Mobile Advisory Commission for the Disabled

NOTICE: The purpose of the MACD web site is to serve as a informational resource for people with disabilities to help them locate disability-related service organizations and businesses, receive feedback from people with disabilities in the Mobile area, and disseminate disability-related information. No endorsement is expressed or implied for any organization and/or business listed on this site. NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION - bank account number, social security number, etc.

DISABILITY ADVOCACY, INFORMATION & RESOURCES

AARP Alabama - http://www.aarp.org/states/al/

Senior advocacy, news, information and resources.

Abledata - http://www.abledata.com/

Good site for information about possible assistive devices.  No advertisements.

ADAPT - http://www.adapt.org/

A national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action,
including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities - http://www.acdd.org

Serving as an advocate for Alabama's citizens with developmental disabilities and their families.

Alabama Disabilities Action Coalition - http://www.accessalabama.org/

A non-partisan coalition of individuals with disabilities and organizations representing them. ADAC conducts
Candidates Forums and Legislative Days to educate legislators and the public about disability issues.
ADAC's committees are working on other ways to advance the causes of people with disabilities in Alabama.

Alabama Disability Advocacy Network - http://www.aladan.org/home

AL DAN (Alabama Disability Advocacy Network) is a grassroots cross disability coalition for networking, advocacy
and advocacy education. The state of Alabama has many wonderful groups and organizations, who advocate for
people with disabilities. Our goal is to increase the number of advocates in the state by networking with individuals,
groups and organizations. Individuals, groups, and organizations who share ideas, collaborate and work together to
resolve issues Alabamian's with disabilities face in daily lives. We need you!  Please join us!

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) - http://www.adap.net/index.html

Part of the nationwide federally mandated protection and advocacy (P&A) system. ADAP's mission is to provide quality,
legally-based advocacy services to Alabamians with disabilities in order to protect, promote and expand their rights.

American Disability Association - http://www.adanet.org/

Fulfilling the mission to meet the informational needs of Americans from Uruguay to Alaska with diverse disabilities; To promote awareness
of disability culture by building bridges of understanding among all people; To enhance our collective quality of life and access to freedom.

Americans with Disabilities Act - http://www.ada.gov/

Good start for info on Americans With Disabilities Act as Amended.

ARC of Alabama - http://www.thearcofalabama.com/

Working to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - http://www.cff.org/
A nonprofit donor-supported organization seeking to assure the development of the means to cure
and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

DBTAC: Southeast ADA Center - http://www.sedbtac.org/

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBATC) offers five core services to promote awareness about the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessible information technology (IT), and the rights and abilities of people with disabilities.

Disability.gov - http://www.disability.gov

U.S. Government site connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunity.
Provides Easy Access to Comprehensive Disability - Related Information & Resources

Disability Benefits Calculators - http://www.disabilitybenefits101.org

This is a California website, but the calculators are good.  You need to be aware that California
has some benefits that the calculator asks for, which we do not have in Alabama.

Disabled Dealer Magazine - http://www.disableddealer.com/default.asp

Regional publications where individuals and businesses sell their new and used
adaptive equipment; accessible vans, vans, scooters, homes and much more.

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