Local, state and federal governments need to hear from people with developmental disabilities and their allies. Programs, especially at state and federal levels provide the key to community living and inclusion. Now more than ever, we must join together as a collective movement to ensure that these programs and civil rights are protected.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)
National Disability Rights Network
Strong Start Parent Leadership Training
Strong Start Parent Leadership Training through the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities (OCDD).
The Arc: Public Policy and Legal Advocacy
The Arc advocates for the civil rights of people with developmental disabilities by educating lawmakers, fighting to protect vital programs, and lobbying for progressive legislation. The Arc also offers information and support for grassroots advocacy.
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.