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Now Available: National Council on Independent Living 2015 Annual Report

Dear Advocates and Friends,

NCIL’s 2015 Annual Report is dedicated to Generation ADA.

Cover Art - Leaders Today - National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) 2015 Annual Report: Large quotation marks are filled with photos of four #Generation ADA Leaders at the 2015 Annual Conference on Independent Living.In 2015, NCIL led the charge to bring diverse youth with disabilities to the forefront of the Independent Living Movement. #GenerationADA brought a fierceness and passion to NCIL’s 2015 Annual Conference on Independent Living that has left a lasting impression on our movement. They boldly insisted that they are not the leaders of tomorrow – but leaders today. We recognize the urgency with which we must address the issues facing young people with significant disabilities and we commit to supporting consumer-driven advocacy led by Generation ADA.

2016 will be another critical year for our Movement. With your help, we will pass the Disability Integration Act and end the institutional bias once and for all. We will eradicate the dehumanizing practice of subminimum wages for people with disabilities. In Washington and in every state, Independent Living advocates will work on every front until we achieve a world in which people with disabilities are truly valued equally and participate fully.

For that reason, I ask that you become a NCIL Member. Your direct participation in the national Independent Living Movement is critical for its success. Together, we are an unstoppable force for change.

NCIL continues to provide first class member benefits, including training and technical assistance, insurance benefits, and a world-class Annual Conference. Most importantly, NCIL provides its members with representation on Capitol Hill, ensuring that our voices are heard by those with the power to enact our priorities. I hope you will join us as we build a future of independence for all.

Sincerely,

Kelly Buckland, Executive Director

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