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Here are some important resources that can help you learn more about developmental disabilities. At The Arc of DC, we are always ready to answer any of your questions and guide you toward finding a solution.
Local Resources in the Washington, DC areaD.C. Aging and Disability Resource CenterD.C. Board of Elections and EthicsD.C. CouncilD.C. GovernmentD.C. Department on Disability ServicesD.C. Office of Disability RightsD.C. Public SchoolsMetro AccessRehabilitation Services AdministrationWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
National ResourcesThe Arc of the United States
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)ADA Basic Building BlocksADA Document PortalADA Watch: Advancing the Civil Rights of People with DisabilitiesMid-Atlantic ADA CenterProject Civic AccessCross-DisabilitiesAging and Disability Resource CenterAmerican Association of People with DisabilitiesANCOR: Providers offering quality support to people with disabilitiesAssociation of University Centers on DisabilitiesCenter for the Study and Advancement of Disability PolicyConsortium for Citizens with DisabilitiesInstitute for Community InclusionThe Inclusion NetworkNational Alliance on Mental IllnessNational Association of Governor’s Committees on People with DisabilitiesNational Council on Independent LivingNational Disability Rights NetworkNational Information Center for Children and YouthNational Organization on DisabilityDevelopmental DisabilitiesAdministration for Children and Families: Administration on Developmental DisabilitiesAmerican Association on Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesDevelopmental Delay ResourcesNational Association of Councils on Developmental DisabilitiesNational Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability ServicesEducationIDEA Data CenterNational Association of Parents with Children in Special EducationNational Center for Learning DisabilitiesPartners in EducationThink CollegeFamily SupportsNational Center for Family SupportGovernmentAmerican Association on Health and DisabilitiesCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesNational Council on DisabilityNational Institutes of HealthOnline Resource for Americans with DisabilitiesSocial Security AdministrationU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesUnited States Access Board: A Federal Agency Committed to Accessible DesignUN Commission on Disability RightsHelpful Tools and ReferencesAble DataAssociation of Assistive Technology Act ProgramsCenter for Personal Assistance ServicesDisability GuideIndependent Living Research UtilizationPerson Centered Services Supporting People with Developmental DisabilitiesSection 508: Opening Doors to I.T.Rehabilitation and EmploymentAssociation for Persons in Supported EmploymentCenter for Workers with DisabilitiesJob Accommodation NetworkNational Collaborative on Workforce and DisabilityNational Rehabilitation AssociationNational Rehabilitation Information CenterTicket to Work ProgramU.S. Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment PolicyWork SupportSelf-AdvocacyHCBS: Curriculum for Empowering AdvocatesHuman Services Research Institute: The Riot!Kids as Self AdvocatesNational Consortium on Leadership and Disability for YouthSelf Advocates Becoming Empowered
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