What is the Communication Disabilities Access Network?

The Communication Interchange is sponsored by the Communication Disabilities Access Network (CDAN) is a project co-led by Disability Voices United and Disability Rights California. Through the project, we will build, train, and activate a network so that Californians with disabilities can access communication supports and their communities. While strong laws and policies guarantee individuals with developmental disabilities the right to communication supports to access their communities, evidence shows that many people are still without these supports. Self-advocates and families often don’t know their rights. Staff and educators aren’t usually trained on supporting individuals with communication disabilities. And agencies that are required to provide access to communications supports, such as school districts, regional centers, and public and private insurance entities, often deny or limit access to these supports.

The Communications Disabilities Access Network is funded by Ability Central Philanthropy. For more information on CDAN or to join the network, sign up for email alerts below.