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This Web site is brought to you by ASPIIRE (service providers) and ILIAD (administrators), who represent two of the four IDEA Partnerships. The IDEA Partnerships are four national projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to deliver a common message about the landmark 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Americans with Disabilities, Disability Rights Laws
Consumer Information Center Department
577A Pueblo, CO 81009
313-326-2610 FAX

ADA Information Line
800-514-0301 voice
800-514-0382 TTY
Explains how civil rights of persons with disabilities are protected at work and in public places.

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Dinah Cohen - CAP Director Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program
5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22041
703-681-3976 VOICE/TTY
730-681-9075 FAX
Programs in each state provide information and assistance to individuals seeking or receiving services under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Administration for Children & Families
US Dept of Health & Human Services
Mail Stop - HHH 300-F 370 L'Enfant Promenade
SW Washington, DC 20447
Gathers, analyzes, and distributes information about mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities, which occur before the individual reaches adulthood.

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street
Washington, DC 20554

888-CALL-FCC (225-5322) Voice
888-TELL-FCC (835-5322) TTY
202-418-0232 FAX
Enforces ADA telecommunications provisions, which require that companies offering telephone service to the public must offer telephone relay services to individuals who use text telephones or similar devices.

National Council on Disability
1331 F Street NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004
202-272-2022 FAX
202-272-2074 TTY
Federal agency led by 15 members appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate. The overall purpose of the National Council is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all people with disabilities, regardless of the nature of severity of the disability; and to empower people with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and integration into all aspects of society.

US Department of Education Clearinghouse on Disability Information, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation.
Switzer Bldg., Room 3132 330 C Street,
SW Washington, DC 20202

202-401-2608 FAX
Provides information on federal disability legislation, funding for programs serving individuals with disabilities, and programs, and services for people with disabilities on the national and state levels.

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

D.C. Regional Office
PO box 14620 Washington, DC 20044-4620
TDD 202-208-7797
FAX 202-208-7741

400 Maryland Avenue SW Washington, DC 20202
877-521-2172 TTY
202-205-9862 FAX
Prohibits discrimination because of disability in programs and activities funded by the Department of Education. Investigates complaints and provides technical assistance to individuals and entities with rights and responsibilities under Section 504.

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

330 C Street, SW Room 3090 Switzer Building
Washington, DC 20202

202-260-0416 FAX
202-205-5637 TTY
Administers the Education of the Handicapped Act and related programs for the education of children with disabilities, including grants to institutions of higher learning and fellowships to train educational personnel. Grants to states for the education of children with disabilities, research, and demonstration.

US Department of Health and Human Services,
Administration on Developmental Disabilities

Commissioner Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Administration for Children & Family
U S Department of Health & Human Services
Mail Stop HHH 300-F 370 L'Enfant Promenade,
SW Washington, DC 20447

202-690-6904 FAX
Protects the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities under federal or state statutes. Provides legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies to individual problems, including those involving employment discrimination and accessibility issues.

U S Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Disability Rights Section - NYAV
Washington, DC 20530

1-800-514-0301 Voice
1-800-514-383 TTY
Coordinates the implementation by federal agencies of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in federally assisted programs and in programs and activities conducted by federal executive agencies.

US Department of Transportation

400 7th Street
SW Washington, DC 20590
202-366-9305 Voice
202-755-7687 TTY
202-366-9313 FAX
Enforces ADA provisions that require nondiscrimination in public and private mass transportation systems and services.

Excerpted from Virginia's College Guide for Students with Disabilities (2003 Edition).
Virginia Department of Education