Links and Resources

As a partner and ally, we’re committed to connecting advocates of all abilities with the resources they need to advance public policy for the rights and welfare of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Resources for disabilities advocacy

We encourage everyone to learn how they can become an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please visit and explore the resources below to learn more about current legislation and public policy affecting the people we support at the state and federal level and how you can get involved with our advocacy partners.

National

The Library of Congress
www.thomas.loc.gov

The White House
www.whitehouse.gov

The United States Congress
www.congress.gov

The United States Senate
www.senate.gov

The United States House of Representatives
www.house.gov

The Congressional Record
www.congress.gov/congressional-record

The Federal Register
www.federalregister.gov

Administration for Community Living
www.acl.gov

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
www.acf.hhs.gov

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
www.cms.gov

Disability.Gov
www.disability.gov

 

National Intellectual and Developmental Disability Groups

The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
www.aaidd.org

American Association of People with Disabilities
www.aapd.com

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
www.ancor.org

Association of University Centers on Disabilities
www.aucd.org

Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE)
www.apse.org

Campaign for Disability Employment
www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
www.c-c-d.org

The Council on Quality and Leadership
www.thecouncil.org

Institute for Community Inclusion
www.communityinclusion.org

Lutheran Services in America-Disability Network
www.lutheranservices.org

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
www.nadsp.org

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
www.nacdd.org/home

R-Word – Spread the Word to End the Word
www.r-word.org

The Arc
www.thearc.org

UCP United Cerebral Palsy
www.ucp.org

Cerebral Palsy Guide
cerebralpalsyguide.com

Cerebral Palsy Guidance
cerebralpalsyguidance.com

Cerebral Palsy Group
cerebralpalsygroup.com

Statistics and Data

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
www.cbpp.org

Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
www.colemaninstitute.org

Data on Employment and People with Disabilities
www.statedata.info

Disability Statistics & Demographics Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
www.DisabilityCompendium.org

University of Minnesota Research and Training Center on Community Living
www.rtc.umn.edu

News and Information

AAPD – The American Association of People with Disabilities
www.aapd.com

ADAPT
www.adapt.org

Disability Scoop
www.disabilityscoop.com

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
www.kff.org

National Gateway to Self-Determination
www.ngsd.org

NDI – National Disability Institute
www.realeconomicimpact.org

TASH
www.tash.org

States in Bethesda Service Areas

California

The Lanterman Coalition
www.lantermancoalition.org

The Arc of California
www.thearcca.org

The California State Legislature
www.legislature.ca.gov

Colorado

Alliance – Colorado Communities United for People with Developmental Disabilities
www.alliancecolorado.org

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council
www.coddc.org

Colorado State Legislature
www.leg.state.co.us

Illinois

Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities
www.instituteonline.net

IARF - Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
www.iarf.org

Illinois State Legislature
www.illinois.gov

Indiana

Indiana Association of Residential Facilities (INARF)
www.inarf.org

The Arc of Indiana
www.arcind.org

Indiana State Legislature
www.in.gov

Kansas

InterHab
www.interhab.org

Kansas State Legislature
www.kslegislature.org

Michigan

The Arc Michigan
www.arcmi.org

Michigan State Legislature
www.legislature.mi.gov

Minnesota

ARRM (formerly Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota)
www.arrm.org/advocacy

Minnesota State Legislature
www.leg.state.mn.us

Missouri

Missouri Developmental Disability Network
www.missourifamilies.org

Missouri State Legislature
www.moga.mo.gov

New Jersey

NJACP - New Jersey Association of Community Providers
www.njacp.org

The Arc of New Jersey
www.arcnj.org

New Jersey State Legislature
www.njleg.state.nj.us

Ohio

OPRA - Ohio Providers Resource Association
www.opra.org

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
www.ddc.ohio.gov

Ohio State Legislature
www.legislature.state.oh.us

Oregon

Oregon State Legislature
www.oregonlegislature.gov

Oregon Rehabilitation Association
www.oregonrehabilitation.org

Texas

Private Providers Association of Texas
www.ppat200.com

The Arc of Texas
www.thearcoftexas.org

Texas State Legislature
www.capitol.state.tx.us

Washington

Community Residential Services Association
www.crsa-wa.com

IFBT - Informing Families, Building Trust
www.fortress.wa.gov

State Legislature
www.leg.wa.gov

Wisconsin

RSA - Residential Services Association of WI
www.rsawisconsin.org

Disability Advocates Wisconsin Network
www.dawninfo.org

Wisconsin State Legislature
www.legis.wisconsin.gov