March 23, 2023 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

An essential foundation of self-advocacy for youth who will transition to adulthood is an understanding of the history of disability rights as a social and civil rights movement.

People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the United States. 1 in 4 adults has a disability. Yet historically, this group has experienced discrimination, stigma, and exclusion. Self-advocates, advocates, and allies for disability civil rights facing today’s challenges need to understand where we started.

Please join Cheryl A. Theis, MA, Education Advocate, from Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) to learn about:
– The changes in attitudes, perceptions, laws, and policies toward people with disabilities
– The social movements, legal advocacy, and resistance that drove them

This is a Connections California event. Connections California, a project of Parents Helping Parents – Silicon Valley, is made possible thanks to generous support from Santa Clara Family Health Plan.

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