Frequently Asked Questions

We often receive information requests on a popular topic, or one that may be pertinent to other patrons. The Frequently Asked Questions below may have just the answer you're looking for! If your question is not answered here, please send us a request and we'll answer within one business day. You might also try our toll-free information line or chat program to speak directly with an information specialist.

You’ve just finished meeting with the doctor. He or she shared information about a new diagnosis or condition. Maybe you’re the one now facing life with a disability (either permanent or temporary) or maybe you will be supporting a family member with a...
We suggest visiting the Pass It On Center, which is creating alist of national and state resources so that people with disabilities can get the affordable assistive technology they need, including computers. The Pass It On Center's website provides...
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation does not fund individual grants to students for the purpose of college or graduate level education. We recommend the following resources to find grants, scholarships, and...
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research funds approximately 250 projects each year, ranging from individual Switzer Research Fellowships to multi-year Model Systems. With the exception of the Switzer...
To learn more about your benefits, the following websites will provide the information and resources you will need: To learn what federal benefits you are eligible for and how to apply for them, please visit Benefits.gov. You can also visit Disability.gov...

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