|Your responsibilities as a caregiver are great. If your family member has a disability or develops a disability, the issues you face can be even greater. There are resources available to help. Many services are available free of charge. This section will help you to locate assistance and to see what may be available in your area.|
Disability.gov is a federal government website that provides access to information about disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits.
The site organizes resources into 10 topic areas:
- civil rights
- community life
- emergency preparedness
Specific state and local resources can be found by conducting a search using the "Information by State" menu/search.
The site is is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, in partnership with 21 other federal agencies. It is the result of an Executive Memorandum issued by President George W. Bush on August 28, 2002 as part of his New Freedom Initiative which directed federal agencies to work together to build a one-stop interagency web portal for people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and community members.