Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obama, the Community Choice Act, and Disability Policy

Read this excellent, thoughtful column by Josie Byzek which explains why many disability activists think President Obama doesn't quite "get" the place of disability in American society.

Excerpts ...
Here's my theory: Obama has no unified disability policy. There is no team pulling together the threads of who we are, what we want, and how federal policy ought to reflect us ... Sure, two wars an economic crisis and now swine flu are keeping Obama busy. But he's a master-planner. He won the presidency in part because of how well-organized he ­ or someone on his team ­ handled us. Is it too much to ask that he create a unified, integrated disability policy?

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