Recommended by the SEIU Developmental Disabilities Council:
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.
Alliance for Full Participation is a formal partnership of leading developmental disabilities organizations with a common vision—to create a better and more fulfilling quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.
California Disability Action Network connects people with disabilities, mental health needs, seniors, families, workers, low income families to news and information from the state capitol affecting their rights and interests.
The Center for Self-Determination is the primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United States and other countries. The Center works within the public and private sector to move power and authority over resources directly to individuals with disabilities, families and allies.
Disability Rights California is the primary legal and policy advocacy organization in California defending and furthering the rights of people with disabilities. DRC is established and funded through the federal DD Act.
Family Resource Center Network is a coalition of California’s 47 Family Resource Centers. Funded in part by the Early Start Program of IDEA, Part C, family resource centers offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services.
National Resource Center for Participant Directed Services provides national leadership, technical assistance, education, and research, to infuse participant-directed options into all home- and community-based services. The NRCPDS draws upon years of experience as a National Program Office for the Cash & Counseling project.
People First of California helps start, inform and support local chapters so that we, and all people with developmental disabilities are able to speak for ourselves, know our rights and responsibilities, and are respected, valued members of our communities.
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 in their communities
World Institute on Disability is an internationally recognized public policy center founded in 1983 by leaders of the Independent Living Movement. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.
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