Organization Voices

In addition to the Disability History Timeline, the questions asked of the respondents in the “It’s Our Story,” archives include insights, experiences, and lessons from the following ten categories: family and friends, medical and social attitudes, employment and investment, education and engagement, advocacy and political strategies, transitions and aging, cultural perspectives and the arts, access and transportation, intimacy and sex, and disability characteristics.
The perspectives of members from the following national organizations are contained within the “It’s Our Story” archives:

AAPD, American Association of People with Disabilities
AARP, American Association of Retired Persons
ACCD, American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
ACB, American Council of the Blind
ADA Watch
AFB, American Federation of the Blind
APRIL, Associated Programs for Rural Independent Living
ASAN, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
AUCD, Association of University Centers on Disability
CCD, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
CSAVR, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
DAV, Disabled American Veterans
DREDF, Disability Rights and Education and Defense Fund
DSE, Disability Study Educators
ILRU, Independent Living Resource Utilization
KASA, Kids as Self-Advocates
LPA, Little People of America
NCAI, National Council of American Indians
NOD, National Organization on Disability
NCD, National Council on Disability
NCDR, National Coalition for Disability Rights
NFB, National Federation of the Blind
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAD, National Association of the Deaf
NCLDY, National Consortium on Leadership, Disability, and Youth
NCIL, National Council on Independent Living
NDRN, National Disability Rights Network
NARPA, National Association for Rights, Protection and Advocacy
MDA, Muscular Dystrophy Association
MHA, Mental Health America
NYLN, National Youth Leadership Network
PVA, Paralyzed Veterans of America,
People First
Partners in Policy-making
PTI, Parent Training and Information Centers
SABE, Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered
Special Olympics
The ARC of the United States,
USBLN, United States Business Leadership Network
Y4A, Youths for Advocacy
YLF, Youth Leadership Forum
SILC Congress, State Independent Living Council Congress
UCP, United Cerebral Palsy
USC, United Spinal Cord
WID, World Institute on Disability

The perspectives of members from the following United States government agencies are contained within the “It’s Our Story” archives.

United States Senate
United States House of Representatives
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of Education
Department of Transportation
Department of Health and Human Services
Social Security Administration
Rehabilitation Services Administration

The perspectives of members from the following academic institutions are contained within the “It’s Our Story” archives.

Boston College
Gallaudet University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Harvard University
Houston State University
Hofstra University
Kansas University, Beach Center on Disability
Long Beach State University
Marquette University
Portland State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Diego State University
Smith College
Towson University
University of Arizona
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Chicago-Illinois
University of Colorado/Boulder
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Montana Rural Institute
University of North Carolina
University of Ohio
University of Ohio-Toledo
University of Oregon
University of South Carolina
University of Syracuse Center on Human Policy
University of Texas –Austin
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Washburn University

Contained within the “It’s Our Story” archives are insights from members of 18 State Governors’ Councils on Disability, and 17 Mayors’ Offices on Disability, in addition to local affiliates of the national organizations listed above, and local grass root organization.