Rights, Advocacy, and Policy

Advocacy Resource Network Summary

Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Advocacy Resource Network


In October of 2004, DDPC sponsored the Family Resource Network Summit which brought together parents, advocacy service providers, and representatives from State agencies to:
1) Identify advocacy services and resources that exist around the state;
2) Identify the gaps that exist in these services and supports; and to

Student Advocacy Handbook for High School Juniors and Seniors Transitioning to College

A collection of items for students to consider when looking to transition from high school to college.

Effective College Planning by the Western NY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates

This site contains detailed guide to transition planning to college and several other resources.

The Parent Side

For those who battle for what others take for granted. T-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, mugs and more.

National Institute for Urban School Improvement - NIUSI

NIUSI hopes that its advocacy for inclusive urban schools (good for kids, families, and communities) engages professionals and laypeople alike in understanding the multifaceted cultures and histories that urban schools children and their families bring to the educational process.

National Council of La Raza

The largest National Latino civil rights in the US, NCLR works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Applied Research Center

The Applied Research Center is a public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems(NCCRESt)

Provides assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referals.

Poverty & Race Research Action Council

The Purpose of the group is to link social science research to advocacy work in order to address problems at the intersection of race and poverty.

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