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Office on Disability

The Health and Human Services Office on Disability (OD) oversees the implementation and coordination of programs and policies that enhance the health and well-being of people with disabilities across all ages, races, and ethnicities. The Director of the Office advises the Secretary on disability policy issues. 

The Office plays an important role in breaking down barriers between and among HHS agencies so that their cooperation and coordination on projects related to improved health and wellness for persons with disabilities are successful.



Health Reform & Americans with Disabilities

Get answers to your questions about how the Affordable Care Act will give Americans with disabilities greater choices and more control over their health care.

Additional Resources


  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Federal Web Resources
  • State and Local Resources
  • Tribal Resources
  • Advocacy Resources

Community Integration

  • Disability Law
  • Accessibility
  • Emergency Preparedness Executive Order for Persons with Disabilities
  • Independent Living
  • President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
  • Recreation
  • Tax Facts
  • International


  • Youth with Disabilities Education
  • Adult Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation


  • Resources for Employees
  • Resources for Employers

Resource Locators

  • Find Disability-Related Information in your Community

Health and Human Services

  • Aging and Older Adult
  • Children and Youth
  • Disability Categories
    • Chronic Medical Disorders
    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Intellectual Disorders
    • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    • Physical Disorders
    • Sensory Disorders
  • Health and Wellness
    • Surgeon General’s Call to Action
    • Physical Fitness and Health
    • Reports/Fact Sheets
    • Women’s Health
  • Medicare/Medicaid Services


  • Homeownership
  • Universal Design

Information Technology

  • Federal Information
  • Non-Federal Information


  • Over the Road Travel
  • Travel by Air and Train
  • General Information 

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