Chapter 8: Legal Rights and Legal Assistance Resources


Section 3: Advocacy Resources


American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Email: aapd@aol.com

A national nonprofit cross-disability member organization, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

2013 H Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington , DC 20006

Voice: 

202-457-0046

TTY: 

202-457-0046

Fax: 

866-536-4461

Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy (CSADP)

Email: Bobby.Silverstein@ppsv.com

The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy (CSADP) provides public education, leadership development and training, technical assistance and information dissemination, and conducts action-research and analysis of public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.

1875 Eye St., N.W., 12th Floor
Washington , DC 20006

Voice: 

202-466-6550

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Email: Info@c-c-d.org

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations that has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families.

1660 L St., NW, Ste. 700
Washington , DC 20036

Voice: 

202-783-2229

Fax: 

202-783-8250

Justice For All Email Network

Justice For All and our JFA E-mail Network were formed to defend and advance disability rights and programs in Congress. One JFA goal is to work with national and state organizations of people with disabilities to get the word from Washington D.C. out to the grassroots.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
2013 H Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington , DC 20006

Voice: 

202-457-0046

TTY: 

202-457-0046

Toll Free: 

800-840-8844

Fax: 

866-536-4461

National Conference of State Legislatures

NCSL provides issue research, publications, and information on legislation and laws in other states. Many services are for legislators and legislative staffs only, but the public can access some issue information on the website and may get some help and direction by phone on other states' legislation, issue studies, etc.

444 N. Capitol St. N.W., Ste. 515
Washington , DC 20001

Voice: 

202-624-5400

Fax: 

202-737-1069

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

Email: info@ndrn.org

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities.

900 Second St., N.E., Ste. 211
Washington , DC 20002

Voice: 

202-408-9514

TTY: 

202-408-9521

Fax: 

202-408-9520

National Governors Association

Information on current issues, including federal legislation.

Hall of States
444 N. Capitol St., Ste. 267
Washington , DC 20001

Voice: 

202-624-5300

Fax: 

202-624-5313

National Organization on Disability (NOD)

Email: ability@nod.org

The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

910 16th St., N.W.
Washington , DC 20006

Voice: 

202-293-5960

TTY: 

202-293-5968

Fax: 

202-293-7999

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)

Email: info@nationalrehab.org

The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is a member organization that promotes ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with disabilities.

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
5900 Barclay Dr., P.O. Box 150235
Alexandria , VA 22315

Voice: 

703-836-0850

TTY: 

703-836-0849

Toll Free: 

888-258-4295

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

Email: info@pva.org

Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with spinal cord injury/disorders (SCI/D) as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs and disability rights.

801 18th St., N.W.
Washington , DC 20006

TTY: 

800-795-4327

Toll Free: 

800-242-8200