access to high quality legal services; and 2) To foster pro bono culture throughout the Chicago area legal community.
79 W. Monroe Street
Suite 919
Chicago, IL 60603

  Voice: (312) 376-1880
    TTY: (312) 908-8705
    Fax: (312) 376-1885
  Email: info@probonocdel.org
Website: 
http://www.cdelaw.org/
 
 


 
The Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) is a community-based, non-residential center that is driven by the choice and direction of people with disabilities (consumers). CDE serves individuals of any age, with any disability, who are residents of Franklin and Delaware, Ohio counties. We help consumers develop highly personal Independent Living Plans, with self-set goals, priorities and timelines. CDE provides support and resources to enable consumers to meet their individual goals for living, learning, worshiping, and playing alongside people who do not have disabilities.
Center for Disability Empowerment
670 Morrison Rd., Suite 200, Gahanna, OH 43230

  Voice: (614) 575-8055
    Fax: (614) 861-0392
  Email: info@disabilityempowerment.net
Website: 
http://www.disabilityempowerment.net/
 
 


 
The IDeA Center practices human centered design through research, development, service, dissemination and educational activities. The primary goal of the Center is to produce knowledge and tools that will increase social participation of groups like people with disabilities and the older generation, who have been marginalized by traditional design practices. Our research activities include systematic reviews, human factors research, usability studies in the field and laboratory, survey research, focus groups and ethnographic studies. Our development activities include architectural design, product development, information technology resources and organizational development activities. The Center produces many dissemination products in both traditional and digital forms and engages in public, university and continuing education initiatives.
378 Hayes Hall, School of Architecture and Planning
3435 Main Street
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214-3087

  Voice: (716) 829-3485 Ext. 329
    TTY: (716) 829-3758
    Fax: (716) 829-3861
  Email: idea@ap.buffalo.edu
Website: 
http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/idea/home/index.asp
 
 


 
The Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin (CILWW) advocates for the full participation in society of all persons with disabilities. Our goal is empowering individuals to exercise choices to maintain or increase their independence. Our strategy is providing consumer-driven services at no cost to persons with disabilities in Western Wisconsin.
2920 Schneider Avenue East
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751

  Voice: (715) 233-1070
	 (800) 228-3287
    TTY: (715) 233-1070
	 (800) 228-3287
    Fax: (715) 233-1083
  Email: cilww@cilww.com
Website: 
http://www.cilww.com/index.html
 
 


 
The Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin (CILWW) advocates for the full participation in society of all persons with disabilities. Our goal is empowering individuals to exercise choices to maintain or increase their independence. Our strategy is providing consumer-driven services at no cost to persons with disabilities in Western Wisconsin.
331 South Main Suite 6 (located in the Job Center)
Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868

  Voice: (715) 736-1800
	 (866) 419-1260
    TTY: (715) 736-1800
	 (866) 419-1260
    Fax: (715) 234-7821
  Email: cilww@cilww.com
Website: 
http://www.cilww.com/index.html
 
 


 
The Center for Independent Living of Mid-Michigan (the CIL) is dedicated to its mission of promoting and encouraging independence for all people with disabilities.
110 W. Michigan Ave.
Midland, MI 48640

  Voice: (989)835-4041
	 (800)782-4160
    Fax: (989)835-8121
  Email: info@cilmm.org
Website: 
http://dnmm.org/
 
 


 
Assisting individuals with disabilities to live independently, pursue meaningful goals, and have equal opportunities and choices.
606 N.W. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

  Voice: (218)824-5228
    Fax: (218)824-1421
Website: 
http://www.accessnorth.net/
 
 


 
Assisting individuals with disabilities to live independently, pursue meaningful goals, and have equal opportunities and choices.
118 E. Superior Street
Duluth MN  55802

  Voice: (218) 625-1400
	 (888) 625-1401
Website: 
http://www.accessnorth.net/
 
 


 
Assisting individuals with disabilities to live independently, pursue meaningful goals, and have equal opportunities and choices.
1309 East 40th Street
Hibbing, MN  55746

  Voice: (800)390-3681
	 (800)390-3681
    TTY: (218)262-6675
    Fax: (218)262-6677
Website: 
http://www.accessnorth.net/
 
 


 
Assisting individuals with disabilities to live independently, pursue meaningful goals, and have equal opportunities and choices.
115 Sixth Street S.
Walker, MN 56484-0728

  Voice: (218)547-2810
    Fax: (218)547-2812
Website: 
http://www.accessnorth.net/
 
 


 
Our Mission: To break down architectural and attitudinal barriers, build bridges to understanding, and create options and choices in the continuous process of empowerment of persons with disabilities.
632 Vine Street, Suite 305 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

  Voice: (513) 241-2600
    TTY: (513) 241-7170
    Fax: (513) 241-1707
Website: 
http://www.cilo.net/
 
 


 
The Center for Personal Assistance Services provides research, training, dissemination and technical assistance on issues of personal assistance services (PAS) in the United States.
Center for Personal Assistance Services, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences,
School of Nursing
University of California
3333 California Street, Suite 455
San Francisco, CA 94118-0612

  Voice: (866)727-9577
	 (415)502-7190
    Fax: (415)476-6552
  Email: pas@itsa.ucsf.edu
Website: 
http://www.infouse.com/center_for_pas
 
 


 
The Center for Universal Design (CUD) is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. Our mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance.
Center for Universal Design
NCSU College of Design
101 Leazar Hall
2230 Katherine Stinson Drive
Raleigh, NC  27695

  Voice: (919) 515-3082
    Fax: (919) 515-8951
  Email: cud@ncsu.edu
Website: 
https://www.ncsu.edu/ncsu/design/cud/
 
 


 
The Department of Civil Rights works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws and investigates and resolves discrimination complaints. It also provides information and services to businesses on diversity initiatives, equal employment law, procurement opportunities and feasibility studies, and joint venture/strategic alliance matchmaking.
Capitol Tower Building, Ste. 800
Lansing, MI 48933

  Voice: (517) 335-3165
    TTY: (517) 241-1965
    Fax: (517) 241-0546
  Email: mdcr-info@michigan.gov
Website: 
http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr
 
 


 
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), familial status (with regard to real estate transactions), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable military discharge, and sexual orientation.
Marion State Regional Office Building
2309 W. Main Street, Suite 112
Marion, IL 62959

  Voice: (618) 993-7463
    Fax: (618) 993-7464
Website: 
http://www.illinois.gov/dhr/Pages/default.aspx
 
 


 
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), familial status (with regard to real estate transactions), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable military discharge, and sexual orientation.
222 South College, Floor 1
Springfield, Illinois 62704

  Voice: (217) 785-5100
    TTY: (217) 785-5125
    Fax: (217) 785-5106
Website: 
http://www.illinois.gov/dhr/Pages/default.aspx
 
 


 
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces the Indiana civil rights laws and provides quality education and services to the public in an effort to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the State of Indiana.
100 North Senate Ave
Indiana Government Center North, Room N103
Indianapolis, IN 46204.

  Voice: (317) 232-2600
	 (800) 628-2909
    TTY: (800) 743-3333
    Fax: (317) 232-6580
Website: 
http://www.in.gov/icrc/index.htm
 
 


 
The Department of Civil Rights works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws and investigates and resolves discrimination complaints. It also provides information and services to businesses on diversity initiatives, equal employment law, procurement opportunities and feasibility studies, and joint venture/strategic alliance matchmaking.
Detroit Executive Office
Cadillac Place
3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600
Detroit, MI 48202

  Voice: (313) 456-3700
    Fax: (313) 456-3791
  Email: MDCR-INFO@michigan.gov
Website: 
http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr
 
 


 
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) is a neutral state agency that investigates charges of illegal discrimination, ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and strives to eliminate discrimination by educating Minnesotans about their rights and responsibilities under the state Human Rights Act.
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
190 East 5th Street, Suite 700
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

  Voice: (651) 296-5663
	 (800) 657-3704
    TTY: (651) 296-1283
  Email: Info.MDHR@state.mn.us
Website: 
http://mn.gov/mdhr/
 
 


 
The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. OCRC receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.
Rhodes State Office Tower,
30 E. Broad Street, 4th floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

  Voice: (888) 278-7101
	 (614) 466-5928
    TTY: (614) 753-2391
Website: 
http://crc.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. OCRC receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.
Rhodes State Office Tower,
30 E. Broad Street, 5th floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

  Voice: (888) 278-7101
	 (614) 466-2785
    Fax: (614) 466-7742
Website: 
http://crc.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. OCRC receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.
Akron Government Center
161 S. High Street, Suite 205
Akron Ohio 44308-1602

  Voice: (888) 278-7101
	 (330) 643-3100
    TTY: (330) 643-1488
Website: 
http://crc.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. OCRC receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.
Frank Lausche Building
615 W. Superior Avenue, Suite 885
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1897

  Voice: (888) 278-7101
	 (216) 787-3150
    TTY: (216) 787-3549
Website: 
http://crc.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. OCRC receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.
40 W. 4th Center, Suite 1900
Dayton, Ohio 45402-1857

  Voice: (888) 278-7101
	 (937) 285-6500
    TTY: (937) 285-6500
Website: 
http://crc.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. OCRC receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.
One Government Center
Room 936
Jackson & Erie Streets
Toledo, Ohio 43604

  Voice: (888) 278-7101
	 (419) 245-2900
    TTY: (419) 245-2900
Website: 
http://crc.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. OCRC receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.
Cincinnati City Hall Human Relations Commission
801 Plum Street, Room 158, Cincinnati, OH 45202

  Voice: (513) 352-2466
    TTY: (513) 852-3344
Website: 
http://crc.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), familial status (with regard to real estate transactions), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable military discharge, and sexual orientation.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 10-100
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  Voice: (312) 814-6200
    TTY: (217) 785-5125
Website: 
http://www.illinois.gov/dhr/Pages/default.aspx
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps people with disabilities receive quality services by advocating for their interests and helping them identify resources, understand procedures, resolve problems, and protect their rights in the rehabilitation process, employment, and home services. Individuals with a disability who want to receive or are receiving Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services or Home Services are eligible for CAP assistance. CAP can help people obtain answers to questions and resolve issues with VR services, the Home Services Program, Centers for Independent Living, or community rehabilitation programs and workshops. CAP can also provide some guidance and advice on employment issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title I.
100 N 1st St, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702

  Voice: (800) 641-3929
    TTY: (800) 641-3929
  Email: dhscap@dhs.state.il.us
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29978
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is established under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. CAP is not attached to the same department (Department of Workforce Development) as the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). CAP can: provide information and assistance to individuals who have a dispute with DVR; tell you if your complaint can be resolved without an appeal; assist you to negotiate or mediate an end to the dispute; if you wish to handle an appeal yourself, CAP can tell you how the appeal process works and what you need to do; advise you on how to word your appeal request whether you are doing the appeal yourself or with CAP's help; represent you in an appeal if their review of the case shows that your complaint has merit. If you want CAP to represent you, you should contact CAP before you file for an appeal.
2811 Agriculture Drive
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911

  Voice: (800) 362-1290
    Fax: (608) 224-5069
Website: 
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/cap.htm
 
 


 
Computers are tools that can provide solutions to many problems facing people with disabilities today. Closing The Gap, Inc. is an organization that focuses on assistive technology for people with special needs through its bimonthly magazine, annual international conference and extensive Web site.
526 Main Street
P.O. Box 68
Henderson, Minnesota 56044

  Voice: (507) 248-3294
    Fax: (507) 248-3810
Website: 
http://www.closingthegap.com/
 
 


 
CCDI is dedicated to advocating for the rights of all people with all types of disabilities. Whether it be at the local, state or federal levels, CCDI strives to keep our members informed of the most current disability rights issues and the ways they can help advocate.
3 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 1
Springfield, IL 62701

  Voice: (217)522-7016
	 (800)433-8848
    TTY: (217)522-7016
	 (800)433-8848
    Fax: (217)522-7024
  Email: ccdi@ccdionline.org
Website: 
http://www.ccdionline.org
 
 


 
The College of Employment Services was built with one idea in mind: that everyone deserves to lead a rich, rewarding life. Our online courses help employment services professionals work their way toward fulfilling careers in their field. And the job seekers they serve get the skilled, stable, trustworthy assistance they need to break down barriers to meaningful employment. Our curriculum helps employment professionals learn to guide individuals through the job search, matching, and retention process.

  Voice: (888)526-8756
  Email: directcourse@elsevier.com
Website: 
http://directcourseonline.com/courses/
 
 


 
The Coming Home to Work (CHTW) Program is Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment's (VR&E's) primary early intervention and outreach program. Through this initiative, all VR&E services are available to eligible servicemembers and veterans. Participants work with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to determine eligibility and entitlement to VR&E services. Once entitlement is established, the VRC and the servicemember or veteran will work as a team to decide which employment track is most suitable based on each participant's individual needs. VR&E's goal is to assist eligible service members and veterans obtain and maintain suitable employment that will not aggravate their disabilities. This program does not replace or conflict with medical treatment or military requirements.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

  Voice: (800)827-1000
Website: 
http://vetsuccess.gov/coming_home_to_work
 
 


 
This is part five of six videos by the National Service Inclusion Project about tips for communicating with people who have various disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

  Voice: (617)287-4300
    TTY: (617)287-4350
  Email: ici@umb.edu
Website: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oABbN-oBs7g&feature=relmfu
 
 


 
This is part four of six videos by the National Service Inclusion Project about tips for communicating with people who have various disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

  Voice: (617)287-4300
    TTY: (617)287-4350
  Email: ici@umb.edu
Website: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43N1FiRpo0&feature=relmfu
 
 


 
This is part one of six videos by the National Service Inclusion Project about tips for communicating with people who have various disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

  Voice: (617)287-4300
    TTY: (617)287-4350
  Email: ici@umb.edu
Website: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOtT-0IaAH0&feature=plcp&context=C41ff767VDvjVQa1PpcFM8rEFFcaSyS0XLRBIiNyFTRgjhsn9IO2c%3D
 
 


 
This is part six of six videos by the National Service Inclusion Project about tips for communicating with people who have various disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

  Voice: (617)287-4300
    TTY: (617)287-4350
  Email: ici@umb.edu
Website: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRpk5a454I4&feature=relmfu
 
 


 
This is part three of six videos by the National Service Inclusion Project about tips for communicating with people who have various disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

  Voice: (617)287-4300
    TTY: (617)287-4350
  Email: ici@umb.edu
Website: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrgkxD9ovLs&feature=relmfu
 
 


 
This is part two of six videos by the National Service Inclusion Project about tips for communicating with people who have various disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

  Voice: (617)287-4300
    TTY: (617)287-4350
  Email: ici@umb.edu
Website: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxHf3flHKpw&feature=relmfu
 
 
Community Connections of SW Michigan



 
Services offered by Community Connectons of Southwest Michigan include: teaching and empowering people with disabilities to make choices about living independently, controlling and directing their own lives and asserting their rights and responsibilities; providing information on disability-related topics and referrals to links with available services,agencies and products that can meet the needs of people with disabilities; bringing people with disabilities and other community members together to create improvements,opportunities, access and disability awareness through education; uniting people with disabilities by hosting monthly gatherings, offering encouragement and support,developing resources for each other, and sharing experiences; offering training to further develop skills needed to participate in all aspects of community life.Topics may include time and money management, organizational skills, communication, personal care, emergency planning and more.
1613 S. M 139
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

  Voice: (269)925-6422
	 (800)578-4245
    Fax: (269)925-7141
  Email: cil@miconnect.org
 
 


 
The Computer/Electronic Training Program (CAP) within the Department of Defense has created a new Online Training Module for Hiring Managers on how to recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities. This is the first in a series of online training modules. This module is designed to help you understand how simple and beneficial hiring employees with disabilities can be. After the training, you can take a short quiz to check your comprehension of the material that was covered in the training. If you provide your name and email address, they will provide you with a Certificate of Completion at the end of the quiz.

  Voice: (703)681-8813
    TTY: (703)681-3978
  Email: cap@tma.osd.mil
Website: 
http://cap.mil/NewsEvents/Training.aspx
 
 


 
Our focus is new homes. Not government buildings, restaurants, etc. (important as they are). Our goal is to make ALL homes visitable, not just “special” homes — to be at the party, meeting, and family reunion . . . not isolated. We narrow the emphasis from a long list of access features to the most essential: entering a home and fitting through the interior doors. So that widespread construction change is more likely to happen quickly.
Concrete Change
600 Dancing Fox Road
Decatur GA 30032 USA

  Voice: (404)378-7455
  Email: info@concretechange.org
Website: 
http://www.concretechange.org/about-us/
 
 


 
Lawyers at Howrey LLP, publisher of this Web site, have served the construction, infrastructure, engineering and architecture industry for decades. The lawyers used the knowledge and experience they gained in representing all facets of the construction industry in building this site.
Website: 
http://www.constructionweblinks.com/index.html
 
 
 

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