This summer, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 years old. The first generation of Americans with disabilities has grown into full adulthood under its promises and protections. In this issue of RAISE the Standard, we explore the history and the movement that helped to shape the landscape of the service system for people with disabilities, and look to the steps that young advocates can take to ensure justice and equality for future generations.
In this special issue of RAISE, we offer insight, information, perspectives, and data, calling on all advocates to show up as visible anti-racist allies; to learn more about systemic racism particularly as it affects those with disabilities; and to review policies and practices within your organizations through the lens of anti-racism.
This month we explore issues related to mental Illness, isolation and Transition
This month we explore issues related to meaningful work, from entry level to a career.
In this special issue of RAISE The Standard, we explore the COVID-19 pPandemic and its effects on youth with disabilities and the systems that support them..
Health Care Education and Advocacy: This month we explore issues related to health care and health care-related decision making for youth of transition age.