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DPOs and Disability-Oriented Organizations, Schools, and Agencies
  • सरकारको तीन वर्षे योजना २०६७/६८ – ०६९/७० मा अपाङ्गताको सवालमा समेटीएका नीति तथा कार्यक्रमहरु
    • नेपाल सरकारको चालु तिन बर्सिय आवधिक योजनामा पहिलो पल्ट अपांगताको बारेमा छुट्टै नीति तथा कार्यक्रम बनाएको छ बिस्तृत जानकारीका लागि प्'ग:थापना र बिकासका लागि स्रोत केन्द्र, भक्तपुरमा पनि सम्पर्क गर्न सकिने छ.
  • Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education
    • The 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 autism spectrum. Our partnership adheres to the principles of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), whereby academics and community members serve as equal partners throughout the research process.
  • Access Consulting
    • An architectural access and Universal Design consultancy in India that provides design solutions to include people with disabilities as clients and employees. Promotes accessibility in India's construction and design industries.
  • Access Exchange International
    • Access Exchange International is a non-governmental organization promoting accessible public transport for persons with disabilities and seniors in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
  • Advocacy for Inclusion
    • The mission of Advocacy for Inclusion is to provide information, education and representation to effectively advocate for positive and inclusive outcomes for people who have a disability. Based in Australia.
  • Advocacy Policy
    • This article is an explanation of Disability Advocacy New South Wales' (NSW) advocacy policy. It includes a descriptions of its services and its limits.
  • Agate Center for Women with Special Needs
    • The mission of the NGO is to improve the quality of life of disable girls and women, protect their human rights through social-psychological integration, and encourage them to lead independent lives. Focuses on the Shirak region of Armenia.
  • Akshaya Rehabilitation Trust
    • Committed to the care of the helpless, forsaken, mentally ill, old, sick, roadside destitute living and dying on the streets of Madurai by providing healthy food, love, and opportunity to rehabilitate, thereby restoring human dignity.
  • Art Walk for Education and Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
    • This project sponsored by the Centre for Services and Information on Disability looks to promote an inclusive, barrier free society for children using three groups of children performing three different arts. They give a description of the process they took to set up the project activities.
  • Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses (AMPHL)
    • AMPHL provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields in the United States.
  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
    • The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations is a collection of members from disability rights organisations which advocates for the rights of the entire populations of persons with disabilities in Australia.
  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations Strategic Plan
    • An outline of the strategies for the four basic goals employed by the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations.
  • Autistic Network International (ANI)
    • ANI is an autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization for autistic people. Based in the United States.
  • Autistic Self Advocate Network (ASAN)
    • ASAN seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement in the world of autism. ASAN seeks to organize the community of Autistic adults and youth to be heard in the United States' national conversation about autistic people.
  • Bangladesh Disabled Development Trust (BDDT)
    • BDDT is a non-government, volungary organization in Bangladesh that provides training, rehabilitation services, human rights promotion, education support, and employment for people with disabilities.
  • Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organisation (BERDO)
    • The mission of BERDO is to empower people with disabilities in Bangladesh through income generation, leadership development, education, and training and treatment facilities to become full members of their community with access to the social mainstream.
  • Blind People's Association (India)
    • Works to promote comprehensive rehabilitation of persons with all categories of disabilities through education, training, employ-ment, community based rehabilitation, integrated education, research, publications, human resource development and other innovative means.
  • Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO)
    • Describes the CSPO; where students from low-income countries are able to study; and how to prescribe, manufacture, and fit artificial limbs and orthopaedic braces. One of the concepts is to reduce the reliance on outsiders' aid. The page also includes the impact and sustainability summaries.
  • Center for International Programs and Services -- Gallaudet University
    • The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS), a unit of the College of Professional Studies and Outreach (CPSO) is Gallaudet University's one-stop office for all things international. Services for international students at Gallaudet, visitors on campus from abroad, and for international deaf English learners.
  • Centre for Community Development (CCD)
    • CCD is a non-profit voluntary organization working in the Gajapati District of Odisha State, India, to bring qualitative change to the lives of the tribals, disadvantaged and vulnerable sections of the communities. Works in the areas of sustainable livelihood, women empowerment, child rights, good governance, community based rehabilitation for people with disabilities, and rehabilitation of people with HIV and AIDS.
  • Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed--Bangladesh
    • Works to promote an environment where all disabled people in Bangladesh can have equal access to health, rehabilitation, education, employment, the physical environment and information.
  • Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (CASP)
    • El Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (CASP) es una organización de educación sin fines de lucro para servir a la comunidad de personas con habilidades diferentes (como autismo, síndrome de Down, parálisis cerebral o retraso en el desarrollo) y sus familias.
  • Challenge Your Disability Initiative (CYDI)
    • CYDI's mission is to work with persons with disabilities to promote justice and eradicate poverty suffered by them and ensure their human rights are respected
  • Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
    • La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) es una de las dos entidades del sistema interamericano de protección y promoción de los derechos humanos en las Américas. SPANISH The Inter-American Commission is one of two entities in the inter american system to protect and promote the human rights in the Americas. ENGLISH
  • Conseil des Canadiens avec Déficiences (Canada)
    • Le CCD est une organisation nationale de défense des droits des personnes handicapées, œuvrant pour l'avènement d'un Canada accessible et inclusif. (French)
  • Council of Canadians with Disabilities
    • The website has information on actitivites that are happening within the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD). CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada.
  • Danishkadah: Free Web Designing and Hosting for DPOs
    • Danishkadah was established to empower persons with disabilities and deafness and to work as a think-tank on disability related issues.
  • Deaf Child Worldwide
    • Deaf Child Worldwide is dedicated to enabling deaf children to overcome poverty and isolation. Works with partner organizations in developing countries to implement projects focused on deaf children. Their site shares best practice case studies and facilitates networking.
  • Disability Rights Home Page: Australian Human Rights Commission
    • The Australian Human Rights Commission leads the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. This Act makes disability discrimination unlawful and aims to promote equal opportunity and access for people with disabilities in Australia.
  • Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)
    • Disabled Peoples' International is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.
  • Disabled People's International North American & Caribbean Regional Women's Network
    • Regional network of women with disabilities in the North American and Caribbean region in Disabled People's International.
  • Disabled Women in Africa
    • Works to empower women with disabilities to lobby for their rights, raise their visibility in society, to mainstream gender policies and disability policies, and to network.
  • Down Syndrome International
    • Down Syndrome International (DSi) is a UK based international charity, comprising a membership of individuals and organisations from all over the world, committed to ensuring quality of life and human rights for all people with Down Syndrome.
  • eDeaf: Employ & Empower
    • This organization works to promote the employment of deaf people in South Africa by educating employers about deaf people and by providing basic adult education to deaf employees.
  • Ekta
    • Ekta is a not-for-profit organisation working with the most disadvantaged communities in the Koraput district of Orissa, India. It works to improve health, to secure livelihoods, protect rights, ensure good governance and improve the lives of those living with disabilities.
  • End the Cycle: Poverty and Disability
    • Provides information about the cycle of disability and poverty: disability increases the risk of poverty and the conditions of poverty increase the risk of disability. Offers lesson plans and personal stories for teaching primary school students about disability and poverty.
  • Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development
    • Works to create awareness, promote and facilitate inclusive development, increase economic self-reliance, increase educational opportunity, promote and facilitate research, and provide supports for people with disabilities in Ethiopia. Has content in English and in Amharic.
  • Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC)
    • Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) is an advocacy organisation for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Western Austrlia. It is involved with people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions.
  • European Blind Union
    • Aims to protect and promote the interests of all blind and partially-sighted people in Europe.
  • Financial Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
    • This program within the Center for Financial Inclusion works to promote equal and fair access to quality financial products and services for persons with disabilities. Its emphasis is on low-income finance, including microfinance.
  • Forgotten Peace Builders
    • Promotes the participation and inclusion of women with disabilities in the peace building process after times of war.
  • Global Deaf Connection
    • Global Deaf Connection is an international Deaf education, non-governmental organization that is increasing social, economic and educational opportunities for Deaf people in the world's poorest nations. Works in Tanzania, Kenya, Jamaica, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Hand of Africa Foundation (HAF)
    • This non-governmental organization based in the Netherlands works with people and organizations in eastern Africa on behalf of people with disabilities. Their Tanzania Albino Center works to increase awareness of albinism and to provide an education and other services.
  • IDEAS Title Page
    • The title page to the Iowans with Disabilities Exercising Advocacy Skills (IDEAS) Project. Included is contact information and project logo.
  • Inclusion Europe
    • Inclusion Europe fights for the respect of, inclusion of, and non-discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities in Europe. (In English)
  • Information Centre on Disability: Tanzania
    • Information Centre on Disability seeks to inform people with disabilities on their rights and convey the message to policy and decision makers, planners, and the entire population on the importance of dismantling attitudinal, environmental and institutional barriers people with disabilities are facing.
  • International Women's Rights Action Watch
    • This group supports women's rights around the globe by monitoring rights violations, advocating for equatily, and providing training to both women and men.
  • Jakarta School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JSPO)
    • This webpage introduces the The Jakarta School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JSPO) in Indonesia.
  • Japan National Assembly of Disabled People International (DPI)
    • The website consists of information about DPI and how it supports the development and acquisition of rights by persons with disabilities. すべての障害者の機会均等と障害者組織の発展と支援による権利の獲得 (Japanese)
  • Kenya National Association of the Deaf
    • KNAD advocates and represents the rights of the Deaf community in Kenya, including the status of Kenyan Sign Language, education, health, culture, economic and social rights.
  • Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU) اتحاد المقعدين اللبنانيين
    • The Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union works to promote the human rights of people with disabilities as stipulated in international human rights treaties. Website in Arabic.
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation (LCDPF)
    • LCDPF promotes and protects the welfare of persons with disabilities in the Philippines, working towards the attainment of educational equality, economic independence and their active participation in social, cultural, political and civil life. It takes a rights-based approach to disability and has an advocacy program for young people, Young Voices
  • Mobility Equipment for the Needs of the Disabled (MEND)
    • MEND is a New Zealand-based organization that works with local organisations in developing countries to improve the mobility and independence of their disabled members.
  • National Association of Societies for the Care of the Handicapped (NASCOH)
    • The National Association of Societies for the Care of the Handicapped (NASCOH)is the umbrella body for voluntary organisations of and for people with disabilities in Zimbabwe. It has 53 member organisations throughout the country.
  • National Campaign for Voting Rights in Lebananon
    • The Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU) has been campaigning to promote the right of people with disabilities to vote in elections.
  • National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
    • This center is a technical assistance center that works to build awareness of trauma-informed care, practices, and programs.
  • National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)
    • NUDIPU is an indegenous umbrella non-governmental organization (NGO) of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)in Uganda that brings together people with physical, sensory, and mental impairments. The coalition works to break the tradition of treating PWDs as objects of charity and medical care. In English.
  • Nepal Integrated Blind Development Association (NIBDA)
    • NIBDA's mission is to "make disable people capable through participation in different vocational training and technical education, so as to ensure their access on health, education and employment matters."
  • Noticias en Español de Access Exchange International
    • Noticias en Español de una organizacion de las personas con discapacidad: Access Exchange International. News in Spanish on a organization of persons with disabilities: Access Exchange International.
  • Organizaciones de Sordos en Argentina.
    • Organizaciones de las personas sordos en Argentina.
  • Organizations for People with Disabilities in Dehli, India
    • List of organizations working for people with disabilities in the Delhi, India region with their contact information.
  • Pakistan Disabled Foundation
    • The Pakistan Disabled Foundation is a cross-disability organization that works to promote disability rights legislation and to coordinate with local, national, and international level government and non-governmental disability organizations.
  • People with Disability Australia Incorporated: Constitution as Amended 27 November 2010
    • This is the constitution of People with Disability (PWD) Australia. Included is an outline of PWD's mission, structure, and miscellaneous details. Word document format.
  • Perkins International Programs
    • Perkins International is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children who are deafblind or blind with multiple disabilities throughout the world.
  • Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (PSPO)
    • This website introduces the Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (PSPO), a recently formed school in the Philippines and the fourth school of the Cambodia Trust's program. The page explains the updates on the school's progress.
  • Reading Rights Coalition
    • Promotes the right of people with print disabilities (vision impairment, dyslexia, etc.) to purchase and read books in accessible formats.
  • Roc Wheels: Reach Out of Care Wheels
    • ROC Wheels is a non-profit organization who distributes wheelchairs for those in need, in Haiti, Jamaica, Uganda, St. Petersburg Russia, Honduras, and Iraq. They send out teams of staff and volunteer physical and occupational therapists to developing countries. The organization puts emphasis on kids up to fifteen with mobility difficulties.
  • Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
    • Samarthanam's mission is to empower the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people through developmental initiatives focusing on educational, social, economic, cultural and technological aspects.
  • Sebeta Special Needs Education Teachers College
    • The Sebeta Special Needs Education Teachers College, in Ethopia, is committed to producing Special Needs Education and subject area teachers who have the desired academic knowledge, sufficient professional and research skills, with democratic ideals.
  • Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
    • Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is a self-advocacy organization in the United States. It works to promote the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community. It is run by a board of self advocates with developmental disabilities.
  • Sign Language Education and Development (SLED)
    • SLED's main objective is to facilitate the Deaf child's equal & democratic right to literacy & learning through the promotion of South African Sign Language. It provides nationally accreditated training to teachers of Deaf learners in South Africa.
  • Tanzania Federation of Disabled People’s Organizations (SHIVYAWATA)
    • SHIVYAWATA works to ensure that the Tanzania society gives equal opportunities to every disabled person in the recognized, respected , rightfully and human dignified manner.
  • Tanzania League of the Blind - TLB - Constitution
    • The official 2008 constitution of the Tanzania Leage of the Blind (TLB). It takes into consideration the economic, political and social circumstances of Tanzania and the world at large.
  • The Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership In Research and Education (AASPIRE)
    • 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 Cambodia Trust
    • The Cambodia Trust organization does training, physical rehabilitation, community-based rehabilitation, and job assistance. Contains links to some videos of the groups activities.
  • The DAISY Consortium
    • The DAISY Consortium is an international association that develops, maintains and promotes international DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Standards. Its mission is to develop and promote international standards and technologies which enable equal access to information and knowledge by all people with print disabilities and which also benefit the wider community.
  • The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria
    • The Commission serves as a mechanism for the enhancement of the enjoyment of human rights in Nigeria. It aims to create an enabling environment for extra-judicial recognition, promotion and protection and enforcement of human rights, treaty obligations and providing a forum for public enlightenment and dialogue on human rights issues.
  • The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities
    • This consortium offers a variety of short-term, intensive leadership development programs, some on-line and some on campus.
  • The Role of Organizations of Disabled People
    • This article describes the role of DPOs in providing monitoring services, promoting self-development, and offering support to persons with disabilities.
  • The Rural Libraries Resources Development Project
    • This program works in partnership with rural schools and communities in Zimbabwe to develop rural libraries with print and non-print content.
  • Under the Same Sun (UTSS)
    • Under The Same Sun (UTSS) Fund is investing within Tanzania to improve the lives of Persons With Albinism (PWA) by establishing an office and resource center there. Their primary focus is on advocacy and education as well as assisting PWA to access external information, education bursaries, health care and other community supports.
  • United Kingdom Disabled People's Council
    • An umbrella body for disabled people’s organisations across the United Kingdom that works torwards the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society and the workplace.
  • United Voice
    • United Voice (UV) is the first society in Malaysia to be led by people with learning disabilities. It helps people with Down Syndrome, autism, attention deficit disorder, global developmental delay and other specific learning disabilities establish self-advocacy groups all over Malaysia.
  • Victor Pineda Foundation
    • This organization promotes the rights and dignity of young people with disabilities. Offers training resources.
  • What Can You Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment
    • This group represents a collaborative project to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.
  • Young Power in Social Action
    • YPSA exists to participate with the poor and vulnerable population in Bangladesh with all commitment to bring about their own and society's sustainable development. Most web content is in English but with limited translation to Bengali, French, Chinese, and German.