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"Don't be put off by people who look at you with non-compassionate, confused and patronizing eyes. Being disabled doesn't mean you can't participate. Don't be afraid to ask for help."

~Elizabeth Ann, Survivor's Guide to Overcoming Disability Barriers

Links to Other Resources

National Resources

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
900 Second Street NE, Suite 211
Washington, DC 20002
(202)-408-9514

Disability.gov
Online resource

ADAPT
A national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

Legal Resources

Vermont Legal Aid
1-800-889-2047

Vermont Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
1-800-639-7036

Mental Health Law Project
1-800-265-0660

Defender General
1-802-828-3168

So. Royalton Legal Clinic
(Orange and Windsor Counties Aug-May)
1-802-763-7718

Have Justice Will Travel
(Family Court / Domestic Violence)
1-877-496-8100

Abuse and Neglect

Adult Protective Services
1-800-564-1612

Department of Aging and Independent Living
1-802-241-2400

Senior Helpline
1-800-642-5119

Health Care Issues

Office of Healthcare Ombudsmen
1-800-917-7787

BISHCA / Healthcare Administration (Department of Banking, Insurance,Securities & Health Care Administration)
1-800-631-7788

Vermont Health Care
1-800-250-8427

Medical Practice Board
1-802-657-4220

Support

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
1-800-775-6834

Green Mountain Self Advocates
1-800-564-9990

Vermont Center for Independent Living
1-800-639-1522

NAMI-VT (Family Advocacy)
1-800-639-6480

Communications Support Project
1-802-247-5135

Discrimination

Human Rights Commission
1-800-416-2010

Attorney General's Office
Civil Rights Unit (Employment Discrimination)
1-888-745-9195

Attorney General's Office
Consumer Assistance (Credit Issues, Lemon Law...)
1-800-649-2424

Sec. Of State's Office
(For complaints against professionals)
1-800-439-8683

Fair Housing Project
(Housing Discrimination)
1-800-287-7971

Children

Vermont Family Network
1-800-800-4005

VT Federation for Families for Children's Mental Health
1-800-639-6071

Landlord / Tenant

Vermont Tenants
1-800-287-7971

General

Vermont 2-1-1
Dial 2-1-1 - a local call from anywhere in Vermont
1-866-652-4636 - toll free in Vermont