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Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) – a project of SABE (Self Advocates Becoming Empowered), seeks to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership. SARTAC compiles resources on self-advocacy for the public, and provides trainings and fellowship opportunities to self-advocacy organizations. Learn more at http://selfadvocacyinfo.org

Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE) – brings together the academic community and the autistic community to develop and perform research projects relevant to the needs of adults on the autistic spectrum. The partnership adheres to the principles of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR or PAR), whereby researchers and community members serve as equal partners throughout the research process. The special skills, expertise, and perspective that each community offers to the project as a whole is the strength of Community Based Participatory Research. For more information about AASPIRE and its current research projects, please see http://aaspire.org.

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society. Learn more at https://civilrights.org/

National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) – NDLA is a national cross-disability coalition, led by disability groups run by persons with disabilities, with support from allies to build a strong and unified cross-disability movement so that we, as individuals with disabilities, have the power to shape national policies, politics, media, and culture. http://www.disabilityleadership.org/ 

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) – is a Coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society. CCD envisions an American society in which all individuals, aided by an enabling government, have the freedom and opportunity to exercise individual decisions concerning their own lives, welfare and personal dignity. More information can be accessed at http://www.c-c-d.org/.

Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD) – is an advocacy network of 10 national disability organizations who have come to pursue modernization of the federal adult system of services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so that they can become employed, live independently in an inclusive community, and rise out of poverty. CPSD presumes competence in the ability of all citizens with significant disabilities to work and live independently in integrated settings and to contribute meaningfully to their communities. CPSD believes that that public funds should be focused entirely on helping individuals become self-sufficient, productive members of society, through integrated employment at competitive wages with commensurate benefits: working and living side-by-side with other community members in integrated settings. For more information about CPDS, visit http://thecpsd.org/.

HCBS Advocacy Coalition – The HCBS Advocacy Coalition is a partnership of over 20 national disability and aging organizations that support the full inclusion of people with disabilities and older adults into society. We work with a range of federal and state policymakers, state and federal agencies, and disability stakeholders across the country to advocate for successful implementation of the HCBS Settings Rule that will result in opportunities for people with disabilities of all ages opportunities to live, work and fully participate in the broader community. https://hcbsadvocacy.org/ 

Allies for Independence – Allies for Independence. is a national advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to the implementation of a strong and vital long-term services and supports program. Allies for Independence is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, comprised of prominent national organizations who serve the most vulnerable in both the aging and disability communities. This “big tent” group is eager to expand, further, and include a variety of stakeholders including diverse providers of care, and companies who specialize in delivery of crucial services. Find out more at https://www.alliesforindependence.org/.

The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies – The Partnership actively engages with a community of local, national and global disability rights, emergency management and public health leaders and allies committed to equal access and whole community inclusion before, during, and after disasters. Our partners have a strong track record of protecting and advancing the rights of people with disabilities (26% of the U.S. population) and over one billion people with disabilities across the globe. https://disasterstrategies.org/ 

Modern Medicaid Alliance – The Modern Medicaid Alliance is a partnership between real Americans who value Medicaid and leading advocacy organizations. Together we educate policymakers and the public about the positive benefits and results of Medicaid. The Modern Medicaid Alliance highlights the need for innovations in Medicaid and how the program can improve lives and save money – our goal is to ensure that Medicaid’s best solutions reach as many beneficiaries as possible. Find out more at http://modernmedicaid.org/.

Disability Equality Index – The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It serves as the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion, allowing America’s leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. This evolving index objectively scores each corporation on a scale from 0 to 100—100 representing the most inclusive. The DEI was developed by the two national leaders in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse and voluntary group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy. https://disabilityin.org/what-we-do/disability-equality-index/ 

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