Advocacy aimed at public policy initiatives have broad, long-term goals. “People with disabilities want to live, learn, work, pay taxes, and be productive and fully included in their communities.” Continue reading April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Public Policy
We are excited to announce that The Road We’ve Shared and The International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) are hosting the first annual Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival!
Our Saturday blogs this month will be devoted to documentary film about Ethan Saylor – Ethan’s Law.
For today we literally went to the source and asked the director Edward Rhodes a few questions. Continue reading Ethan’s Law Saturday – Interview with Edward Rhodes
There is no shortage of opportunities for us to help create change in our world today. We all have our reasons for why we choose to support (or not) a particular issue. When it comes to advocacy, we are usually motivated by causes we identify with. If we can picture ourselves or our loved ones being affected by a certain problem, we’re more likely to invest our own time and energy to fix it. What about the issues that we don’t allow ourselves to connect with? Who fights to fix the problems most of us just don’t want to acknowledge?
Continue reading NCCJD – Advocating For Justice in the Intellectual Disability Community