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Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Brain injury survivors and family members dedicated to increasing public awareness about acquired brain injury and to providing support, education, information, advocacy and other services for individuals with acquired brain injury and their families.

ADAPT

This site focuses on promoting services in the community for people with disabilities through civil disobedience and similar non- violent direct action tactics to achieve its goals. It offers information on legislation, press releases, and also information on joining the organization.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 

A nonprofit, nonpartisan, cross-disability membership based organization whose goals are unity, leadership and impact for people with disabilities and their family and friends.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Site.

The Arc of Pennsylvania

Advocacy organization for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, promoting active citizenship and inclusion in every community.

Autism Living and Working

ALAW addresses the needs of adults with autism, including the need to have households apart from their parents, and to have adequate supports to live and work in the community and avoid institutionalization.

Autism Speaks

A science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

Mission is to prevent brain injury and improve the quality of life for people who have experienced brain injury and their family members through support, education, advocacy, and research.

Client Assistance Program (CAP)

This site provides information on the Client Assistance Program (CAP), which is administered by the Center for Disability Law & Policy (CDLP) in Pennsylvania.

Concrete Change

Concrete Change is a website that promotes “An international effort to make all homes Visitable! Provides detailed construction guidelines and cost estimates for barrier free design in new homes. Suggests ways to encourage wheelchair accessible construction in all homes.”

Department of Military and Veteran Affairs

The Department of Military and Veteran affairs was established by the PA General Assembly in 1973 and encompasses the PA National Guard and the Bureau for Veterans’ Affairs.

Disability Power & Pride

Organization dedicated to unifying the disability community so that disability agenda is advanced in the political and social spheres, with priorities that include promoting disability leadership in the federal government and hosting cross-community events.

Disability Rights Advocates

A national and international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Operated by and established for people with disabilities, DRA pursues its mission through research, education, and legal advocacy.

Disability Rights Network

Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy, Inc. is a federally funded, nonprofit agency responsible for providing protection and advocacy services to people with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Publications

Publisher of career magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

Getting Hired

Website portal dedicated to careers for talented people with disabilities – by connecting with employers nationwide who are committed to hiring people with disabilities.

Hire Heroes USA

This site assists our returning military with locating jobs.

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)

The ILRU program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. It is a program of

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional limitations.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Pennsylvania

Programs designed to offer support and education to our membership and to advocate for better mental health services on their behalf.

National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Description:The National Council on Independent Living is a membership organization that advances the independent living philosophy and advocates for the human rights of, and services for, people with disabilities to further their full integration and participation in society.

The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania

The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania (NFBP) is a state affiliate of The National Federation of the Blind and works to enable those who cannot see to live full and independent lives.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)

The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) promotes the full participation of America's 49 million persons with disabilities in all aspects of life.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

This site offers a searchable database of all the research published by the National Institute on Disability Research, an annotated bibliography of ADA publications, an explanation of NARIC and links to other related sites.

Office on Disability

U.S. Office on Disability provides user-friendly information supporting seven life domains:  housing, education, information technology, transportation, health, employment, and community integration.

Office of Employment Support Programs

Sponsored by the Social Security Administration, this site promotes the employment of Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities by... designing policies that make work pay, promoting research and program innovation, educating the public about programs and services that facilitate entry into the workforce, and partnering with other public and private groups to remove employment barriers for people with disabilities.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

This site is dedicated to expanding and strengthening employment outcomes, independence, and specialized services for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Provides financing opportunities to people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians that can help them to acquire assistive technology devices and services that improve the quality of their lives.

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind

The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is a statewide membership organization directed to the provision of quality services to persons who are blind or vision impaired, and to the prevention of blindness. This is accomplished through a network of member agencies with a prime focus of vision-related services.

Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Pennsylvania’s Area Agencies on Aging (P4A), represents the collective interests of the Directors and their respective 52 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs).

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council

The PADDC promotes the advancement of empowering citizens with disabilities, ensuring access to goods, services and community supports needed by citizens with disabilities, and fostering relationships that build inclusive communities in Pennsylvania.
 

Pennsylvania Health Access Network

The PA Health Access Network is a coalition committed to access to quality health care via affordable health insurance for all Pennsylvanians, effective controls to keep health care and premiums reasonably priced; and shared responsibility for the cost of health care among all stakeholders (individuals, employers, and the public sector).

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

PHLP is a nationally recognized advocater and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

This organization was created by the General Assembly in 1972, the agency has financed more than 55,000 apartment units and 84,000 houses, with the goal of providing affordable housing for older adults, low-income families and persons with disabilities. 
 

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

The purpose of this site is to provide the consumer with answers to questions that they may have about the Commission, their procedures and their role within Pennsylvania. Also, provides information on investigating complaints of discrimination and monitoring bias-related crimes and tension within Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council 

The Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council is a statewide governor-appointed citizen advisory group whose purpose is to advise the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation about how the programs and services match the needs o persons with disabilities.  Follow this link to complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf

This site provides for advocacy and lobbying for the establishment of a deaf/hard of hearing bill of rights with local, state, and federal government through different agencies and organizations. Also, offers information on various workshops and programs.

Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council

Rebuilding Together

Nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs, modifications and improvements for America’s low-income homeowners.

Speaking for Ourselves 

A non-profit organization providing information for self-advocacy for people with disabilities.

THOMAS

Current US Federal Legislative Information online. This site covers Bills, Laws, Congressional Record, reports, and links for further information.

Ticket to Work

Provides information on the Ticket to Work Program. Also, includes a Employment Network Directory.

UCP

A national organization consisting of a nationwide network of 111 affiliates in 39 states, which strives to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society.

United Spinal Association

Non-profit organization dedicated to helping people living with SCI/D (Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders), committed to providing active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.

Vets4Vets

A non-partisan organization dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans to heal from the psychological injuries of war through the use of peer support.

Web Accessibility Initiative

This organization promotes accessibility of the Web to people with disabilities through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education & outreach, and research & development.

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