Resource Links — INCLUDE


Ideas and resources that create natural community experience, relationships and collaborative partnerships. Relationships and goal setting that advance inclusion of all people in the experiences and benefits of community life. Resources that enhance decision-making that support self-determination and community life.


Californians for Disability Rights

CDR: Advocating for access, justice, equality and independence


California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SCDD: Promoting policies and practices so people with developmental disabilities and families receive services


Tarjan Center – Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities – UCLA

UCEDD: Providing university-based improvement of knowledge, policies and practices related to persons with disabilities and their families


University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities – USC Childrens Hospital

UCEDD: Providing university-based improvement of knowledge, policies and practices related to persons with disabilities and their families


Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities – UCD – M.I.N.D. Institute

UCEDD: Providing university-based improvement of knowledge, policies and practices related to persons with disabilities and their families


People First of California

PFCA: Self/Peer/Service system advocacy by persons with developmental disabilities


California Disability Community Action Network

CDCAN: Advocacy and connecting people


Comunication Technology Edudcation Center

Augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) services and assistive technology resources


Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living

CIRCL : provide supported living information and training


Disability Rights Education Defense Fund

DREDF: disability law center for persons with disabilities and their families


Disability Rights California

DRC: Advancing legal and service rights of persons with disabilities: advocacy, information, training


ABILITY Magazine

ABILITY Magazine features the latest information for people with disabilities on health, new technologies, the ADA, employment opportunities, human interest stories, travel, leisure, and more.



Your Source for Assistive Technology Information.



(Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered) Information, resources and news for self-advocates.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Center for Development and Learning Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility): Acting for Advocacy (A4A)
A web site for students planning life after high school that provides helpful information, resources, and support, as well as practical tools to become strong self-advocates and make their own life choices.


Job Accommodation Network

JAN: Information related to job accommodations, the ADA and employability of people with disabilities.


Closing the Gap

Closing The Gap provides objective information about assistive technology products for children and adults with special needs.


People First

Links to People First organizations throughout the world. Self-determination resources and information for self-advocates with developmental disabilities.


Axis Disability Rights

Links to disability sites and resources related to inclusive education, employment and relationships, compiled by consultants Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift.


Center for Self-Determination

The Center for Self-Determination is a working collaboration of individuals and organizations committed to the principles of self-determination and to helping all persons create the lives they want, connected to and with their communities, and pursuing long-term relationships and economic futures.


Learning Opportunities for Your Child Through Alternate Assessments

This booklet, published by the US Department of Education, includes a section on accessing grade level content for students wth disabilities.


IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Information and resources related to IDEA.


Inclusion of Students with Special Needs

Site for teachers and parents advocating for an inclusive school environment. Includes information on system change, staff development, teaching and learning in an inclusive environment, collaboration, standards and assessments. Links to related sites.


World Institute on Disability

Information related to inclusion, includes links to other sites with disability focus, publications and program information.


United States Access Board

The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities and a leading source of information on accessible design for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and electronic and information technology.


Inclusion Daily Express

Online newsletter that covers current disability rights, self-determination, and community inclusion issues around the world.


Inclusion Press

Central resource for publications, videos and other information related to community inclusion.


DO-IT Program

"Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology."


The Social Security Disability Resource Center

The goal of this site is to make it easy for individuals and their families to understand their rights, what they are entitled to, and how to qualify for benefits.


Adaptive Environments: Human-Centered Design

Educational non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities. Adaptive Environments' work balances expertise in legally required accessibility with promotion of best practices in human centered or universal design.


Center for an Accessible Society

The Center for an Accessible Society's goal is to focus public attention on disability and independent living issues.


Center for Housing and New Community Economics

CHANCE: The Center for Housing and New Community Economics (CHANCE) was established in March of 2001 to improve and increase access to integrated, affordable, and accessible housing coordinated with, but separate from, personal assistance and supportive services. CHANCE's purpose is to create alternatives to approaches that segregate, congregate, and control people with disabilities. It works in partnership with ADAPT, a national organization that promotes services in the community for people with disabilities.


Center for Neighborhood Technology

Information, resources and programs related to urban community development.


Center for Universal Design

A national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, buildings, outdoor and urban environments and related products according to the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should be usable by everyone regardless of their age, ability, or circumstance.


Circles Network

UK-based organization that provides unique support and new possibilities for disabled people who have been excluded from, or isolated within, our society. We offer them the opportunity to become full and equal members of society, to develop their talents and potential and to enrich the lives of others as well as their own. This is done primarily through the setting up of circles of support, and we also run specific projects for particular areas of need.


Community for All Toolkit/August 2004

Joint effort between AAMR, The Arc, Center on Human Policy, Council on Quality and Leadership, University of Minnesota Research and Training Center on Community Living, TASH. This tool kit provides general information to strengthen community inclusion, background information for advocates involved in campaigns to close institutions, general information on community services, and resources for more information, material to counter arguments commonly used by pro-institution advocates, ideas for organizing and advocacy, and information about policy and governmental action.


Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD: This web site provides information on buying, owning and selling a home and your rights as a renter, as well as a variety of tools and resources.


Disability Is Natural

A resource of articles promoting inclusion, self-determination and a common sense to raising children with disabilities.



National – International

Inclusion Press

Person-Centered planning information


National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education

Parent advocacy and special education information


Academy for Educational Development

AED: Partnering with programs serving people most at risk for being infected with HIV


Inclusion Daily Express

Disability rights news service


Human Services Research Instititute

HSRI: Expanding use of research and evaluation to guide policy and practice,improve capacities and increase participation of people with disabilities


The Arc

Advocacy, information, services to people with developmental disabilities



Web-based source of disability information and resources in accessible formats


Ability Hub

Assistive technology resources, adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers


The Alliance for Technology Access

Connecting children and adults with disabilities to technology tools


Family Village

Global disability-related resources


Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers

Training and information to parents with children with disabilities


World Institute on Disability

Promoting federal policies that support self determination


Self Advocates Becoming Empowered

SABE: Self/Peer/System advocacy by persons with developmental disabilities


National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth

Youth-led information, training and resource center


US Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Supporting states, schools: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, technical assistance, training


Center for Self-Determination

Training and technical assistance on Self-Determination


Transition Research Institute

Promoting inclusion of youth with disabilities in the national school-to-work efforts


National Disability Rights Network

Organization for federally mandated Protection and Advocacy systems for individuals with disabilities


National Organization on Disability

Promoting participation and contributions of indviduals with disabilities


Ticket to Work Program

Information on Ticket to Work to support people with disabilities obtaining employment


US Office of Disability Employment Policy

Advancing employment opportunities with resources and technical assistance


Burton Blatt Institute

Advancing civic, economic and social participation of persons with disabilities a global society


American Association of People with Disabilities

Cross disability advocacy to further goals of ADA


Circles Network - Building Inclusive Communities

Person-Centered Planning to facilitate inclusion


Institute on Disability

Improvement of knowledge, policies and practices for persons with disabilities and their families


Advocating Change Together

ACT: Self/Peer Advocacy, community organizing and training with and for persons with disabilities