Keeping the Promise

2022-08-09T02:17:53+00:00March 5, 2020|Advocacy Updates|

Help Save Critical Services for Californians with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities by signing this petition / letter to Governor Newsom: Dear Governor Newsom; I am a Californian who truly cares about the wellbeing of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Which is why it’s unacceptable that Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities are losing their services, families are struggling, direct support staff are leaving because of low wages and service ...

ADA Anniversary

2022-08-09T02:18:05+00:00July 26, 2018|Advocacy Updates, From Deb's Desk|

Today is the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - please join us in keeping the spirit of the law alive by advocating for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S.817/HR 1874)! The Ask: Today, ask your Members of Congress to support this legislation by: Emailing them directly. Calling their Washington, D.C. offices. The Details: In 2014 Congress passed the ABLE Act, which authorized the creation of savings ...

Health Matters: Workforce diversity includes people with disabilities

2022-08-09T02:18:17+00:00October 28, 2016|Advocacy Updates, In the News|

For 20 years, Marcell Bassett has worked a full-time job in the Recovery Department at IKEA in Orange County.  IKEA, the world’s largest home furnishing company, was founded more than 60 years ago in Sweden. It may not seem remarkable to hold a job for two decades; however, for a person with a disability, it is quite an accomplishment for both the employer and the employee. To encourage employers to ...

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