National Disability Agencies and Organizations - N

National Association for Visually Handicapped

NAVH New York City

22 West 21st St 6th Floor
New York NY 10010

Phone: (212) 889-3141
Fax: (212) 727-2931

National Association for Visually Handicapped works with millions of people worldwide to provide assistance to those with partial vision loss.  Recognized by the American Medical Association, our dream is to make everyone aware of the differences between vision impairment and blindness.


National Association of the Deaf

814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring MD 20910-4500

Phone: (301) 587-1788
TTY: (301) 587-1789
Fax: (301) 587-1791

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.  A private, nonprofit organization, NAD is a federation of 51 state association affiliates including the District of Columbia, organizational affiliates, and direct members.


Programs and activities include grassroots advocacy; captioned media; certification of American Sign Language professionals; certification of sign language interpreters; deafness-related information and publications; legal assistance; policy development and research; public awareness; and youth leadership development.


National Braille Press

88 Saint Stephen St
Boston MA 02115

Phone: (617) 266-6160
Phone: (888) 965-8965 (toll-free)
Fax: (617) 437-0456

National Braille Press is one of the world's leading producers of Braille.  Access their web site for information about their services, including an online catalog.


National Brain Injury Association of America

105 North Alfred Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Phone: (703) 236-6000

Fax: (703) 236-6001


Founded in 1980 as the National Head Injury Association, the Brain Injury Association (BIA) is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy.


National Center for Learning Disabilities

381 Park Avenue South Ste 1401
New York NY 10016
Phone: (212) 545-7510
Toll-free: (888) 575-7373

Fax: (212) 545-9665
Online contact form:

The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to increase opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities (LD) to achieve their potential. NCLD accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities; conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge; and providing national leadership in shaping public policy. They provide solutions that help people with LD participate fully in society.


National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

20 Exchange Place Ste 2902

New York NY 10005
Phone: (212) 269-7797

Fax: (212) 269-7510
24-hour Affiliate Referral (
Hope Line): (800) NCA-CALL


Founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to find long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of affiliates.


National Down Syndrome Society

666 Broadway

New York NY 10012

Phone: (212) 460-9330

Toll-free: (800) 221-4602

Fax: (212) 979-2873


The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) was established in 1979 to “ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life.”  NDSS works to increase public awareness about Down syndrome and discover its underlying causes through research, education, and advocacy.


National Mental Health Association

2001 N Beauregard St 12th Floor
Alexandria VA 22311

Phone: (703) 684-7722

Toll-free: (800) 969-NMHA (6642)
TTY: (800) 433-5959
Fax: (703) 684-5968

Online contact form:

The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research, and service.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society

733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017

1-800-FIGHT MS (1-800-344-4867)

Online contact form:

The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs—including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.


National Organization on Disability

910 Sixteenth St NW Ste 600
Washington DC 20006
Phone: (202) 293-5960

TDD: (202) 293-5968
Fax: (202) 293-7999

The National Organization on Disability promotes the full and equal participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women, and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.


National Service Inclusion Project

Institute for Community Inclusion
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston MA 02125

Paula Sotnik
Project Director
Institute for Community Inclusion
(617) 287-4343 or (888) 491-0326 (toll-free voice and TTY)

Jason Wheeler
Training Specialist
Institute for Community Inclusion
(617) 287-4335 or (888) 491-0326 (toll-free voice and TTY)

The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is a Corporation for National and Community Service training and technical assistance provider. NSIP builds connections between disability organizations and state commissions, offices, and service programs.  NSIP offers regional, state, and program training to AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and National Senior Service Corps programs; individualized technical assistance (on-site, phone, or email); resources on service and disability issues such as recruitment, ADA accommodations, and training; and communication and information via the Corporation's disabilitylist listserv, on the web at: