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...
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.
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...
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
ASHA empowers and supports audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through: advancing science, setting standards, fostering excellence in professional practice, and advocating for members and those they serve.
The mission of The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is to render all possible support and assistance to professionals who teach children with special needs. NASET seeks to promote standards of excellence and innovation in special education research, practice, and policy in order to foster exceptional teaching for...
The mission of the American Psychiatric Association is to promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental illness, including substance use disorders, and their families, promote psychiatric education and research, advance and represent the profession of psychiatry, and serve the professional needs of its membership.
The Brain Injury Association of America aims to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.
The mission of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) is to advocate for improvements in Social Security disability programs and to ensure that individuals with disabilities applying for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits have access to highly qualified representation and receive fair decisions.
HERL's mission is to continuously improve the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation.
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...
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...
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.
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,...
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,...
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...
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.
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.
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.
NDRN's mission is to promote the integrity and capacity of the P&A and CAP national network and to advocate for the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights of people with disabilities.
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...
The mission of TASH is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights. These things are accomplished through collaboration among self-advocates, families, professionals, policy-makers, advocates...
The Florida Disability Access and Awareness Foundation creates media to promote empathy and empowerment for the disability community. FDAAF's ultimate goal is to help create a more inclusive society. A society where those with physical and intellectual challenges are treated with respect, and their needs are understood and accommodated.
NCCSD's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
The mission of ADA is to assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
People affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as multiple sclerosis being stopped in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end multiple sclerosis forever.
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...
YAI and its network of affiliate agencies offer children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services. YAI is committed to seeing beyond disability, providing opportunities for people to live, love, work, and learn in their communities.
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.
Autism National Committee (AutCom) aims to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism and related differences of communication and behavior.
Teach Access is an active collaboration among education, industry, and disability advocacy organizations to address the critical need to enhance students’ understanding of digital accessibility as they learn to design, develop, and build new technologies with the needs of people with disabilities in mind.
AADMD provides a forum for healthcare professionals who provide clinical care to people with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD) and improve the quality of healthcare for individuals with IDD.
Pacer Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. Pacer operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in...
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. ASAN works to empower autistic people across the world to take control of their own lives...
USICD aims to advance international disability rights and inclusive development and to build bridges among the U.S. and foreign governments, disability and human rights communities, and the private sector through strategic advocacy, convening, and training and education.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks does this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism...
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.
AAPM is dedicated to its mission of advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.
Program development, education and medical programs, government outreach, adherence to the Tourette Association of America’s mission, maximizing efforts, minimizing expenses, TeamTourette events, awareness month, publications, chapter relations, research grants, scientific and medical conferences, are ongoing efforts of the Tourette Association of...
DSAIA strives to support and advance the growth and capacity of local and regional Down syndrome associations. DSAIA provides the connections, inspiration, training, and resources so that the members can meet the needs of individuals with Down syndrome in their communities.
The National Autism Center’s mission is to provide leadership and comprehensive evidence-based resources to families, practitioners, and policymakers, to programs and organizations, and to the national community by adhering to the following commitments: providing unparalleled resources to individuals and families affected by autism, supporting best...
LPA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with dwarfism throughout their lives while celebrating with great pride Little People’s contribution to social diversity. LPA strives to bring solutions and global awareness to the prominent issues affecting individuals of short stature and their families.
The mission of INCIGHT is to unlock the potential of people through employment, education, and independence. INCIGHT serves individuals living with barriers, people with disabilities, single parents, veterans, welfare recipients, and justice-involved.
American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) champions youth who care for chronically ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members, supports their role as caregivers, safeguard, and celebrates their success in school and life.
The mission of the National Eye Institute is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.
NCLD aims to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. NCLD is working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to...
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a service and advocacy agency run by and for people with disabilities. The DRC supports people of all ages, who have any type of disabilities, to live independently and participate fully in community life.
The mission of Northeast Passage is to empower people living with disabling conditions, both visible and invisible, to define, pursue and achieve whole-life health, community engagement, and fulfillment through the purposeful use of sports and recreation; to develop and promote best practices in the fields of Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive...
COPAA’s mission is to protect and enforce the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families. The primary goal is to secure high-quality educational services and to promote excellence in advocacy.
The mission of ADvancing States is to design, improve, and sustain state systems delivering long-term services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
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.
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.
ACL aims to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.
The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.
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.
The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats - such as braille, audio, e-text, large print – and to make them available to people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled.