Organizational Endorsements Since 2000

As of May 11, 2009, 195 organizations have endorsed The Community Imperative.

Abilities Network
Baltimore, Maryland

Access Disability Action Center
Hilton Head, North Carolina

Always On Our Own, Inc.
Erie, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

ADAPT Montana
Missoula, Montana and Billings, Montana

ADAPT of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Advocacy Services
Costa Mesa, California

Advocates in Action
Providence, Rhode Island

Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council
Oakland, California

Alpha Resource Center
Santa Barbara, California

American Association of People with Disabilities
Washington, DC

American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)
Washington, DC

Appalachian Legal Services
Advocacy Project
Charleston, West Virginia

The Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas
Centennial, Colorado

Arc of Barren County
Glasgow, Kentucky

The Arc of Bucks County
Chalfont, Pennsylavania

Arc California
Sacramento, California

Arc Connecticut
West Hartford, Connecticut

The Arc of Denver
Denver, Colorado

The Arc of Frederick County
Frederick, Maryland

The Arc of Illinois
Homewood, Illinois

Tallahassee, Florida

The Arc of Greater Houston
Houston, Texas

The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh (formerly Arc Allegheny)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Arc of Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland

Arc Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts

The Arc of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Arc of Northwest Wayne County
Redford, Michigan
The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Arc San Francisco
San Francisco, California

The Arc-Solano
Vallejo, California

The Arc of Stanislaus
Howard Training Center
Modesto, California

The Arc of Southington, Inc.
Plantsville, Connecticut

The Arc of Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee

The Arc of Texas
Austin, Texas

The Arc of the United States
Silver Spring, Maryland

The Arc of Washington County
Johnson City, Tennessee

Area Board 5 on Developmental Disabilities
Oakland, California

Area Board IX on Developmental Disabilities
Goleta, California

ARISE Child & Family Service, Inc.
Syracuse, New York

Aspira Foster & Family Services
Daly City, California

The Association for Community Living
Longmont, Colorado

Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA)
Sacramento, California

Vincennes, Indiana

Autism National Committee (AutCom)
Arlington, Massachusetts

Autism Society of Los Angeles
Burbank, California

The Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities
Baltimore, Maryland

Becoming Independent, Inc.
Santa Rosa, California

Cal-TASH (California Chapter of TASH)
Beverly Hills, California

California Alliance for Inclusive Communities
Santa Barbara, California

California Coalition of United Cerebral Palsy Associations
Sacramento, California

California Disability Alliance (CDA)
Berkeley, California

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Sacramento, California

California Not Dead Yet (CANDY)
Los Angeles, California

California Rehabilitation Association
Sacramento, California

Californians for Disability Rights, Inc.
Sacramento, California

Capitol People First
Sacramento, California

Casa Allegra Community Services
San Rafael, California

Center for Development and Disability
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Center for Outcome Analysis
Narberth, Pennsylvania

The Center on Human Policy
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Center on Self-Determination
Oregon Institute on Disability and Development
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Central New York Grassroots Regional Organizing Program (GROP)
Syracuse, New York

CHANCE, Inc. (The Coalition for Housing Accessibility, Needs, Choices & Equality, Inc.)
Santa Barbara, California

Channel Islands Social Services
Camarillo, California

Coalition of Californians for Olmstead
Oakland, California

Commonwealth Coalition for Community
Blacksburg, Virginia

The Community Access Center (CAC)
Riverside, California

Community Advisory Services Association, Inc. (CASA)
Santa Barbara, California

Community Employment Services of SDC, Inc.
San Francisco, California

Community Resources for Independence
Santa Rosa, California

Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress
Hartford, Connecticut

CornerStone Connection
Denver, Colorado

The Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities
Towson, Maryland

DAC4VA (Disabled Action Committee for Virginia)
Dale City, Virginia

Department of Disability & Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Developmental Disabilities Area Board 10
Glendale, California

Developmental Disabilities Council of Contra Costa County
Richmond, California

Developmental Services Network (DSN)
Sacramento, California

Disability Awareness in Action
London, England

The Disability Digest
Hollywood, Florida

Disability Express
Raleigh, North Carolina

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF)
Berekley, California

Disability Rights, Enforcement, Education, Services (DREES)
San Rafael, California

Disability Services, Inc. (DSI)
Gallup, New Mexico

Disabled in Action of Greater Syracuse
Syracuse, New York

The Disabled Womyn’s Educational Project
Madison, Wisconsin

Down Syndrome Association of Central New York, Inc.
Manlius, New York

Syracuse, New York
EP Foundation for Education, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

Valley Resource Center
Hemet, California

Families Plus, Inc.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Family Resource Centers Network of California
Santa Barbara, California

Gaston Residential Services, Inc.
Gastonia, North Carolina

Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc.
Pacific Grove, California

The Georgia Advocacy Office
Tucker, Georgia

Golden Gate Regional Center
San Francisco, California

Greater Boston Arc, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Harford County Commission on Disabilities
Bel Air, Maryland

Hornsby Challenge
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Human Services Institute, Inc.
Port Republic, Maryland

The Humanity Project
Louisville, Kentucky

ICON Community Services, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Inclusion Research Institute
Washington, DC

Independent Living Foundation
Baltimore, Maryland
Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana Governor’s Planning Council for People with Disabilities
Indianapolis, Indiana

Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire

The Institute on Dual Diagnosis
Durham, North Carolina

The Institute/TheraEd
Durham, North Carolina

Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network
Louisville, Kentucky

Key Coalition of Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska

Millinocket, Maine

La Familia Counseling Services
Hayward, California

Living Independently in Northwest Kansas (LINK)
Hays, Kansas

The Logos Institute on Faith and Public Policy
Manassas, Virginia

Louisiana State Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Maine Association for Community Service Providers (MACSP)
Portland, Maine

Mainstream, Inc.
Santa Cruz, California

Maryland ADAPT
Texas, Maryland

Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education, Inc.
Hanover, Maryland

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Disability Law Center
Baltimore, Maryland

MASH (Mid Atlantic Chapter of TASH)
Baltimore, Maryland

Massachusetts Office on Disability
Boston, Massachusetts

The Mayor’s Committee
Hilton Head, North Carolina

Mental Health Association in Jefferson County
Watertown, New York

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
Lansing, Michigan

Missoula Montana Chapter People First
Missoula, Montana

Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities
Jefferson City, Missouri

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
Washington, DC

National Coalition on Self-Determination
Pollock Pines, California

National Home of Your Own Alliance
Fort Collins, Colorado

National Institute of Art & Disabilities (NIAD)
Richmond, California

National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND)
Washington, DC

NY Schools are For Everyone (SAFE)
Schuylerville, New York

Noble Arc of Central Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana

Noble of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana

North Carolina Community Support Providers Council
Durham, North Carolina

North Country Self-Advocates
Watertown, New York

NorthStar Services
Placerville, California

Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL)
Watertown, New York

Not Dead Yet
Forest Park, Illinois

The Oaks Group
Pollock Pines, California

Hermon, Maine

Open Society Mental Health Initiative
Open Society Intitute
Budapest, Hungary

Organization of Area Boards on Developmental Disabilities
Sacramento, California

Pacesetters, Inc.
Algood, Tennessee

Partners in Advocacy Consulting
Sacramento, California

Pennsylvania TASH

Pennsylvania Association of Resources for People with Mental Retardation (PAR)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Waiting List Campaign
Slatington, Pennsylvania

People First of Albuquerque
c/o The Arc of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

People First of California
Sacramento, California

People First of Harford County
Bel Air, Maryland

People First of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

People On The Go of Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland

Protection & Advocacy, Inc. (PAI)
Sacramento, California

Puku Puku Corp.
Osaka, Japan

The Redwood Coast Regional Center (RCDSC)
Eureka, California

Restructuring for Inclusive School Environments Project (RISE)
Memphis, Tennessee

ReVisions Behavioral Health Systems
Catonsville, Maryland

Ron Mace Center for Disability Community Development
Raleigh, North Carolina

San Felipe Supported Living
Santa Barbara, California

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
New Fairfield, Connecticut

Service Employees International Union, AFL/CIO, CLC
Washington, DC

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73
Chicago, IL

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 509
Watertown, Massachusetts

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 535
Oakland, California

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 660
Los Angeles, California

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715
San Jose, California

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 790
Oakland, California

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2028
San Diego, California

Solano Work Services
Suisun, California

South Carolina Disability Research Commission
Hilton Head, North Carolina

Speaking for Ourselves
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Special Olympics Maryland
Columbia, Maryland

Special Population Activities & Recreation Council (S.P.A.R.C.) of Volusia, Inc.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way…
Norwalk, Connecticut

Supporting Alternative Solutions
Spring Valley, California

Baltimore, Maryland

Tri-Counties Regional Center
Santa Barbara, California

United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate
Oakland, California

United Cerebral Palsy of Pennsylvania (UCP of PA)
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

The University of Montana Rural Institute on Disabilities
Missoula, Montana

Valley Mountain Regional Center, Inc.
Stockton, California

Vermont Division of Developmental Services
Waterbury, Vermont

Vermont Self-Determination Project
Waterbury, Vermont

Vermont State Program Standing Committee for Developmental Services
Waterbury, Vermont

Vision for Equality, Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Western Connecticut Association for Human Rights
Danbury, Connecticut

Westside Regional Center
Culver City, California

Work Training Programs, Inc.
Santa Barbara, California

Wurzbacher and Associates
Takoma Park, Maryland

Individuals can endorse The Community Imperative by contacting The Center on Human Policy by mail (Syracuse University, 805 South Crouse Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244-2280), fax (315-443-4338), or e-mail ( Please state your endorsement of The Community Imperative and provide the following information:

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Organizations can also endorse The Community Imperative. The President or Director of the organization should contact The Center on Human Policy by mail (Syracuse University, 805 South Crouse Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244-2280), fax (315-443-4338), or e-mail ( Clearly state that you are endorsing The Community Imperative on the behalf of your organization and provide the following information:

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