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Social Justice Organizations and Resources: Disability

This Research Guide provides links databases, organizations, and resources under the rubric "Social Justice".

Introduction

These organizations advocate for everyone to equally participate in society regardless of physical or mental limitations.

Disability Advocacy Organizations and Resources

American Association of People with Disabilities

https://www.aapd.com

"The American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities."

 

American Council of the Blind

https://www.acb.org

"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 Arc

https://thearc.org

"Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes."

 

National Association of the Deaf.

https://www.nad.org

"The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America."

 

National Organization on Disability

https://www.nod.org

"The National Organization on Disability (NOD) increases employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Our programs and services enable companies to realize the competitive advantages of hiring people with disabilities."

 

Urban Justice

https://www.urbanjustice.org

The Urban Justice League is a New York City based umbrella organization with numerous projects addressing social justice.  Their health care projects include Human Rights Project and Mental Health Project.