Disability Resource Clearinghouse Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to the Justice Center’s Disability Resource Clearinghouse where you can access information about disability-related programs, services, laws and regulations. This Clearinghouse links to resources from local, state, federal and national agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations. We seek to provide a wide-range of information that may be helpful to people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and advocates.  

Featured Resource

Employer Success Stories

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) supports employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified individuals with disabilities. Find examples of companies that have made disability diversity in the workplace a priority.

Recreation in New York State

The Department of Environmental Conservation welcomes all visitors to explore outdoor recreation on state lands and is committed to providing an ever-increasing range of accessible opportunities. Currently, visitors to accessible facilities can enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, canoeing, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, visiting historic assets, wildlife observation and camping at DEC campgrounds among many other recreational opportunities. 

NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE?  

If you cannot find the information you need, please call one of our Disability Navigators toll-free at 1-800-624-4143.  Relay users, please dial 7-1-1 or email us at infoassistance@justicecenter.ny.gov.  

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Transportation

State

This site provides information about accessible public transit in New York City, including the Long Island Railroad, Metro North and New York City airports.

Information about safe and affordable public and private transportation opportunities for people with disabilities in New York City can be found on this website.  

DMV provides Information on eligibility, instructions and forms for parking permits for people with disabilities. 

A list of paratransit services for people with disabilities by county is available on this website.

Federal and National

DAV provides free transportation to Veterans Administration medical facilities for injured and ill veterans.  This transportation is coordinated by Hospital Service Coordinators around the country. A DAV Hospital Service Coordinator directory is available on the website. 

NADTC offers information on accessible transportation options, operates a technical assistance center for older adults and people with disabilities, and caregivers, and provides grants to support communities to expand accessible transportation.

TSA provides travelers with disabilities and medical conditions information about the security screening process and assistance available.     

The US Department of State provides information about traveling with disabilities, including each country's standards of accessibility for people with disabilities and guidelines for service animals, assistive equipment and medical considerations.

Information and resources regarding accessible transportation such as public transportation and air travel can be found on DOT's website.

Civil Rights

The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring civil rights compliance and monitoring to ensure that public transit services are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.