National Disability Leadership Alliance

http://www.disabilityleadership.net/

National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) is a national cross-disability coalition that represents the authentic voice of people with disabilities.

NDLA is led by 14 national organizations run by people with disabilities with identifiable grassroots constituencies around the country. The NDLA steering committee includes: ADAPT, the American Association of People with Disabilities, the American Council of the Blind, the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the Hearing Loss Association of America, Little People of America, the National Association of the Deaf, the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, the National Council on Independent Living, the National Federation of the Blind, Not Dead Yet, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, and the United Spinal Association.

Originally created as the Justice For All Action Network, over the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, members of the steering committee held a retreat to determine the future of the network. The group formalized the network, adopted the new name and tagline, and adopted operational guidelines.

Links

Independent Living Resources

 

 

 

University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disabilities in Rural Communities  http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/index.asp

 

 

Kansas University Research and Training on Independent Living
http://www.rtcil.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation Resources

 

Current State of Transportation for People with Disabilities.  A 220 page report from NCD published in 2005.  http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2005/pdf/current_state.pdf

 

The Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility.  Summarizes the United We Ride program and provides many tools for coordination.
http://www.unitedweride.gov/

 

List of seven publications to download on the development of coordinated systems in your community.
http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ESPA_coordination

 

Guide to mobility planning in your community, published by Project ACION. 
http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/DocServer/CTAA_ESPA_Guide_to_Planning_Final.pdf

 

An excellent report on the status of senior transportation and recommendations.
http://www.transact.org/library/reports_html/seniors/aging.pdf

 

Making Transportation Work for People with Disabilities in Rural America - A how-to manual in organizing and operating a voucher model.
http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/Trn/TrnManual.htm

 

Tribal Transportation: Barriers and Solutions
http://aidtac.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/tribaltransportation.htm

 

Rural Transportation - A fact sheet that outlines national patterns
http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/Trn/TrnFact.htm

 

Inequities in Rural Transportation - A basic fact sheet on the allocation of transit funds between urban and rural areas before the recent Act.
http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/IL/Ruralfacts/TrnInequitiesFact.htm

 

Mobility Planning Services Institute sponsored by Project ACTION.  This is a description of program and application materials.  Deadline for application is October 1, 2005.
http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/PageServcer?pagename=ESPA_mobility_planning

 

Websites with many resources for transportation advocacy:

 

Community Transportation Association of America
www.ctaa.org

 

Project ACTION - Easter Seals
www.projectaction.org

 

Federal Transit Authority
http://www.fta.dot.gov/

 

Transportation Resources

Current State of Transportation for People with Disabilities.  A 220 page report from NCD published in 2005.  http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2005/pdf/current_state.pdf

 

The Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility.  Summarizes the United We Ride program and provides many tools for coordination.
http://www.unitedweride.gov/

 

List of seven publications to download on the development of coordinated systems in your community.
http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ESPA_coordination

 

Guide to mobility planning in your community, published by Project ACION. 
http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/DocServer/CTAA_ESPA_Guide_to_Planning_Final.pdf

 

An excellent report on the status of senior transportation and recommendations.
http://www.transact.org/library/reports_html/seniors/aging.pdf

 

Making Transportation Work for People with Disabilities in Rural America - A how-to manual in organizing and operating a voucher model.
http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/Trn/TrnManual.htm

 

Tribal Transportation: Barriers and Solutions
http://aidtac.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/tribaltransportation.htm

 

Rural Transportation - A fact sheet that outlines national patterns
http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/Trn/TrnFact.htm

 

Inequities in Rural Transportation - A basic fact sheet on the allocation of transit funds between urban and rural areas before the recent Act.
http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/IL/Ruralfacts/TrnInequitiesFact.htm

 

Mobility Planning Services Institute sponsored by Project ACTION.  This is a description of program and application materials.  Deadline for application is October 1, 2005.
http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/PageServcer?pagename=ESPA_mobility_planning