Disability Rights Groups

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    Taxonomy Code: TD-1600.3100-180

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION AND REFERRALProvides information and adaptive devices and techniques that enable greater independence and participation for people with disabilities in society. Information provided assists people with disabilities in defining their own technology and service needs.SuffolkASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION AND REFERRALSUFFOLK INDEPENDENT LIVING ORGANIZATION (SILO)
    BARRIER REMOVAL AND ACCESSIBILITY CONSULTATIONProvides technical assistance and resources to businesses and agencies to help them improve their accessibility for people with disabilities and their compliance with civil rights laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act. Consultation helps community organizations and businesses to remove barriers that hinder the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their products and services.SuffolkBARRIER REMOVAL AND ACCESSIBILITY CONSULTATIONSUFFOLK INDEPENDENT LIVING ORGANIZATION (SILO)
    DIABETES ADVOCACYCoordinates grass-roots advocacy efforts on diabetes related issues. Delegates are sent action alerts to keep them abreast of legislative activities affecting their health and quality of life.SuffolkDIABETES ADVOCACYAMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION-LONG ISLAND AREA
    DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEEProvides a formal communication link between Town Government and citizens with disabilities to establish an agenda of issues and problems confronting the disabled and develop solutions. Call for more information.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-SENIOR SERVICESTOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON
    EDUCATION AND DISABILITY RIGHTS PROJECTProvides legal assistance to individuals with disabilities with a focus on access to disability-related services and programs, and on the educational rights of children.NassauEDUCATION AND DISABILITY RIGHTS PROJECTNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLANDProvides systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation to protect and strengthen the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised.SuffolkEMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLANDEMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER-LONG ISLAND
    HARD-TO-PLACE/HARD-TO-SERVE INITIATIVEWorks with state and local agencies and parents to identify and resolve interagency issues and jurisdictional disputes that impede access to services for children and youth who are hard-to-place and hard-to-serve because of their multiple disabilities.HARD-TO-PLACE/HARD-TO-SERVE INITIATIVENEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
    LONG ISLAND CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON AGING OUTOffers quarterly meetings for parents and professionals to answer critical questions faced by young adults as they prepare to leave their educational placements, transitioning from student services to adult services. Provides workshops, and a Speakers Bureau. Meetings are held at 415A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY. Call for times and additional information.SuffolkLONG ISLAND CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON AGING OUTLONG ISLAND CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON AGING OUT
    NATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND (NFADB)Goals include advocacy, sharing information and resources, facilitating family organizations in each state, developing family/professional partnerships and support national policy to benefit people with deaf-blindness.NassauNATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND (NFADB)HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS (HKNC)
    NEW YORK STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCILResponsible for developing new ways to improve the delivery of supports and services to New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families. Focus is on increased opportunities for consumers to become involved in the community, secure education, employment and housing. Comprised of volunteers appointed by the Governor, council meets quarterly to identify and discuss current issues.NEW YORK STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCILNEW YORK STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
    SPEAKERS BUREAUProvides speakers to disseminate information on attitudinal, communicational and architectural accessibility, disability rights, independent living and other issues of concern to the disabled community.SuffolkSPEAKERS BUREAUSUFFOLK INDEPENDENT LIVING ORGANIZATION (SILO)

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