Disability Resource Clearinghouse Introduction

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. 

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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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Recreation

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. 

The Inclusive Recreation Resource Center at SUNY Cortland provides information about inclusive recreation activities as well as training and technical assistance to promote and sustain participation by people with disabilities in recreation activities.  

Find Summer Camps/Educational Programs that are available in New York State for children and students with learning disabilities. 

Links on this page provide details on campgrounds, educational centers and other facilities that offer recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in New York State.

Find information on recreation programs in New York State for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  

The Access Pass permits residents of New York State with disabilities free or discounted use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Liberty Pass permits qualified New York State veterans with disabilities discounted use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the Office Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Once issued, the Lifetime Liberty Pass will never have to be renewed!

Find accessible facilities and adaptive events and programs in New York City Parks on this website.

Federal and National

Easterseals is one of the largest providers for recreation and camping services for people with disabilities in the United States.  This website provides access to their nationwide camp and recreation directory.

NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability 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. 

STRIDE Adaptive Sports is a non-profit organization that provides adaptive sport and recreation lessons to people with disabilities, focusing on youth and wounded warriors in three states, including New York.