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RI Cross Disability Coalition | Statewide advocacy organization
Advocates in Action | Self-advocacy organization
Quality Mall | National website for resource information
Autism Speaks Family Services Community Connections Advocacy Toolkit | The Advocacy Tool Kit aims to help both individuals on the spectrum and their families develop and use critical advocacy and negotiation skills in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
The Kit is broken down into the following sections:
The ABC's of Basic Advocacy and Negotiation Skills
Learning the Skills
Autism Advocacy in the Community: A Parent Perspective
Learning the Language of Self-Advocacy
The Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities | Information and a free webinar series
Creating A Path To Employment | Tips for Parents of Children with Disabilities
This is a 6 minute YouTube video explaining the basics of Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) to find the reason behind a behavior and then help the person to find other ways to achieve what they want for their life.
This is a 4 minute YouTube video explaining PBS from the Callahan Institute.
To facilitate efforts to eliminate discrimination against students with disabilities, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) offers this resource guide to provide answers to questions that the OCR has received and increase understanding among parents and members of the school community of the Federal civil rights laws that protect students with disabilities in public schools, and in particular, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).