NACDD Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“We the people” lost a larger-than-life champion for equality on the Supreme Court this weekend. For 27 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped move the Supreme Court into a new century of jurisprudence with thoughtful and contemporary decisions and dissents. While she will be remembered primarily for her work on gender equity, many of her…

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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week 2020 Statement

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week (September 13-19, 2020) is an amazing opportunity to feature the committed, groundbreaking direct support labor force that is at the heart and soul of assistance for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) recognizes and thanks DSPs around the United…

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Resources for this election season!

With election season underway, One Vote Now has put together a resource list with all of the organizations that have provided information on everything you may need to make an informed decision this November. This information has been collected from the websites listed, so please refer to each website for more detailed information. To read…

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Deidre Davis Butler: A champion and Advocate for Disability Rights

On Friday, August 7th, Deidre Davis Butler, a champion for disability rights and a leader in the fight for the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act passed away. At the age of 6, Davis Butler was diagnosed with a spinal tumor and lost the ability to walk as a side effect of the surgery…

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Advocates Speak on How to Stay Happy & Healthy While Social Distancing

From the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council has put together a YouTube Channel called Advocates as Leaders Speakers’ Network. It is a series of videos from self-advocates that share their views on how to stay happy and healthy while social distancing through this pandemic. Robert shares tips on how to…

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