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The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP), a program of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, focuses on including individuals with disabilities in national service programs, such as AmeriCorps.

Other valuable national & local resources include:

ADA (American with Disabilities Act) is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. Disability is defined as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity." The determination of whether any particular condition is considered a disability is made on a case by case basis.

Disability.gov is the federal government's one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others. A collaborative effort among twenty-two federal agencies, DisabilityInfo.gov connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to actively participate in the workforce and in their communities.

Easter Seals Nebraska provides services to individuals with disabilities to help ensure equal opportunities in all types of activities. They also specialize in benefits planning for individuals with disabilities.

HETRA, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing individuals with disabilities physical and emotional therapy through interaction with horses and volunteer instructors in a number of activities.

League of Human Dignity is a Nebraska organization of people concerned about the rights and quality of life for people with disabilities. League members collaborate to ensure social, economic, and political equality for persons with disabilities.

National Organization on Disability (NOD) expands the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Job Accommodation Network provides information about employing individuals with disabilities and the ADA among a wealth of other topics, look no further than the. A free, professional consulting program hosted by West Virginia University.