Disability Resource Clearinghouse Introduction


Welcome to the Justice Center’s Disability Resource Clearinghouse where you can access information about disability-related programs, services, laws and regulations. This Clearinghouse links to resources from local, state, federal and national agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations. We seek to provide a wide-range of information that may be helpful to people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and advocates.  

Featured Resource

Employer Success Stories

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) supports employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified individuals with disabilities. Find examples of companies that have made disability diversity in the workplace a priority.

Recreation in New York State

The Department of Environmental Conservation welcomes all visitors to explore outdoor recreation on state lands and is committed to providing an ever-increasing range of accessible opportunities. Currently, visitors to accessible facilities can enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, canoeing, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, visiting historic assets, wildlife observation and camping at DEC campgrounds among many other recreational opportunities. 


If you cannot find the information you need, please call one of our Disability Navigators toll-free at 1-800-624-4143.  Relay users, please dial 7-1-1 or email us at infoassistance@justicecenter.ny.gov.  

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Health Care/Behavioral Health


Information and resources about health insurance programs in New York State are available on this website. 

Information and resources are provided about special dentistry for people with developmental disabilities in New York State.  

This guide provides information about how to safely manage, store and take medications.

This web-based tool allows New Yorkers to locate State certified substance abuse treatment programs in their region. The searchable listing includes availability of program, gender, age group, and location.

Information regarding health insurance options through the Individual Marketplace is available on this website.  

The Surrogate Decision Making Committee (SDMC) program, administered by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center),  is an alternative to the court system for individuals who lack capacity to provide informed consent, do not have a legally authorized decision maker to act on their behalf and are in need of non-emergency major medical procedures.  The SDMC program also handles end-of-life decision making for qualifying individuals.

Federal and National

The Health Promotion Resource Center provides current information and resources on a variety of  relevant health care topics for people with disabilities.

The CDC provides information and tools to help people with disabilities make healthy choices and prevent illness. Topics include: physical activity, obesity, smoking and breast cancer screening.

This CDC provides tools and health information for women with disabilities.

NCHPAD seeks to help people with disabilities and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more. 

The National Gateway to Self-Determination is a clearinghouse for resources, training, and information for promoting self-determination for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

SAMHSA ‘s Wellness Initiative promotes wellness for people with mental health and substance use conditions. Wellness strategies include nutrition, physical activity and weight management, wellness informed care and diabetes management.