This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores ethical, legal, and policy issues of people with disabilities, 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, specialistsset 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 presentational style (concise and engaging) 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

Annotated list of organizations and associations
NandiniDevi, NicoleEmmenegger, and BarbaraPhillips

This chapter provides an annotated listing of agencies and associations (both governmental and non-governmental) involved in legal and ethical aspects of disability policy in the United States. Listings are arranged by (1) federal government agencies; (2) disability advocacy, rights, and legal organizations; and (3) disability special interest groups.

1. Federal Government Agencies

Center for Mental Health Services

Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1 Choke Cherry Road Rockville, MD 20857

Telephone: (240) 276-1310

Fax: (240) 276-1320

Web site:

The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) coordinates independent agencies in each state to provide technical assistance, information, and referrals on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability ...

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