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Advocacy

  • ADA Watch
    http://www.adawatch.org
    Advancing the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities
  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
    http://www.aapd.com
    AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
    http://www.adapt.org
    Advocacy organization promoting community services instead of institution and nursing home warehousing of people with disabilities.
  • Disability History Project
    http://www.disabilityhistory.org
    Preserving and examining the history and culture of the oppression and struggle towards freedom of people with disabilities.
  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
    http://www.dredf.org/about/
    Advocates for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.

  • Justice for All
    http://www.aapd.com/JFA
    Disseminating information from Washington D.C. to the grassroots advocacy activity of people with disabilities.
  • Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America (MPVA)
    http://michiganpva.org/
    Reaches out on behalf of its members (veterans with spinal cord injury or disorders), associate members and all people with disabilities to provide the highest possible quality of life in Michigan.
  • Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS)
    http://www.mpas.org
    Provides information and advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
  • National Alliance of the Disabled
    http://naotd.wheelboat.com/
    An online informational and advocacy organization dedicated to working towards gaining equal rights for people with disabilities in all areas of life.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Michigan
    http://www.namimi.org/
    A grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
  • National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA)
    http://www.narpa.org
    Promotes policies and pursues strategies that result in individuals with psychiatric diagnoses making their own choices regarding treatment.
  • National Council on Disability
    http://www.ncd.gov
    An independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices and procedures that affect people with disabilities.
  • National Organization on Disability (NOD)
    http://www.nod.org
    Promoting full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • TASH
    http://www.tash.org
    International advocacy association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates and people who work in the disability field.
  • The Arc Michigan
    http://arcmi.org/
    Advocacy for children and adults with mental retardation and their families.
  • The Disability Rights Activist
    http://www.disrights.org
    Updates on legislation and legal cases impacting people with disabilities.
  • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Michigan
    http://ucpmichigan.org/
    A non-profit advocacy organization that works for the productivity, independence and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Contact the ADA Michigan coordinator with questions or comments about the information on this site

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