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Confederación Salud Mental España: Mental Health and Society

The Confederación Salud Mental España (Mental Health Confederation of Spain) is a non-profit and social interest organization founded in 1983. Currently, the Confederation integrates 19 regional federations and provincial associations, which are made up of 300 associations and more than … Continue reading

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Fundación Coanil: Promoting the Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Coanil is a foundation with a national presence in Chile that promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by providing support services that contribute to improving their quality of life. Founded in 1974, Coanil began by creating residences and … Continue reading

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CONAPAM and Costa Rica’s Older Adults

The National Council of the Elderly (CONAPAM, according to its initials in Spanish) (Spanish) is Costa Rica’s governing body on aging and older adults. As such, CONAPAM formulates national policies and plans and promotes, executes, evaluates, and coordinates the development … Continue reading

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The Architectural Barriers Act is 50!

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is turning 50 this month, and still hard at work removing physical barriers for people with disabilities. Along with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws, the ABA is a key piece of … Continue reading

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How Will You Celebrate the ADA?

This month will mark the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation has changed lives and formed the basis for similar legislation in countries around the world. We’ve shared personal … Continue reading

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National Council on Disability and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation partner on the Parenting with a Disability Toolkit!

The National Council on Disability (NCD) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have partnered to create the Parenting with a Disability Toolkit!  NCD and the Reeve Foundation released the “toolkit” at the White House Forum on the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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25/40: Celebrating the ADA and VSA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H. W. Bush on July 26th, 1990. Building upon previous civil rights legislation, the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability, outlines provisions for reasonable accommodations for employees with … Continue reading

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Independence Day for Everyone

Across the US, communities will celebrate Independence Day with parades, picnics, and fireworks displays. Since we’re also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA and the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, we’d like to take moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Disability Organizations to Host Free Webinar on July 9th on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

On Wednesday, July 9th the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), the U.S. International Council on Disability (USICD), and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) are hosting a free informative webinar, “Convention on the Rights of … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunity for Families with Living Disabilities

Bonnie Brown is a single mother with an intellectual disability. Myra is her 15-year-old daughter, a gifted-and-talented student who aspires to attend the University of Cambridge when she graduates. Both were featured on StoryCorps to talk about their lives and … Continue reading

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