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Advocacy Resources

Disability Rights Maryland 

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) is Maryland’s designated Protection & Advocacy agency and is federally mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRM provides free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless.

Parents’ Place of Maryland

Parents’ Place of Maryland (PPMD) serves as Maryland’s Parent Training and Information Center and Family-to-Family Health Information Center. The PPMD mission is to empower families as advocates and partners in improving education and health outcomes for their children with disabilities and special health care needs.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) is an independent nonprofit organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals. COPAA works to protect the legal and civil rights of and secure excellence in education on behalf of tens of thousands of students with disabilities and their families each year at the national, state and local levels.

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