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Disability Resources - Advocacy

Links in this category: 39. Newest link in this category: 2016-10-17

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Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods - Lower Mainland, Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada
C.A.N is a non-profit society promoting universal access to infomation, buildings, public spaces and adapted sports. Accessibility issues, spotlights, info on local events and contact details.
http://www.canbc.org/
International interest,
Canada,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Threshold Association, Finland
The Threshold Association is a human rights organization of disabled people with headquarters in Helsinki. There are about 1,500 members: people with different kinds of disabilites, their allies and non-disabled people. The Association is managed and governed by disabled people themselves.
http://kynnys.fi/in-english/
International interest,
Finland,
Finnish language,
Link checked 2017-11
World Association of Persons with Disabilities (WAPD)
Advances the interests of persons with disAbilities at national, state, local and home levels. We believe that all are entitled to high quality of life. Over ten years of "grassroots" planning and growth have catapulted the association to a world leadership position, advancing the soundness and empowerment of the so called "disAbled" everywhere.
http://www.wapd.org/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Derbyshire Coalition for Inclusive Living (DCIL)
DCIL is an organisation of disabled people, developing & providing services for Disabled People. It works to apply disabled people's own ideas and experience to developing services and public policies.
http://www.dcil.org.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Self Advocacy Association of N Y State, Inc
The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) is a not-for profit, grassroots organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to help create a person-centered and person-directed system of supports.
http://www.sanys.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
United Voice - Malaysia
Self Advocacy.. is based on the belief that people are their own best advocates. Thus persons with learning disabilities are their own best advocates to tell others what they want. A person with mild learning disabilities self-advocates by voicing out his or her views. A person with severe learning disabilities self-advocates by his or her presence in a public meeting.
http://www.unitedvoice.com.my/
Malaysia,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
People First of Missouri
People First of Missouri is a statewide organization formed by, run by and which exists for persons with developmental disabilities. Currently there are over 40 chapters across the state of Missouri with approximately 1,000 members.
http://www.missouripeoplefirst.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Self Advocacy (Sydney) Inc
Self Advocacy Sydney is an organisation run by and for people with Intellectual Disability.
http://sasinc.com.au/
Australia,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Mensch zuerst - Netzwerk People First Deutschland e.V.
Organisation of Self Advocacy for People with Learning Disabilities. Website in German only.
http://www.peoplefirst.de/
Germany,
German language,
Link checked 2017-11
NEADS - The National Educational Association of Disabled Students
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)is a Canada-wide, consumer-based, cross-disability organization that advocates for full access by college and university students with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment opportunities.
http://www.neads.ca/
Canada,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
People First of California, Inc. (PFCA)
The mission of People First of California, Inc. (PFCA) is to serve all people with developmental challenges throughout California, primarily through People First members and chapters.
http://www.peoplefirstca.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
SABE - Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
SABE Self Advocates Becoming Empowered protecting the rights and equal treatment of people with disabilities.
http://www.sabeusa.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Self Advocates in Action, Rhode Island's Statewide Self-Advocacy Organization
Advocates in Action is directed by a board of 17 individuals who represent Self-Advocacy groups throughout Rhode Island. Each board member shares the experience and expertise of being an individual who has a developmental disability.
http://www.aina-ri.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
People First of New Hampshire
People First of New Hampshire, the statewide self-advocacy organization started operation in 1992. People who experience disability are members of local self-advocacy chapters. Each chapter elects two representatives to serve on the board of directors of People First of NH, making this organization the only non-profit in the state that is run completely by people who experience disability.
http://www.peoplefirstofnh.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
People First of Ohio
A group of self-advocates from around the state of Ohio attended a retreat in Columbus which resulted in the formation of the first People First of Ohio Group. The organization is composed of persons with developmental disabilities who joined together to start the statewide self-advocacy group.
http://www.peoplefirstofohio.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Disability Advocacy NSW
DA believes that people with a disability have the same rights (and responsibilities) as people who do not have a disability. DA’s core purpose is to ensure that people with a disability realise these rights in practice by advocating with and for them.
http://da.org.au/
Australia,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Able Magazine
Able Magazine online - the website for disabled people where ability counts
http://www.ablemagazine.co.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
http://www.adapt.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Axis Disability Rights Website
Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift have work to ensure that people with disabilities are able to take their rightful place in schools, workplaces, and communities.
http://www.normemma.com/
Canada,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Council of Canadians with Disabilities
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities advocates at the federal level to improve the lives of men and women with disabilities in Canada, by eliminating inequality and discrimination. Our members include national, regional and local advocacy organizations that are controlled by persons with disabilities. CCD is a team of people with disabilities, deeply committed to the principles of self-help and consumer advocacy.
http://www.ccdonline.ca/
Canada,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
DisabilityTraining.org
DisabilityTraining.org (http://www.DisabilityTraining.org) is sponsored by the Iowa Training Consortium. The Training Consortium's mission is to promote - through training, education, and technical assistance - a system of individualized supports that will assist Iowans with developmental disabilities to live as fully participating members of their communities. The goal of this web site is to advertise and encourage training and education to build supportive communities for Iowans with disabilities.
http://www.disabilitytraining.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
DisabledInfo.co.uk - Disabled Information For the Disabled From the Disabled
From disabled product reviews to support group venues. From disabled holiday accommodation to a little humour. The disabled come together to share their experiences and their knowledge.
http://www.disabledinfo.co.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Head Injury Hotline
Founded in 1985 Head Injury Hotline offers a wealth of information, creative solutions and leadership on issues related to brain injury. BIRC provides a setting where visitors can build skills, join discussion groups, link to resources, rehab, and research sites, as well as lay and professional journals.
http://www.headinjury.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
People With Disabilities (WA) Inc
PWD(WA) represents and advocates for the rights and equity of all Western Australians with a disability - physical, intellectual, psychiatric and sensory.
http://www.pwdwa.org/
Australia,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Pleural Mesothelioma | Pleuralmesothelioma.com - Created for Patients

http://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Program for Disability Research at Rutgers University
The Program for Disability Research is a constituent unit of the School of Management and Labor Relations of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
http://www.disabilityresearch.rutgers.ed..
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Sheri R. Abrams, P.C.
Assists disabled individuals appeal their denials on Social Security Disability Benefit Claims. Also prepares wills, living wills and powers of attorney inexpensively. Work in Virginia, DC and Maryland
http://www.sheriabrams.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulenrable(SARPV)
Mission of the organization is to capacity development of the of community and NGOs to influence disability policy and practice in Bangladesh to ensure the equal rights and opportunities of he disable people.
http://www.sarpv.org/
Bangladesh,
Bengali language,
Link checked 2017-11
Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Fight SMA
Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Fight SMA : An international organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular disease that kills more babies than any other genetic disease.
http://www.fightsma.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11
US Social Security Disability Claims
Disability Secrets provides information about the U.S. federal disability system, including an overview of how the process works and answers to specific questions that are often asked by applicants and appellants.
http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2017-11


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