Advocacy & Public Policy
- Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.
- Bill Text
This website allows users to search text of bills and resolutions presented to Congress (currently or from the past).
- Council for Disability Rights
Advancing rights and enhancing lives of people with disabilities
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving
educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with
disabilities, and/or the gifted.
- Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities
The Council conducts its quality enhancement work both directly and through collaborative agreements and partnerships with other organizations, systems and coalitions, both public and private.
- Disability Advocacy Work With Networking (DAWWN)
Disability Advocates: Wisconsin Network
- Disabilities Rights Advocacy Group, Inc. (DRAG) -- Pennsylvania
A major lobbying force for curb cuts along City sidewalks, making Automated
Teller Machines (ATMs) accessible. Continually encouraging and monitoring the
private sector to upgrade their building facilities and make them accessible and
more user friendly to the disabled.
- Families USA Foundation
Organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable
health care for all Americans.
- Family Voices
A national grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs.
- International Network on Disability Creation Process
INDCP is an organism that has the objective to develop and disseminate knowledge centered on social change and optimum social participation of people with disabilities.
- Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA) - Australia
- National Council on Disability (NCD)
An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and
Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and
- National Rehabilitation Association
A member organization whose mission is to promote ethical and excellent practice
- Not Dead Yet
Disability activists opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide.
- Pacer Center: Legislative Information
Funded with private money, stays on top off legislative and policy information
of interest to families of children with disabilities.
- Project Action
An Easter Seals project to improve access to public transportation for people
- Project Vote Smart: Candidates and Elected Officials
This website allows users to view the following information on various politicians: Biographies; Campaign Finances; Issue Positions; Performance Evaluations; Voting Records.
- Wrightslaw / Special Ed Advocate
Has information about special education law,
education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Wrightslaw has
thousands of articles, cases, and free resources about dozens of topics.
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