Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continuing professional development, and advocates for underserved individuals.

Disability Rights Advocates
A non-profit legal center dedicated to protecting the civil and human rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States and the world.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
A national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.