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
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
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.
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
Fax: (715) 588-7900
A comprehensive discussion about how to make print and electronic information available to people with visual impairments in a variety of accessible formats. Published by the American Council of the Blind (ACB).
American Council of the Blind
1155 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Voice: (800) 424-8666
Fax: (202) 467-5085
Guidelines for Reporting and Writing on People with Disabilities
As professional communicators, educators, and human service providers, you are in a unique position to shape the public image of people with disabilities. The words and images you use can create either a straightforward, positive view of people with disabilities or an insensitive portrayal that reinforces common myths and is a form of discrimination.
Here is a set of clear guidelines to help you make better choices in terms of language and portrayal. The Guidelines explain preferred terminology and offer suggestions for appropriate ways to describe people with disabilities. The Guidelines reflect input from over 100 national disability organizations and has been reviewed and endorsed by media and disability experts throughout the country.
The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies Dole Human Development Center Rm 1052
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
Voice: (785) 864-4295
TTY: (785) 864-5051
Fax: (785) 864-5323
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Great Lakes ADA Center (MC 728)
1640 W. Roosevelt Road · Room 405
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY)
or (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
(312) 767-0377 (Video Phone)
(312) 413-1856 (Fax)
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