Rights & Justice

Quality services are meaningless if the people leveraging them can’t exercise their basic civil and human rights. Truly inclusive communities demands justice for people of all abilities.

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The establishment of Medicaid in 1965. The creation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in 1973. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C. in 1999.

So many milestones have been essential to ensuring the civil and human rights of people with disabilities, but the vast majority of this history has been recent. While today’s youngest generations may take for granted the rights of people with disabilities, we know that so much work lies ahead—both to push the envelope for true equality, but also to protect the existing rights of people with disabilities against the possibility of the clock being turned back.

At ANCOR, we believe that a just society demands equal rights, and equal rights can never be taken for granted.

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Congressional Briefing on the Case for Inclusion 2023

Please join ANCOR and United Cerebral Palsy, in cooperation with the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, to discuss the release of their latest report, The Case for Inclusion 2023: Making Good on Our Nation's Promise of Community Inclusion for All.