ADA Home Page
This is the federal government’s website for information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Bazelon Center attorneys provide technical support on mental health law issues and co-counsel selected lawsuits with private lawyers, legal services programs, ACLU chapters and state protection and advocacy systems.
Cerebral Palsy Guide
According to the CDC, about 1 in 6 children between ages 3 to 17 will have one or more developmental disabilities. Cerebral palsy is a developmental motor disability that affects movement and posture. It can be caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain.
Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and their families about cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. We strive to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance they need to help improve their overall quality of life.
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
A coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Mental Health America
A national community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.
National Disability Rights Network
The nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities.
National Organization on Disability
This is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.
The Arc of the United States
A national (as well as state and local) community-based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities along with their families.
U.S. Department of Education/Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
This federal agency administers the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) which, in turn, administers the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) including formula grants to states under Part B and Part C.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/Office for Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ensures compliance with our nation’s civil rights, conscience and religious freedom, and health information privacy and security laws by investigating complaints and conducting compliance reviews, requiring corrective and remedial action, promulgating policy and regulations, and providing technical assistance and public education for the American people.
U.S. Department of Justice/Civil Rights Division/Disability Rights
The Section's enforcement, certification, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, required by the ADA, combined with a mediation program, carry out the ADA's mandates. The Section also carries out responsibilities under Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.