Community Resources, Living Options & Residential Facilities, Transportation


Accessible Transportation Links

Project Action hosts an online comprehensive database of accessible transit services in the United States. The database of transit systems is supplemented with information on accessible tours and tour companies, accessible airport and other private shuttles, and accessible taxi services. This is helpful for exchange students and groups coming to the United States. Easter Seals Project ACTION promotes cooperation between the transportation industry and the disability community to increase mobility for people with disabilities under the ADA and beyond. They offer numerous resources, as well as training and technical assistance, in an effort to make the ADA work for everyone, everyday.

American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Recreation Therapy promotes healthy living and improved quality of life through restoring, remediating or rehabilitating in order to improve functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. The American Therapeutic Recreation Association Website is a professional meeting place that provides information on how to find a Recreation Services in your area, membership, and more.

Center for Independent Living (CIL) Management Directory

The CIL DIRECTORY lists independent living centers located in the U.S. and territories.

Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement

Welcome to UC Berkeley's website on the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement. Discover our rich collection of primary sources exploring the social and political history of the disability movement from the 1960s to the present. Investigate a related project on artists with disabilities.

Disabled Sports USA

DS/USA offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

DRM Webwatcher- Transportation

This website contains many links to information about ground and air transportation for travelers with disabilities.

Federal Transit Authority-Civil Rights & Accessibility

The Federal Transit Administration works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in support of their mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans. The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for civil rights compliance and monitoring to ensure non-discriminatory provision of transit services.

Financial Literacy Information for Young People with Disabilities

Research shows that low educational attainment, employment expectations and confusing governmental programs with conflicting eligibility criteria have resulted in many young people with disabilities not making a successful transition from school to postsecondary education, employment and independent living. This brief discusses various state and federal initiatives for individuals with disabilities and their families to become more economically self-sufficient, including descriptions of financial literacy programs and additional resources.

The Community Imperative

In 1979, the Center on Human Policy at Syracuse University wrote The Community Imperative, a declaration supporting the right of all people with disabilities to community living. The Center has reissued The Community Imperative in 2000 and invites endorsements from individuals and organizations.