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Autism Society of America (ASA) 1234 Massachusetts Ave. NW - Suite 1017 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 783-0125 ASA is a national parent, professional and advocacy organization for people with autism offers services on a local level as well as public policy advocacy and information and referral services. This organization provides information relating to contemporary developments in the field of autism.
Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled 1001 Howard Ave. - Suite 300A New Orleans, LA 70113 (800) 662-7705 522-2337 The center ensures the rights of the elderly and the disabled in Louisiana.
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities 1507 21st St. - room 340 Sacramento, CA 95816 (916) 322-8481 Support services and advocacy.
Colorado Division for Developmental Disabilities 3824 W. Princeton Circle Denver, CO 80236 (303) 762-4586 State government division for advocacy and support.
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center 5 Church Lane East Lyme, CT 06333 (203) 739-3089 This statewide organization provides information and support to families of children with disabilites.
Deafpride Inc. 1350 Potomac Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003 (202) 675-6700 This non-profit, advocacy organization works for the human rights of deaf people and their families. Assists groups to organize and work together for change in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States. Publication: The Deafpride Advocate.
Developmental Disabilities Bureau Dept. of Health and Human Services 330 C St. SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 245-0870 Support and advocacy services.
Easter Seal of Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties 621-A Water Street P. O. Box 626 Santa Cruz, CA 95061 (408) 427-3360 Support services and advocacy.
El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind 100 Dunne Street El Paso, TX 79905 (915) 532-4495 Support services and advocacy programs for blind and visually impaired persons.
Glaucoma Foundation 310 East 14th St. New York, NY 10003 (800) 832-3826 260-1000 National foundation, advocacy, support.
Governors Council for the Handicapped and Gifted 600 University Ave. - Suite C Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 474-2440 This is an advocacy council for persons with disabilities.
Helen Keller - Rocky Mountain Region 12075 East 45th St. - Suite 222 Denver, CO 80239 (303) 373-1204 Rehabilitation training for the deaf and blind for these states: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. Identification and advocacy of individuals who have sensori-impairments. Referral service. Helen Keller National Center - Southwestern Region 870 Market St. - Suite 853 San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 956-4562 The Helen Keller Center offers consulting, advocacy, information and referral as well as professional development and client follow-up services in the region (covering California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Guam and Samoa).
Kansas City Association for the Blind 1844 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 421-5848 Advocacy and support group for blind and visually impaired persons in this area. Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans 123 State St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 899-4501 Advocacy and support services.
Lighthouse-Pacific Medical Ctr. Low Vision Services 2340 Clay Street at Webster San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 563-4075 Advocacy and support services for blind and visually impaired persons.
Minneapolis Society for the Blind 1936 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 871-2222 Advocacy and support services.
Mt. Carmel Dept. for Visually Handicapped 17 Mulberry Street Newark, NJ 07102 (201) 596-4100 Advocacy and support services for visually impaired persons.
National Association for Parents of Visually Impaired 2180 Linway Dr. Beloit, WI 53511 (800) 562-6265 362-1380 Support and advocacy group.
National Center - Postsecondary Transition Students with Learning Disabilities University of Connecticut Storrs, CT (203) 486-4036 Information, advocacy and support services for students with learning disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities 99 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 (212) 687-7211 Advocacy and support services.
National Cued Speech Association P.O. Box 31345 Raleigh, NC 27622 (919) 828-1218 This membership organization provides advocacy and support regarding use of cued speech. Information and services are provided to hearing impaired persons of all ages, their families, friends and professionals who work with them.
National Fraternal Society of the Deaf 1300 W. Northwest Highway Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 (312) 392-9292 This group works in the area of life insurance and advocacy, information and referral for deaf persons. Publication: The Frat.
New York Institute for Special Education 999 Pelham Parkway Bronx, NY 10469 (212) 519-7000 Advocacy and support services for the disabled.
North Coast Cued Speech Services 23970 Hermitage Rd. Cleveland, OH 44122 (216) 292-6213 This is an advocacy and support services agency that provides education and training in cued speech and lipreading, consultation services and certification of teachers of cued speech.
North Mississippi Retardation P.O. Box 967 Oxford, MS 38655 (601) 234-1476 Advocacy and support services for the mentally retarded.
Oregon Disablities Commission 1880 Lancaster NE - Suite 106 Salem, OR 97310 (503) 378-3142 358-3117 The commission serves as the governors committee on employment of persons with disabilities. It provides information and referral and advocacy services, administering the deaf and hearing-impaired access program and the client assistance program.
PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition-Ed. Rights) 4826 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55417-1055 (612) 827-2966 PACER provides information, training and assistance to parents of children with disabilities. Advice is offered in the areas of appropriate education and interpretation of legal rights. PACER offers a Computer Resource Center which provides information on adapting PCs for use by disabled persons.
REACH (Rehab/Educ/Advocacy-Citizens w/ Handicaps) 617 7th Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104 (817) 870-9082 REACH acquired C-CAD (Center for Computer Assistance to the Disabled) in January 1989. A non-profit training center for computer skills for jobs and daily life. They serve as a clearinghouse for information about computer applications.
Sensory Assistance Center Department of Justice 10th and Constitution NW Washington, DC 20530 (202) 633-5104 Training, diagnostic support and advocacy.
Short Stature Foundation P.O. Box 5356 Huntington Beach, CA 92165-5356 (714) 843-1103 This organization provides services, information and advocacy to enhance the positive well being of short statured individuals. Their goal is to make home, school, work and shopping more comfortable. They have created an adaptive device catalogue (non-technical) and provide job training and employment opportunities.
Sick Kids (Need) Involved People (SKIP) 118 Ned Ave. Slidell, LA 70460 (504) 649-0882 Founded by a coalition of families of technologically-assisted children and health care professionals, SKIP is a family support organization offering resource identification and advocacy - especially to families who have children requiring constant medical attention.
South Carolina Association for the Deaf 1723 Augusta Rd. West Columbia, SC 29169 (803) 794-3175 Advocacy and support services for the hearing impaired population.
St. Paul Society for the Blind 216 South Wabasha St. Paul, MN 55107 (612) 224-7662 Advocacy and support and family services.
Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind 1106 West Platt Street Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 251-2407 Advocacy and support services for blind and visually impaired individuals.
Texas Easter Seal Society 800 West Ave. - Bldg. C: Suite 100 Austin, TX 78701 (800) 492-5555 474-1272 Advocacy and support services for disabled residents of the Austin area.
The Catholic Guild for the Blind 525 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 856-4494 Advocacy and support services.
The Foundation for Glaucoma Research 490 Post St. - Suite 1042 San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 986-3162 Support organization and advocacy.
The Guild for the Blind 180 North Michigan Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 236-8569 Advocacy and support services.
Utah Division Services - Visually Handicapped 309 East First South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 533-9393 State advocacy and support services organization.
Vocational Rehabilitation National Rehabilitation Hospital 102 Irving St. NW Washington, DC 20010-2949 (202) 877-1000 Advocacy, counseling and support services.
West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind 2001 Austin St. San Angelo, TX 76903 (915) 655-1010 653-4231 Mr. Robert Porter Agen Advocacy and support services.
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