"The NCRTM is sponsored by Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and hosted by Utah State University. It serves the profession of Vocational Rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, & utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research & open dialog; and as a marketplace for career & staff development. NCRTM's mission is to advocate for the advancement of best practice in rehabilitation counseling through the development, collection, dissemination, & utilization of professional information, knowledge and skill. Initiatives developed under this rubric include: (a) training material publication & archive; (b) technical assistance in training development; (c) distance-based continuing education; (d) professional recruitment/employment services; (e) professional networking & forums; (f) applied research & data warehousing; and (g) special events & projects."
"The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR.). NARIC collects, catalogs, and disseminates the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of research projects funded by NIDRR. NIDRR funds more than 250 projects each year that conduct research on a wide range of issues including technology, health and function, independent living, and capacity building. The NARIC Web site is a 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."
"ARCA is an organization of rehabilitation counseling practitioners, educators, and students who are concerned with improving the lives of people with disabilities. Rehabilitation Counselors are counselors with specialized training and expertise in providing counseling and other services to persons with disability. Its mission is to enhance the development of people with disabilities throughout their life span and to promote excellence in the rehabilitation counseling profession. ARCA’s goal is to provide the type of leadership that encourages excellence in the areas of rehabilitation counseling practice, research, consultation, and professional development."
"Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, services, policies, laws and regulations. The site links to thousands of resources from many different federal government agencies, as well as state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country. Every day, new resources are added to Disability.gov’s 10 main subject areas: Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation. Please keep in mind that Disability.gov is an “information and referral” website, which means almost every time you select a resource, you will be directed to another website."
"The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services is to help provide the building blocks that Americans need to live healthy, successful lives. We fulfill that mission every day by providing millions of children, families, and seniors with access to high-quality health care, by helping people find jobs and parents find affordable child care, by keeping the food on Americans’ shelves safe and infectious diseases at bay, and by pushing the boundaries of how we diagnose and treat disease. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. To achieve our mission, we must always keep an eye on the future – to prepare for the next public health emergency, to pursue the next lifesaving cure, and to support the development of the next generation of Americans. But we must also frequently look closer at old programs and existing services and ask: What needs to be changed? How can we serve Americans better? What can be done less expensively, faster and more transparently?"