Monthly Archives: October 2020

Article: “Reflections on #ADA30 as a Young Lawyer with a Disability”

Article Preview: “During the summer of 2004, I was about to enter fourth grade. That summer was one of discovery and basic understanding of disability identity for me. My parents told me I was autistic in a way that I believed I had magic within me, and the Americans with Disabilities Act existed. I didn’t quite grasp what the ADA implied or what protections I exactly had under the ADA, but I figured it was an important authority to be respected.” Read the whole article by Haley Moss at The Jurist.

Article: “How the ADA Gave Birth to a Black Sexpert”

Article Preview: “I grew up in a world after the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act (504). In 1964, 1965, and 1968 the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act respectively were enacted, bringing an end to the Jim Crow system of legal racial segregation. As a black American woman with multiple disabilities, these laws had a profound impact in my life.” Continue reading this article with audio by Robin Wilson-Beattie at the Disability Visibility Project.