General Disability Resources
American Associations of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD is the largest, national, nonprofit, cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Toll Free: 800/840-8844 (V/TTY)
Disability.gov provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits. To find disability resources in by state just click on the Find State and Local Resources map located in each of these subject areas.
Toll Free: 800/333-4636 (V/TTY)
Disability Information and Resources from Medline Plus
Disability Information and Resources from the World Health Organization (WHO)
Disability Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.
Resources by state: www.disabilityresources.org/DRMreg.html.
Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI)
DPI is a network of international organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.
Disaboom.com creates a comprehensive, evolving source of information, insight, and personal engagement for the disability community.
The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)
ICDRI is a non-profit center based in the United States and designated as a 501 (c)(3) entity and is an internationally recognized public policy center organized by and for people with disabilities. ICDRI maintains a collection of quality disability resources and best practices, and provides education, outreach and training based on these core resources.
National Council on Disability (NCD)
NCD is an independent federal agency, comprised of 15 members appointed by the President, and Senate approval. NCD 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.
Phone: 202/272-2004 (V), 202/272-2074 (TTY)
The World Institute on Disability (WID)
WID is an internationally recognized public policy center organized by and for people with disabilities. It works to strengthen the disability movement through research, training, advocacy and public education to help people with disabilities throughout the world enjoy increased opportunities to live independently.
Phone: 510/225-6400 (V), 510/225-0478 (TTY)
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