Click on the links below and the website for the organization listed will open in a new window.

Amanda Baggs

  • Amanda Baggs is a disability rights activist who has made more than 20 excellent short videos, including “In My Language,” a piece describing her experience with autism.


  • ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

Advocates in Action

  • Advocates in Action is Rhode Island’s Statewide Self-Advocacy organization.

Aging Disability Resource Connection – VT ADRC

  • The Vermont Aging and Disability Resource Connection (VT-ADRC)  is a project bringing together non-profit organizations who support seniors, people with disabilities, Veterans, the Deaf, and family and allies.

Brain Injury Assocaition

  • Brain Injury Association of Vermont strives to create a better future for Vermonters with brain injury and their families through prevention, education, advocacy and support. 

Center on Disability & Community Inclusion

  • The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) is part of the University of Vermont. They partner with self-advocates and their families to promote inclusion for people with disabilities of all ages in all parts of community life.

Dave Hingsburger’s blog

  • Dave Hingsburger has worked in the field of disability for over 30 years. He is a notorious activist and lecturer who blogs regularly about his work.

Disability Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid

  • The Disability Law Project represents Vermonters with disabilities in a wide range of civil legal problems related to their disability. The project provides counsel and advice to people with disabilities and their family members.

Disability Rights Vermont

  • Disability Rights Vermont (formerly called “Vermont Protection and Advocacy”) is a statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues.

One Vermont

  • One Vermont is a coalition of citizens, organizations, and businesses committed to state policies, programs, and public structures that help build a society that works for all Vermonters.

People First of New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire’s organization directed by people who have disabilities for the purpose of self-advocacy.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

  • Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

Public Assets Institute

  • Public Assets Institute supports democracy by helping Vermonters understand and keep informed about what their government is doing, especially how it is raising and spending money and using other public assets.

Self-Advocacy Association of New York State

  • The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) is an organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities.

Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

  • Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the self-advocacy organization of the United States.

Speaking Up For Us

  • Maine’s self-advocacy organization. Every time we speak up for ourselves Maine becomes a brighter place.

Vermont Association for Persons of Supported Employment

  • Supported employment is an approach to assisting people with significant disabilities to find and keep jobs. Vermont is ranked second in the nation for supported employment placement.

Vermont Center for Independent Living

  • The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) is committed to cross-disability services, the promotion of active citizenship, and working with others to create services that support self-determination and full participation in community life.

Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights

  • The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR) is a cross-disability advocacy organization that increases awareness of disability issues and advocates for systems change with legislators and policy-makers.

Vermont Communication Task Force (VCTF)

  • The purpose of the VCTF is to improve supports for communication primarily for transition age students and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can communicate more effectively in order to participate more fully in community life, make decisions and better advocate for themselves. The Task Force provides information, education, training and resources to people with disabilities, family members, service providers and community members.

Disabilities Council

  • The mission of VTDDC is to make connections and to promote supports that bring people with developmental disabilities into the heart of Vermont Communities.

Vermont Family Network

  • Vermont Family Network empowers parents, families, children and adults who have, or are at risk for, disabilities to be effective advocates for their health, education and well-being.

Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

  • The Vermont Network is a feminist organization committed to ending domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, empowerment, and social change.

Vermont Workers Center

  • The Vermont Workers’ Center is a democratic, member-run organization dedicated to organizing for workers’ rights and living wages for all Vermonters.

Vermont Government Services and Agencies

  • This website describes government services and the agencies that provide these services in the State of Vermont.

Women’s Rape Crisis Center of Burlington, VT

  • The Women’s Rape Crisis Center is dedicated to ending all forms of sexual violence by providing services and being a leading voice in Vermont for meaningful change in law and society.

Click to listen highlighted text!