Teaching and Learning Resources

Disability Advocacy and Activism

7 Jul 2023 4:23 PM | Anonymous
  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • Center for American Progress Disability Justice Initiative
  • CSWE 
  • Disability Identity
    Use the following notation when writing about a person with a disability/disabled person. Consider adding this notation to educate the public about the two ways of identifying disability and of course, better yet asking the person what their preference is.  Notation: * Identity-first language (“disabled person”) is preferred over person-first language (“person with a disability”) by many, but not all, disabled people. When referring to specific individuals, it’s best to ask what they prefer.
  • Disability rights advocate Judy Heumann
  • Disability Lead - Disability Lead increases civic engagement and diverse leadership in the Chicago region by developing and building a network of leaders with disabilities.

  • Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
  • Dot Nary - “Disabled” vs “Special Needs”
  • Going to the doctor - Tips for Self Advocacy https://vkc.vumc.org/assets/files/tipsheets/goingdrtips.pdf
  • In a Different Key - film/book on Autism lived experience

  • National Council on Disabilities NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of Presidential and Congressional appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chair, Andrés J. Gallegos and a full-time professional staff.​

    • Multiple Healthcare Policy resources can be found in the numerous official NCD chair written advocacy correspondences found under https://www.ncd.gov/policy/health-care​

    • “Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, policy guidance, barriers, promising practices, and health care models.

    • Publications focus on reform initiatives and consumer directed physical and mental health care. Publications consider a variety of stakeholder groups, including people on tribal lands and members of other diverse cultural groups, people in need of long-term services and supports, youth, and veterans.”

  • National Council on Independent Living
  • Project DOCC - Delivery of Chronic Care is the pediatric residency training curriculum -Self-Advocates (IDD), family members, U Maine staff and medical providers are in our initial stages of learning what are the lessons people with disabilities want professionals to know, and what are the most effective ways to teach providers-in-training so that their future practice includes these lessons.

  • Raw Beauty Project Health LEARN HOW WOMEN AND ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES ARE CHANGING HEALTHCARE! Highlighted by the remarkable talent of artists with disabilities, we are showcasing powerful women with limited mobility who are unstoppable in their lives; however, do experience stops in accessing basic healthcare. Our vision is for all to be ABLE to obtain equal and accessible healthcare.
  • Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition

About the association

The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education, Inc. (ADHCE), is a “501 (c) (3) Public Charity”  organization of healthcare educators and professionals who are working to integrate disability-related content and experiences into healthcare education and training programs.

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