External Links

The following links list is is for organizations referenced in this Guide. It is not a comprehensive list. Use the links to go directly to the website of the organizations listed.

AAIDD American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- formerly AAMR

AAPD American Association of People with Disabilities

ABA American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law Access Board

ACF Administration for Children & Families

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD Administration on Developmental Disabilities

AFP Alliance for Full Participation

AoA Administration on Aging

ANCOR American Network of Community Options and Resources

AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association

APTA The American Physical Therapy  Association

APA American Psychological Association

The Arc of the United States

ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ATAP Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

AUCD Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Autism Society of America

Autism Speaks

Bankruptcy Courts

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Best Buddies

CBO Congressional Budget Office

CCD Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEC Council for Exceptional Children


CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - New Freedom Initiative

Coleman Institute: State of the States in Developmental Disabilities

CQL Council on Quality and Leadership

CRIPA Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons

CRS Congressional Record Service

CRT Civil Rights Division

CSVAR Council of State Administrators

Disabilityinfo.gov Clearinghouse

DREDF Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

DOJ Department of Justice Civil Rights Division  

EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EF Epilepsy Foundation

ETA Employment and Training Administration

Epilepsy Foundation

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Regulatory Information

FHEO Fair Housing / Equal Opportunity

FH Laws Fair Housing Laws and Presidential Executive Orders


FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FR The Federal Register

FRA Federal Railroad Administration

FTA Federal Transit Administration

Glossary of Congressional Terms from C-SPAN

GAO Government Accountability Office

GPO Government Printing Office

HHS Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Civil Rights Compliance

HHS HHS Organization Chart

HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development

ICDRInteragency Committee on Disability Research

Legal Information Institute

LOC Library of Congress

MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Medicare Medicare Information .

NADSP National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

NACDD National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

NACo National Association of Counties

NASDDDS National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

NASDSE National Association of State Directors of Special Education

NCBDDD National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

NCSL National Conference State Legislatures

NCD National Council on Disability

NDRN National Disability Rights Network

NDSC National Down Syndrome Congress

NDSS National Down Syndrome Society

NGA National Governors Association

NICDD National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities

NLC National League of Cities

NICHD Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIDRR National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

NIH National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers.

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NOD National Organization on Disability

ODEP Office of Disability Employment Policy

ODEP DisabilityInfo.Gov

OFA Office of Family Assistance

OAH Office of Assisted Housing

ODAR Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

ORDP Office of Retirement and Disability Policy

OSEP Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services

OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OST Office of the Secretary of Transportation Sites with Rulemaking and Related Resources

PCPID President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

PIH Office of Public and Indian Housing

RSA Rehabilitative Services Administration

SABE Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SSA Social Security Administration

Special Olympics

THOMAS, legislative information from the Library of Congress

UCP United Cerebral Palsy

U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Courts of Appeals

U.S. District Courts

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. House of Representatives - Appropriation

U.S. House of Representatives - Budget

U.S. House of Representatives - Education and Labor

U.S. House of Representatives - Energy and Commerce

U.S. House of Representatives - Financial Services

U.S. House of Representatives - Judiciary

U.S. House of Representatives - Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

U.S. House of Representatives - Subcommittee of Special Interest for Disability Policy - Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

U.S. House of Representatives - Transportation and Infrastructure

U.S. House of Representatives - Veterans’ Affairs

U.S. House of Representatives - Ways and Means

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate - Appropriations

U.S. Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

U.S. Senate - Budget

U.S. Senate - Finance

U.S. Senate - Subcommittee of Special Interest for disability Policy - Health Care, Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy

U.S. Senate - Health, Education Labor and Pensions (HELP)

U.S. Senate - Subcommittees on Special Interest for Disability Policy - Children and Families, Employment and Workplace Safety, Retirement and Aging

U.S. Senate - Veterans Affairs

U.S. Supreme Court

United We Ride

VA Veterans Administration

VBA Veterans Benefits Administration

VHA Veterans Health Administration