DisBeat Honors Millions of Parents With Disabilities

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As the nation prepares to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day over the next two months, DisBeat announces a call to action to honor parents with disabilities as well.

Carrie Ann Lucas and her daughters Asiza and Adrianne, in front of the ROAD TO FREEDOM BUS celebrating ADA25 last year.

DisBeat seeks to elevate national awareness that will shine a light on the policy barriers, negative attitudes, diminished expectations, and home lives that American parents with disabilities (and their children) face every day.

As the nation prepares to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day over the next two months, DisBeat announces a call to action to honor parents with disabilities as well. Building on the awareness generated by the National Council on Disability’s report, Rocking The Cradle: Ensuring The Rights Of Parents With Disabilities And Their Children, DisBeat seeks to elevate national awareness that will shine a light on the policy barriers, negative attitudes, diminished expectations, and home lives that American parents with disabilities (and their children) face every day.

DisBeat is proud to align with the following events and initiatives. These events are exciting opportunities for our nation to celebrate, engage and share the experience of parenting with disabilities, and bring forth concepts of reform and assistance for American families.

Tuesday May 3:
Disabled Parenting Project (DPP) Celebrates Mother's With Disabilities. A live Twitter chat Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT @disparenting

DPP will host a similar Father’s Day Twitter (DDP Facebook page for more details)

Rooted in Rights will release its newest video, entitled: A Mother's Day Message from Emily and Ellen Ladau. YouTube

Tuesday with Liz Interview with Robyn Powell on Parenting with a Disability

Thursday, May 5:
White House Forum on Civil Rights of Parents with Disabilities

Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit. Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Monday, June 20:
Supporting Parents With Disabilities Through the Looking Glass

For more event details, please visit: http://www.adalegacy.com/disbeat/disbeat-honors-millions-parents-disabilities

About DisBeat: DisBeat is a national communications initiative designed to coordinate and promote proactive messaging on disability rights issues throughout the country. DisBeat uses a variety of communication tools, including social media, to bring attention to disability issues from an authentic disability perspective. DisBeat also maintains a database of subject-matter experts, fact sheets and talking points on a variety of critical issues facing 56.7 million Americans with Disabilities. DisBeat is a project of The ADA Legacy Projects. Initial Partners include ADAPT of Montana, Center for Disability Rights, Disability Rights Center, Disability Visibility Project, EIN SOF Communications, Nothing Without Us Media, and Shepherd Center (http://www.adalegacy.com/disbeat).

About The ADA Legacy Project: The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by preserving the history of the disability rights movement, by celebrating its milestones, and by educating the public, media and future generations of advocates.
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