NACDD statement on Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month

By Donna Meltzer, NACDD CEO Each year in February, the Jewish community comes together to focus on JDAIM – Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month. In past years, this month has brought together Jewish people from across the country to Washington D.C. to learn together, share their experiences, needs and concerns for themselves or loved ones…

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Why Self-Advocacy Matters – – CELEBRATING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

By: Maxwell Barrows, Outreach Director of Green Mountain Self-Advocates I first got involved in self-advocacy when I was graduating from high school. It all began when Green Mountain Self-Advocates supported students with disabilities to come together to form a local self-advocacy group. Self-Advocacy has made me discover strengths that I was not aware of when…

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“Loving my Skin” – Celebrating African-American History Month

By Shari Cooper, Advocate from Ohio Having a disability poses its challenges. Being a black woman with a disability is a whole different ball game. I learned early in life by being the youngest of six “Super Coopers” children, that for me to get my wants and needs met, I was going to have to…

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Disability Community Fears Paper Ballot Mandate Will Hurt Voters with Disabilities

NACDD has joined the National Disability Rights Network and nearly twenty national disability organizations to express our concerns. Today, most voters in the U.S. cast their ballot by marking a paper ballot by hand or by Ballot-Marking Device (BMD), with some use of Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines. No paper ballot voting system today,…

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NACDD on Medicaid and Appendix K

NACDD has written and sent a letter to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare on behalf of the Taskforce on Emergency Medicaid Waivers. The letter includes the perspectives of states on the benefits and risks of flexibilities authorized under 1915 (c) Appendix K emergency waivers. To read our full letter, click here.

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NACDD on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala Harris

Donna Meltzer, NACDD CEO NACDD is proud and honored to join with millions across our nation today as we celebrate the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as president and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States. We hope that the day will be one of respect and safety as we honor an…

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NACDD Honors and Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Rafael Rolon-Muniz, NACDD Program Coordinator “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a nationwide effort to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into a day of community service that helps solve social…

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