EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. (800) 514-0301

Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide including federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security benefits to employment to affordable and accessible housing.

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks assure appropriate care for patients who receive treatment through dialysis clinics and kidney transplant centers certified by Medicare. The Networks' responsibilities include: quality monitoring and improvement of the care ESRD patients receive, the collecting of data to administer the national Medicare ESRD program, providing technical assistance to patients who have ESRD and providers, and addressing patient grievances.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage. U.S. Department of Labor: (866) 487-9243

Office of Disability Employment Policy return-to-work toolkit.

Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work Program helps Social Security beneficiaries go to work while they keep their health coverage. This program is free, voluntary and available to most people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of a disability. (866) 968-7842

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.