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Welcome: Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009)

In Memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Public Policy Fellows Tribute

Making Federal Policy: Overview

Role of Congress

Federal Budget Process

Key Congressional Committees, Subcommittees & Resources


House of Representatives

Legislative Resources

Key Executive Branch Agencies

Department of Education

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Justice
  • Civil Rights Division
       Disability Rights Section
       Educational Opportunities Section Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
       Special Litigation Section
       Voting Section
Department of Labor Department of Transportation Department of Veterans Affairs Related Resources

Key Independent Executive Branch Agencies

Key Federal Legislation for People with Disabilities and their Families

Disability Policy Framework

  • Part I
       Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
       Developmental Disabilities Assistance & Bill of Rights Act (DD Act)
       Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
       Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act)
       Social Security Act
       Ticket to Work & Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWIIA)
       Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

  • Part II
       Civil Rights
       Economic Security
       Emergency Preparedness
       Employment & Training
       Family Support
       Long Term Services & Supports
       Technology & Telecommunications

Judicial Decisions & Related Resources

Stakeholder and Constituent Organizations