Professional Orgs | Persons with Disabilities

A professional organization offers a variety of benefits to students, entry-level employees, and experts in their fields. Memberships often provide access to exclusive events, valuable resources, networking, and look excellent on your resume.


This advocacy organization was founded in 1975 and is the leader in “human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs” through advocacy and research. Students may become members for a discounted rate and will gain access to their quarterly research journal, archives of their magazine, and discounts on their annual conferences.

National Disability Rights Network

The NDRN advocates at the federal level to garner critical attention and change laws to protect those with disabilities. Your membership provides you with access to free services, products, publications, and more around disability rights.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA advocates to make accessibility seen as the human right it is. Those who work or major in a related field to speech-language pathology and audiology may find this a particularly valuale organization to join. You’ll receive access to a variety of ways to get involved in advocacy for this important area.