We acknowledge and honor the leaders who persisted, protested and ultimately succeeded in driving significant social change through the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.  The founders and Board of the Alliance seek to build an organization that furthers the historic legislation by supporting people with disabilities and their allies in taking and sustaining control over their lives.  This means having access to career, employment and living opportunities as well as to the physical spaces where these opportunities happen.

Supporting people with disabilities to gain rightful autonomy over their publicly funded services, including choice and control over who provides the support they identify as needed, is the primary focus of the Alliance.  Our organization seeks to reflect the diversity of those using services and invites others who align to join us in growing and expanding the voices of those living the experience, and those who seek to ally.

Marian Frattarola-Saulino

Board Chair, Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports