DD Awareness Month Blog

DDAM Kicks Off! by Emily Kranking Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a time where our great nation reflects on the achievements of people who have developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome, or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder affect one’s growth and/or cognition. As of 2017, about 1 in 6…


Call for Proposals for our 2020 Annual Conference

NACDD invites individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, researchers, service providers, employers, policymakers and others involved in supporting individuals with disabilities to submit ideas related to this year’s theme: Driving Disability Advocacy for the Next 50  Years. We are looking for presentation topics that are innovative, impactful, and inspiring.

Episode 77: Making Our Elections Accessible: Equal Access for Voters with Disabilities

Tune in for this episode of ADA Live! as they discuss voting access for people with disabilities with Jennifer Levin, Senior Attorney with Disability Law Colorado. Ms. Levin will share the role of Protection and Advocacy in ensuring equal access and, specifically, the Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) initiative. Federal laws regarding voting access, and…


Register2Vote.org | Check, update, & register to vote in under 2 minutes

On Tuesday March 3rd (Super Tuesday), people in 14 states, American Samoa and Democrats Abroad will cast votes in the Democratic and Republican Primaries. 1/3rd of the total population of the United States will have an opportunity to vote on March 3rd. Texas is one of the 14 states that has their Primary on March…


Impact Report on Intelligent Lives

The documentary Intelligent Lives had success in both reception and above all: Opening minds of people.  98% of viewers indicated that INTELLIGENT LIVES helped them understand the concept of “presuming competence” —that everyone has talents and is a full and valuable participant in society. 97% of viewers indicated that INTELLIGENT LIVES helped them understand that intelligence cannot…


Census Bureau 2020

Data of people with disabilities being added to the Census Bureau is crucial. The Census Bureau will collect the data to make statistics for America to see how disability is handled in the 50 states and additional territories. The statistics about American citizens will make way for government programs, laws and policies. With the 2020…


ACL’s Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities Authored New Blog from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

ACL’s Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities Julie Hocker authored a new blog from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) about American businesses hiring workers with disabilities and ACL’s Disability Employment Challenge. “Today in America there are more than seven million unfilled jobs. And there are also more than ten million Americans with disabilities who…