Resources: Disability

Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies (CHPLDS)

A wide variety of resources are provided on the CHPLDS site, as one of their goals is to provide public education which they view as “central to policy changes that promote the inclusion and equality of people with disabilities in society.”

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

“NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP). Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.” This site provides information on the rights of people with disabilities in regard to health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Society for Disability Studies

“The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is a scholarly organization that is dedicated to the cause of promoting the disability studies as an academic discipline. According to SDS’s Mission Statement, through research, artistic production, teaching and activism, the Society for Disability Studies seeks to augment understanding of disability in all cultures and historical periods, to promote greater awareness of the experiences of disabled people, and to advocate for social change.”

World Institute on Disability (WID)

“The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance.”

World Report on Disability (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO)/World Bank publication, World Report on Disability , provides detailed information on the state of people with disabilities around the world.