The D.C. Department on Disability Services (DDS) has decided not to renew Georgetown University’s contract that provides services to disabled residents through its DDA Health Initiative, as reported in an article in the Washington Post. The decision was made quietly and has unnerved those who work closest with the city’s most vulnerable residents. They fear that it … Continue reading DC Cuts to Services for People with Disabilities
As Abigail Abrams writes in Time Magazine, disabled voters shouldn't be ignored. By some counts, they represent 15% of the population and disabled activist were instrumental in saving the Affordable Care Act from Republicans' efforts to abolish it. Read the article: Voter Turnout Surged Among People With Disabilities Last Year. Activists Want to Make Sure … Continue reading Voter Turnout – People with Disabilities
By Laura Halvorston, DMV ADAPT Here is an update from National ADAPT on the Disability Integration Act: For nearly three decades, ADAPT has been working to FREE OUR PEOPLE and ensure that people with disabilities are no longer forced into unwanted institutionalization. During this time, we have made significant progress in rebalancing how our nation … Continue reading IT’S TIME TO FREE OUR PEOPLE!