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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. 
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 

-- Margaret Mead

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National Resources

ADA Document Portal
An ADA Document Collection consisting of more than 7,400 documents related to the ADA with links related to other disability rights laws.


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.

American Association on Intellectual and Devlopmental Disabilities

AAIDD promotes progessive policies, sound research,  effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmenal disabilities.

AUCD's mission is to advance policy and practice for and with people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities by supporting our members in research, education, and service activities that achieve our vision.

Center for Self-Determination
The Center for Self-Determination is not a place. It is a highly interactive working collaborative of individuals and organizations committed to the principles of self-determination.

Disability.gov is the federal government web portal for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide.

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers
Providing information, materials, technical assistance and training on the ADA.

Federal Transit Administration
ADA Regulations covering transportation

Independent Living Research Utilization
ILRU, founded in 1975, has a long history of providing research, education and consultation in the areas of independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home and community based services and health issues for people with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network
A free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is a national membership organization representing the 55 State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities. NACDD is a 501(c) 3 organization with the purpose of promoting and enhancing the outcomes of our member councils in developing and sustaining inclusive communities and self directed services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.

(National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates) is a national organization representing grassroots transit coalitions that support increasing investment in public transportation.

National Council on Independent Living
The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.

The Access Board
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.

The ADA & IT Information Center for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Provides training, information, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessible information technology (IT) to businesses, consumers, schools, and government agencies within the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, and DC).

The Arc
promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center
Information on SSI and SSDI

United Cerebral Palsy
The mission of UCP is to advance the independence of people with disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families, and advocate for their inclustion in every facet of community life.

U.S. Dept. of Justice ADA HOME PAGE
Information and Technical Assistance on The ADA

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Information on employment discrimination.

We Connect Now
The website was created to serve college students with disabilities. The website was developed in an effort to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues.