This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues involving disability through the life courses, and is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The concise, engaging presentational style emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Annotated List of Organizations and Associations

Annotated list of organizations and associations
Sarah ParkerHarris

This chapter provides a list of organizations and associations involved in disability issues at all stages of life. The listings are organized into two main sections. The first section, U.S. government organizations, is arranged by agency. The second section provides a list of major nongovernment organizations and associations engaged in issues related to disability through the life course.

U.S. Government Organizations

Administration for Children and Families

370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW

Washington, DC 20447

Web site:

The Administration for Children and Families is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Administration on Aging

One Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (202) 619–0724

Fax: (202) 357–3555


Web site:

The mission of the Administration ...

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