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to the Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities,
American Indians experience the highest rate of disability of
any group in the United States, yet the Americans with Disabilities
Act specifically excludes tribes from coverage; there are also
few services for people with disabilities on reservations. These
web sites provide information about research and services for
Native Americans with disabilities.
- American Indian Rehabilitation
Research and Training Center (AIRRTC)
- The mission
of AIRRTC is to improve the quality of life for American Indians
and Alaska Natives with disabilities through research and training.
Its web site includes information about the Center's activities,
publications (check out the online newsletter), links, and related
- National Center
for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
- One of five
minority mental health research Centers sponsored by the National
Institute of Mental Health, the Center focuses on American Indian
and Alaska Native populations. The web site provides information
about the Center's activities, which include research, research
training, information dissemination, and technical assistance.
- The Native Elder Health
Care Resource Center
funded by the Administration on Aging, the Native Elder Health
Care Resource Center (NEHCRC) is a national resource center for
older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians,
with special emphasis on culturally competent health care. Its
web site includes a library, links, and related resources.
Services Administration (RSA) Programs - Vocational Rehabilitation
Service Projects for American Indians with Disabilities
- A brief
overview of the RSA program designed to provide vocational rehabilitation
services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on
or near Federal or State reservations.
- Resources in your state
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