Disability Resources - Costa Mesa - Library

Disability Resources

The transition towards independence for young adults can be overwhelming, especially when searching to identify resources.

Check out some resources we find valuable that focus specifically on a few of the disabilities we support in the ILE program. We understand that these resources may only scratch the service of what’s available, so we will be adding to the list in the near future and invite you to continue to check back for more.

Ability Jobs

Ability Jobs
The Goal of JobAccess and abilityJOBS is to enable a person with a disability to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment.
abilityjobs.com

Getting Hired

Getting Hired
Use our job portal to connect with organizations nationwide, including many Fortune 500 companies, ready to hire job seekers with disabilities.
gettinghired.com

Spectrum Careers

Spectrum Careers
Find the right job on The Spectrum Careers. Use videos and pictures to build your resume and find job postings that utilize them as well
thespectrumcareers.com

Integrate Autism Employment Advisors

Integrate Advisors
Helping organizations identify, recruit, and retain qualified professionals on the autism spectrum
integrateadvisors.org

Autism Housing Network

Autism Housing Network
Bringing together the best ideas in housing for adults with autism and 
other intellectual / developmental disabilities.
autismhousingnetwork.org

The Arc

The Arc
The Arc is the nation’s leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and the premier provider of the supports and services people want and need.
thearc.org

Autism Speaks Housing

Housing & Community Living
The Housing and Community Living section of the Autism Speaks website contains several sections that will provide you with the information you need, help you search for housing options, and keep you informed of promising developments, resources, and news in housing and residential supports.
autismspeaks.org/family-services/housing-and-community-living

Autism Society

Autism Society
The nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
autism-society.org

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.
autismspeaks.org

Autism Support Network - Disability Resource

Autism Support Network
Free autism education and peer support community for adults, parents and children seeking information and support for ASD.
autismsupportnetwork.com/resources

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
The mission of ADDA is to provide information, resources and networking to adults with AD/HD and to the professionals who work with them. In doing so, ADDA generates hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD.
add.org

CHADD

Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is an organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to their informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.
chadd.org

LD Online

LD Online
LD Online is the world’s leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 250,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.
ldonline.org

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.
ldaamerica.org

LD Online

LD Online
LD Online seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
ldonline.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
ncld.org

International Dyslexia Association

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit education and advocacy organization devoted to issues surrounding dyslexia.
dyslexiaida.org

Headstrong Nation

Headstrong Nation
Headstrong Nation is a movement dedicated to a radical new approach to dyslexia. They empower adult dyslexics to own their dyslexia, to understand it, and to develop new ways of learning and working.
headstrongnation.org

Lime Connect

Lime Connect
Lime Connect recognizes that people with disabilities should be able to reach their goals and not be branded by their disabilities. Lime Connect is a a global not for profit organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement.
limeconnect.com