GovBenefits.gov Highlights DisabilityInfo.gov
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In honor of the occasion, GovBenefits.gov is highlighting DisabilityInfo.gov, a valuable website managed by the U.S. Department of Labor. DisabilityInfo.gov is your online connection to a broad range of disability-related information and resources. As we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we encourage you to visit DisabilityInfo.gov, and subscribe to receive regular updates on topics such as job accommodations, assistive technology, accessible housing and transportation, work incentives programs and much more. Also, keep in mind that GovBenefits.gov has a number of programs for Americans with disabilities, such as the benefits listed below:

Centers for Independent Living for Individuals with Disabilities
Independent living services, available for persons with disabilities, aim to integrate these individuals into the mainstream American society by reaching them through local Centers for Independent Living. Some of the services provided by the Centers include: information and referral; independent living skills training; peer counseling; individual and systems advocacy; community planning and decision making; school based peer counseling, role modeling, and skills training; seeking employment opportunities; interacting with local, State and Federal legislators; and staging recreational events that integrate individuals with disabilities with their non-disabled peers. For more information, visit the Centers for Independent Living for Individuals with Disabilities.

Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)
The objective of DVOP is to develop jobs and job training opportunities for disabled and other veterans. For more information, visit the Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program.

Assistance for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Early intervention services are available at no cost for eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth to 3 years of age) and their families. Families of infants and toddlers who meet their state's eligibility requirements will receive a comprehensive evaluation and assessment and be assigned a service coordinator who will assist them. An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will also be developed outlining the child's needs up to age 3. Other fee-based services designed to meet the unique needs of the child may be provided on a state-by-state basis. For more information, visit the Assistance for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program.