- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of disabled individuals of all ages. In addition, NIDRR’s work helps to more fully integrate disability research into the mainstream of our nation’s policies regarding science and technology, health care, and economics.
- Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
Oversees programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training, and other individualized services. RSA's major formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation agencies to provide employment-related services for individuals with disabilities, giving priority to individuals who are severely disabled.
- National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
Provides a wide variety of disability related training resources locates, collects and distributes a wide variety of training materials such as participant and trainer manuals, videos, syllabi and curricula from publicly funded rehabilitation training programs for rehabilitation practitioners in state, federal and private agencies nationwide. These materials are not generally found in a traditional library.
- National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Collects and disseminates results of federally funded research projects. NARIC's literature collection, which also includes commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, averages around 200 new documents per month.
- RESNA - Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
RESNA is an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability. It's purpose is to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology by promoting research, development, education, advocacy, and the provision of technology and by supporting the people engaged in these activities.
- ARCA - American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
An organization of rehabilitation counseling practitioners, educators, and students who are concerned with improving the lives of people with disabilities. Its mission is to enhance the development of people with disabilities throughout their life span and to promote excellence in the rehabilitation counseling profession.
- NRCA - National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
NRCA advances rehabilitation counseling as a profession and dedicates itself to the pursuit of self fulfillment for all persons with disabilities. National Rehabilitation Association http://www.nationalrehab.org/ Advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities - it's mission is to provide advocacy, awareness and career advancement for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation.