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Disability and Advocacy

Disability rights and the disability advocates who champion them have had a huge impact on the opportunities available to the disability community. Check with these organizations for information about disability programs and laws, including those related to child disability.

ADAPT is a national grassroots organizations that works tirelessly to protect and push for the civil and human rights of all people with disabilities.
ADAWatch is a project of the National Coalition of Disability Rights (NCDR).

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts is dedicated to advocacy for diversity (culture, race, and disability) in American film, theatre, and television.

American Association of People with Disabilities
An organization open to all disabilities. Programs include internships, awareness, resources and more.

Mobility International USA
Empowering people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.

National Consortium for Health Systems Development
The National Consortium for Health Systems Development (NCHSD) is a technical assistance partnership providing flexible, state-tailored technical assistance for Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) projects across the country. These CMS-funded state projects are developing comprehensive health and workforce service systems for people with disabilities who want to work. Serving people with disabilities, providers, state agencies, research institutes, advocates and businesses, NCHSD is a project of Health & Disability Advocates (HDA).

National Council on Aging
NCOA's mission is to team up with other organizations across the nation to advocate for the rights of older adults.

National Disability Rights Network
NDRN is dedicated to protecting and advocating for the rights of people with disabilites.

National Rehabilitation Association
The NRA is dedicated to advocating for quality and ethical rehabilitation practice with the goal of fully enhancing the lives and independence of people with disabilities.

National Youth Leadership Network
NYLN's goal is to encourage youth with disabilities to advocate for themselves and others in the disability community.

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
NCWD/Youth works to ensure that transition age youth are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings to gain education, employment and independent living.

World Institute on Disability
WID is a public policy center for people with disabilities.


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