National Resource Guide

national resource guide

Explore support and resources across North America

This resource manual serves as a guidebook for navigating community, governmental and advocacy resources for people with special needs in select states. This is not an extensive or complete list of disability resources in the listed states. These resources were compiled from research, professionals and caregivers.

If you are aware of beneficial resources in your state that are not listed in this manual, please email info@muhsen.org.

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seema

SEEMA

SEEMA aims to advocate for mental health by way of educational workshops and support groups, providing access to professionals, as well as offering scholarships to encourage graduate studies in the field of mental health and social work. SEEMA embraces mental health illness by assuring those who request information and need mental health care referral have confidential access to the appropriate information and know how to obtain care. SEEMA’s mental health mission is to promote improved mental wellbeing for all individuals and families within our Muslim communities through education, support, and advocacy.

Website: seemamentalhealth.com
Contact: info@seemamentalhealth.com
Facebook: SEEMAdvocacy
Instragram: @seem advocacy

Naseeha

Naseeha

Launched in 2006, Naseeha is a telephone support line for young Muslims in North America, to talk about, and work through their issues with trained counsellors. Muslim Youth Helpline provides a confidential youth helpline for young Muslims to receive immediate, anonymous, and confidential support over the phone from 6 – 9 pm, Monday to Friday (Eastern Standard Time).

Website: naseeha.org
Contact: info@naseeha.net
Phone: 1 866 627-3342

Khalil Center

Khalil Center

Khalil Center is a community psychological and spiritual wellness center. Khalil Center’s approach emphasizes: psychological reconstruction, behavioral reformation and spiritual elevation. Khalil Center utilizes faith based approaches rooted in Islamic theological concepts while integrating the science of psychology towards addressing social, psychological, communal and spiritual health.

Website: khalilcenter.com
Contact: info@khalilcenter.com
Phone: 630-474-4414
Facebook: facebook.com/khalilcenter

nami

NAMI

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI HelpLine allows them to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support.

Website: nami.org
Contact: info@nami.org
Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Global Deaf Muslim

Global Deaf Muslim

GDM’s mission is to advocate for the advancement and inclusion of deaf Muslims in the Muslim Ummah and to raise awareness of deaf Muslims issues within the broader Muslim community

Website: globaldeafmuslim.org
Email: contact@globaldeafmuslim.org
Video Phone: 571.421.2998

The National Association of the Deaf

The National Association of the Deaf

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

Website: www.nad.org

Islam By Touch

Islam by Touch

Islam by touch is an organization which aims to make Islam accessible to the blind community. The organization’s current campaign is focused on producing and distributing copies of the braille Quran in English Translation for free.

Website: islambytouch.com

The National Federation of the Blind

Resources for individuals who are blind.

Website: nfb.org

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children. The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

Website: sites.ed.gov/idea/

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)

COPAA’s mission is to protect and enforce the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families. COPAA’s primary goal is to secure high quality educational services and to promote excellence in advocacy.

Website: copaa.org

EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Website: eeoc.gov

AbilityLinks

AbilityLinks.org

Web based community for job seekers with disabilities. This site provides employment opportunities in each state for persons with disabilities.

Website: abilitylinks.org/?pageid=506\

JAN

JAN- Job Accommodation Network

Source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Website: askjan.org

EARN

EARN- Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability

EARN supports employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified individuals with disabilities.

Website: askearn.org/about/what-we-do/

AbilityJobs

ABILITYJobs

ABILITYJobs / JobAccess has lead the way in helping companies find talented employees. We are the first and the largest employment site connecting job seekers, that happen to have a disability, with business, non-profits and government.

Website: abilityjobs.com

Social Security Admin

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Website: ssa.gov/careers/individualsWithDisabilities.html

Federal Government

Federal Government

The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. People with disabilities can be appointed to Federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A. Learn how to be considered for Federal jobs under the noncompetitive process.

Website: opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/

IATP

Illinois Assistive Technology Program (ITAP)

IATP’s mission is to increase access to and the acquisition of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services for individuals of all ages with disabilities. IATP provides AT information and services in the areas of education, employment, community living, and IT/ telecommunications.

Website: iltech.org

AIMCIL

AIM-CIL: The Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living

Empowers persons with disabilities to effectively control and direct their lives. The Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living provides leadership through training, community development and advocacy to enable persons with disabilities to fully participate in family, social and community life.

Website: aim-cil.org

Family Resource Center Disabilities

Family Resource Center on Disabilities

FRCD is here to help you learn about your Rights and Responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), make informed decisions about your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), obtain appropriate services for your child, communicate more effectively with school professionals, and come together with other parents who share your concerns and desires to make a difference.

Website: frcd.org