1.1. Advocacy groups
Access Exchange International
Access Exchange International (AEI) is a non-governmental organization promoting accessible public transport for persons with disabilities and seniors in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and eastern Europe.
Africa Spinal Cord Injury Network
ASCIN is composed of consumers and health care workers with an interest in the enhancement of spinal cord injury care in Africa.
Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN)
The ASCoN Consumer Network was established with the goal of improving the levels of participation and quality of life of persons with spinal injury across Asia.
Australia/New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS)
The Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society, ANZSCoS has been formed in order to promote the high quality management of people with spinal cord lesions throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR)
The Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR) is a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that develops research, education and advocacy programs to improve the lives of people with disabilities internationally.
Disabled Peoples International
Disabled Peoples' International is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.
Independent Living Institute
The Independent Living Institute is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples' self-determination, self-respect and dignity. We run a virtual library and interactive services for persons with extensive disabilities.
International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS)
The International Spinal Cord Society shall work in collaboration with national and international bodies, thereby encouraging the most efficient use of available resources worldwide.
RI and its members develop and promote initiatives to protect the rights of people with disabilities and improve rehabilitation and other crucial services for disabled people and their families. RI also works toward increasing international collaboration and advocates for policies and legislation recognizing the rights of people with disabilities and their families, including the establishment of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
WAPD advances the interests of persons with disAbilities at national, state, local and home levels. WAPD links the "disAbled" and supporters to current "leading edge" disAbility information via the various mediums of communication.
World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc.
mission is to enable people with disabilities in developing and war torn countries to achieve community and social integration through medical, physical, and socio-economic rehabilitation programs.