The just-released Impact: Feature Issue on the ADA and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities from the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, is now online at:
This issue marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with articles by individuals with disabilities, families, advocates, service providers, policymakers, and others talking about how the ADA has made a difference in their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and in our nation. At the same time, this Impact also focuses on ways in which the ADA hasn’t fully addressed a number of the barriers faced by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they seek equal opportunity and inclusion in their communities. By sharing this range of perspectives, this Impact issue encourages readers to both pause to celebrate the anniversary of the ADA as a turning point in our nation’s journey, and continue traveling toward that horizon of full inclusion we have yet to reach.
Complementing this issue are over 40 short video clips on the Institute’s Web site, Self-Advocacy Online (http://www.selfadvocacyonline.org/stories/), in which individuals with disabilities talk about the ADA. Among those in the videos are six of the individuals featured in the Impact issue.
For a complimentary print copy of this Impact contact the Institute’s Publications Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-4512.