Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 22, 2009, 12:06 PM
The purpose of the organization is to advocate improvements in the physical well-being and the social conditions of people with disabilities. DIA does this by providing information on civil rights and empowerment strategies in order that people with disabilities have the resources to cause effective and productive change in their lives.
DIA, also, defines and identifies barriers to full and meaningful social integration by the disability community and advocates for the removal of such obstacles. The overall goal of DIA is to ensure that persons with all types and degrees of disabilities have access to opportunities of their choice and be able to realize the freedom and privileges embodies in their basic civil rights.
The membership and constituency of DIA consists of persons with various types and degrees of disabilities. The membership and constituency include persons from all different racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic level.