Resource Links — TRANSFORM
Include — Connect — Transform
Resources for governments, agencies, organizations and community associations to assist with system transformation, new ways of thinking about mission fulfillment and service that increases service system effectiveness and the community at large.
CaliforniaAgency providing services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities
Materials by DDS Consumer Advisory Committee for consumers, families and professionals
Association of regional centers – advancing Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act
Agency providing education services
Agency providing rehabilitation and employment services to persons with disabilities
Information, resources, technical assistance and advocacy fto network of Family Empowerment Centers
Empowering families of persons with disabilities
Legislative proposals, news releases, organization newsletter and advocacy information related to community inclusion and community supports.
AAIDD: The professional association run by and for professionals who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability.
The Beach Center is a national research and education center on disability located at the University of Kansas. Excellent site for practical tips, articles, best practices and other information.
George Washington University Medical Center: Information, research and white papers related to legal, health care and work-related issues for children or adults with disabilities.
An international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the quality of services and supports to people with disabilities. This is accomplished through its accreditation services, training programs, and research division.
National law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and the education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities. Includes legal cases, links, and resources.
The purpose of the Disability Statistics Center is to produce and disseminate statistical information on disability and the status of people with disabilities in American society, and establish and monitor indicators of how conditions are changing over time to meet their health, housing, economic and social needs.
Offers a data search component of federal agencies, including the IRS and Environmental Protection Agency.
The U. S. Government's official web portal offers access to all federal web sites and sponsored resources as well as current statistics, research and information.
Public policy information and resources related to developmental disabilities.
Site devoted to educating journalists and educators about disability reporting issues.
NCD: Access to federal policies, programs, practices and procedures related to equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Includes agency information and resources.
NDRN: The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the largest provider of legally-based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States. NDRN provides training and technical assistance, legal support, and legislative advocacy services.
Online access to facts, resources, advocacy information and news for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.
Daily online newspaper, delivered via e-mail, devoted to disability news and commentary. Presented by the Institute for Cultural Research for People with Disabilities (ICRPWD).
E-mail notification of action alerts related to Congressional legislative issues impacting people with disabilities.
Deals with euthanasia issues.
Midwest Academy (Santa Ana, CA: Seven Locks Press, 2001).
Online magazine covering the disability experience in America.
A how-to manual for community-based activists trying to expand healthcare access by changing public policy. Available through The Access Project (617-654-9911).
Compilation of activist sites, issues and resources available on the Internet.
Information on Olmstead decision and its application, ADA, managed care, health issues and international disability issues. Includes resources, related sites, discussion groups.
University of Minnesota: Resources and information related to disability issues, organized by key project and issues. Includes related resources and web sites.
Northwestern University: Research on significant public policies related to social sciences.
Web site for a nonprofit agency focused on educating home buyers and sellers on the financing process, provides some down payment assistance and home purchase planning.
Access to printed and online resources, as well up-to-date information on key public policy issues related to inclusion.
CSADP: The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy provides public education, leadership development and training, technical assistance and information dissemination, and conducts action-research and analysis of public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
The Center provides information to help parents and educators to better understand legal requirements and meet individual student needs. Topics include special education, physical restraints, and the No Child Left Behind law.
Provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). If you have children with disabilities and don't know where to turn for assistance, make this your first stop.
Extensive library of resources, research, publications and online sites related to inclusive education.
Rules and regulations related to special education, accessed by state, plus links to IDEA and all state education agency web sites.
NHELaw: The NHELaw publishes training manuals and conducts trainings for parents, educators, attorneys, and other professionals involved in education issues.
A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to special education.
Access to comprehensive information on education and educational policy in the United States, including special education.
Site for accurate, up-to-date information related to advocacy for special education and special education law.
Research tool for collecting demographic and other health related data about this population, and making state-by-state comparisons.
Health care information and publications that challenge individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure good health is enjoyed by everyone.
NHeLP: Provides extensive information on health care law affecting low-income people. The site is updated daily with health law news, legislative analysis, and health law Internet links.
Directory of disabilities related web sites.
The Employment and Disability Institute conducts research, and provides technical assistance and continuing education on disability and the workplace issues.
Information on disability rights and advocacy, featuring recent articles, discussion groups and resources.
NCSET: Self-Determination for Middle and High School Students
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) provides technical assistance and disseminates information focused on areas of national significance for youth with disabilities and their families.
The Institute on Disability/UCED at the University of New Hampshire focuses on improving knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families.
Virginia Commonwealth University: Information, resources and research related to work and disability issues.
HSRI: The Human Services Research Institute was established in 1976 to help states and the federal government enhance services and supports to people with mental illness and people with mental retardation. They also are working to develop alternatives to congregate care facilities.
"Policy Research Brief: Family Support Services in the United States Research and Training Center on Community Living"University of Minnesota, February 2006.
The Center's research and training activities focus on improving services to children and youth who have mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and their families.
Objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources.
Comprehensive archive of images, documents and exhibits related to the American Eugenics Movement.
A national legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.
Four-hour radio series focusing on people with disabilities and their families since the beginning of the 19th century.
Lesson plans and materials designed to help teachers integrate disability studies into social studies, history, literature, and related subjects in grades 6–12. The plans and materials also can be adapted for use in postsecondary education.
History of the Center for Independent Living at the University of California, Berkeley, a national leader in helping people with disabilities live independently and become more productive.
Chronological overview of the Disability Rights Movement in the United States, from 1817 through 1996.
Online connection to the federal government's disability-related information and resources.
The Disability History Museum has no bricks and mortar. The virtual museum is home to a searchable, theme-based digital collection of documents and images related to disability history in the United States. Artifacts are drawn from public and private collections around the country.
Online review of resources and web sites related to the history of people with disabilities.
History of Section 504, including eyewitness accounts.
The UC Berkeley's web site on the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement includes a collection of primary sources exploring the social and political history of the disability movement from the 1960s to the present. Includes oral history.
A community history project that outlines important events in disability history, topical exhibits, special projects and resources.
List of books and resources for educators.
Links to disability history resources.
Brochure describing Nazi treatment of people with disabilities from 1933–1945.
Key events, persons and social conditions contributing to development of eugenics – the effort to breed better humans. Presented through essays and images.
Virtual exhibit available through the Smithsonian Institute converted from a live exhibit that physically existed from July 2000 through July 2001. Exhibit covers the disability rights movement, technology, mobility, the ADA, the parents movement and other topics.
Information about the history of society's treatment of people with developmental disabilities, including numerous videos and audio clips.
An overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
Presentation celebrating the contributions Minnesotans have made to improve the care and quality of life of thousands of Minnesotans with developmental disabilities.
Infinitec, Inc. is a joint effort of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago and United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Washington D.C.
ITTATC was created to increase the availability of accessible technology in the United States focusing, in particular, on improving the accessibility and usability of information and telecommunication technology, such as computers, web sites, and telephones, and office technology, such as copiers and fax machines.
RESNA: An interdisciplinary association dedicated to improving the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology. The organization does this through research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology; and by supporting the people engaged in these activities.
National – InternationalNetwork advancing policy and practice for persons with development disabilitie and families
Advisory group to President/Secretary of Health and Human Services services for persons with disabilties
US government source of Information and technical assistance on ADA
Leadership preparation training for adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities
Scientific and educational organization promoting research
Agency providing recommendations to President and Congress affecting Americas with disabilities
Research, policy and advocacy for economic security and healthcare for persons with disabilities
International advocacy for inclusive education
Advancing equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities
Information network on disability and human rights
Network to advance innovations that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities
Research, policy and advocacy to insure rights of people with disabilities
Information and training on Plain Language.
CRPD: United Nations.
Non-governmental organizations, federal agencies, individuals committed to global disability rights.
Association of state agencies providing public services to people with developmental disabilities.
Network advancing Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.
Advancing UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
International disability and millennium development goals.
Program advancing health and quality of life for poor people in developing countries.
Various human rights treaties that touch upon disability issues.
Collaborative project to establish monitoring system to address disability discrimination globally.
Network of national organizations of disabled people to promote human rights of disabled people.
Global initiative on international cooperation to integrate disability issues into development efforts.
Supports development work in health, social and economic inclusion, access to education and training.
Independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.
Promotes human rights through the use of law with legal expertise and resources.
Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Promotes rights of people with disabilities through collaboration and exchange.
Facilitates exchange of information among individuals and organizations working on disability issues.
Initiative is a global multi-stakeholder initiative to promote effective implementation of the CRPD.
Disability and international development community bridge to promote people with disabilities as leaders
International nonprofit supports grassroots advocates worldwide working to ratify UN CRPD.
Global network of people with disabilities, service providers, researchers, agencies promoting rights.
USAID's policy for addressing disability issues.
Promotes rights and full participation of people with mental disabilities.
Links to mainstream organizations in international development community, include a focus on disability.