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Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) Disability Rights Maryland (DRM; formerly MD Disability Law Center), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is Maryland’s designated Protection & Advocacy agency. DRM is federally mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. They provide 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. DRM provides information and referral, advice and counsel, outreach and education, monitoring and investigations, training and technical assistance, coalition and policy work, individual representation, impact litigation and support for self-advocacy. DRM creates a more integrated, just society and improves the lives of people with disabilities by advancing legal rights and ensuring equality of opportunity to participate in community life. 
ADA.gov -- Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA.gov offers publications and videos that answer these questions and more: What is the ADA? Who is a person with a disability? Who must comply with the ADA? Where can you call to ask questions about the ADA? 
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center The ADA Leadership Network (LN) is a group of employment counselors, educators, diversity and inclusion coordinators, employers, and independent advocates who use a nationally-vetted curriculum to train individuals, organizations, businesses, and government agencies on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability awareness. The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” 
Maryland Attorney General Health Education and Advocacy Unit (HEAU) The Health Education and Advocacy Unit of the Consumer Protection Division offers mediation services to consumers who have a billing dispute with their healthcare provider or a coverage dispute with their HMO or health insurance company. The Unit also helps consumers who have been denied enrollment in a Qualified Health Plan or denied Advanced Premium Tax Credits or Cost-Sharing Reductions by Maryland Health Connection. The services of the Health Education and Advocacy Unit are FREE to consumers.  
Maryland Attorney General Consumer Protection Division The Consumer Protection Division provides mediation services to consumers to help resolve complaints against businesses and health insurance carriers. The Division also provides information about complaints that have been filed against businesses, information regarding new home builder or health club registration, and provides publications to help consumers make good decisions in the marketplace. Some assistive devices (e.g., motorized wheelchairs) are covered under Maryland law protections. 
US Department of Justice Disability Rights Section The DOJ Disability Rights Section works to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through its multi-faceted approach toward achieving compliance with the ADA, this Section works to make this goal a reality. The Section's enforcement, certification, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, required by the ADA, combined with an innovative mediation program and a technical assistance grant program, provide a cost-effective and dynamic approach for carrying out the ADA's mandates. The Section also carries out responsibilities under Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and Executive Order 12250. 
US Access Board The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology. 
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