176 Laws, Organizations, & Resources

Amy Minervini

Laws, Organizations, and Resources

Curated by Amy Minervini

To learn more about laws and regulations as well as bias against people with disabilities and what you can do fight against such prejudice, check out the following:


There have been a number of key pieces of legislation put into place over the years that impart protections for people with disabilities. Regulations have been put into place to protect against discrimination in education and the workplace:

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Americans with Disabilities Act

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Your Legal Disability Rights

Disability Law

Disability Discrimination

Advocacy Organizations

These are by no means all of the advocacy organizations out there, but these organizations work to serve individuals with various disabilities. Familiarize yourself with the ones that you haven’t heard about before:

ADARA: Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

American Council of the Blind

The Arc

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)

Deaf Initiative in Information Technology (DIIT)


Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Job Accommodation Network – JAN

National Association of the Deaf

National Organization on Disability (NOD)



Have you experienced or witnessed ableism? What are ways that you can be be an ally to a person with a disability? Here are some resources that will help you to be a better advocate for yourself or someone else:

Tips for Practicing Anti-Ableism

Disability Allyship Resources

Confronting Ableism

Anti-Oppression: Anti-Ableism


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