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ABLE National Resource Center: The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) is a collaborative that brings together the investment, support and resources of some of the country's largest and most influential national disability organizations in an effort to accelerate the design and availability of ABLE accounts to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families. Founded and managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), the ANRC's goal is to provide consistent, reliable information concerning the benefits of an ABLE account. In addition, the ANRC aims to educate individuals with disabilities and their families, state government and legislatures, financial service companies and financial planners and attorneys - who focus on trust and estate planning - about ABLE’s potential positive impact on the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities.
 
Advocating Change Together: Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities. ACT's mission is to help people across disabilities to see themselves as part of a larger disability rights movement and make connections to other civil and human rights struggles.
 
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a non-profit organization run by Autistics (those on the Autism Spectrum), those with other unique neurological types and neurotypical family members, professionals, educators and friends.
 
Dept. of Transportation - Traveling with a Disability:

A person with a disability may have a physical or mental impairment that impacts a major life activity - such as walking, hearing, or breathing.  This may be on a permanent or temporary basis.  For example, a person with a temporary disability may have a broken leg that is temporarily fused or immobilized.  Airlines must accommodate the needs of air travelers with disabilities.

The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) is a law that makes it illegal for airlines to discriminate against passengers because of their disability.  The Department of Transportation is responsible for enforcing the ACAA, which applies to all flights to, from, or within the United States. 

Airlines are also required to provide passengers with disabilities many types of assistance, including wheelchair or other . . . . click here for more information.

 
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE): The national self-advocacy organization of regional representatives and members from every state in the US.
 
The Center for Self-Determination: The Center for Self-Determination is the primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United State and other countries. The Center is devoted to moving power and authority over resources directly to individuals with disabilities, families and allies.