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Issue Background

Community Supports

ANCOR joins with other national advocates to protect and promote stronger enforcement of existing civil rights laws for people with disabilities, particularly:


Most people with disabilities want to be valued contributors to their community, by working, living, and participating in social and recreational activities. As valued members of our society, people with disabilities deserve to be treated with dignity and respect at all times. ANCOR works to fulfill the vision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Both of these laws embody the fundamental values eloquently expressed in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000:

“Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently, to exert control and choice over their own lives, and to fully participate in and contribute to their communities through full integration and inclusion in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of United States society.”

ANCOR works to support people to live meaningful lives in their community.  

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