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The Arc at School
April 2021

The Arc at School

The Arc@School is The Arc’s newest initiative in special education. The mission of The Arc@School is to build the capacity of a nationwide network of chapters to provide individual advocacy that helps students with I/DD and their...

USDA community facilities programs
April 2021

USDA Community Facilities Programs

Community Facilities Programs offer direct loans, loan guarantees and grants to develop or improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural America. These amenities help increase the competitiveness of rural...

Institute for Community Inclusion
April 2021

Institute for Community Inclusion

The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of society. The organization advocates for personal choice, self-determination, and social...

ADAPT Disability Rights are Civil Rights
April 2021


ADAPT is a national advocacy group with informal local chapters across the United States. They advocate for disability rights and for people with disabilities to live in their own communities. The ADAPT website has summaries of ongoing...

christopher and dana reeve foundation today's care tomorrow's cure living with paralysis
December 2020

Living with Paralysis (Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation)

The Living with Paralysis website from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has information for people who are newly paralyzed, parents, and caregivers with resources on health, costs and insurance, rehabilitation, home and...

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
December 2020

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Their site...

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