Today’s agenda here: http://www.nfdi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/forum_agenda.pdf
Tag Archives: Disability
from the San Francisco Chronicle, May 28, 2012
This article is just one expression of the terribly unjust situation we special needs families find ourselves facing in California. The means cutoff Governor Brown is proposing for California Childrens Services medical therapies is laughable, and will leave thousands of middle and lower class children without the professional guidance and resources they need to flourish as independent members of society, and their families without alternatives for helping their children succeed.
President Obama Speaking at Briefing with The Arc
Watch the President: http://youtu.be/cA4Okhk_SqA
Watch the entire Community Leaders Briefing: http://youtu.be/z4Gp0TALXCQ
The President ended last week’s White House briefing with leaders of The Arc with “I’ve got your back”, following a promise to keep fighting every day for every American to have an equal shot at top education, employment and life opportunities. Saying “For a long time in our country folks with disabilities were excluded…and that’s wrong.” Heck yeah.
His most sage advice, which, in my opinion, will really be the defining factor of the success in equity for people with disabilities regardless of who’s on that podium: “Get organized and make sure your voices are heard.”
Completely agreed…being organized and smart about communicating/networking are the key paths to successful civil rights movements.