Local Resources

Shared Horizons, Inc. A pooled special needs trust for people with disabilities that protect their continued eligibility for public benefits while affording for the comforts and pleasures they desire.

District Government Disability Organizations

Developmental Disability Administration Office of Disability Rights Rehabilitative Services Administration

District Nonprofit Disability Organizations

Advocates for Justice (AJE) The Arc of the District of Columbia DC Center for Independent Living (DCCIL) DC Developmental Disabilities Council DC Health Resources Partnership Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) HSC Foundation Health Services for Children with Special Needs Inclusion Research Institute University Legal Services

Supported Decision Making

Alternatives to Guardianship (For Parents) Alternatives a la Tutela How Do You Make Decisions? Como Toma Decisiones?

Self Determination and Advocacy

Health Care Reform – What people with developmental disabilities need Project Action Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Federal Organizations and Resources

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Center on Community Living and Careers Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA) Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Elizabeth Boggs Center NICHY President’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities

National Organizations

American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly AAMR) Association of Persons in Supported Employment University Centers for Excellence in Disabilities Council on Quality and Leadership American Network of Community Organizations and Resources (ANCOR) Autism National Committee Direct Support Professionals Website HSRI National Down Syndrome Society National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities NASDDDS Social Security Online

More Interesting and Useful Links

Brookes Publishing Cherry Hill Bookstore Diverse City Press High Tide Press Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network The Quality Mall Disability Scoop – Developmental Disability News

Nonprofit Resources

Washington Council of Agencies SALSA The Foundation Center
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