ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION NETWORKS
American Disabled for Attendant
Programs Today (ADAPT) website advocating for people with disabilities to
live in the community with supports instead of nursing homes.
The Disability Rights Education
and Defense Fund
DREDF is a national law and
policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of
people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy,
technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates,
persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
Bazelon Center for Mental
Health Law (BCMHL):
A national legal advocate for
people with mental disabilities. Through precedent-setting litigation and in
the public policy arena, the Bazelon Center works to advance and preserve
the rights of people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
Center for Self-Determination
A center that is a highly
interactive working collaborative of individuals and organizations committed
to the principles of self-determination. The purpose of the collaborative is
to change the nature of the support and service system for individuals with
disabilities, using the principles of self-determination to help all persons
create the lives they want, connected to and with their communities.
National Disability Rights
The National Disability Rights
Network represents the needs of Protection and Advocacy Agencies (P&As) and
Client Assistance Programs (CAPs) to federal agencies and Congress and
provides training and technical assistance to member agencies which helps
their effectiveness on the state and local level. This is an excellent site
for current legislative activities. http://www.ndrn.org/
The Ragged Edge
Ragged Edge magazine is
successor to the award-winning periodical, The Disability Rag. Includes:
today's writing about society's "ragged edge" issues: medical rationing,
genetic discrimination, assisted suicide, long-term care, attendant
services. It covers the disability experience in America -- what it means to
be a “crip” living at the start of the 21st century.
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.
www.jfanow.org/ JFA alerts both by subscribing to the Mailing List
and by having access to past alerts.