ADAPT: Effective Activism takes Practice

I interviewed Anita Cameron for Pacific Standard about the WORK that goes into ADAPT actions. ———– So you stage mock actions to practice? What are those like? It can be anything! It’s usually taking over something: An office, a bathroom, whatever, to simulate, as close as possible, what you do [in a real protest]—the adrenaline, the chaos, … Continue ReadingADAPT: Effective Activism takes Practice

The Bipartisan History of Disability Rights

Yesterday I wrote on the Endrew F. v Douglas County decision from the Supreme Court. It’s powerful and could make a real difference in special education in this country. In the meantime, though, even as the decision was being handed down, ADAPT (a direct action disability rights group) was occupying the Capitol Rotunda, chanting, and … Continue ReadingThe Bipartisan History of Disability Rights

ADAPT: Photos and Videos from Kenosha and Racine

One day last February, I embedded with an ADAPT protest – a decentralized nationwide direct action disability rights group – in Kenosha and Racine Wisconsin. PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE. Here are some images. An African-American man in a wheelchair. Blue ADAPT sweatshirt: Our homes, not nursing homes. LOGO: Figure in a wheelchair breaking chains. … Continue ReadingADAPT: Photos and Videos from Kenosha and Racine

Kasich, ADAPT, and the Disability Integration Act

The Disability Integration Act was introduced by Senator Schumer to, in the words of the important disability rights group ADAPT, “address the fundamental issue that people who need Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) are forced into institutions and losing their basic civil rights. The legislation (S.2427) builds on the 25 years of work that … Continue ReadingKasich, ADAPT, and the Disability Integration Act