Advocacy & Support

Academy of Special Needs Planners

Providing information on planning for people with special needs as well as access to a network of attorneys focusing their practices on special needs planning.

260 West Exchange St
Suite 004
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 866.296.5509


American Association of People with Disabilities

The country’s largest cross-disability membership organization, organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change – politically, economically, and socially.

1819 H St NW
Suite 330
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 800.840.8844


American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

The leader in advocating quality of life, and rights for those with intellectual disabilities.

501 3rd St NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 800.424.3688


American Red Cross

Home Safety for People with Disabilities Emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation.


Center for Parent Information and Resources

Provides families information about the disability of their child, early intervention (for babies and toddlers), school services (for school-aged children), therapy, local policies, transportation, and much more.



An online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs.

Phone: 800.692.7462


Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN)

Mission is to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

1315 Walnut St
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215.238.8070


Disability Rights, Education, & Defense Fund (DREDF)

Advances the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.

2212 Sixth St
Berkeley, CA 94710

Phone: 800.348.4232


A federal government website that provides an interactive, community-driven information network of disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits.


Education Law Center

Making sure that all children have access to school and school programs; providing families (and those who work with them) reliable, understandable information about education laws and policies; improving schools.

1315 Walnut St
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215.238.6970


Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS)

Provides emotional, informational, and physical support to parents of children with disabilities or with ongoing medical needs.

3825 Presidential Parkway
Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30340

Phone: 770.234.9111


National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Provide advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families.

9605 Medical Center Dr
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240.403.1901


Office of Developmental Programs

Provides individuals with mental retardation, autism, and their families the services and supports they need and the opportunity to make real choices about living, working and options for social activities to enable them to live in and participate fully in the life of their communities.

P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675

Phone: 800.692.7462


PACER Center

Expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

8161 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

Phone: 888.248.0822


Sibling Support Project

A national effort dedicated to the interests of over six million brothers and sisters of people with special health, mental health, and developmental needs.

6512 23rd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

Phone: 206.297.6368


Social Security

The largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

Phone: 800.772.1213


TASH – Disability Advocacy Worldwide

An international association working to advance inclusive communities through research, education and advocacy. Advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with the most significant disabilities and support needs.

1025 Vermont Ave NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202.540.9020


The ARC of the United States

Advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.

1660 L Street, NW
Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 800.433.5255


Vision for Equality

An advocacy organization that assists and empowers people with disabilities and their families to seek quality and satisfaction in their lives as well as equal access to supports and services.

718 Arch St
6th Floor North
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: 215.923.3349


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