Archived Webinar: The Affordable Care Act: For Sibs, By Sibs
Access the SLN’s webinar, The ACA: Sorting it All Out For Sibs here. Many thanks to the presenters, Rachel, Kristina and Angela. Once again, we want to thank AUCD for allowing us to use their webinar platform.
Participants asked a lot of great questions throughout to make sure sibs have the information that they need. This webinar is focused towards implications for people with disabilities, but the information is useful for everyone, so feel free to check it out regardless of whether you are a sibling!
Support the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities!
The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) supports the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD is a non-discrimination treaty seeking to achieve the same goals as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other existing disability laws in United States: to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and integration into all aspects of society. The CRPD is important to all people with disabilities, including our veterans and service members with disabilities, as it embodies equal treatment and non-discrimination in access to rehabilitation, employment and educational opportunities.
Last December, the U.S. came VERY close to ratifying the Disability Rights Treaty. A two-thirds vote is required to ratify the treaty and just 6 more votes are needed to ensure it will pass.
The SLN has signed on in support of the treaty, written to the Foreign Relations Committee and contacted several Senators to ask them to support the treaty.
You can take action to support the treaty – check out the citizen action portal that makes it easier than ever for you to reach your Senator with the calls, letters, e-mails, petitions and social media we need: www.disabilitytreaty.org
The mission of the Sibling Leadership Network is to provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.
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