Raising informed voters with disability pride

Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does Justin Dart, Jr. As a woman with multiple disabilities ,whose life is dependent on the budgetary whims of state legislators, and funding of community based attendant services, I learned how true Dart’s statement is when I was in my early 20s. I know my […]

Happy Birthday Asiza! #ADA25

Today is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and this week my middle daughter, Asiza (pronounced like Asia) turns 20.  Asiza is solidly in the ADA generation. Her sister was born 6 days before the passage of the ADA, and Asiza was born 5 years and 6 days after […]

The promise of the ADA is not realized for disabled parents #ADA25

Seventeen years ago, my oldest daughter was in foster care, and not returning to her parents.  She is my biological niece. I contacted her social worker, and expressed interest in being a permanent placement for Heather.  What commenced was a 16 month long battle to get custody of her.  My daughter’s social worker was convinced […]

Disability discrimination still runs rampant #ADA25

Denver tarmac My day was all planned out. I got up early to get my house ready for contractors to start a remodel, a remodel that was intentionally planned to start while I was out of town. I finished packing my bags and headed to the airport. I was flying to Washington DC to attend […]

Happy Birthday Heather! #ADA25

Today Heather is 25. She was born the very week the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed on July 26, 1990. As a child with multiple disabilities, the passage of the ADA meant she was going to have a very different life than disabled children born a generation before. Heather was born in a small […]