Chapter 11: Rehabilitation and Independent Living
Section 6: Rehabilitation and Independent Living Information Sources
Commission on Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
6951 East Southpoint Road
Tucson, AZ 85756-9407
888-281-6531 Toll Free V/TTY
A private, nonprofit organization that accredits programs in medical rehabilitation, adult day care services, assisted living, behavioral health, and employment and community services.
Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
1 Research Court, Suite 450,
Rockville, MD 20850
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.
Independent Living Research Utilization at TIRR
2323 S. Shepherd, Ste. 1000
Houston, TX 77019
713-520-0232 Voice / TTY
A national center for information, training, research and technical assistance in independent living.
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)
Utah State University
6524 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6524
866-821-5355 Toll Free
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.
National Council of State Agencies for the Blind, Inc. (NCSAB)
4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68510-4844
402-471-8101 Voice 402-471-3009 Fax
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.
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
1710 Rhode Island Ave., NW, 5th Fl.
Washington, D.C. 20036
877-525-3400 Toll Free
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.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Mailstop PCP-6038
Washington, DC 20202
202-245-7640 Voice / TTY
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.
National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
P.O. Box 150235
Alexandria, VA 22315
888-258-4295 Toll Free
703-836-0850 Phone 703-836-0849 TDD
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 Hospital (MedStar)
102 Irving St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
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 Information Center (NARIC)
8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Landover, MD 20785
800-346-2742 Toll Free
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.
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association (ORA)
c/o Department of Rehabilitation Services
125 N Greenwood, Suite200
Tulsa, OK 74120
918-382-7700 x222 Voice
O.R.A. is an organization comprised of rehabilitation professionals employed in the field of vocational rehabilitation in both public and private capacities.
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (ORC)
3535 N.W. 58, Ste. 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
800-569-7974 Toll Free
405-951-3579 Voice / TDD
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.
Planting the Future - Langston University
4205 N Lincoln Blvd,
Oklahoma City, OK
914 N Greenwood,
405-962-1620 Voice for OKC
918-877-8163 Voice for Tulsa
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.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
1700 N. Moore St., Ste. 1540
Arlington, VA 22209-1903
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.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
University of Arkansas
26 Corporate Hill Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-686-9691 Voice / TTY
The Center conducts research and training designed to enhance the rehabilitation outcomes of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-7100
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.
Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision
Mississippi State University
PO Drawer 6189
Mississippi State, MS 39762
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.
Statewide Independent Living Council of Oklahoma (SILC)
106 E. Constitution, Bldg. 158
Norman, OK 73072
888-325-2409 Toll Free
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.
To correct, update or add resource listings notify:
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Public Information Office | Dana Tallon | Oklahoma Disability Resource Guide Editor