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NCIL and FEMA Collaborate on #ADA31 Blog: Three Ways the ADA Supports Equity and Independence for People with Disabilities

NCIL’s new Executive Director, Reyma McCoy McDeid, recently collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create a blog in recognition of the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Emphasizing the importance of Independent Living networks feeling empowered to create partnerships with emergency preparedness providers at the local level as an important diversion from institutional settings tactic, it also incorporates the federal-level mandates that can support these efforts.