Survivors with Disabilities – Resource List


Resource list

Ability Magazine

A bimonthly magazine that strives to change public perception of what it means to have a disability, shatters stereotypes and myths, focus on ability, and provides a positive cross-cultural experience showing the diversity and accomplishments of the global community of people with disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) aims to increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities. AAPD is a cross disability organization that builds trust and unity through open, honest conversations. The AAPD operates from a framework that simply puts “when we stand in solidarity on any issue, we have the power to create lasting change.” AAPD is a bridge that joins the diverse human experience of the disability community with political educational tools in areas such as employment, housing, education, interfaith, voting, health, and more.

Center for Disability Rights

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is a disability led, not for profit corporation that provides services to people with disabilities and seniors. The CDR promotes independence of people with all types of disabilities, enabling choice in living setting, full access to the community, and control of their life. The CDR also advocates on the local, state, and national systemic change for the full integration, independence, and advance civil rights by supporting direct action, coalition building, community organizing, policy analysis, litigation, training for advocates, and community education.

Disabled Writers

A resource for editors and writers to connect in order to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community.

Disability Action

Political action committee dedicated to inclusive justice for all Americans and advocates for disability rights in employment, education, and all aspects of life. Provides accessible political information, request disability rights candidates to run for office, and receive updates on action alerts.

Disability Pride Toolkit

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

National civil rights law and policy center directed by people with disabilities. Provides legal, policy, healthcare access, and special education resources.

Disability Visibility Project

A community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture. Creates media for the disability community, publishes essays, reports, and blog posts, connects and creates community through facebook groups and events.

Ignite  Formerly known as Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims

Supports the needs of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Provides general information about different forms of sexual and relationship violence, resources for safety and escape plans, legal advocacy, and crisis intervention services.

In-t-sect Network

Intersectionality Network is a UK based diverse, global, and genuinely inclusive community building network. The Network aims ultimately to connect – and thereby support – disabled women of color in higher education all over the world. Organizing seminars, events, trainings and developing partnerships are the key services the organization offers.

Invisible Disability Project

Invisible Disability Project (IDP) is a social/cultural movement and an educational media project that consciously disrupts “invisibility” imposed upon unseen disabilities at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. They maintain a devotion “to building human connections and self-advocacy by dismantling shame and stigma.” IDP effects change through public conversations and interactive online content with the goal of creating an informed, mutually supportive community.

National ADAPT

National grassroots disability rights organization organizing to end institutional bias. Provides advocacy resources, options to join local chapters, and support.

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)

NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories. The DD Councils receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.

National Coalition for Latinx with Disabilities

National coalition led by Latinx with disabilities, advocating for their educational, health, employment, and immigration rights. Provides resources in English and Spanish.

Ramp Your Voice

Ramp Your Voice promotes education, empowerment, inclusion, and self-advocacy for people with disabilities in the United States and abroad. The site hosts written pieces that covers disability rights through an intersectional lens with topics such as disability, sexuality, white supremacy, and education. Offers workshops, consultation, and opportunities to engage in daily activism through social media campaigns.

Project Include

Nonprofit that uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and and inclusion solutions in the tech industry.