In honoring the passing of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, NACDD remembers her with deep respect and gratitude for her tireless dedication to the disability and caregiving communities. Throughout her time in the public eye, she exemplified unwavering commitment to inclusivity, compassion, and advocacy. Mrs. Carter leaves behind a legacy marked by her significant contributions as a humanitarian and her lifelong work of removing stigmas towards mental health. Beyond her policy efforts, Rosalynn Carter was a beacon of empathy and understanding, recognizing the vital role of caregivers in our society. “Mrs. Carter worked tirelessly to elevate the voices of those who dedicate their lives to caring for loved ones with disabilities, ensuring they receive the recognition, support, and resources they deserve,” said Robin Troutman, Interim Executive Director of NACDD. As we reflect on Mrs. Carter’s life and legacy, let us continue to be inspired by her dedication to building a more compassionate and accessible world for all. May her contributions serve as a reminder of the positive change that can result from empathy, advocacy, and a commitment to creating a society where every individual, regardless of ability, is valued and supported. Our thoughts are with her loved ones and the former President, during this difficult time.