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 85756-9407



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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



Independent Living Research Utilization at TIRR

Independent Living Research Utilization at TIRR provides research, education and consultation in the areas of independent living, home and community-based services, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

1333 Moursund
Houston , TX 77030







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

The mission of the NCSAB is to promote through advocacy, coordination, and education the delivery of specialized services that enable individuals who are blind and visually impaired to achieve personal and vocational independence.

535 SE 12th Avenue
Portland , OR 97214



National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

2013 H St. NW, 6th Floor
Washington , DC 20006



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National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

The mission of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is to generate new knowledge and to promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, and to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities.

330 C Street SW, Room 1304
Washington , DC 20201





National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)

The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is the oldest professional member organization in the United States that advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities while also promoting high quality, ethical, and collaborative practice across the rehabilitation profession. NRA, comprised of counselors, educators, researchers, and diverse agents of community integration, is committed to continuously impacting and improving upon the multifaceted conditions, across their society, necessary to enhance quality of life of individuals with disabilities, their families, and communities.

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



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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



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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Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association (ORA)

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


918-382-7700 x222

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (ORC)

The mission of the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (ORC) is to facilitate consumer education and empowerment, to assure services are of high quality and lead to employment of individuals with disabilities within Oklahoma.

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



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.

Link to Agriculture and Applied Sciences:

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


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

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

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency. RESNA is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit membership association.

2025 M Street NW
Washington , DC 20036





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.

The University of Arkansas' Counselor Education and Supervision Program has more information on this.

University of Arkansas
100 Graduate Education Building University of Arkansas
Fayetteville , AR 72701



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 20202-2800



Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision

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



Statewide Independent Living Council of Oklahoma (SILC)

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.

6108 NW 63rd Street
Oklahoma City , OK 73132