Native American Disability Law Center - Native Disability Resources

Resources and Publications

The Native American Disability Law Center is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), which is comprised of disability rights organizations in every state and territory. To find one of these organizations or access other disability rights resources, please visit www.ndrn.org

These resources are not intended as legal advice. They are for general information only and may not cover the special facts of your situation. The law may have changed since the time we published these materials. Please feel free to contact us to make sure you have the latest information.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, students with disabilities may have lost progress due to remote learning or missed services. If you are a parent and believe that your child needs compensatory or “make-up” education services for the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year, you have the right to request a meeting with the school

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

The following Handbook was produced through a joint effort by disability rights advocacy organizations to provide parents of students in Colorado schools with information on special education during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

General Law Center Brochure (PDF) or review the online version. What the Law Center does and how to contact us for services.

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

The results of the Law Center's 2012 Housing Needs Assessment - assesses the housing needs of Hopis with disabilities living on Hopi tribal lands.

  • Resource Type Publication: Housing

The results of the Law Center's 2012 Housing Needs Assessment - assesses the housing needs of Navajos with disabilities living on the Navajo Nation.

  • Resource Type Publication: Housing

Guides parents through the special education maze, covering eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), available services, and how to advocate on your child's behalf in New Mexico Public Schools.

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

Manual details the legal options available when a person with developmental disabilities reaches the age of majority, including how to designate a representative for mental health care and vocational rehabilitation, how to transfer special education rights, advanced directives, power of attorney, conservatorships, guardianships and trusts.

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

The legal rights of individuals with mental illness and how the Law Center can help enforce those rights.

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

The results of the Law Center's survey of how physically accessible Navajo public buildings are to people with disabilities. Assesses accessibility in five major Navajo communities.

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

Guides parents through the special education maze, covering eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), available services, and how to advocate on your child's behalf.

  • Resource Type Publication: Special Education

Programs that help people who receive Social Security benefits to return to work.

  • Resource Type Publication: Employment

Guide to service providers that offer supports and services to Hopi people with disabilities.

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

Guide to service providers that offer supports and services to Navajo people with disabilities.

  • Resource Type Resource: Information/Disability

Describes how to apply for SSDI and SSI and how to appeal a denial.

  • Resource Type Publication: Social Security

Describes how to apply for SSI for a child and how to appeal a denial.

  • Resource Type Publication: Social Security

The results of the Law Center's 2007 Needs Assessment - assesses the needs of Native Americans with disabilities in the Four Corners.

  • Resource Type Publication: General Information

Services available to Native Americans with disabilities living on or near the Navajo Nation that can help them to find and keep a job.

  • Resource Type Publication: Employment