Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act with Liz Weintraub
The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 30th Anniversary. On July 26th we celebrate this important civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. In this spirit, today’s “Words of Encouragement” comes from our friend and colleague, Liz Weintraub from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Liz has a long history of leadership in self advocacy, and has held many board and advisory positions at state and national organizations. She is a full time member of the AUCD’s policy team and also the host of “Tuesdays With Liz: Disability Policy For All”, where she attempts to make polices in accessible language so policy is accessible to all.
In our discussion with Liz, she reflects on the significance of the ADA and how important direct support professionals are in the lives of people with disabilities.
To learn more about the 30 Year Anniversary click here: #ADA30 #ThanksToTheADA
Looking for additional support during this time? Please note the resources below:
Self Care Resource Page for DSPs (webinars, handouts and additional resources: https://nadsp.org/covid-19resources/
On-Boarding New DSPs in A Crisis (Code of ethics Webinar Series, Competency Webinar Series, Additional Resources): https://nadsp.org/onboarding-in-crisis/
If you have additional resources to share, please connect with us at email@example.com.
NADSP recognizes the invaluable work that Direct Support Professionals all over the world are doing during this unprecedented time. We appreciate you. We hope you remain safe and well.
The NADSP Team
Saying “thank you” to DSPs is of course, a good thing to do. Providing a LIVING WAGE would be most helpful to them as well!