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Society: Issues: Disabilities: Advocacy

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Advocacy, Inc.
An Austin, Texas based non profit organization that represents the disabled community, including special education.

Advocating Change Together
A member-controlled organization, run by and for persons with developmental and other disabilities.

American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

Associated Advocacy Center-Visions For The Future, Inc.
We are a nonprofit organization offering educational advocacy, consultation, training, and advocate referrals to parents of children with special needs ages 3-22.

Auto Workers Press
This site is created to specialize in disabled auto workers rights and to be an advocate for auto workers who are being discriminated against, on the basis of disability, by their employers.

Axis Disability Rights Website
Articles, videos, recommended readings on Disability Rights, Inclusive Education,Euthanasia, Abuse, Injustice and other related topics.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Laws
Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability.

Bear's Society
About a self advocate who is currently People First President in Ridgecrest, California, making a difference.

The Blind Children's Fund
Resources to aid in the care and education of blind children.

Center For Education Advocacy
Special education advocate in Miami, Florida with emphasis on individualized services.

Center For People With Disabilities, Inc. - a 501-c-3 not-for-profit
The Center For People With Disabilities, Inc. website (dba: Center For People With Disabilities)is an Education and Resource website focusing on the areas addressed by the Center, which is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization incorporated in Texas, USA.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
A coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.

Council for Disability Rights
Advancing rights and enhancing lives for people with disabilities in Chicago, Illinois. Articles on advocating for yourself and coping with the system.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
An independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.

Dana Lear, Ph.D.
Berkeley special education advocate.

Disability - on the agenda
Disability rights in the UK.

Disability Advocacy
Articles and links to help people with disabilities advocate for themselves.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc.
A national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Disabled Peoples' International
A grassroots,cross-disability network with member organizations in over 110 countries, over half of which are in the developing world.

Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)
U.S. organization that advocates for personal choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice for people with disabilities.

Justice For All E-Mail Network
Formed to defend and advance disability rights and programs in the 104th Congress. One JFA goal is to work with national and state organizations of people with disabilities to get the word from Washington D.C. out to the grassroots.

LRM'S Place: Disability, Health Care, Advocacy...and More
Personal web site of public policy analyst Laura Remson Mitchell. Primary focus is on health-care reform and disability policy. Includes original articles and commentary as well as advocacy links.

Mental Disability Rights International
General information, standards, publications and witness website dedicated to advocacy for the rights of children and adults with mental disabilities.

NICHCY is a national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues, focusing on children and youth, birth to age 22.

Not Dead Yet!
Disability activists opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide.

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)
To ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.

Sprint Project Connect
A wireless phone donation and recycling program, to raise money and support for people with disabilities.

TASH - Disability Advocacy Worldwide
An international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

Washington Speech and Hearing Association
Advocates for the communicatively impaired, speech-language pathologists and audiologists.


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