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Disability Resources

Get oriented with the world of disability! This section features a collection of disability -related organizations, government agencies and publications

Websites

World Health Organization (WHO): Disability

Overview of information about disability and health inequity

International Disability Alliance (IDA)

An alliance of networks which promotes and advances human rights and sustainable development

United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Disability

Global mission to promote the rights and advancement of persons with disabilities

National Council on Disability (NCD)

Independent federal agency committed to disability policy leadership

USA.gov: Disability Services

Information for people with disabilities and families

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Disability and Health Promotion

Information about data and statistics, grants, emergency preparedness, and more

Organizations and Rightsholders

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)

A grouping of civil society organizations with a common mission to promote inclusive international development and humanitarian action for people with disabilities

Rehabilitation International

Global organization and network that empowers persons with disabilities and provides sustainable solutions towards an inclusive society

World Institute on Disability (WID)

Disability-led organization that focuses on advancing the rights and opportunities for people with disabilities worldwide.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

National civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Provides legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy development

National Organization on Disability

Mission is to increase employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. 

National Council on Disability (NCD)

An independent federal agency committed to disability policy leadership

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Mission is to advance the disability-led Independent Living Movement to enhance the human and civil rights of all people with disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

A national disability-led and cross-disability rights organization that works to increase the economic and political power of people with disabilities

National Disability Institute (NDI)

National nonprofit organization focused on financial education and empowerment for people with disabilities

RespectAbility

Disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities through policies and empowerment

The Arc

Promotes the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by working to build full inclusion in the community

KFF: Health News

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news. A nonpartisan source of information for policymakers, media, health policy, community members, and the public

New Disabled South

Organization fighting for disability rights and disability justice in the southern states in the US

Resources

Disability Statistics

Online resource for U.S. disability statistics

Be my eyes

Free mobile app to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people

Repair Cafe

Free meeting place to repair your belongings. Expert volunteers are available to assist in your repairs. Meeting places available globally.

Disability Studies Quarterly

Multidisciplinary and international journal of the Society for Disability Studies

HomesRenewed Coalition

Coalition that is working to provide financial incentives to make accessible upgrades to ones' home

Mental Health Disability Rights in the Workplace: A guide for employees

White, J. (2024). Mental health disability rights in the workplace: A guide for employees. Online MFT Programs. https://onlinemftprograms.com/mental-health-rights-in-the-workplace/

College Planning Guide for Students With Learning Disabilities

Resource guide with information about common learning disabilities, challenges students face, accommodations, how to request accommodations, assistive Apps for students, and scholarships available for students

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