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Advocacy and general information for people with disabilities

This is only a partial list of Web resources. To find more resources online, go to www.mnhelp.info, or call the Disability Linkage Line at 1-866-333-2466.

Advocating Change Together (ACT) Nonprofit disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities.

The ARC of Minnesota Private, nonprofit, statewide voluntary organization that provides advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Chapters in Minnesota

The ARC of the United States National advocacy organization dedicated to creating an environment and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to have choices as they live their lives in the community.

Brain Injury Association of America (BIA-US) Association founded by a group of individuals who wanted to improve the quality of life for their family members who had sustained brain injuries by acting as a clearinghouse of community service information and resources, participating in legislative advocacy, facilitating prevention awareness, hosting educational programs and encouraging research.

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota (BIA) Nonprofit association of local people that educate local people about brain injury. Offers education, advocacy, support and prevention tips using a statewide, toll-free family help line.

Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for Persons with Disabilities Council works to implement person-centered solutions for service and support organizations, state and national government agencies, regional systems and networks, professionals and self-advocates.

DeafBlindinfo.org Electronic library of information is available for people who are deaf blind, families with deaf blind children and senior citizens who may be losing both their hearing and their vision. Site features a wide variety of information and resources, from hearing aids and service dogs to legal rights and employment assistance.

Disability History Museum Chronicles disability history in the U.S. by providing a searchable theme-based collection of documents and images related to disability history in the U.S. from public and private collections from around the country.

Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) Council of 25 members from across the state, appointed by the governor, to advocate for all persons with developmental disabilities.

Grants for Individuals: The Disabled Disability funding includes assistive technology, scholarships and grants for persons with disabilities, as well as sources for organizational funding.

Institute on Community Integration Federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and part of a national network of similar programs in major universities and teaching hospitals across the country that seeks to improve the services and social supports available to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) (Minnesota Legal Services Coalition) Federally funded protection and advocacy system available to assist people with disabilities in protecting their rights.

Minnesota Help.info Disability Portal Resources organized for people with disabilities - discover options for going back to work, assistive technology, home modifications, personal care services, community living, health care and more.

Minnesota Statewide Independent Living Council Council of consumers and professionals appointed by the governor, working jointly with State Services for the Blind and Rehabilitation Services, to plan and develop statewide policy necessary to provide Independent Living Services. The independent living philosophy supports individual rights to define independence, receive

Minnesota Travel Guide for Persons with Disabilities Presentation of information on accessibility provided by tourism businesses and organizations throughout Minnesota.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center Center created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges.

Quality Mall Information about person-centered supports for people with disabilities. This is not a retailer or vendor of products or services but uses the theme of a shopping mall to help connect visitors to the best products and services available.

Smithsonian Institution Disability Rights Exhibit Virtual tour of the Smithsonian's Disability Rights exhibit.


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