Chapter 11: Rehabilitation and Independent Living


Section 6: Rehabilitation and Independent Living Information Sources


Commission on Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

A private, nonprofit organization that accredits programs in medical rehabilitation, adult day care services, assisted living, behavioral health, and employment and community services.

6951 East Southpoint Road
Tucson , AZ 85756

Voice: 

520-325-1044

Toll Free: 

888-281-6531

Fax: 

520-318-1129

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation is composed of the chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities in the States, District of Columbia, and the territories. These agencies constitute the state partners in the State-Federal program of rehabilitation services provided under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Council's members supervise the rehabilitation of some 1.2 million persons with disabilities.

1 Research Court, Suite 450,
Rockville , MD 20850

Voice: 

301-519-8023

Independent Living Research Utilization at TIRR

Email: ilru@ilru.org

A national center for information, training, research and technical assistance in independent living.

2323 S. Shepherd, Ste. 1000
Houston , TX 77019

Voice: 

713-520-0232

Fax: 

713-520-5785

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Email: ncrtm@usu.edu

The NCRTM is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and hosted by Utah State University. They serve the profession of vocational rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, and utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research and open dialog; and as a marketplace for career and staff development.

Utah State University
6524 Old Main Hill
Logan , UT 84322

Toll Free: 

866-821-5355

Fax: 

435-797-7537

National Council of State Agencies for the Blind, Inc. (NCSAB)

Email: ddenotaris@pa.gov

The NCSAB is an organization which seeks to maintain and support categorical services to blind citizens and to advocate for improved programs and quality services.

4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln , NE 68510

Voice: 

402-471-8100
402-471-8101

Fax: 

402-471-3009

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Email: ncil@ncil.org

The National Council on Independent Living is a cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents over 700 organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.

1710 Rhode Island Ave., NW, 5th Fl.
Washington , DC 20036

Voice: 

202-207-0334

TTY: 

202-207-0340

Toll Free: 

877-525-3400

Fax: 

202-207-0341

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Mailstop PCP-6038
Washington , DC 20202

Voice: 

202-245-7640

Fax: 

202-245-7323

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)

Email: info@nationalrehab.org

The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is a member organization that promotes ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with disabilities.

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
5900 Barclay Dr., P.O. Box 150235
Alexandria , VA 22315

Voice: 

703-836-0850

TTY: 

703-836-0849

Toll Free: 

888-258-4295

National Rehabilitation Hospital (MedStar)

National Rehabilitation Hospital specializes in treating persons with physical disabilities caused by spinal cord and head injuries, stroke, arthritis, amputation, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions.

National Rehabilitation Hospital (MedStar)
102 Irving St., N.W.
Washington , DC 20010

Voice: 

202-877-1000

TTY: 

202-877-1450

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

Email: naricinfo@heitechservices.com

The National Rehabilitation Information Center's online gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.

8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Landover , MD 20785

Voice: 

301-459-5900

TTY: 

301-459-5984

Toll Free: 

800-346-2742

Fax: 

301-459-4263

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association (ORA)

Email: ewatkins@okdrs.gov

ORA is an organization comprised of rehabilitation professionals employed in the field of vocational rehabilitation in both public and private capacities.

c/o Department of Rehabilitation Services
125 N Greenwood, Suite 200
Tulsa , OK 74120

Voice: 

918-382-7700 x222

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (ORC)

Email: thamrick@drs.state.ok.us

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council works to facilitate consumer education and empowerment, to assure services are of high quality, and to lead to employment of individuals with disabilities in the State of Oklahoma.

3535 N.W. 58, Ste. 500
Oklahoma City , OK 73112

Voice: 

405-951-3579

TTY: 

405-951-3579

Toll Free: 

800-569-7974

Fax: 

405-951-3532

Planting the Future - Langston University

A Rehabilitation Program for Agricultural Workers in Oklahoma. Those who qualify for this program have worked in an agricultural field in the last two years, Migrant or Seasonal Farm Workers, Minority Farmers/Ranchers, Meat-Packing and Cannery Employees. Or anyone who has a challenge or limitation that keeps him/her from working.

OKC Office - 4205 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City OK
Tulsa Office - 914 N Greenwood, Tulsa OK

Voice: 

405-962-1620 for OKC
918-877-8163 for Tulsa

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

Email webpage:

RESNA Technical Assistance Project provides technical assistance to state assistive tech projects authorized and funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998. Advises projects regarding advocacy, program management, universal design issues, state procurement actions and funding of assistive technology.

Credentialing Program provides assistive technology practitioner certificate for service providers primarily involved in analysis of a consumer's needs and training in use of a particular device.

The assistive technology supplier certificate is for service providers involved in the sale and service of commercially available devices.

1700 N. Moore St., Ste. 1540
Arlington , VA 22209-1903

Voice: 

703-524-6686

TTY: 

703-524-6639

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Center conducts research and training designed to enhance the rehabilitation outcomes of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

University of Arkansas
26 Corporate Hill Dr.
Little Rock , AR 72205

Voice: 

501-686-9691

Fax: 

501-686-9698

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.

400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington , DC 20202

Voice: 

202-245-7488

Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision

Email: jemoore@colled.msstate.edu

The mission of the RRTC is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.

Mississippi State University
PO Drawer 6189
Mississippi State , MS 39762

Voice: 

662-325-2001

TTY: 

662-325-8693

Fax: 

662-325-8989

Statewide Independent Living Council of Oklahoma (SILC)

Email: smaddem@oksilc.org

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services jointly prepare a state plan for provision of independent living services to individuals with disabilities. SILC works with regional independent living centers and other entities to promote implementation of the state plan for independent living.

3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 480
Oklahoma City , OK 73112

Voice: 

405-951-3581

Fax: 

405-951-3504