Organizations and Web Sites

Recommended Links

Public Policy Groups

The following organizations focus on influencing and changing legislation and policies regarding people with disabilities. Click on the name below to go to the organization's web site.

American Council on Education

ACE maintains both a domestic and an international agenda and seeks to advance the interests and goals of higher and adult education in a changing environment by providing leadership and advocacy on important issues, representing the views of the higher and adult education community to policy makers, and offering services to its members.

Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law

The Commission's mission is "to promote the American Bar Association's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in the legal profession."

National Governors' Association

The NGA Center for Best Practices supports governors in their efforts to improve education by providing technical assistance, policy analysis and reports, and information on best practices.


The Primers provide background information and resources to facilitate the successful inclusion of students with disabilities in charter schools.

The Education Trust

The Ed Trust helps state and local leaders build broad-based vehicles to mount and sustain K-16 reform. The Ed Trust focuses on the institutions most often left behind in plans to improve education — those serving concentrations of low-income, Latino, African American or Native American students.