The mission is to secure and advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., (DREDF) is the leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights. DREDF was founded in 1979 by a unique alliance of adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. DREDF's name was chosen to associate and align with the tradition of other civil rights legal defense funds, starting with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. DREDF offers education, training and technical assistance to persons with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, lawyers, service providers and policy makers about disability civil rights laws and policies.
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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Washington, DC 20036
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