Disability Rights

The disability rights movement strives for equal opportunities and equal rights for all people with disabilities.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide to Disability Rights
  • People First Language puts the person before the disability, and describes what a person has, not who a person is.
  • Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is a disability justice movement.
  • Partners in Policymaking is training program to teach parents and self-advocates the power of advocacy, and change the way people with disabilities are supported, viewed, taught, live and work.
    • Partners in Policymaking: Partners in Time – a self-study course that explores society’s treatment of people with developmental disabilities from ancient times until today.
    • Partners in Policymaking: Partners in Living – a self-study course that help people with developmental disabilities, their family and friends explore four important elements that, together, can help them create a meaningful life.
    • Partners in Policymaking: Education – a self-study course that focuses on a child’s right to a free appropriate public education, the laws that protect those rights and offers practical ways that parents can ensure that their children benefit from an inclusive education.
    • Partners in Policymaking: Making Your Case – a self-study course designed to help people with disabilities and their families create positive change through advocacy.
    • Partners in Policymaking: Employment – a self-study course designed to help people with developmental disabilities find meaningful jobs and plan a career.
  • Self Advocacy Movement and Oral History Project
  • Everybody: An Artifact History of Disability in America,” online Smithsonian exhibit explores laws, technology, and issues that impact people with disabilities every day.

More information on specific laws and legal resources can be found here: www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/law


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