There are many informative resources related to advocacy. Below, we list a few links with national relevance for advocacy.

Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs)

  • Every state has at least one PTI. Some states have a CPRC. Both of these agencies provide free training and information to parents of individuals with disabilities about their special education rights.



Protection and Advocacy Agencies (P&As)

  • Every state has one P&A. The P&A provides free legal assistance to individuals with disabilities and their families.



University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs)

  • There is at least one UCEDD in every state. UCEDDs provide research, training, and information to individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals.



Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LENDs)

  • Many states have at least one LEND program. The LEND program is an interdisciplinary training for disability leaders.



Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)

  • COPAA is the national agency for parent advocates and attorneys.



Wright’s Law

  • Pete and Pam Wright developed Wright’s Law—a tremendous resource for parents of children with disabilities to learn their special education rights.