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Organizations: Disability & Inclusion

This list identifies local and national organizations that participate actively in improving disability rights.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
501 Third St., NW Suite 200
Washington DC, 20001

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD is a convener, connector and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
2013 H St, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU is dedicated to striving for an America free of discrimination against people with disabilities, where they are valued, integrated members of society with full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, voting and beyond.
125 Broad St., 18th Floor
New York NY 10004

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
1703 N Beauregard St, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)
ASAN is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism.
PO Box 66122
Washington, DC 20035

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)
AWN is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, nonbinary people and all others of marginalized genders.
5100 Van Dorn St., Suite 6633
Lincoln, NE 68506

CommunicationFIRST is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of the more than 5 million people of all ages in the United States who, due to disability or other condition, are unable to rely on speech alone to communicate.
1629 K St., NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
The mission of DREDF is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education and public policy and legislative development.
3075 Adeline St., Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94703

Disability Rights Ohio (DRO)
Disability Rights Ohio provides legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues.
200 Civic Center Dr., Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Easterseals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

Northern Ohio Chapter: easterseals.com/noh
155 Ken Mar Industrial Pkwy.,
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

Fair Housing Center for Fights & Research
Offers resources for families with disabilities who are struggling to meet housing needs.
2728 Euclid Ave. Ste. 200
Cleveland, OH 44115

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Cleveland/Lorain
Local affiliate of NAMI providing support and information on ADHD especially as it relates to comorbid mental illness, such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.

Greater Cleveland Chapter
Lorain County Chapter

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
NAD is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
8630 Fenton St., Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
NCLD fights to improve outcomes for people with learning and attention issues by actively shaping local and national policy to reduce barriers and ensure opportunity and access for all.
1220 L St., NW Ste. 100 Box 168
Washington, DC 20005

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
We are the only organization that believes in the full capacity of blind people and has the power to transform our dreams into reality. Through our network of blind members, we coordinate many programs, services, and resources to defend the rights of blind Americans, provide information and support to blind children and adults, and build a community that creates a future full of opportunities.
200 East Wells St. at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230

TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization.
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 235
Washington DC, 20036

Ohio Chapter: facebook.com/ohiotash

The Arc of Greater Cleveland & The Arc of Ohio
Nonprofit with both local and state-level offices that can assist families and individuals with problems in educational, residential and vocational systems.

The Arc of Greater Cleveland
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The Arc of Ohio

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For featured resources, see the Disability & Inclusion resource guide.

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