Disability Partnerships 

Working together to improve the quality of life for persons with physical disabilities!

The Need

Although, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has made great strides with the disability rights movement, the true purpose of the ADA is yet to be fully realized.  There is still a big gap between the theory behind the disability rights movement and the application of its promise.

People with physical disabilities still face oppressive marginalization including physical barriers to schools and adequate housing. Barriers to healthcare include an inability to access proper health care, health care provider misinformation, stereotypes about disability, and lack of appropriate provider training. Economically, their earnings and income are typically lower for
people with disabilities and their poverty rates are much higher than those who have no disability.   Furthermore, inadequate transportation, limited ability to handle the activities of  daily living and problems integrating within their community also cause additional barriers for persons with disabilities.