Advance public policy affecting people with developmental disabilities at the local, state and federal level.

Advancing disability policy, together

All across the country, Bethesda connects the hearts and voices of individuals who are committed to upholding the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We encourage all people with an interest in disabilities advocacy to join our efforts. Our network includes direct support professionals, people with disabilities, their friends and family and other supporters of people with disabilities with an interest in improving public policy.

Join us, and together we’ll enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Bethesda Action Center

Visit the Bethesda Legislative Action Center to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information regarding public policy affecting the disabilities field and the people we support.

Advocacy Resources

Learn about Bethesda's national and regional advocacy partners and find out more about how advocates across the nation and in your community are making a difference.


Create positive change in the lives those we support. You can learn more about Bethesda’s advocacy efforts in your state or community and find out how you can get involved by contacting us.