Disability Rights, Advocacy, and Service Organizations
The Arc https://thearc.org/
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
National Association of the Deaf https://www.nad.org/
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level.
National Federation of the Blind https://www.nfb.org/
The National Federation of the Blind is continuously working toward securing full integration, equality, independence, acceptance, and respect for all blind Americans.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network https://autisticadvocacy.org/about-asan/
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities.
For 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Together, our 69 affiliates in communities nationwide serve 1.5M people through high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more.
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services DARS https://www.vadars.org/
DARS is a state funded organization whose mission is to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families.
Disability Policy and Current Legislation