Physical, Mental & Learning Challenges

The organizations listed here provide information and services to individuals who have a physical, mental, and/or learning challenge and their families. Programs and workshops for both adults and youth who have a disability empower and educate them to improve their lives. They also provide news, adapted sports, legal representation, policy advocacy, healthcare, housing and employment assistance, and stories from individuals with a disability.

We’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of children, youth and adults with disabilities at home, at school, at work and in the community.

Peckham, Inc., a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization, is a unique business and human services agency that values quality, diversity and performance.

Our mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for independence and self-sufficiency. We embrace collaboration, effective resource management and innovative approaches to achieve world-class excellence.

All Walks of Life

AWOL works to prevent violence against people with disabilities. The organization collects data, provides education, publishes reports, and works with others to reach this goal.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

AAIDD is a tireless promoter of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

National Organization on Disability

The National Organization on Disability focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD works with leading employers and partners with educational and philanthropic institutions to pilot innovative approaches to disability inclusion, then scales these up into initiatives with even broader impact.

Disability Rights Advocates

With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation.  Its mission is to advance equal rights and opportunity for people with all types of disabilities nationwide.

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent, or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.

College Guide for Students with Disabilities

For students with physical disabilities, finding a suitable postsecondary institution can be difficult.

There is, of course, no one-size-fits-all solution for students with disabilities. What remains consistent, however, are the widespread resources and accommodations given to students with special needs.

Understood For Learning and Attention Issues

With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.