ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. There's no place like home; and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. 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.
ADAPT in Denver
201 S Cherokee
Denver, CO 80223

  Voice: (303) 733-9324
  Email: adapt@Adapt.org
Website: 
http://www.adapt.org/main
 
 


 
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. There's no place like home; and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. 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.
ADAPT of Texas
1640 E. 2nd ST. STE 100
Austin, TX 78702

  Voice: (512) 442-0252
  Email: adapt@Adapt.org
Website: 
http://www.adapt.org/main
 
 


 
The AIDS Legal Council of Chicago exists to preserve, promote and protect the legal rights of men, women and children in the metropolitan Chicago area impacted by HIV. The Council provides direct legal services to people in need, educates the public about HIV-related legal issues, and advocates for social policies that ensure fair treatment for all people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Main Loop Office Suite 2110
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

  Voice: (312) 427-8990
    TTY: (312) 327-1983
	 (866) 506-3038
    Fax: (312) 427-8419
  Email: info@aidslegal.com
Website: 
http://www.aidslegal.com
 
 


 
The American Association of People with Disabilities(AAPD) organizes the disability community to be a powerful force for change- politically, socially, and ecnomically- and recognizes the value of working in broad coalitions to foster unity, leadership, and impact.
1629 K Street NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20006

  Voice: (800) 840-8844
	 (202) 457-0046
    TTY: (800) 840-8844
	 (202) 457-0046
    Fax: (202) 457-0473
Website: 
http://www.aapd-dc.org/
 
 


 
Through its members, AUCD is a resource for local, state, national, and international agencies, organizations, and policy makers concerned about people living with developmental and other disabilities and their families. Members engage in a range of interdisciplinary activities including: exemplary services for children, adults, and families; academic training; basic and applied research; training and technical assistance to schools, communities, and all levels of government; policy advocacy; program evaluation; dissemination of best practices and new information. AUCD programs also train the next generation of leaders in disability-related research, training, service delivery, and policy advocacy to insure that this essential work continues.
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 920 
Silver Spring, MD 20910

  Voice: (301) 588-8252
    Fax: (301) 588-2842
  Email: aucdinfo@aucd.org
Website: 
http://www.aucd.org/template/index.cfm
 
 


 
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.
107 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078 USA

  Voice: (704) 947-7779
    Fax: (704) 948-7779
Website: 
https://www.ahead.org/
 
 


 
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), located at Syracuse University, will build the premier organization to advance civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society by creating a collaborative environmentwith entrepreneurial innovation and best business practicesto foster public-private dialogue, and create the capacity to transform policy, systems, and people through inclusive education, the workforce, and communities.
900 S. Crouse Avenue
Crouse-Hinds Hall, Suite 300
Syracuse, New York 13244-2130

  Voice: (315)443-2863
    Fax: (315)443-9725
Website: 
http://bbi.syr.edu
 
 


 
The Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) is a community-based, non-residential center that is driven by the choice and direction of people with disabilities (consumers). CDE serves individuals of any age, with any disability, who are residents of Franklin and Delaware, Ohio counties. We help consumers develop highly personal Independent Living Plans, with self-set goals, priorities and timelines. CDE provides support and resources to enable consumers to meet their individual goals for living, learning, worshiping, and playing alongside people who do not have disabilities.
Center for Disability Empowerment
670 Morrison Rd., Suite 200, Gahanna, OH 43230

  Voice: (614) 575-8055
    Fax: (614) 861-0392
  Email: info@disabilityempowerment.net
Website: 
http://www.disabilityempowerment.net/
 
 


 
The Center for Personal Assistance Services provides research, training, dissemination and technical assistance on issues of personal assistance services (PAS) in the United States.
Center for Personal Assistance Services, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences,
School of Nursing
University of California
3333 California Street, Suite 455
San Francisco, CA 94118-0612

  Voice: (866)727-9577
	 (415)502-7190
    Fax: (415)476-6552
  Email: pas@itsa.ucsf.edu
Website: 
http://www.infouse.com/center_for_pas
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps people with disabilities receive quality services by advocating for their interests and helping them identify resources, understand procedures, resolve problems, and protect their rights in the rehabilitation process, employment, and home services. Individuals with a disability who want to receive or are receiving Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services or Home Services are eligible for CAP assistance. CAP can help people obtain answers to questions and resolve issues with VR services, the Home Services Program, Centers for Independent Living, or community rehabilitation programs and workshops. CAP can also provide some guidance and advice on employment issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title I.
100 N 1st St, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702

  Voice: (800) 641-3929
    TTY: (800) 641-3929
  Email: dhscap@dhs.state.il.us
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29978
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is established under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. CAP is not attached to the same department (Department of Workforce Development) as the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). CAP can: provide information and assistance to individuals who have a dispute with DVR; tell you if your complaint can be resolved without an appeal; assist you to negotiate or mediate an end to the dispute; if you wish to handle an appeal yourself, CAP can tell you how the appeal process works and what you need to do; advise you on how to word your appeal request whether you are doing the appeal yourself or with CAP's help; represent you in an appeal if their review of the case shows that your complaint has merit. If you want CAP to represent you, you should contact CAP before you file for an appeal.
2811 Agriculture Drive
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911

  Voice: (800) 362-1290
    Fax: (608) 224-5069
Website: 
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/cap.htm
 
 


 
CCDI is dedicated to advocating for the rights of all people with all types of disabilities. Whether it be at the local, state or federal levels, CCDI strives to keep our members informed of the most current disability rights issues and the ways they can help advocate.
3 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 1
Springfield, IL 62701

  Voice: (217)522-7016
	 (800)433-8848
    TTY: (217)522-7016
	 (800)433-8848
    Fax: (217)522-7024
  Email: ccdi@ccdionline.org
Website: 
http://www.ccdionline.org
 
 


 
Mission statement: "To empower Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to live more productive lives through education, advocacy, and community involvement."
128 N. Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Website: 
http://www.deafempowerment.org/
 
 


 
Designs for Change (DFC) seeks to improve the nations 50 largest urban public school systems, beginning in Chicago. DFC applies world-class research and policy analysis to develop reforms which address the most difficult problems facing urban schools.
814 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

  Voice: (312) 236-7252
    TTY: (312) 236-7944
    Fax: (312) 236-7927
  Email: info@designsforchange.org
Website: 
http://www.designsforchange.org
 
 
The Disability Network



 
The mission of The Disability Network is to promote freedom, choice, opportunity and equality for people with disabilities through advocacy, education and employment.
3600 S Dort Hwy. Ste. 54
Flint, MI 48507

  Voice: (810) 742-1800
    TTY: (810) 742-7647
    Fax: (810) 742-2400
 
 


 
Disability Network/Michigan is a collaborative organization representing 15 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the state. We facilitate collective work among our members; resulting in a strong and essential statewide voice striving to meet the needs of the 1.9 million people in Michigan who have a disability.
1476 Haslett Road
Haslett, MI 48840

  Voice: (517) 339-0539
    Fax: (517) 339-0805
Website: 
http://www.dnmichigan.org/
 
 


 
Disability Network Oakland & Macomb is a private non-profit, non-residential organization run for and by people with disabilities. Our Mission: We are committed to advancing personal choice, independence, and positive social change for persons with disabilities through advocacy, education, and outreach.
16645 15 Mile Road
Clinton Township, MI 48035

  Voice: (586) 268-4160
	 (800) 284-2457
    Fax: (586) 285-9942
  Email: info@dnom.org
Website: 
http://www.dnom.org/
 
 


 
We provide services to people with a variety of disabilities, including physical, neurological, psychiatric, learning, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. Whether you were born with a disability or acquired a disability later in life through accident, illness or through the aging process, you are welcome here. We are a resource for friends and family members of people with disabilities as well as community professionals and other human service providers.We provide services to local units of government and the business and non-profit communities by providing information, training, technical assistance and support in learning to be welcoming of people with disabilities as customers, clients, patrons, volunteers, or employees.
517 E. Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI  49001

  Voice: (269)345-1516
    Fax: (269)345-0229
Website: 
http://www.dnswm.org/
 
 


 
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. The mission of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. The vision of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund is a just world where all people, with and without disabilities, live full and independent lives free of discrimination.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94703

  Voice: (510) 644-2555
    TTY: (800) 348-4232
	 (510) 644-2555
    Fax: (510) 841-8645
  Email: info@dredf.org
Website: 
http://dredf.org/
 
 


 
The Disability History Project is a community history project and we welcome your participation. This is an opportunity for disabled people to reclaim our history and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles. People with disabilities have an exciting and rich history that should be shared with the world. Please email us about anything that you would like to see become part of the Disability Social History Project, including your disabled heroes, important events in disability history, and resources.
Website: 
http://www.disabilityhistory.org/index.html
 
 


 
This state office concentrates on helping improve the lives of Michigan's 1 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. Our mission is affirming the indisputable right of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons to secure effective communication. The Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DODHH) is part of the Michigan Commission for Disability Concerns (MCDC), within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG).
201 N. Washington Square, Suite 150
Lansing, MI  48913

  Voice: (517)335-6004
	 (877)499-6232
    TTY: (517)335-6004
	 (877)499-6232
    Fax: (517)335-7773
  Email: dodhh@michigan.gov
Website: 
http://www.michigan.gov/mcdc-dodhh
 
 


 
The Family Village is a web site for children and adults with disabilities, their families, and their friends and allies. Family Village brings together thousands of online resources in a organized, easy-to-use directory. The centerpiece of Family Village is the library, where visitors can find information on over 300 diagnosis. Visitors can also learn about assistive technology, legal rights and legislation, special education, leisure activities and much more.
The Family Village
Waisman Center,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2280

  Email: familyvillage@waisman.wisc.edu
Website: 
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/index.html
 
 


 
The focus of the Governor's Committee includes all disabilities. Six GCPD Members represent specific disability constituencies: alcohol and other drug abuse; blindness and visual impairment; deaf and hard of hearing; developmental disabilities; mental health; physical disabilities. The Governor's Committee is charged with the following duties: to advise the Governor and state agencies on problems faced by people with disabilities; to review legislation affecting people with disabilities; to promote effective operation of publicly-administered or supported programs serving people with disabilities; to promote the collection, dissemination and incorporation of adequate information about persons with disabilities for purposes of public planning at all levels of government; to promote public awareness of the needs and abilities of people with disabilities; and to encourage the effective involvement of people with disabilities in government.
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 1150
Post Office Box 7851
Madison, Wisconsin  53707-7851

  Voice: (608) 266-7974
    TTY: (608) 267-9880
    Fax: (608) 266-3386
Website: 
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/disabilities/Physical/gcpd.htm
 
 


 
The Indiana Governor's Council is an independent state agency that facilitates change. Our mission is to promote public policy which leads to the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society. This mission is accomplished through planning, evaluation, collaboration, education, research and advocacy. The Council is consumer-driven and is charged with determining how the service delivery system in both the public and private sectors can be most responsive to people with disabilities. The Council receives and disseminates federal funds to support innovative programs that are visionary, influence public policy, empower individuals and families and advocate systems change.
Indiana Government Center South, Room E145
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204t

  Voice: (317)232-7770
    Fax: (317)233-3712
  Email: GPCPD@gpcpd.org
Website: 
http://www.in.gov/gpcpd/
 
 


 
The Governor's Council on People with Disabilities exists to: advise the Governor and General Assembly on statewide disability issues; educate and advocate for: partnerships at the local, state and national level; promotion of equality, access and independence; development of employment opportunities; promote the value of diversity, dignity and the quality of life for people with disabilities; be a catalyst to create systemic change promoting awareness of disability-related issues that will ultimately benefit all citizens of Ohio.
400 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235-4604

  Voice: (614) 438-1391
    TTY: (614) 438-1391
    Fax: (614) 438-1257
Website: 
http://gcpd.ohio.gov/
 
 


 
The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council provides services to Native Americans in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. Mission Statement: The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council will support member tribes in expanding sovereignty and self-determination. Vision Statement: The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) will support member tribes in expanding self-determination efforts by providing services and assistance. GLITC will use a broad range of knowledge and experience to advocate for the improvement and unity of tribal governments, communities, and individuals. Throughout these activities, GLITC will maintain deep respect for tribal sovereignty and reservation community values.
2932 Highway 47 N - Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

  Voice: (800) 472-7207
	 (715) 588-3324
    Fax: (715) 588-7900
  Email: glitc@glitc.org
Website: 
http://www.glitc.org/
 
 


 
Health & Disability Advocates (HDA) is committed to protecting the rights of children, people with disabilities, and low-income older adults. These vulnerable populations need a range of services, supports and opportunities to lead fulfilling lives; reach their self-determined goals; and obtain financial security. HDA strives to help them by protecting and strengthening federal and state safety net programs like: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare and Medicaid. Through its various programs, extensive policy work, and direct client representation, HDA advances its national policy and advocacy agenda.
205 W. Monroe
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60606

  Voice: (312) 223-9600
    TTY: (866) 584-8750
    Fax: (312) 223-9518
  Email: hda@hdadvocates.org
Website: 
http://www.hdadvocates.org/index.asp
 
 


 
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602

  Voice: (312) 341-0022
	 (800) 537-2632
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (312) 341-0295
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
300 East Main Street
Suite 18
Carbondale, IL 62901

  Voice: (618) 457-7930
	 (800) 758-0559
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (618) 457-7985
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
235 South Fifth Street
P.O. Box 276
Springfield, IL 62705

  Voice: (217) 544-0464
	 (800) 758-0464
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (217) 523-0720
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
1617 Second Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

  Voice: (309) 786-6868
	 (800) 758-6869
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (309) 786-2393
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
Mission: The Independent Living Institute (ILI) is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples' freedom of choice, self-determination, self-respect and dignity. Our ultimate goal is to promote disabled peoples personal and political power. Towards this end we provide information, training materials and develop solutions for services for persons with extensive disabilities in Sweden and internationally. We are experts in designing and implementing direct payment schemes for personal assistance, mainstream taxi and assistive technology.
Independent Living Institute Arenavgen 63, 121 77 Stockholm-Johanneshov, Sweden

  Email: admin@independentliving.org
Website: 
http://www.independentliving.org/
 
 


 
The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. It is a program of TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research), a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities.
ILRU
2323 S. Shepherd, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas 77019

  Voice: (713) 520-0232
    TTY: (713) 520-0232
    Fax: (713) 520-5785
  Email: ilru@ilru.org
Website: 
http://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory
 
 


 
This web site was developed and established by people with disabilities for people with disabilities, their families, providers, directors of not-for-profit organizations [particularly Independent Living Centers (ILCs)], their staffs, and others interested in independent living. Independent Living USA.com is run and maintained by volunteers, and independent contractors. There are no multi-million dollar corporations or investors behind this web site. The aim of the site is to create a directory of resources for independent living, which will serve as a vehicle for helping individuals with disabilities to develop online business, and web related opportunities.

  Email: itodaynews@ilchv.org
Website: 
http://www.ilusa.com/
 
 


 
LCCIL is a disability rights organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities. We offer programs and services that promote a fully accessible society. We advocate that all persons with disabilities excercise their right to independence.
377 N. Seymour Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060

  Voice: (847) 949-4440
    TTY: (847) 949-0641
    Fax: (847) 949-4445
  Email: info@lccil.org
Website: 
http://www.lccil.org/
 
 


 
LifeMyWay is collecting stories from every corner of Illinois so that our voices can be heard. Our mission is to show you what we can do. Look at who we are, what we like and where we want to go in life. We believe in the importance of advocating for your needs, rights and opportunities; that the best quality of life for all persons with developmental disabilities can be achieved in the community with the right supports and services; and in the infinite power of sharing your story. This resource is also an action center in "the Social Challenge" campaign against the "r" word. To join this campaign, go to http://www.thesocialchallenge.org.
409 West Huron St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60654

  Email: info@lifemyway.org
Website: 
http://www.lifemyway.org
 
 


 
The Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns which includes the Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing responds to and advocates on behalf of Michigan's 1.9 million people with disabilities. This is done through information and technical assistance, disability rights training, working with the Michigan Business Leaders Network on employment for people with disabilities, coordinating the Michigan Youth Leadership Forum and conducting disability awareness and sensitivity training.
201 N. Washington Square, Suite 150
Lansing, MI  48913

  Voice: (517)335-6004
	 (877)499-6232
    TTY: (517)335-6004
	 (877)499-6232
    Fax: (517)335-7773
  Email: mcdc@michigan.gov
Website: 
http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/0,4613,7-138-28545---,00.html
 
 


 
Our goal is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) promotes, expands and protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy...We have experience in the following areas: discrimination in education, employment, housing, and public places; abuse and neglect; Social Security benefits; Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance; housing; Vocational Rehabilitation; HIV/AIDS issues; and many other disability-related topics.
129 West Baraga Ave., Suite A
Marquette, MI 49855-4644

  Voice: (866) 928-5910
	 (906) 228-5910
    Fax: (906) 228-9148
  Email: molson@mpas.org
Website: 
www.mpas.org
 
 


 
Founded in 1981, The Minnesota Legal Services Coalition (MLSC) is an association of seven Minnesota regional legal services programs. Formed to enhance cooperation and coordination, MLSC supports the regional programs that help low-income Minnesotans with a broad range of civil legal matters.
Midtown Commons - Suite #101B
2324 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114

  Voice: (651) 228-9105
    Fax: (651) 222-0745
  Email: statesupport@mnlegalservices.org
Website: 
http://www.mnlegalservices.org/
 
 


 
The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) is an agency that collaborates, advocates, advises and provides information to expand opportunities, increase the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities. Services are provided to individuals with disabilities and their families, the Governor and Legislature, government and private agencies, employers and the general public.
121 E. 7th Place, Suite 107
St. Paul, MN 55101

  Voice: (800) 945-8913
	 (651) 361-7800
    TTY: (800) 945-8913
	 (651) 361-7800
    Fax: (651) 296-5935
  Email: council.disability@state.mn.us
Website: 
http://www.disability.state.mn.us?agency=MSCOD
 
 


 
The National Alliance OF The DisAbled is an online informational and advocacy organization dedicated to working towards gaining equal rights for the disAbled in all areas of life. NAOTD believes that organizations which exist to serve persons with disAbilities, or make policies that affect them, should be governed and guided by persons with disAbilities. This is a basic principle of our organization, and for this reason NAOTD will always stay OF, BY and FOR the DisAbled.

  Email: turtle@dnaco.net
Website: 
http://naotd.wheelboat.com/
 
 


 
NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. It provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
National Council on Disability
1331 F Street, NW,
Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004

  Voice: (202)272-2004
    TTY: (202)272-2074
    Fax: (202)272-2022
  Email: ncd@ncd.gov
Website: 
http://www.ncd.gov
 
 


 
Mission: As a membership organization, NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy.
1710 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest/Fifth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

  Voice: (202)207-0334
    TTY: (202)207-0340
    Fax: (202)207-0341
Website: 
http://www.ncil.org
 
 


 
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States. Through training and technical assistance, legal support, and legislative advocacy, the National Disability Rights Network works to create a society in which people with disabilities are afforded equality of opportunity and are able to fully participate by exercising choice and self-determination. The National Disability Rights Network serves a wide range of individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, those with cognitive, mental, sensory, and physical disabilities by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
900 Second Street NE, Suite 211
Washington, DC 20002

  Voice: (202)408-9514
    TTY: (202)408-9521
    Fax: (202)408-9520
  Email: info@ndrn.org
Website: 
http://www.ndrn.org/index.php
 
 


 
We serve the nation as a central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and; research-based information on effective educational practices. Anyone can use our servicesfamilies, educators, administrators, journalists, students. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). Feel free to communicate with us in English or Spanish.
NICHCY
1825 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009

  Voice: (800)695-0285
	 (202)884-8200
    TTY: (800)695-0285
	 (202)884-8200
    Fax: (202)884-8441
  Email: nichcy@aed.org
Website: 
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/nichcy-resources/
 
 


 
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of Americas 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
888 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20006

  Voice: (202) 293-5960
    TTY: (202) 293-5968
    Fax: (202) 293-7999
  Email: ability@nod.org
Website: 
http://www.nod.org/
 
 


 
The goal of the Native American Family Empowerment Center Project is to assure access to appropriate services for Tribal families with children who have disabilities and other health impairments as determined by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). The primary method used to achieve this goal is to empower Native American families with the knowledge needed to work with schools and other health and human services agencies at the state and local level.
Great Lakes InterTribal Council
2932 Highway 47 N, P.O. Box 9
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

  Voice: (715)588-3324
	 (800)472-7207
    Fax: (715)588-7900
  Email: glitc@glitc.org
Website: 
http://www.glitc.org
 
 


 
Our staff provides information, referrals, and support to people with a wide variety of disabilities. We also work on a larger scale, helping governments, businesses, and other organizations make changes that improve life for everyone in the community.
415 East Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

  Voice: (231)922-0903
	 (866)869-8600
    TTY: (231)922-2359
    Fax: (231)922-2597
  Email: bnewhouse@charterinternet.com
Website: 
http://disabilitynetwork.org/
 
 


 
The Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS) is an independent state agency and the federally and state designated Protection and Advocacy system and Client Assistance Program for people with disabilities in the State of Ohio. The mission of OLRS is to protect and advocate, in partnership with people with disabilities, for their human, civil and legal rights...OLRS provides information about advocating for the rights of people with disabilities through the agency's publications and advocacy resources. OLRS also offers advocacy services that are free and confidential. Services range from information and referral, to mediation and negotiation, to legal advocacy.
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5923

  Voice: (614)466-7264
    TTY: (614)728-2553
    Fax: (614)644-1888
Website: 
http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org
 
 


 
The Open Doors Organization (ODO) was founded in 2000 for the purpose of creating a society in which all persons with disabilities have the same consumer opportunities as those without. We aspire to teach businesses how to succeed in the disability market, while simultaneously empowering the disability community.
2551 N Clark Street, Suite 301 Chicago, IL 60614

  Voice: (773)388-8839
    Fax: (413)460-5995
Website: 
http://opendoorsnfp.org
 
 


 
Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517

  Voice: (800) 555-9140
  Email: info@pva.org
Website: 
http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer
 
 


 
The mission of the Family Resource Center on Disabilities is to improve services for all children with disabilities as their families. This mission is implemented through: parent education on the rights of their children to gain the necessary knowledge to secure these rights; parent training on self-advocacy to enable them to gain the necessary skills to be their childs best advocate; training of parent leaders, to enable them to train and educate other parents in their own community; systems advocacy to effect positive change in policy making agencies which impact children with disabilities and their families; family support and service linkage to enable families to keep their family member at home; minority outreach to reach and serve underserved minority populations. The philosophy of the Family Resource Center on Disabilities supports the concept of parent to parent information and parent to parent training, and parent/family empowerment.
20 East Jackson Blvd.
Room 300
Chicago, Illinois 60604

  Voice: (312) 939-3513
    Fax: (312) 939-7297
  Email: info@frcd.org
Website: 
https://frcd.org/
 
 


 
The mission of the Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center is to build upon families' strengths, empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities.
Family Matters Parent Training & Information Center
1901 S. 4th St., Ste. 209
Effingham, Illinois 62401

  Voice: (217) 347-5428
	 (866) 436-7842
    TTY: (217) 347-5428
    Fax: (217) 347-5119
  Email: info@fmptic.org
Website: 
http://www.fmptic.org
 
 


 
The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families and service providers in Indiana the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.
1703 South Ironwood Drive
South Bend, Indiana 46613

  Voice: (574) 234-7101
	 (800) 332-4433
    Fax: (574) 234-7279
  Email: insource@insource.org
Website: 
http://insource.org/index.htm/
 
 


 
Michigan Alliance for Families and Michigan Alliance - PTI provide information, support and education to families of children and adults with disabilities from birth to age 26 who are in the educational system. The purpose of the projects are to increase the involvement of families in their children's education and the educational system in general. Please note that the contact information here is for all Michigan counties except the Tri County - Wayne, Oakland, Macomb Counties.
1819 South Wagner Road P.O. 1406
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1406

  Voice: (800)552-4821
	 (734)994-8100 Ext: 1590
  Email: info@michiganallianceforfamilies.org
Website: 
http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org
 
 


 
Michigan Alliance for Families and Michigan Alliance - PTI provide information, support and education to families of children and adults with disabilities from birth to age 26 who are in the educational system. The purpose of the projects are to increase the involvement of families in their children's education and the educational system in general.
Michigan Alliance for Families
c/o Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit 3111 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48208

  Voice: (800)552-4821
	 (313)557-8780
Website: 
http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org
 
 


 
discapacitados abrindose caminos (d.a.c.) is a non-profit organization based out of Minnesota that is solely dedicated to the challenge of disability as it affects Latino families. discapacitados abrindose caminos (people with disability; opening paths in life) is committed to stabilize basic needs, provide timely and culturally sensitive listening, address the families priorities, and communicate and respond in ways meaningful to the family.
621 Marie Ave
South Saint Paul, Minnesota 
55075-2347

  Voice: (651) 293-1748
    Fax: (651) 293-1744
  Email: Discapacitados@qwestoffice.net
Website: 
http://www.daccentrofamiliar.org
 
 


 
The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437

  Voice: (952) 838-9000
	 (888) 248-0822
    TTY: (952) 838-0190
    Fax: (952) 838-0199
Website: 
http://www.pacer.org/
 
 


 
The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide, nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD works through the coalition efforts of the 48 parent and professional disability organizations which comprise the Coalition.
165 West Center Street, Suite 302
Marion, OH 43302-3741

  Voice: (740) 382-5452
	 (800) 374-2806
    TTY: (800) 374-2806
	 (740) 382-5452
    Fax: (740) 383-6421
  Email: ocecd@gte.net
Website: 
http://www.ocecd.org/
 
 


 
Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones promotes the development of children and young adults with special needs via resources, education, training, advocacy and referral for individuals, families, caregivers and the community with the goal of improving their quality of life.
Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones
1615 S 22nd Street
Suite 109
Milwaukee, WI 53204

  Voice: (414)643-0022
	 (866)249-5055
    Fax: (414)643-0023
  Email: alasinc@alianzalatinawi.org
Website: 
http://www.alianzalatinawi.org/ALAS.htm
 
 


 
Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Inc. (WI FACETS) is a nonprofit organization serving Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities, their families and those who support them.
Wisconsin FACETS
2714 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212

  Voice: (414) 374-4645
	 (877) 374-0511
    TTY: (414) 374-4635
    Fax: (414) 374-4655
Website: 
http://www.wifacets.org/
 
 


 
In this site you will find: an overview of the person-centered planning process; a self-study course covering the basic processes involved; a quiz section to help you focus on areas you may need to cover more thoroughly; a compendium of readings and activities for you to use on your own; various links and downloadable resources.
Employment and Disability Institute
Cornell University
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Ithaca, New York 14853-3901

  Voice: (607)255-7727
    TTY: (607)255-2891
    Fax: (607)255-2763
Website: 
http://www.personcenteredplanning.org/
 
 


 
Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. Our mission is "to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups."
303 North Main Street, Suite 600
Rockford, IL 61101

  Voice: (815)965-2134
    TTY: (815)965-5114
    Fax: (815)965-1081
Website: 
https://www.pslegal.org/default.asp
 
 


 
Disability Rights Wisconsin serves people of all ages, including people with developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, people with physical or sensory disabilities, and people with traumatic brain injury. Disability Rights Wisconsin respects the cultural values and personal choices of those seeking our services. We value diversity in all aspects of our agencys operations.
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230
Milwaukee, WI 53214

  Voice: (414) 773-4646
    TTY: (888) 758-6049
    Fax: (414) 773-4647
Website: 
http://www.disabilityrightswi.org/
 
 


 
Our Mission - To provide leadership, research, planning and education required to support independent living services in Illinois. We achieve our mission by: Identifying and reaching out to persons currently un-served and underserved by Centers for Independent Living; Increasing awareness of independent living services and the independent living philosophy; Helping existing CILs to better serve persons with disabilities; and Promoting the development of new CILs.
510 East Monroe Street - 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701

  Voice: (217) 744-7777
    TTY: (217) 744-7777
    Fax: (217) 744-7744
  Email: silc@silcofillinois.org
Website: 
http://www.silcofillinois.org/index.html
 
 


 
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center) enhances social acceptance and inclusion by ensuring that people with mental health problems can live full, productive lives within communities without fear of prejudice and discrimination. We provide information and assistance to develop successful efforts to counteract prejudice and discrimination and promote social inclusion. Formerly known as the "Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma", the ADS Center is located within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
ADS Center
11420 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

  Voice: (800) 540-0320
  Email: promoteacceptance@samhsa.hhs.gov
Website: 
http://stopstigma.samhsa.gov/default.aspx
 
 


 
SAIL promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities into our communities on a full and equal basis through empowerment, education, participation and choice.
129 W. Baraga Ave, Suite H
Marquette, Michigan

  Voice: (906) 228-5744
	 (800) 379-7245
    TTY: (906) 228-5744
    Fax: (906) 228-5573
Website: 
http://www.upsail.com/index.php
 
 


 
TASH is 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. TASH is an organization of members concerned with human dignity, civil rights, education, and independence for all individuals with disabilities. We have over thirty chapters and members from thirty-four different countries and territories. Since our inception over twenty-five years ago, TASH has gained international acclaim for our uncompromising stand against separatism, stigmatization, abuse and neglect. We actively promote the full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life. TASH believes that no one with a disability should be forced to live, work, or learn in a segregated setting; that all individuals deserve the right to direct their own lives. TASH 's mission is to eliminate physical and social obstacles that prevent equity, diversity, and quality of life.
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005

  Voice: (202)540-9020
    Fax: (202)540-9019
  Email: Operations@TASH.org
Website: 
http://tash.org
 
 


 
The United Cerebral Palsy mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036

  Voice: (800) 872-5827
	 (202) 776-0406
    Fax: (202) 776-0414
  Email: info@ucp.org
Website: 
http://ucp.org/
 
 


 
The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) is dedicated to promoting the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society. The mission is addressed by conducting research and disseminating information about disability to academicians, policymakers, businesses, government agencies, service providers and the general public. The IDHD also provides an extensive array of clinical and community service activities and, through the Department of Disability and Human Development and other academic departments, offers interdisciplinary pre-service training. The values of cultural diversity, consumer choice and self-determination are emphasized across the life span in all training, public service, and research activities of the IDHD.
640 W. Roosevelt Road MC 626 
Chicago, IL 60608

  Voice: (312) 413-8833
  Email: idhd@uic.edu
Website: 
http://www.idhd.org/
 
 


 
The mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) is to work with communities to welcome, value, and support the meaningful participation of people of all ages and abilities through research, education, and service. IIDC is the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)for Indiana.
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Indiana University
2853 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408-2696

  Voice: (812) 855-6508
    Fax: (812) 855-9630
  Email: iidc@indiana.edu
Website: 
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/
 
 


 
Our mission at DDI is to contribute to the development of inclusive communities and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families through a culturally sensitive statewide program of interdisciplinary education, community support and services, research and dissemination of information. We offer the following: education to individuals, professionals, paraprofessionals, parents and persons with disabilities; support to communities, systems and service providers; evaluation of programs and services; research on disability issues; information that contributes to training and application of knowledge. DDI is the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for Michigan.
Developmental Disabilities Institute
Wayne State University
4809 Woodward Avenue, Suite 268
Detroit, MI 48202

  Voice: (888)978-4334
    TTY: (313)577-2654
    Fax: (313)577-3770
  Email: DDI@wayne.edu
Website: 
http://ddi.wayne.edu/index.php
 
 


 
Through collaborative research, training, and information sharing, the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) improves policies and practices to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities are valued by, and contribute to, their communities of choice. Rather than providing direct services itself, the Institute works with community service providers, school districts, advocacy and self-advocacy organizations, policymakers, and researchers around the world to provide state-of-the-art information and practices that support the community integration of individuals with disabilities.ICI is the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for Minnesota.
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
102 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

  Voice: (612) 624-6300
  Email: ici@umn.edu
Website: 
http://ici.umn.edu/default.html
 
 


 
The University of Cincinnati (UC) University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is one of 67 programs in the US serving as a resource for those involved in education, research and service who are working to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities.
UCEDD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
MLC 4002
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45229-3039

  Voice: (513) 636-4618
    TTY: (513) 636-4900
    Fax: (513) 636-0107
Website: 
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/child/special-needs/medical/developmental/
 
 


 
Scientific discovery is the mission of the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Centerdiscovering why child development goes awry, discovering ways to prevent developmental disabilities, discovering treatments and interventionsso that children and adults with disabilities can live, learn, work, and enjoy their lives with their families and friends in their own communities. IDDRC is the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for Wisconsin.
Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2280

  Voice: (608)263-1656
    Fax: (608)263-0529
Website: 
http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/IDDRC.htm
 
 


 
The Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities was established to advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, foster welcoming and inclusive communities, and improve the disability service system. The Council's mission is to help people with developmental disabilities become independent, productive, and included in all facets of community life.
201 West Washington Avenue, Suite 110
Madison, WI 53703

  Voice: (608) 266-7826
	 (888) 332-1677
    TTY: (608) 266-6660
    Fax: (608) 267-3906
  Email: bpddhelp@wcdd.org
Website: 
http://www.wcdd.org/
 
 


 
Designated by the Governor to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, DRW is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. DRW is completely independent of government and the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests which would undermine our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities. Disability Rights Wisconsin serves people of all ages, including people with developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, people with physical or sensory disabilities, and people with traumatic brain injury.
131 W. Wilson St., Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703

  Voice: (608) 267-0214
    TTY: (888) 758-6049
    Fax: (608) 267-0368
Website: 
http://www.disabilityrightswi.org/
 
 


 
Designated by the Governor to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, DRW is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. DRW is completely independent of government and the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests which would undermine our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities. Disability Rights Wisconsin serves people of all ages, including people with developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, people with physical or sensory disabilities, and people with traumatic brain injury.
217 W. Knapp St.
Rice Lake, WI 54868

  Voice: (715) 736-1232
    TTY: (888) 758-6049
    Fax: (715) 736-1252
Website: 
http://www.disabilityrightswi.org/
 
 


 
The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance.
World Institute on Disability
510 16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, California 94612

  Voice: (510) 763-4100
    TTY: (510) 208-9493
    Fax: (510) 763-4109
  Email: wid@wid.org
Website: 
https://wid.org/
 
 
 

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Thu Jul 7, 2016