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“ADA is a promise to be kept.”

Renowned advocate Justin Dart said that and more in 1992. The Olmstead decision further solidified the reach of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 32 years later, it’s still a “promise” of what can be and should be.

Amid staggering workforce shortages and continued isolation for many with disabilities, can we accurately list the promises kept and not kept? Perhaps not.

But we can persevere and keep the needs of our community front and center. As this blog is released, we may know if the House and Senate agreed on a bill which includes raising community services rates by another $150 million, raising salaries further.

Join us during the next three weeks of Leo Live:

  • August 1: Join Leo Sarkissian for a summary of what took place as the 192nd legislative sessions ends on Sunday, July 31. We’ll be joined by Bethany Lilly, Senior Director of Income Policy at The Arc, to share what’s happening federally too.
  • August 8 and August 15: Promises Kept and Unkept Sessions.
    • To cover Promises Unkept, we want to hear how your wait is going for services or adequate services regardless of age.
    • To cover Promises Kept, we will have a special guest for each week to talk about an advance in policy or budget.
    • On August 8, Representative Sean Garballey will join us. Our guest for August 15 will be announced soon.

Leo Live will take a hiatus from August 22 through September 5.

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