- American Association of People with Disabilities
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.
- Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA home page consists of information and technical assistance on the American with Disabilities Act. This is government website.
- Behavior Education Training Associates (BETA)
B*E*T*A provides unique individualized services to people considered to have disabilities. Those we serve typically learn in a significantly different fashion than most; usually engage in behaviors considered objectionable by those around them.
- California Department of Developmental Services
The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children affected by cerebral palsy.
- Chewing The Fat (Dave Hingsburger’s blog)
Dave has worked in the field of disability for almost 30 years. He became disabled a year ago now and uses a wheelchair when out in the world. Most of his books are available through Diverse City.
ILSNC originally formed D.O.G.F.I.T.E., the Disability Organizing Group for Initiating Total Equality, as an action team dedicated to saving the IHSS program as we know it.
- Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
- Far Northern Regional Center
Far Northern Regional Center (FNRC) is responsible for serving residents of the nine counties in northern California. FNRC acts as a fixed point of referral to appropriate resources in the fields of health, welfare, and education.
- Independent Living Services of Northern California (ILSNC)
Independent Living Services of Northern California (ILSNC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1980, providing support services to help empower community members with disabilities. ILSNC’s direction is determined by people with disabilities.
- Institute on Community Integration
A federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), part of a national network of similar programs in major universities and teaching hospitals across the country – check out their products link!
- Jet Fuel Only
“Sawyer Goodson, who is autistic, and his brother Evan were both school misfits- until they formed a band. For them, and their parents, that changed everything” (Quote from People magazine) That article and several others can be found on their website.
- National Organization on Disabilities
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
- People First® of California
“Self-Advocates Training Self-Advocates” “We are people first, our disability is second!” “People First is a self-advocacy and self-help organization of people who have developmental disabilities.
- Quality Mall
a place where you can find lots of free information about person-centered supports for people with developmental disabilities. Each of the Mall stores has departments you can look through to learn about positive practices that help people with disabilitie
- Research and Training Center on Community Living
The Research and Training Center on Community Living provides research, evaluation, training, technical assistance and dissemination to support the aspirations of persons with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and integrated lives.
- Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
- The Arc Link
TheArcLink.org is a joint venture of The Arc of the United States, The Arc of Indiana and the Stone Belt Arc.
- The Arc of United States
The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members.
- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence,