Advocacy Links

As a partner and ally, we’re committed to connecting advocates of all abilities with the resources they need to advance public policy for the rights and welfare of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Resources for disabilities advocacy

We encourage everyone to learn how they can become an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please visit and explore the resources below to learn more about current legislation and public policy affecting the people we support at the state and federal level and how you can get involved with our advocacy partners.

The White House

The United States Congress

The United States Senate

The United States House of Representatives

The Congressional Record

The Federal Register

Administration for Community Living

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE)

Campaign for Disability Employment

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

The Council on Quality and Leadership

Institute for Community Inclusion

Lutheran Services in America-Disability Network

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

R-Word – Spread the Word to End the Word

The Arc

UCP United Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Cerebral Palsy Group

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Data on Employment and People with Disabilities

Disability Statistics & Demographics Rehabilitation Research & Training Center

University of Minnesota Research and Training Center on Community Living

AAPD – The American Association of People with Disabilities


Disability Scoop

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

National Gateway to Self-Determination

NDI – National Disability Institute


The Lanterman Coalition

The Arc of California

The California State Legislature


Alliance – Colorado Communities United for People with Developmental Disabilities

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council

Colorado State Legislature


Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities

IARF – Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

Illinois State Legislature


Indiana Association of Residential Facilities (INARF)

The Arc of Indiana

Indiana State Legislature



Kansas State Legislature


The Arc Michigan

Michigan State Legislature


ARRM (formerly Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota)

Minnesota State Legislature


Missouri Developmental Disability Network

Missouri State Legislature

New Jersey

NJACP – New Jersey Association of Community Providers

The Arc of New Jersey

New Jersey State Legislature


OPRA – Ohio Providers Resource Association

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

Ohio State Legislature


Oregon State Legislature

Oregon Rehabilitation Association


Community Residential Services Association

State Legislature


Wisconsin State Legislature