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National Organizations and Resources

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. AUCD envisions a future in which all people, including those living with developmental and other disabilities are fully included, participating members of their communities. We see equitable access to supports and services that reflect the preferences and values of diverse communities and that lead to self-determination, independence, productivity, and a healthy and satisfying quality of life.

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies

ADA: A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Healthy People 2020: Disability and Health
This section of Healthy People 2020 focuses on promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) was founded in the 1960's. Since its inception, NACCHO has sought to improve the public's health while adhering to a set of core values: equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science & innovation. NACCHO promotes the inclusion and engagement of people with disabilities in planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs, products, and services.
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National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more. NCHPAD is the premier resource for information and training on physical activity, health promotion, and disability, serving persons with physical, sensory and cognitive disability across the lifespan. NCHPAD’s features a variety of resources and services which can benefit all ages and populations.

United States Access Board
The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information

United States Department of Justice: ADA Information Services
This list contains the telephone numbers and Internet addresses of federal agencies and other organizations that provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and informal guidance in understanding and complying with different provisions of the ADA.

United States Department of Justice: A Guide to Disability Rights Law
This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed within the guide.

World Institute on Disability (WID)
WID is a nonprofit disability research, training and public policy center in Oakland, CA, promoting civil rights and inclusion of individuals with disabilities into all spheres of life. WID offers a Curriculum on Abuse Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE) for people with disabilities living independently, services providers, parents, and allies of people with disabilities.