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The Disability Rights Movement is a global social movement that seeks to secure equal opportunities and equal rights for all people with disabilities. While great strides have been made, there is still ground to cover. People On the Go is committed to providing resources for the disabilities movement. 

Helpful Links

A young woman with intellectual and/or developmental disability smiles for the camera while sitting on a park bench

The ARC Maryland Chapters: The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Find your local chapter at this link.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM): Maryland’s designated Protection & Advocacy agency (formerly known as “Maryland Disability Law Center”) advances the civil rights of people with disabilities, providing free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities.

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD): Links the community to vital services, research, and information to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA): The DDA partners with people with developmental disabilities to provide support and resources to live fulfilling lives. The DDA is the primary State agency that funds community-based services and supports for people with developmental disabilities.

Maryland DDA Advocacy Support Unit: Provides support for services from DDA. Do you need support with your DDA paperwork? Would you like someone to explain the DDA process in a way that makes sense to you? The regional advocacy specialists, who support other self-advocates and those seeking services from the DDA, are ready to help you!

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council:​ The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) is an independent, self-governing organization dedicated to advancing the inclusion of Marylanders with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.

Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger: A service for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals seeking to obtain information and resources on intellectual and developmental disabilities and related disorders.

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