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About disABILITY LINK

People with disabilities have the right to be independent, make decisions for themselves, have access to their community and to achieved goals in life like any other individual. disABILITY LINK is committed to promoting the rights of ALL people with disabilities.

disABILITY LINK/AAPD Summer Intern

disABILITY LINK/AAPD Summer Intern Cierra Reid About me: Hello, my name is Cierra Reid. I am an entrepreneur and a leader and an advocate for the mental health community. I am self-motivated and a well-organized individual. I offer over 6 … Continue reading

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disABILITY LINK/AAPD Summer Intern

Beverly Myers My internship experience has taught me more than I could ever imagine. As a Transportation Planner Intern, I feel my duties are diverse, and ever-changing. Sometimes it’s tough to recall everything I have taken in over the past … Continue reading

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disABILITY LINK/AAPD Summer Intern

Hello my name is Anissa Favors and I am an disABILITY LINK/AAPD Summer Intern , my host site is Atlanta Legal Aid. This is week 4 of a 10 week program, so far my experience during this internship has been … Continue reading

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How do you feel about your disability?

How do you feel about your disability? Blog from Emily Shaw, Youth Independent Living Specialist How do you feel about your disability?  I have been through a wide range of emotions when it comes to this.  I went through a … Continue reading

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“As long as we remain silent, others will tell us what to do.” -Adolf Ratzka

The application process for Paratransit service may include functional evaluation or testing of applicants. Many of the larger transit systems now require in-person interviews or functional assessments to determine whether a disability prevents the applicant from using the fixed route … Continue reading

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Georgia Get Out The Disability Vote (GGOTDV)

-Ron Harris, Disability Rights Project Specialist  disABILITY LINK is committed to GET OUT THE VOTE for the disability community in Georgia  – several studies have shown that 25% of those of us with disabilities choose not to vote in any … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Terminology means a lot. Especially in Congress. The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights has been renamed to just: the “Subcommittee on the Constitution.” I find this troubling there was a rationalization for the change in name; … Continue reading

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“You’re Welcome”

Those two words had the ability to simultaneously annoy and confuse me this morning. I got off the bus and was waiting to cross the street when a man pops into my field of vision, grabs my arm and yanks … Continue reading

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Noticing Accessibility

I am a huge fan of movies and my tastes range from family friendly to horror. I am also a huge fan of accessibility. Naturally these two passions overlap from time to time and I am thoroughly pleased when I … Continue reading

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Absurd Moment: Universal Access

Some people get a little confused when they encounter a person with a disability, their stress levels go up as they try to figure out how to accommodate someone.  I had this happen just the other day and I was … Continue reading

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