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The Disability Community Has Policy Priorities, Too

The Disability Integration Act, or DIA, is one of the most important pieces of legislation that is currently in the interest of the disability community. How important is it? When the DNC released their 2016 national platform that did not have language supporting the Disability Integration Act, fierce activists from the grassroots disability rights group ADAPT continued to fight for inclusion of language that would support the rights of people with disabilities who require long-term care to live in their communities instead of institutions such as nursing homes. While this language is not an explicit endorsement of the DIA, the inclusion of this language affirms a commitment to the right to community-based services and supports.

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