Other Resources

Government Agencies

Department of Rehabilitation

Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Department of Developmental Services

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor Complaint Process

Job Accommodation Network

Non-Government Agencies

Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA)

National Federation for the Blind (NFB)


“A Voice For All: Why I’m fighting to help autistic students access the form of communication that works best for them” from Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

“Rethinking autism: Implications of sensory and movement differences for understanding and support” by A.M. Donnellan, D. Hill, & M. Leary

“I was born unable to speak, and a disputed treatment saved me” by Ido Kedar

“Autistic, non-speaking, and ‘intelligent’” by Amy Sequenzia

“We have autism all wrong: The radical new approach we need to understand and treat it” by B. Prizant

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Speaking Autistic Adults: Overview and Recommendations by Alyssa Hillary Zisk and Elizabeth Dalton

“For the Deaf, social distancing can mean social isolation” by Derrick Bryson Taylor

“Who is ‘worthy?’ Deaf-Blind people fear that doctors won’t save them from the coronavirus” by Robin Wright


Kevin Williams & Lateef McLeod: Black AAC User Perspectives on Racism and Disability

Discussion of Pro-Tactile ASL – from the March 2019 Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session


The Right to Communication with Darlene Hanson:Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters


Everybody Communicates: Toolkit for Accessing Communication Assessments, Funding, and Accommodations by the Office of Developmental Primary Care

Lawsuits to Know

McCullough v. California Department of Developmental Services – This ongoing lawsuit charges DDS with discrimination against deaf people who depend on regional center programs and services funded and administered by DDS.