Disability Rights

National Organizations

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

(202) 408-9514
Through training and technical assistance, legal support, and legislative advocacy, the NDRN works to create a society in which people with disabilities are afforded equality of opportunity and are able to fully participate by exercising choice and self-determination. NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.  The website offers a map with member organizations in each state that provide legal assistance on a variety of disability rights issues.

Statewide Organizations

Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services (DVAS)

The mission of DVAS is to enrich the lives of people with hearing loss by providing access to services, education and advocacy.  Their website offers links to resources and services for deaf victims in Vermont.

Disability Rights Washington

(206) 324-1521 or Toll Free (800) 562-2702

Language interpreters are available via the AT&T Language Line.
Please use 711 for Washington Relay Service (TTY).


Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private nonprofit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide and provides free information to people with disabilities.  

Washington Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

ADWAS provides comprehensive services to Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. ADWAS also partners with the National Domestic Violence Hotline to provide deaf advocates to deaf callers by communicating through Instant Messenger and videophone calls, Monday-Friday, 9am -5pm Pacific Standard Time.  TTY Hotline is available through the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Disability Rights Oregon

503-243-2081 or Toll Free 800-452-1694
TTY users: dial 711
Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) is a nonprofit law office that provides advocacy and legal services to people with disabilities who have an issue related to their disability.  The organization provides free information and referral services.  

Texas Safe Place

(512) 927-9616 TTY
The Deaf Services staff are culturally Deaf and fluent in ASL. Deaf, hard-of-hearing or Deaf/blind victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or rape can get free and confidential services in Austin/Travis County such as: counseling, SafeParenting classes, case management and advocacy services, and community trainings.