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Feature Issue on Stories of Advocacy, Stories of Change from People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Allies (1988-2013)

Published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota • Volume 27 • Number 1 • Winter/Spring 2014

From the Editors

This Impact issue reflects on some of the changes that have taken place during the past 25 years in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families, and in our society in relation to people with disabilities. The 60-plus issues of Impact that have been published since 1988 have explored the daily realities that many people with disabilities and their families have lived. Impact has also offered continually-changing snapshots of the on­going efforts by those families and individuals, as well as a host of professionals and other allies, to improve services, supports, policies, and attitudes. And it has documented the progress toward full citizenship and community inclusion for people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities in the U.S., as well as those instances where progress has been far too slow.

In recent decades, millions of resources have been created around the world that have offered inspiration, vision, guidance, and tools for the hard work of advocacy and self-advocacy, policymaking and service delivery, research and professional training. Among those millions has been Impact, and we hope that it has contributed in a positive way to the movement toward community inclusion. It is to individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as their allies, that this issue is dedicated in recognition of their tenacity, courage, and vision in bringing about and sustaining that movement toward change.

 

What's Inside

Articles

Community Integration Then and Now: A Conversation with Bob Bruininks

A Home of Their Own: The Vision and the Reality (Part 1, 1990)
A House Filled with Love (Part 2, 2013)

Realizing the Vision (Part 1, 1991)
Taking the Vision Into Adulthood (Part 2, 2013)

The Power of One (Part 1, 1991)
Reflections on “The Power of One” (Part 2, 2013)

Operation Close the Doors: Working for Freedom (Part 1, 1995)
The Difference Operation Close the Doors Has Made to Help People (Part 2, 2013)

The Doors Are Opening: Mary Jo's Story (Part 1, 1996)
MaryJo’s Story... Continued (Part 2, 2013)

Advancing My Career (Part 1, 2000)
15 Years and Counting (Part 2, 2013)

Centerfold: Impact 25th Anniversary cover images and quotes from the past 25 years

The Ups and Downs of Finding a Support Person: Andreas' Story (Part 1, 2006)
Home Free! (Part 2, 2013)

They Work for Me (Part 1, 2007)
They Are Still Working for Me (Part 2, 2013)

Welcome to the World (Part 1, 2009)
In the Gap is Where Hope Lives (Part 2, 2013)

Becoming a Mom: My Experience So Far with Pregnancy and Parenting (Part 1, 2010)
Being a Mom: Learning to Live More Boldly (Part 2, 2013)

An Elder Among Self-Advocates: Cliff Poetz (Part 1, 2010)
“I’ve Seen a Lot of Change” (Part 2, 2013)


Resources

Resources on Community Integration

"Leaders with Developmental Disabilities in the Self-Advocacy Movement": An Oral History Collection (sidebar)

The ADA Legacy Project (sidebar)

 

Publication Information

Managing Editor: Vicki Gaylord

Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. This issue was supported, in part, by Grant #90DD0001 from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), US Department of Health and Human Services to the Institute; and Grant #H133B130006 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), US Department of Education, to the RTC.

The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, Center or University. The content does not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education or the US Department of Health and Human Services, and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.

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Impact is available in alternative formats upon request. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/271). Citation: Gaylord, V. (Ed). (Winter/Spring 2014). Impact: Feature Issue on Stories of Advocacy, Stories of Change from People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Allies, 27(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].

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