Autism Advocacy Agencies by state

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ALABAMA

Reuben W. Cook
Ex. Director
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
Adap 526 Martha Parham, West
P.O. Box 870395
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0395

(205) 348-4928
TDD             205-348-9484
800-826-1675
FAX (205) 348-3909

ALASKA

Rick Tessandore
Executive Director
Disability Law Center of Alaska
615 East 82nd Avenue
Suite 101
Anchorage, Alaska 99518-3158

(907) 344-1002       V/TDD
800-478-1234
FAX (907) 349-1002
E-mail – Disablaw@anc.ak.net

AMERICAN SAMOA

Minareta Thompson
Ex. Director
Office of Protection and Advocacy
for the Disabled
American Samoa Government
Post Office Box 3937
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799-0320

00 for overseas operator
011(684) 633-2441
011(684) 613-4163
FAX (684) 633-7286

ARIZONA

Leslie J. Cohen
Executive Director
The Arizona Center for Disability Law
3131 North Country Club
Suite #100
Tucson, Arizona 85716            (520) 327-9547       Voice\TDD
FAX (520) 323-0642
1-800-922-1447
PHOENIX OFFICE -             1-800-927-2260

ARKANSAS

Nan Ellen D. East
Executive Director
Advocacy Services, Inc.
1100 North University, Suite 201
Evergreen Place
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207

(501) 296-1775       V/TDD
1-800-482-1174       V/TDD
Fax (501) 296-1779
E-Mail – advocacy@aristotle.net
E-Mail – hn5322@handsnet.org


CALIFORNIA 
Catherine Blakemore
Executive Director
Protection & Advocacy, Inc.
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 185N
Sacramento, California 95825

916-488-9955       Admin Off.
916-488-9950       Legal Off.
800-776-5746
(FAX) 916-488-2635
E-Mail 1232@handsnet.org
E-Mail cathyb@sacramento.pai-ca.com

COLORADO 
Mary Anne Harvey
Executive Director
The Legal Center
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, Colorado 80203-4403 

            (303) 722-0300       Voice\TDD
FAX 303 722-0720
E-Mail hn6282@handsnet.org

CONNECTICUT

James McGaughey (Jim)
Executive Director
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
60-B Weston Street
Hartford, Conneticut 06120-1551

(860) 297-4300
800-842-7303       (State-wide)
(860) 566-2102       (TDD & voice)
FAX 860-566-8714
E-Mail hn2571@handsnet.org
E-Mail hn6587 Ex.Dir@handsnet.org


DELAWARE 
Judith Schuenemeyer
(FUNDING) Ex. Director
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
913 Washington Street
Wilmington, Delware 19801

(302) 575-0660
FAX 302-575-0840

Brian Hartman
(PROGRAM)  Director
Disab. Law Program
913 Washington Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

(302) 575-0690
FAX 302-575-0840 


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Jane Brown, Esq.
Executive Director
University Legal Services, Inc. (ULS)
300 I Street, N.E., Suite 202
Washington, D.C. 20002

(202) 547-4747
FAX 202-547-2083/2662


FLORIDA 
Marcia Beach
Executive Director
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc.
2671 Executive Center, Circle, West
Webster Building, Suite-100
Tallahassee, Florida 32301-5092

(850) 488-9071
1-800-342-0823
FAX 850-488-8640
TDD             1-800-346-4127


GEORGIA 
Dr. Joyce R. Ringer
Executive Director
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 870
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3166

(404) 885-1234       Voice\TDD
1-800-537-2329
FAX (404) 607-8286
E-Mail hn5298@handsnet.org


GUAM

Eduardo R. del Rosario (Eddie)
Executive Director
Protection and Advocacy of the Marianas (PAM)
Reflection Center, Suite 204
Chalan Santo Papa
Agana, Guam 96910

011-(671) 472-8985/86
FAX 011-671-472-8989
E-Mail hn5986@handsnet.org


HAWAII 
Gary L. Smith
Executive Director
Protection and Advocacy Agency
1580 Makaloa Street
Suite 1060
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-3237

(808) 949-2922       Voice/TDD
FAX (808) 949-2928
E-Mail hn4981@handsnet.org


IDAHO 
James R. Baugh
Executive Director
Co-Ad, Inc.
Idaho’s Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc.
4477 Emerald Street, Suite B-100
Boise, Idaho 83706

(208) 336-5353       Voice/TDD
Fax (208) 336-5396
Toll Free             1-800-632-5125
E-Mail – hn5880@handsnet.org

ILLINOIS

Zena Naiditch
Executive Director
Illinois Equip for Equality, Inc.
11 E. Adams, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60603

(312) 341-0022       Voice/TDD
FAX 312-341-0295
E-Mail – hn6177@handsnet.org

INDIANA

Tom Gallagher
Executive Director
Indiana Advocacy Service
4701 North Keystone Avenue
Suite 222
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

(317) 722-5555
800-622-4845
FAX (317) 722-5564
E-Mail-ipas@source.isd.state.in.us

IOWA
Mervin L. Roth
Executive Director
Iowa Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc.
3015 Merle Hay Road, Suite 6
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

(515) 278-2502
FAX (515) 278-0539
515-278-0571 TDD
E-Mail hn5317@handsnet.org


KANSAS 
Jim Germer
Acting Executive Director
Kansas Advocacy and Protective Services
501 SouthWest Jackson, Suite 425
Topeka, Kansas 66603

(913) 232-3469
FAX 913-232-4758
E-Mail JGermer@idir.net

KENTUCKY

Maureen Fitzgerald
Acting Director
Division for Protection and Advocacy
Office for Public Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 3rd FL
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

(502) 564-2967
800-372-2988       TDD
FAX (502) 564-7890
E-Mail dfoy@advocate.pa.state.ky.us


LOUISIANA 
Lois V. Simpson
Executive Director
Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled
225 Baronne Street
Suite 2112
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2112

(504) 522-2337
1-800-960-7705
FAX (504) 522-5507


MAINE 
Kimberly Moody (Kim)
Acting Executive Director
Maine Advocacy Services
32 Winthrop Street
P.O. Box 2007
Augusta, Maine 04338-2007

(207) 626-2774       ext. 104
1-800-452-1948
FAX 207-621-1419

MARYLAND

Elizabeth Jones
Ex. Director
Maryland Disability Law Center
The Walbert Building
1800 North Charles Street
Suite 204
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

(410) 234-2791
1-800-233-7201
FAX 410 234-2624
hn6313@handsnet.org
 


MASSACHUSETTS 

Christine Griffin
Executive Director
Disabilities Law Center, Inc. (DLC)
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

(617) 723-8455       Voice
(617) 227-9464       TTD
FAX (617) 723-9125
1-800-872-9992
1-800-381-0577       TDD
E-mail hn5348@handsnet.org

MICHIGAN

Elizabeth W. Bauer
Executive Director
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
106 West Allegan, Suite 300
Lansing, Michigan 48933-1706

(517) 487-1755      \Voice/TDD
1-800-288-5923
FAX (517) 487-0827
E-mail hn5293@handsnet.org

MINNESOTA

Jerry Lane
Executive Director
Minnesota Disability Law Center
430 First Avenue, North, Suite 300
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401-1780

(612) 332-1441
800-292-4150
FAX (612) 334-5755
E-mail hn0518@handsnet.org

MISSISSIPPI

Rebecca Floyd
Executive Director
Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System
for Developmental Disabilities, Inc.
5330 Executive Place, Suite A
Jackson, Mississippi 39206-5606

(601) 981-8207
FAX 601-981-8313
800-772-4057
E-mail hn5999@handsnet.org

MISSOURI

Shawn de Loyola
Executive Director
Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.
925 S. Country Club Drive, Unit B-1
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

(573) 893-3333
800-392-8667
FAX 573-893-4231

MONTANA

Bernadette Ongoy Frank
Executive Director
Montana Advocacy Program, Inc. (MAP)
Post Office Box 1680
316 North Park, Room 211
Helena, Montana 59624

(406) 444-3889       Voice\TDD
800-245-4743       (MT Only)
FAX 406 444-0261
E-mail hn6510 Exe.Dir
E-mail hn6511 Alan Freed, Staff Attorney


NATIVE AMERICAN PROTECTION AND
ADVOCACY PROJECT (NAPAP) 

Therese Yanan
Executive Director
DNA)People’s Legal Services, Inc.
Post Office Box 392
Shiprock, New Mexico 87410

(505) 368-3216
1-(800)-862-7271       - Clients Only
Fax 505 368-3220
E-mail hn4857@handsnet.org

NEBRASKA

Timothy Shaw
Executive Director
Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc.
522 Lincoln Center Building
215 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-1813

(402) 474-3183       Voice/TDD
800-422-6691
FAX 402-474-3274

NEVADA

Jack Mayes
Executive Director
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center, Inc.(NDALC)
401 So. Third St. Suite 403             800-992-5715       Toll Free (within Nevada)
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

(702) 383-8150
(702) 383-8170/TDD
FAX 702-383-8170

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Donna Woodfin
Executive Director
Disabilities Rights Center
P.O. Box 3660
18 Low Avenue
Concord, New Hampshire 03302-3660

(603) 228-0432       Voice/TDD
800-834-1721       (NH Only)
FAX 603-225-2077
E-mail hn6217@handsnet.org

NEW JERSEY

Sarah Wiggins Mitchell
Ex. Director
NJ Protection and Advocacy Inc.
210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608

(609) 292-9742
800-792-8600
FAX 609 777-0187
E-mail hn5621Exe.Dir
hn5622Rick Considine

NEW MEXICO

James Jackson
Executive Director
P&A System
1720 Louisiana Blvd., N.E., Suite 204
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

(505) 256-3100/Voice\TDD
800-432-4682
Fax 505 256-3184
E-mail hn5412@handsnet.org

NEW YORK

Clarence J. Sundram
Chairman
NY Commission on Quality of
Care for the Mentally Disabled
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1002
Albany, New York 12210

(518) 473-4057
(518) 473-7378
800-624-4143       (TDD)
FAX 518 473-6296
E-mail hn5344@handsnet.org (PAIMI)
hn5345@handsnet.org (PADD)

NORTH CAROLINA

Allen Perry
Exec. Director
Governor’s Advocacy Council for
Persons with Disabilities
2113 Cameron Street, Suite 218
Raleigh, North Carolina 27605-1344

919 733-9250/Voice\TDD
FAX 919 733-9173
800-821-6922

NORTH DAKOTA

Teresa Larson
Executive Director
Protection and Advocacy Project
400 E. Broadway, Suite 616
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 
            (701)-328-2950
800-472-2670/Voice\Tool free
800-642-6694       (24H. Line)
FAX 701-328-3934
E-mail Beckatpa@aol.com

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

Lydia Barcinas Santos
Executive Director
Northern Mariana P&A System, Inc.
Post Office Box 3529 C.K.
Saipan, MP 96950

011-(670) 235-7273/4/6
TTY – 011(670) 235-7278
FAX – 011-670 235-7275


OHIO 
Carolyn Knight
Executive Director
Ohio Legal Rights Service
8 East Long Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2999

(614) 466-7264/Voice\TDD
800-282-9181
FAX (614) 644-1888
E-mail hn7149@handsnet.org

OKLAHOMA

Kayla Bower
Executive Director
Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc.
2915 Classen Blvd., Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

(405) 525-7755
800-880-7755
FAX 405 525-7759

OREGON

Robert Joondeph
Executive Director
Oregon Advocacy Center
620 S.W., Fifth Ave., 5th Floor
Portland, Oregon 97204-1428

(503) 243-2081
800-452-1694
TDD             800-556-5351
FAX 503-243-1738
E-mail hn6919@handsnet.org
E-mail oradvocacy@aol.com


PENNSYLVANIA 
Kevin T. Casey
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
116 Pine Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101-1208

(717) 236-8110/Voice\TDD
800-692-7443
FAX 717 236-0192
E-mail hn6067@handsnet.org

INTERNET – 102126.1251@COMPUSERVE.COM

PUERTO RICO

David Cruz Veles
Executive Director
Office of the Ombudsman for the Disabled Persons
Caribbean Office Plaza,
Ponce de Leon Avenue
#670 Miramar
Puerto Rico 00907 P.O Box 4234
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-4234

787-729-4299
(787) 721-4299 Ombudsman
787-725-2333 mESSAGE/V
Deputy 787-725-3606
L 800 981-4125
FAX 787-721-2455


REP OF PALAU 
(Vacant)
Executive Dir.
Client Assistance Program
Bu. of Public Health
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 6027
Koror, Republic of Palau 96940

011-680-488-2813
FAX 011-680-488-1211

RHODE ISLAND

Ray Bandusky
Ex. Director
Rhode Island Disability Law Center, Inc.
349 Eddy Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

(401) 831-3150
401-831-5335/TDD
1-800-733-5332
FAX 401-274-5568


SOUTH CAROLINA 
Gloria Prevost
Executive Director
Protection and Advocacy for
People with Disabilities, Inc.
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, South Carolina 29204-4034

(803) 782-0639/Voice\TDD
800-922-5225
Fax (803) 790-1946

SOUTH DAKOTA

Robert J. Kean
Executive Director
South Dakota Advocacy Services
221 South Central Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

(605) 224-8294/Voice\TDD
800-658-4782
FAX 605-224-5125


TENNESSEE 
Shirley Shea
Executive Director
Tennessee P&A Inc.
P.O. Box 121257 (Mailing Address)
2416 21st Ave., South
Nashville, Tennessee 37212-1257 

(615) 298-1080/Voice\TDD
800-342-1660
FAX 615-298-2046

TEXAS

Jim Comstock-Galagan
Executive Director
Advocacy, Inc.
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 171-E
Austin, Texas 78757-1560

(512) 454-4816
800-252-9108
FAX 512-323-0902
E-mail hn2414@handsnet.org


UTAH 
Ms. Fraiser Nelson
Executive Director
Legal Center for People w/Disabilities
455 East 400 South, Suite 410
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

(801) 363-1347/Voice\TDD
800-662-9080
FAX 801 363-1437
E-mail hn5856@handsnet.org


VERMONT 
William Sullivan (Bill)
Executive Director
Vermont Protection and Advocacy Inc.
21 East State Street, Suite #101
Montpellier, Vermont 05602

(802) 229-1355
FAX 802 229-1359

VIRGINIA 
Sandra K. Reen (Sandy)
Ex. Director
Dept. for the Rights of Virginians
with Disabilities
James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th Street, 17th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3641 

(804) 225-2042/Voice\TDD
800-552-3962
FAX 804 225-3221

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Ameila Headley Lamont, Esq.
Ex. Director
Virgin Islands Advocacy Agency
7A Whim Street, Suite 2
Frederiksted, Virgin Islands 00840

(809) 772-1200, 4641/TDD
809-776-4303
FAX 809 772-0609
E-mail hn5454@handsnet.org


WASHINGTON 
Mark Stroh
Executive Director
Washington Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS)
1401 E. Jefferson Street
Suite 506
Seattle, Washington 98122

(206) 324-1521
FAX 206-324-1783
E-mail wpas@halcyon.com

WEST VIRGINIA

Linda A. Leasure
Executive Director
WV Advocates, Inc.
Litton Bldg., 4th Fl.
1207 Quarrier Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-1842

(304) 346-0847/Voice\TDD
800-950-5250
FAX 304-346-0867
E-mail wvadvocates@newwave.net

WISCONSIN

Lynn Breedlove,
Executive Director
Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy, Inc.
16 N. Carroll Street FAX
Suite 400
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

(608) 267-0214
800-928-8778
(608) 267-0368
E-mail yochupa@wp.dhss.state.wi.us

WYOMING

Jeanne A. Thobro
Executive Director
P&A System, Inc.
2424 Pioneer Avenue, #101
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001-3075

(307) 638-7668
307-632-3496
800-821-3091       Voice/TDD
800-624-7648
FAX (307) 638-0815
E-mail hn4927@handsnet.org National Organization

Mr. Curtis Decker
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
900 2nd Street, N.E., Suite 211
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 408-9514
FAX – 408-9520

Carole Schauer
Contact Person
Program Officer
Protection and Advocacy Program
Center for Mental Health Services(CMHS)
Room 15C-26
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(301) 443-3667
FAX (301) 594-0091

Bernard Arons
Director, CMHS
Room 15-105
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(301) 443-0001
FAX (301) 443-1563

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