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Associations

Screenshot for Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA)
The mission of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) is to support the empowerment of deafened people. ALDA is committed to providing a support network and a sense of belonging by sharing our unique experiences, challenges and coping strategies, helping one another find practical solutions and emotional support, and working together with...
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The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States of America.
Screenshot for American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA)
ADARA's mission is to facilitate excellence in human service delivery with individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This mission is accomplished by enhancing the professional competencies of the membership, expanding opportunities for networking among ADARA colleagues and supporting positive public policies for individuals who are Deaf or Hard...
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Through progressive, visionary leadership, grounded in social justice principles, AHEAD: develops, shares, and provides relevant knowledge; strategically engages in actions that enhance higher educational professionals' effectiveness; and advocates on behalf of its membership, their institutions, their work, and those they serve ensuring full,...
Screenshot for Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
AUCD's mission is to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of all people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities by supporting our members in research, education, health, and service activities that achieve our vision.
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Assistive Technology Industry Association's (ATIA) mission is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry to help ensure that the best products and services are delivered to persons with disabilities.
Screenshot for College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
CRLA's mission is to provide college reading and learning professionals with an open forum to discover and exchange the leading tools and techniques to enhance student academic success.
Screenshot for International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
IDA works to create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.
Screenshot for 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.
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The United Spinal Association provides people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities.
Screenshot for National Autism Association (NAA)
The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.
Screenshot for Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
LDA's mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.
Screenshot for American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities by increasing their political and economic power.
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IAAP is a not-for-profit membership-based organization that seeks to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through certification, education and networking in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content, and services.
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The World Institute on Disability (WID) global mission is to continually advance the rights and opportunities of over one billion people with disabilities.
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The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Educational Institutions

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HERL's mission is to continuously improve the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation.
Screenshot for National Deaf Center (NDC)
The National Deaf Center's mission is to close the substantial gaps in education and employment that exist for deaf people in the United States and its territories. The National Deaf Center is a technical assistance and dissemination center federally funded by the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and...
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DeafTEC's goal is to increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing (deaf/hh) individuals in highly skilled technician jobs where they are currently underrepresented and underutilized. DeafTEC serves as a national resource for high schools and community colleges that educate deaf/hh students in STEM-related programs and for employers hiring...
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The Trace Research & Development Center envisions a world that is accessible and usable by people of all ages and all abilities--each experiencing information and communication technology in a way they can understand and use.
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The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant,...

Nonprofits

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CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning. Since its founding in 1984, CAST has seeded and grown the field of Universal Design for Learning through creative research and development,...
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NCAM, a part of Boston public broadcaster WGBH, is a research and development facility dedicated to addressing barriers to media and emerging technologies for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. NCAM builds on WGBH's pioneering history in technologies and services that make media accessible for people with...
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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.
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The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. AFB mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.
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The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
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Disabled American Veterans (DAV) empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. DAV accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great...
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NCCSD's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
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The mission of NDSS is to be the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.
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The mission of the National Down Syndrome Congress is to provide information, advocacy, and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.
Screenshot for National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The National Organization on Disability focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD works with leading employers and partners with educational and philanthropic institutions to pilot innovative approaches to disability inclusion, then...
Screenshot for National Joint Council on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD)
The mission of National Joint Council on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is to provide multi-organizational leadership and resources to optimize outcomes for individuals with learning disabilities.
Screenshot for Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) advances the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.
Screenshot for United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) aims to be the indispensable resource for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.
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The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
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The goal of Understood is to help the parents of children who struggle with learning and attention issues.
Screenshot for The Americans with Disabilities Act National Network (ADA)
The mission of ADA is to assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.
Screenshot for National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
The National Federation of the Blind is committed to ensuring quality education for blind students, and to providing activities and lessons that are fun and educational for blind children and their families.
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RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional...
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Active Heroes supports all U.S. military service members, veterans and their families through physical, educational, and emotional support programs in an effort to eliminate suicide. National and regional offices coordinate calendars to offer programs and activities to veterans and their families throughout the nation.
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The National Veterans Foundation serves the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through management and operation of the nation's first vet-to-vet toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families, public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America's...
Screenshot for Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
OAR strives to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. The mission of “applying” research to answer questions of daily concern to those living with autism defines [OAR's] goals and program objectives and shapes [their] budget.
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Knowbility, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that works with hundreds of businesses, educational entities, government and nonprofit organizations to train staff, implement effective accessibility strategies, and monitor long term goals to reach millions of new users.
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Disability:IN is a nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. They collaborate with purpose to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities, to inspire accessible innovation for all, and to foster cultures of inclusion.
Screenshot for Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
The mission of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is to empower our brave men and women to regain what they fought for: their freedom and independence.
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The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and...
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Founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, Mental Health America (MHA) is dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. 

Government

Screenshot for National Council on Disability (NCD)
NCD's mission is to be a trusted advisor, in collaboration with people with disabilities to the President, the Congress, federal entities, state, tribal communities, local governments, and other entities and organizations.
Screenshot for The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
To uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIDCD conducts and supports research and research training on normal and disordered communication processes, including diseases affecting hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Consortia

Screenshot for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Disability Consortium
HBCU Disability Consortium works to identify strategies for providing culturally responsive disability services and classroom instruction to Black and African American college students with disabilities on all campuses.