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Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA)
A statewide self-advocacy network run and operated by people with developmental disabilities.

VT Dept of Disability, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL)
Part of the Agency of Human Services, DIAL provides a variety of services to Vermonters who are over the age of 60 or who have a disability.

APSE: The Network for Supported Employment
A membership organization formed in 1988 as the Association for Persons in Supported Employment to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons experiencing disabilities.

Vermont APSE: The Network on Employment
The Website for Vermont’s chapter of the national APSE membership organization.

Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities
Information about public policy, employer compliance, and issues facing disabled individuals in the workforce, plus links to advocacy groups, government agencies, and informative articles.

Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) at UVM

Think College Vermont @ UVM/CDCI is a small, innovative, inclusive, academic, social, and vocational program for students with intellectual disabilities seeking a college experience. Read a Think College newsletter

College Resources for Students With Disabilities Support, Advocacy and Assistive Technology to Facilitate the Transition to Higher Education

Resources for College Students with Hearing Impairments
Tools, Technology and Key Resources to Cultivate Academic Success

American Association of People with Disabilities
The nation’s largest disability rights organization, promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.

Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council, in the Agency of Human Services, is a state-wide board that works to increase public awareness about critical issues affecting people with developmental disabilities and their families.

CDCI is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

VCDR – the Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights mission is to advance the human and civil rights of people with disabilities to ensure full and equal participation in all aspects of community life and the political process.

Vermont Secondary Transition Resource Center
An online resource center seeking to help improve outcomes for youth with disabilities who are transitioning to life after high school.

21 and Able
“Map a Better Future for Young Adults With Disabilities”

Disability Scoop
A source for developmental disability news.

Disaboom
Connecting the millions touched by disability.

Ragged Edge Online
Disability-related news, articles, and blogs

The Nth Degree
Pushing boundaries and ramping minds since 1990!

Mouth Magazine
Edgy disability news, cartoons, products, and interviews.

Diversity World
Training, publishing and consulting

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

TASH
Devoted to equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with significant disabilities, TASH has been a leader in disability advocacy for more than 35 years.

History

Historic information on Life and Times at the Brandon Training School.

“Life and Times at the Brandon Training School”

View historic photographs from Brandon Training School, the only institution in Vermont for people with developmental disabilities. Brandon Training School closed in 1993. This video was produced in 2013 in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the closing of the school.

Video courtesy of Vermont DAIL – Department of Disability, Aging, and Independent Living.