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Major Disability Organizations

The following disability organizations address a broad range of issues. Some focus on advocacy, others on housing, while others either directly provide services for disabled populations or identify appropriate resources and services for people with disabilities. Some may include employment for people with disabilities as part of their missions, while still others may provide grants. All have in common one, however, one overriding mission: improving the lives of those who live with disability.

Ability Beyond Disability
Ability Beyond Disability, based in CT and NY, provides a variety of support services for people with disabilities.

ADAPT is a national grassroots organizations that works tirelessly to protect and push for the civil and human rights of all people with disabilities.

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

American Association on Health & Disability
Our mission is to support health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities. If you would like additional information about AAHD, please email

Bookshare is dedicated to making the print world accessible to all people with disabilities.

Disabled Businesspersons Association (DBA)
The Disabled Businesspersons Association (DBA) is a charitable, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to assisting active and enterprising individuals with disabilities, and professionals in vocational rehabilitation, career development and business consulting, nationwide. All services related to vocational rehabilitation,self-employment evaluation, business start-up, launch, management, and business exit are provided. Visit, call (619) 594-8805 or Email

Provides information for people with disabilities to lead a more independent life. Offers benefits counseling.

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
The NCDDR's scope of work focuses on knowledge translation of NIDRR-sponsored research and development results into evidence-based instruments and systematic reviews. The long-term goal of the NCDDR is: To expand production, access, dissemination, and use of disability and rehabilitation research evidence among NIDRR management and grantees, people with disabilities and their families, and disability-oriented professionals, practitioners and service providers.

National Organization on Disability
NOD is dedicated to promoting disability awareness and improving the lives of all people with disabilities.


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