"ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom."
American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT) Organization - 1983
Disabled in Action
National Council on Disability
"In 1986, NCD recommended enactment of an Americans with Disabilities Act, and then drafted the first version of the bill introduce in the House and Senate in 1988. Since enactment of the ADA in 1990, NCD has continued to play a leading role in analyzing the needs of people with disabilities, crafting policy solutions, and advising the President and Congress."
National Council on Disability (NCD) - 1978
National Council on Independent Living
Australian Federation of Disabilities Organizations
"AFDO is in the unique position of bringing the concerns of people with a disability from a range of individual disability diagnosis and demographic factors as well as cross disability organizations together to form a combined and strong voice for people with a disability."
Australian Federation of Disabilities Organizations (AFDO) - 2004
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information"
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - 1965
The American Association of People with Disabilities
World Institute on Disability
"The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, training, public education and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance."
World Institute on Disability - 1983