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‘ADA Live!’ Focuses on Protection and Advocacy Systems for People With Disabilities
The next “ADA Live!” podcast on Wednesday, March 3, will feature Curt Decker, founder and executive director of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). Decker will discuss the history of the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System, some important legislation they have supported, current projects and how this advocacy system works to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
“ADA Live!” Protection and Advocacy Systems for People with Disabilities is available March 3 at 1 p.m. ET on SoundCloud ADA Live! and on the ADA Live! website. No registration is required.
The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System is on the front line in defending the personal and civil rights of people with disabilities. P&As empower and ensure individuals with disabilities have the right to make choices, contribute to society, and live independently. They guard against abuse, advocate for basic human rights, and ensure access and accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, voting rights, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
P&As are represented at the national level by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), an organization established by Congress to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
The podcast and resources focuses on rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A new episode airs for 30-45 minutes on the first Wednesday of each month. “ADA Live!” is produced by the Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network.
Transcripts and recordings in Spanish for archived ADA Live! episodes are also available on adalive.org/espanol.