Sunday, July 26, 2009

19 and growing up

President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA 19 years ago today. A great deal of positive changes prompted by the ADA are still transforming the landscape of America, and even are having an influence abroad. Having said that, much, much remains to be done as many others have been saying. Too many people are warehoused in institutions instead of having the choice to live independently in communities with the support they need. Congress still drags its heels on passing the Community Choice Act. Celebrate the ADA by calling your Congressional representatives and Senators - yeah, and the President, too - and tell them to pass this legisaltion. And tell them that real health care for all must be inclusive.

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