Useful Links

The best advocate is a well-informed advocate.

Here are some important resources that can help you learn more about developmental disabilities. At The Arc of DC, we are always ready to answer any of your questions and guide you toward finding a solution.

 

 

Local Resources in the Washington, DC area
D.C. Aging and Disability Resource Center
D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics
D.C. Council
D.C. Government
D.C. Department on Disability Services
D.C. Office of Disability Rights
D.C. Public Schools
Metro Access
Rehabilitation Services Administration
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

 

 

National Resources
The Arc of the United States

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


ADA Basic Building Blocks
ADA Document Portal
ADA Watch: Advancing the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Project Civic Access

 

 

Cross-Disabilities


Aging and Disability Resource Center
American Association of People with Disabilities
ANCOR: Providers offering quality support to people with disabilities
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Institute for Community Inclusion
The Inclusion Network
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Association of Governor’s Committees on People with Disabilities
National Council on Independent Living
National Disability Rights Network
National Information Center for Children and Youth
National Organization on Disability

 

 

Developmental Disabilities


Administration for Children and Families: Administration on Developmental Disabilities
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Delay Resources
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services

 

 

Education


IDEA Data Center
National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Partners in Education
Think College

 

 

Family Supports


National Center for Family Support

 

 

Government


American Association on Health and Disabilities
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
National Council on Disability
National Institutes of Health
Online Resource for Americans with Disabilities
Social Security Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
United States Access Board: A Federal Agency Committed to Accessible Design
UN Commission on Disability Rights

 

 

Helpful Tools and References


Able Data
Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs
Center for Personal Assistance Services
Disability Guide
Independent Living Research Utilization
Person Centered Services Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities
Section 508: Opening Doors to I.T.

 

 

Rehabilitation and Employment


Association for Persons in Supported Employment
Center for Workers with Disabilities
Job Accommodation Network
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
National Rehabilitation Association
National Rehabilitation Information Center
Ticket to Work Program
U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy
Work Support

 

 

Self-Advocacy


HCBS: Curriculum for Empowering Advocates
Human Services Research Institute: The Riot!
Kids as Self Advocates
National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered