Chapter 8: Legal Rights and Legal Assistance Resources


Section 3: Advocacy Resources


American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 60 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.

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

Voice: 

202-521-4316
800-840-8844

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 (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.

820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington , DC 20002

Voice: 

202-567-3516

Fax: 

202-408-9520

Justice For All Email Network

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 60 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.

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

Voice: 

202-521-4316

Toll Free: 

800-840-8844

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)

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.

820 First Street NE, Suite 740
Washington , DC 20002

Voice: 

202-408-9514

TTY: 

202-408-9521

Fax: 

202-408-9520

National Governors Association

Email: info@nga.org

Information on current issues, including federal legislation.

444 N. Capitol St. NW, Ste. 267
Washington , DC 20001

Voice: 

202-624-5300

Fax: 

202-624-5313

National Organization on Disability (NOD)

Email: INFO@NOD.ORG

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

77 Water Street, Suite 204
New York , NY 10005

Voice: 

646-505-1191

Fax: 

646-505-1184

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)

Email: info@nationalrehab.org

The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is the oldest professional member organization in the United States that advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities while also promoting high quality, ethical, and collaborative practice across the rehabilitation profession. NRA, comprised of counselors, educators, researchers, and diverse agents of community integration, is committed to continuously impacting and improving upon the multifaceted conditions, across their society, necessary to enhance quality of life of individuals with disabilities, their families, and communities.

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

Voice: 

703-836-0850

Toll Free: 

888-258-4295

Fax: 

703-836-0848

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 20006-3517

TTY: 

800-795-4327

Toll Free: 

800-424-8200