Disability Organizations

Cogentica offers a blog and some useful information, but we can’t do everything. If you need help, you can look to these disability organizations.

General Disability Organizations

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American Association of People with Disabilities Disabled people (USA)
Disability Rights Education and Defense FundDisability rights
National Disability Rights NetworkDisability rights
Easter SealsDisability
Special Needs AllianceDisability
Special OlympicsAthletics for disabled people
4 Paws For AbilityService dogs
Parent to Parent USA (P2P)Parents of disabled children (USA)

Sensory and Physical

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National Association of the DeafDeaf and hard of hearing people (USA)
American Council of the BlindBlind and low vision people (USA)
Christopher and Dana Reeve FoundationParalysis
United Cerebral PalsyCerebral palsy
Muscular Dystrophy AssociationMuscular dystrophy
Cerebral Palsy GuideComprehensive guide on cerebral palsy and other birth defects

Brain-based (intellectual, developmental, mental illness, etc.)

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The ArcIntellectual and developmental disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of AmericaLearning disabilities (USA)
National Alliance on Mental IllnessMental illness
National Down Syndrome SocietyDown syndrome
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)Autism rights

We encourage you to be careful about autism-related groups. Some prominent groups spread conspiracy theories and nasty messages about autistic people. We chose factual and respectful groups.

Veterans

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Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Veterans with disabilities
Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed veterans
Blinded Veterans AssociationBlind veterans
Mesothelioma.com Veterans with mesothelioma
NURSING HOME ABUSE JUSTICEAbused veterans in nursing homes
Simmons Hanly ConroyMesothelioma lawyers for veterans
Asbestos.comAdvocacy group that works to spread awareness of asbestos-related diseases