National Leadership Consortium Partners

The National Leadership Consortium has strong relationships with national disability organizations that have provided generous support over the years. Those organizations are:

AADMD logoThe American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)
provides a forum for healthcare professionals who provide clinical care to people with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities (ND/ID). The mission of the AADMD is to improve the overall health of individuals with ND/ID through patient care, teaching, research and advocacy.

AAHD logoAmerican Association on Health and Disability | AAHD
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is a cross-disability national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring health equity for children and adults with disabilities through policy, research, education and dissemination. AAHD strives to advance health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities with the goal to reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population, and to support full community inclusion and accessibility.

AAIDD logoThe American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization concerned with IDD. As a scholarly and professional society, AAIDD seeks to enhance the capacity of its members and others who work for and with people with IDD and to promote the development of a society that fully includes individuals with IDD. AAIDD publishes three peer-reviewed journals, books, and assessment tools; provides in-person and online education and professional development; and collaborates with other national organizations to achieve shared goals in public policy.


The Alliance LogoThe Alliance
is an association of people committed to self-directed supports that offer opportunities for lives of meaning and impact. The Alliance advocates for the freedom and civil rights of people with disabilities and takes action against anything that limits opportunity and choice.

ANCORF logo The American Network of Community Options and Resources Foundation
ANCOR is the national association for IDD community service providers. The ANCOR Foundation exists to build and honor the exceptional leaders that cultivate truly inclusive communities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

APSE logoAssociation of People Supporting Employment First
(APSE), Through advocacy and education, APSE advances employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities. APSE is the only national membership organization focused exclusively on integrated employment. Rockville, MD

The Arc logoThe Arc of the United States
(The Arc), the world's largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Washington, DC

ASAN logoThe Autistic Self Advocacy Network
(ASAN) was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community run by and for Autistic Americans, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power; Washington, DC

CQL logoThe Council on Quality and Leadership
(CQL), the international leader in the definition, measurement, and improvement of quality of life for people with disabilities; Towson, MD
The National Leadership Consortium is an affiliate organization of CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership.

HSRI logoHuman Services Research Institute
(HSRI), a nationally recognized research organization that provides national performance standards, technical assistance, and dissemination of best practices; Cambridge, MA

TLCELP LogoThe Learning Community for Person Centered Practices
(TLC-PCP), an international community of people devoted to improving knowledge and practice in the provision of progressive, quality supports; Annapolis, MD

NACDD LogoNational Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
(NACDD) is a member-driven organization representing the Developmental Disabilities Councils in 55 States and Territories; Washington, DC

(NADD) is an international not-for-profit membership association established for professionals, care providers and families to promote understanding of and services for individuals who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs. The mission of NADD is to provide leadership in the expansion of knowledge, training, policy and advocacy for mental health practices that promote a quality life for individuals with dual diagnosis (IDD/MI) in their communities.

NADSP LogoNational Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
(NADSP), The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals focuses on strengthening the direct support workforce, enhancing the status of Direct Support Professionals, providing access to high quality educational experiences, and strengthening the partnerships among direct support professionals, self-advocates and other consumer groups and families.

QIDPThe National Association of QIDPs
NAQ is the "go to" organization for QIDPs - providing an avenue for connecting with other professionals, sharing evidence based best practices, and serving as a resource for learning and continued education.

NASDDDS LogoNational Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
(NASDDDS), represents state agencies, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. NASDDDS promotes visionary leadership, systems innovation, and the development of national policies that support home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities and their families.

RTC_ICI LogoResearch and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Living at the University of Minnesota
(RTC)  provides research, evaluation, training, technical assistance and dissemination to support the aspirations of persons with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and integrated lives in their communities.

SABE LogoSelf Advocates Becoming Empowered
(SABE), The United State’s national self-advocacy organization made up of a national board of regional representatives and members from every state in the US; Florence, SC


works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates; Washington, DC


Together, these groups provide strong support for the work and impact of the National Leadership Consortium.