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Vermont Individual & Family Support Organizations
Information and resources for independent living and self-advocacy:
         Nonprofit organizations that focus on helping families:
 Individual & Family Organizations:  
  • ARC Rutland Area: An advocacy, resource and community organization for citizens with developmental disabilities and their families, offering supporting advocacy and service groups, transportation, dances and representative payee services. 
Vermont Advocacy Organizations & Agencies
Organizations and agencies that help with special education, disability law, discrimination and individual rights:
More about Developmental Disability Councils and Partners
55 states and territories have Councils. Federal law also created partner agencies --  Protection & Advocacy organizations and University Centers on Excellence.
VTDDC’s two Vermont partners are:
You can get information about the DDAct, partners, and councils across the country at:

Vermont State Agencies That Can Help
Find information about specific areas of assistance.
Additional Helpful Vermont Links
Call or visit Vermont 2-1-1 for general information, referral and assistance about just about everything.

 Additional Helpful National Links:

Community Options, Inc - Family Web 2.0
Community Options’ Family Web is a network where parents can come together to support one another by sharing information, experiences, and knowledge. Although these parents are located all across the country, the interweaving of their ideas and experience makes our family web strong.
The ABLE Act has been signed into law, and families and individuals may have many questions.  Here is some early information about how the program will work:
"Ten things that you should know about ABLE Accounts," prepared by the National Institute on Disability.