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
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Project Civic Access




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
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services




IDEA Data Center
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Partners in Education
Think College



Family Supports

National Center for Family Support




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

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs
Center for Personal Assistance Services
Disability Guide
Independent Living Research Utilization
Section 508: Opening Doors to I.T.



Rehabilitation and Employment

Association for Persons in Supported Employment
Job Accommodation Network
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
National Rehabilitation Association
National Rehabilitation Information Center

Ticket to Work

U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy
Work Support




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