Disability Advocates Discuss Past and Future of Disability Rights at NOD Forum

Employers and disability advocates convened in the nation’s capital on Thursday to discuss the history and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to celebrate 40 years of the National Organization on Disability at its annual forum. 

One common theme that filled the halls of 101 Constitution Avenue where the event was held was the intersectionality between the disability rights movement and the civil rights movement. 

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, said the disability rights movement is actually part of the civil rights movement. 

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