Disability Awareness

Resources updated, May 2013 NICHCY receives many calls and emails each year from people looking for materials on disability awareness. People need these materials for many different reasons, from classroom instructional units, to Girl Scout information fairs, to school reports. This resource page (what's below) provides just a sample of selected materials available from different organizations. We also receive many requests for information about … [Read more...]

Resources Especially for Transportation Providers

October 2010Resources updated, April 2013 Accessible transportation is critical for people with disabilities to have the freedom to travel where, when, and how they choose.  Transportation holds a influential key in providing people with access to employment, health care, education, community services, and activities necessary for daily living.Transportation providers are obviously crucial in making accessible transportation happen. And there's … [Read more...]

Disability etiquette

Here’s a 56-page, easy-to-read, text-light resource from the United Spinal Association. It discusses many different disabilities and offers very good suggestions on disability etiquette.http://www.scribd.com/doc/6608875/Disability-Etiquette … [Read more...]

Disability etiquette: Engaging people with disabilities

This 6-page brochure provides guidance on common courtesies, how to interact with a person who uses a wheelchair or who has a service animal, and etiquette for engaging with people who have disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, blindness or visual impairment, speech impairment, and deafness or hearing impairment. (posted December 18, 2012)http://www.tndisability.org/system/files/u1/Disability_Etiquette.pdf   … [Read more...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.