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Advocacy

Ways to protect your rights and make system wide changes.  Self-advocacy is taking responsibility for your own life.  Systems advocacy is causing change with the world around you.

Access Board | National

Federal agency committed to accessible design.

ADAPT | National

Grassroots advocacy effort ensuring people with disabilities to live in freedom.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) | National

Membership organization providing a voice to remove barriers for people with disabilities.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) | National

Works to preserve the rights of individuals guaranteed by the Constitution and laws.

Arc of Indiana | Indiana | Local

Advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Comparison Chart | National

DREDF (Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund) compares ADA, IDEA, and Section 504 in an easy to understand format.

Court Appointed Special Advocate | National

Trained volunteers who advocates for the best interests of a child in court.  Locate your local CASA program.

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)| National

National civil rights law and policy center advocating for people with disabilities.

Family Voices | National

Tools to advocate for your child with disabilities or special health care needs.

Indiana Governor's Planning Council for People with Disabilities | Indiana

Independent state agency that facilitates change.

Indiana Protection and Advocacy | Indiana

Provides legal representation and other advocacy services for people with disabilities for eligible Indiana residents.

IN*SOURCE | Indiana

Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) | National

Free consulting services regarding job accommodations.

League for the Blind and Disabled, Inc. | Northeast Indiana

Advocacy is conducted by all staff members and is what truly separates Centers for Independent Living from other programs for people with disabilities.  Individual advocacy services assists people with disabilities exercise their basic rights and responsibilities and teaches personal advocacy skills.  The League also works at local, state, and national levels to ensure that needed supports are available and that discriminatory practices and barriers to independent living are removed.  Read our tip sheet for communicating with our policymakers.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD) | National

Civil rights organization advocating for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Northeast Indiana Disabilty Advocacy Coalition | NE Indiana

Promotes programs and events to help improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Parents Helping Parents | National

Parent-directed nonprofit resource helping families become effective advocates for children and adults with special needs.

Partners in Policy Making | National

Training program to teach parents and self-advocates the power of change through advocacy.

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) | National

Self-advocacy organization striving for full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities everywhere.

TASH | International

Association of people with disabilities aiming for inclusion of all people in all aspects of life.

Wrights Law | National

Resource for information on special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.