is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a world of inclusion for people with health conditions and disabilities. ABILITY Build is our hallmark program which engages volunteers with health conditions and disabilities to build accessible low-income homes.
is the largest stand-alone resume bank for people with disabilities. We help companies fulfill their affirmative action compliance requirements and are committed to expanding awareness about this job site to as many companies as possible.
ABILITY Magazine is the largest magazine in the U.S. covering disability issues. We are an award-winning publication, distributed by Time-Warner, with a combined online and print readership of more than one million. For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability. From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury and celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on Health, Environmental Protection, Assistive Technology, Employment, Sports, Travel, Universal Design, Mental Health and much more. Our writers include MDs, PhDs, JDs, best-selling authors, U.S. Senators and advocates. Cover interviews consist of Movie Stars, TV Celebrities, U.S. Presidents, First Ladies and more.
Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The mission of Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is to assist individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to employment, independence, and community life. Various services are provided to accomplish each client's individualized goals, including a full array of vocational rehabilitation services, supported employment, and assistive technology.
Informational Videos about the Infant Learning Program
Alaska Epilepsy: An Online Resource for Parents
Under Project Access, a website resource was launched in 2009 for parents of children/youth with epilepsy in Alaska. It includes basic information about the types, causes, and triggers of seizures; first aid; Seizure Action Plans and other tools; information about and links to national and state resources; and guidance to help parents work with their children's schools.
Alaska Family Directory for Parents of Children with Special Needs
New Statewide collaborative website for Educational events that provides local learning opportunities to parents, professionals and educators related to disabilities.
The Alaska Family Directory is for parents, educators and others involved with children with special needs! Please go to this Department of Education and Early Development-funded website for a statewide calendar of Educational Opportunities.Bookshare™
is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Student memberships are currently funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
- Dramatically increases the accessibility of books
- A searchable online library
- Offers affordable membership, unlimited library privileges and a community of Members, Volunteers, parents, publishers and authors
Department of Health & Social Services- Infant Learning Program
The Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program is Alaska's leading resource on the first three years of life. The aim of the program is to strengthen and support families to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers with special needs.
Developmental Milestone Checklist
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities has put together a developmental milestone checklist to assist parents in monitoring their child's development. Learn the Signs. Act Early. Do you know all the ways you should measure your child’s growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a developmental problem, even autism. The good news is, the earlier it’s recognized the more you can do to help your child reach her full potential.
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
DBTAC Northwest was established by Congress to serve business, state and local government and people with disabilities as they work together to meet the challenges of disability and its impact on society. Our call center provides free consultation to questions regarding compliance with the ADA, and how to effectively respond to the formula driven process of accommodating the human condition in employment, accessibility, transportation, and access in the information age. Contact Us/Contactanos: 1-800-949-4232
The Asset Building Workgroup is working with a variety of stakeholders to develop financial literacy options that meet these needs. For information on financial literacy curricula and strategies to increase financial literacy, please click here!
The Lifeline project
The Lifeline project is part of the National Suicide Prevention Initiative, a collaborative, multi-project effort led by SAMHSA that incorporates the best practices and research in suicide prevention and intervention with the goal of reducing the incidence of suicide nationwide. Additional information about the project can be found in this Press Release
Navigating Medicare and Medicaid, 2005: Resource Guides for People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Their Advocates
The Kaiser Family Foundation today released new guides, prepared by Bob Williams and Henry Claypool of Advancing Independence and Jeff Crowley of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, that explain the role of Medicare and Medicaid for roughly 20 million children, adults and seniors with disabilities.
Partners in Policymaking
Is a project coordinated through the Governor's Council for Disabilities and Special Education and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Center for Human Development. Partners in Policymaking is a national model of leadership training for people with disabilities and their family members who wish to become leaders and advocates in the disability rights movement. This project identifies individuals from across the state who have not held a leadership position and helps them develop partnerships with people in policy making positions.
A program ATLA (Assistive Technology of Alaska) and funded by the Mental Health Trust Authority, which provides assistive technology (AT) equipment to beneficiaries across Alaska who experience sensory impairments such as blindness, low vision, deafness, or hard of hearing to increase their quality of life and improve independent living needs.
Self Determination Toolkit
“Teaching Self-Determination in Alaskan Schools: A Toolkit for Teachers” is a project sponsored by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. The kit has been developed for teachers, parents, students and other professionals who are interested in promoting self-determination within home, school and community settings.
Stone Soup Group
Parent training & Information Center for special education in Alaska. Sign up for their free newsletter!