The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals. COPAA works to protect the civil rights and secure excellence in education on behalf of the 6.5 million students with disabilities in America. With over 1400 members nationwide, COPAA is committed to creating a level playing field to ensure students with disabilities receive equal access to the high-quality education to which they are entitled; and have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that is designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for post-secondary outcomes, community participation, and employment.
The mission of the California Association for Behavior Analysis is to promote the science and theory of behavior analysis through the support of research, education and practice.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys refer to Wrightslaw for information about special education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
CAPCA provides a network of support for parents, professionals and attorneys who represent children with disabilities and their families. CAPCA provides several levels of support to its members, including active Listserves, semiannual meetings, and a Members section of the web site.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. DREDF's mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.