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July 2021

 

 

Voting Rights

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has condemned legislation restricting the right to vote, and is actively mobilizing, the REV UP network to protect voting rights at the state level.


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Caregiver Shortage Impacts Health

Caregivers are vital to the health and overall well-being of individuals with IDDs. But a nationwide shortage of professionals combined with low pay rates and limited benefits, has resulted in major irregularities in care for those in need.
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ADA Reaches 31 Years

July 26, will mark the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by Pres. George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination against and guarantees the equality of Americans with disabilities so they have the same opportunities as every other individual.
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Arc Relieved By SCOTUS On ACA

“The Arc is relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court has once again upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and today dismissed the latest attack on the law. The ACA is critical to the lives of people with disabilities and low-income Americans. Without it, millions of adults and children would lose their health coverage, or it would become unaffordable, during an unprecedented time of health risk and uncertainty, as well as economic instability.
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See These Stories and More in This Edition of Able

Voting Rights


For The People Act


Caregiver Shortage


ADA Marks 31 Years


Arc Relieved


United Spinal Milestone