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ADA Legacy Project

The ADA Legacy Project celebrates the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on disability rights, and honors the contributions of individuals with disabilities and their allies who persevered in securing the passage of this landmark civil rights legislation. In order to fully realize a world where all people are accepted and valued, it is crucial to preserve and promote the history of the ADA and the disability rights movement.

VISION

We envision a world in which all people are accepted and valued for who and how they are; where all are welcomed with respect and given equal opportunities to contribute to the human experience.

MISSION

The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by:

  • preserving and promoting the history of the disability rights movement;
  • celebrating the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other related disability rights legislation and accomplishments;
  • and creating opportunities for inclusion, access, and equal rights for the future.

Moments in Disability History 1:
"The Birth of the Parent Movement"

Moments in Disability History 2:
January 23, 2013 – Ed Roberts Day: "Built Upon Alliances"

Moments in Disability History 3:
"The Right To Be Abroad in the Land"

Moments in Disability History 4:
"ADA: Back To The Future with U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank"

Moments in Disability History 5:
"ADA and Baby Doe"

Moments in Disability History 6:
"The Right to Education Based on Brown v. Board of Education"

Moments in Disability History 7:
"Solidarity Forever"

Moments in Disability History 8:
"Alabama Federal District Court Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr."

Moments in Disability History 9:
"Willowbrook Leads to New Protections of Rights"

Moments in Disability History 10:
"DD Act - Protection and Advocacy"

Moments in Disability History 11:
"Civil Rights: We're Going To Win This One"

Moments in Disability History 12:
"The Dignity of Risk"

Moments in Disability History 13:
"Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., Original 'Father' of the Americans with Disabilities Act"

Moments in Disability History 14:
"The Fight for 504 Regulations: 'We Won't Go Away'"

Moments in Disability History 15:
"Toward independence: Powerful Words"

Moments in Disability History 16:
"Wolfensberger's Influence"

Moments in Disability History

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center, the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.