Access Miami

Research & Advocacy

Access Now, Inc.
305.705.0059
www.adaaccessnow.org
Works for effectiveness & fairness for the disabled in the business community with regard to compliance with the ADA.

Disability Rights Florida
1930 Harrison St., Suite 104, Hollywood 33023
1.850.488.9071
1.800.342.0823
1.800.346.4127 TTD
www.disabilityrightsflorida.org
Official protection and advocacy system for the state of Florida.

American Association of People with Disabilities
www.aapd.com
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
U.S. Dept of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Civil Rights Div., Disability Rights Section – NYAV, Washington D.C. 20530
1.800.514.0301
1.800.514.0383 TTY
www.ada.gov
Information on the ADA statute, title II and III regulations, technical assistance materials and enforcement.

Florida Commission on Human Relations
fchr.state.fl.us

Catalyst Miami
1900 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 200, Miami 33132
Disability Specialist, ACCESS line – 305.576.5001 ext. 11
www.catalystmiami.org
Referral service for adults & children.

MDC Office of ADA Coordination
111 NW 1st St., 12th fl., Ste. 348, Miami 33128
305.375.3566
305.375.4805 TTY
www.miamidade.gov/internalsevices
Provides technical assistance, training and compliance on ADA issues. Does not provide direct services.

MDC Commission on Disability Issues (CODI)
305.375.2012
305.375.3566
www.miamidade.gov/codi
Citizens & government working together to make Miami a better place for people with disabilities.

MDC Commission on Human Rights (Equal Opportunity Board)
111 NW 1st St., 22nd floor, Miami 33128
305.375.5272
www.miamidade.gov/efep
Takes complaints against employers with five or more employees and investigates allegations of discrimination under federal, state and local laws.

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
1095 NW 14th Terr., Miami 33136
305.243.6001
1.800.STAND UP
www.miamiproject.miami.edu
Miami Project is a center of excellence at the U. of Miami School of Medicine and is dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord injury. There are clinical research programs where individuals with spinal cord injuries can serve as volunteer research subjects. However, the Project is not a patient care facility.

National Organization on Disability
www.nod.org

Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research
P.O. Box 398235, Miami Beach 33239
www.sabrinacohenfoundation.org
Created to raise awareness and money to advance stem cell research and therapeutic solutions.
www.freethestemcells.com
A progressive apparel line dedicated to raise money for stem cell research.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Miami Vet Center – 8280 NW 27th St., Ste. 511, Miami 33122
305.718.3712
www.miamivetcenter.org
Works with vets who have seen combat or conflict. Assists with counseling, referrals, benefits.

Wheelchair Donation Program
4850 SW 52nd St., Davie 33314
www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program has been providing customized wheelchairs to children and young adults in need across the country since 2002. The program was started to fulfill the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for those afflicted with paralysis from injury or illness.