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    National Disability Organizations



    ADA National Network

     A one-stop resource for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information, guidance, and training. The ADA National Network provides information on how to implement the ADA in order to support the mission of the ADA and “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.”

    American Association on Health and Disability


     The AAHD is a non-profit organization promoting health and wellness initiatives for children and adults with disabilities by identifying effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general public. 

    Alliance or Disability in Health Care Education

     The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization of medical school faculty, nursing school faculty, and other health care educators working to integrate disability-related content and experiences into health care education and training programs. 

    Arthritis Foundation


     The Arthritis Foundation offers tools to prevent, treat, and track various types of arthritis. This organization serves as a resource to connect people living with arthritis.

    CDC Disability and Health

     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for disability and health information provides information on disability inclusion best practices, healthy living, emergency preparedness, data and statistics, grantee information, and information for specific groups.

    Centers for Independent Living

     Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are community-based organizations that are designed and operated by people with disabilities. Centers for Independent Living serve people with all types of disabilities and provide peer support, information and referral, individual and systems advocacy, and independent living skills training. 

    National Center on Health, Physical Activity 

    and Disability 


     An organization that helps people with disabilities and chronic health conditions participate in fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage and more.

    National Council on Disability

    The federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. ​

    National Alliance on Mental Illness

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of American’s affected by mental illness. NAMI provides public education workshops on specific issues, and carry out an ongoing campaign and public policy agenda to improve mental health services throughout the state, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and support effective treatment and recovery programs.

    Special Olympics

    A sports organization for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5.7 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries.

    United Spinal Association

    United Spinal Association is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. ​​​

    United States Access Board

    The federal agency that provides leadership in accessible leadership, accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.

    Department of Justice

    The United States Department of Justice serves as the main enforcement agency for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    United States Department of Health and Human Services

    The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) administers more than 100 programs across its operating divisions. HHS programs protect the health of all Americans and provide essential services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.