North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project
Current Priorities & Resources: General Resources
National and Federal Resouces
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
The federal agency responsible for implementation and administration of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act) and the disability provisions of the Help America Vote Act; located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
ADA Home Page
The federal government’s website for information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Bazelon Center attorneys provide technical support on mental health law issues and co-counsel selected lawsuits with private lawyers, legal services programs, ACLU chapters and state protection and advocacy systems.
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
A coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C.
The federal government's one-stop website for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and others.
Provides practical information on how people with and without disabilities can prepare for an emergency as well as information for family members and service providers; includes information for emergency planners and first responders to help them to better prepare for serving persons with disabilities.
Mental Health America
Formerly known as the National Mental Health Association, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives.
National Disability Rights Network
The nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities.
National Organization on Disability
An organization that promotes programs aimed at expanding the participation and contribution of people with disabilities so they can live full lives.
The Arc of the United States
A community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
U.S. Department of Education
One of its key roles is to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal access to education.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services; includes over than 300 programs.
U.S. Department of Justice/Civil Rights Division/Disability Rights
The primary goal of the Disability Rights Section is to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the U.S. by implementing the ADA.