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Disability Rights Education Defense Funds, Inc.

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Causes: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights

Mission: The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to furthering the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. Founded in 1979, DREDF continues to be managed and directed by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Our work promotes the full integration of people with disabilities into the mainstream of society.

Geographic areas served: National/International

Programs: Technical assistance, information and referrals on disability rights laws and policies; training, information, and legal advocacy to parents of children with disabilities; legal representation to adults and children with disabilities involving rights to employment, education, transportation, housing,health care, and access to public accommodations; training on provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act; education for legislators and policy makers on issues affecting rights of people with disabilities; training for law students through a course in disability rights law and a clinical program working on DREDF cases; and a media and disability project that monitors and analyzes news coverage of disability issues.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Palash Palli Unnayan Sangstha

Volunteer

Rating: 4

You are doing great job to make a difference in the life of children

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Lee W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

DREDF has been serving the community of persons with disabilities since the early 70's. They are just the BEST! Thank you DREDF for all you do for us!