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Self-Advocacy through theater: Lateef McLeod stars in Sins Invalid’s “We Love Like Barnacles: Crip Lives in Climate Chaos”
Last month, Lateef McLeod, Alliance Board member, performed in the show “We Love Like Barnacles: Crip Lives in Climate Chaos” by disability justice group Sins Invalid to a virtual audience of over 800 people. The show focused on the intersection between climate...
Self-Direction Spotlight with Caroline Signore
Caroline gives advice on managing support staff and building natural supports with friends and people in your community. She believes that when people help each other, it brings them closer together and strengthens connection. She is the Deputy Director of the Division of Extramural Research, at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
The Intersectionality Imperative in Disability Inclusive Emergency Management
It is imperative that emergency managers and planners not only include the disability community in its plans, before, during and after a disaster or emergency, but include disabled from marginalized communities such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), LGBTQ, religious minorities such as the Muslim community and, of course, women.
Welcome to our five new Board Members!
New board members (from top left): Anita Cameron, Lateed McLeod, Kyla Mundwiller, Priya Penner, and Edward WillardWe are so pleased to welcome a diverse and dynamic slate of new board members! The majority of our five new members are disabled and/or people of color....
Continuing the Legacy of 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Alliance seeks to build an organization that furthers the ADA by supporting people with disabilities and their allies in taking and sustaining control over their lives.
When Colors Get Along: Self-Direction Spotlight with Mara Clawson
Mara is an artist who runs her own business that she named “When Colors Get Along.” She makes art because, as she describes, “art makes me happy and gives me lots of courage. My body cannot make tears. So, my pictures tell how I feel.” She likes making people happy with her art by sharing “how I see the world.” Artwork above is Finding Ways to Keep the Water Clean © 2019 Mara Clawson
The Alliance Joins Statement with 500 LGBTQ Organizations Supporting #BlackLivesMatter
LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence You can view the original statement and sign on to the letter here: http://lgbtqblacklivesmatter.org/ “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Those words, written...
Solidarity Statement with #BlackLivesMatter
The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports offers our support and solidarity to Black communities against systemic racism, white supremacy, and oppression that manifest every day in the United States
The Alliance Joins Joint Statement on Human Rights of People with Developmental Disabilities
People with disabilities have the same civil and human rights as their peers without disabilities. Those rights are not modified, lessened, or “balanced” against other considerations because of their support needs.
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