Chapter 7: Information Sources

Section 2: Information Clearinghouses, Websites and Referral Programs

Subsection A: Information Clearinghouses

Center on Education and Training for Employment

Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education (ACVE) Archive - formerly known as ERIC. ERIC ceased operations in 2003 and information was archived at The Center on Education and Training for Employment.

The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
1900 Kenny Road
Columbus , OH 43210






As a national technical assistance center funded by the federal Department of Education, NCDB works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families.

141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point , NY 11050





Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The ERIC Clearinghouse for Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERICEC) was disbanded by the US Government as of December 19, 2003. This is an archive of the material available on that site at that time created by Hoagies' Gifted Education Page for general use, updated with current links wherever possible. The information contained in this archive is in the public domain.

HEATH Resource Center

The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Since 2000, the HEATH Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

HEATH participates in national conferences, training sessions, and workshops; develops training modules; publishes resource papers, fact sheets, directories, and website information; and fosters a network of professionals in the arena of disability issues.

2134 G St., N.W., Suite 308
Washington , DC 20052-0001

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Southwest ADA Center

The ILRU Southwest ADA Center is the Southwest's leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws. The Center is part of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the Department of Education.

The Southwest ADA Center serves a wide range of audiences who are interested in or impacted by these laws, including employers, businesses, government agencies, schools and people with disabilities. Expert staff members are available to provide training and publications and to respond to your inquiries via the toll free hotline 800-949-4232!

1333 Moursund
Houston , TX 77030



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National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

The NCRTM offers the vocational rehabilitation and education communities, grantees, researchers, trainers and practitioners the opportunity to gain visibility for their work, while contributing new knowledge to their specific fields.

103 W. Broad St., Suite 400
Falls Church , VA 22046

National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
800 Florida Ave. N.E.,
Washington , DC 20002

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

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



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United States Department of Labor

Several U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) agencies assist people with disabilities in seeking meaningful work and succeeding once on the job. DOL also advises employers on effective strategies for recruiting and retaining qualified people with disabilities, as well as educates federal agencies and federal contractors and sub-contractors about their obligations related to affirmative action and nondiscrimination in hiring.

200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington , DC 20210

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USA Services - National Contact Center

The USAGov Contact Center assists people with questions about federal agencies, government programs, services, and more. Formerly the National Contact Center, the USAGov Contact Center personalizes the award-winning service of Information specialists help customers navigate the complexities of federal, state, and local government to find the information they need.

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