Disability Issues

Family Focus and Empowerment Center at California State University, Northridge

The Family Focus Resource and Empowerment Center (FFREC)  is an informational, referral, supportive and educational organization serving the families of:  Infants who are at-risk for developmental delays; children and adults with disabilities; and the professionals who work with these individuals in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Antelope valleys.

Disability Rights Advocates

DRA is a non-profit legal center dedicated to securing the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRA advocates for disability rights through high-impact litigation, as well as research and education.

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities.

Disability Rights Legal Center

The Mission of the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) is to promote the rights of people with disabilities and the public interest in and awareness of those rights by providing legal and related services.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, 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.

Disability Rights California

Advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities.

National Center on Deafness

Home to a variety of federal grants that provide outreach and training to educational institutions throughout the country. Housed at NCOD, the PEPNet Resource Center (PRC) is one of the largest libraries and clearing-houses dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing issues in the world.


ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.