Treat People Like People is highlighted

Treat People Like People is highlighted

On the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),  it is important to remember the ADA’s goals of equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities. These goals cannot be achieved unless people with disabilities live free from abuse and neglect.

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on People with Developmental Disabilities (MNCDD) uts a spotlight on the Treat People Like People campaign. The campaign has been updated to include more diverse voices.

Listen and learn dynamic, multi-cultural stories from Kate, Christy, Sen. Fong Hawj (DFL – St. Paul), Bonnie Jean, Abdi and Linda. Learn about the negative impacts abuse including emotional abuse has on people with disabilities. Find resources on how to report abuse, the Supervised Living Facilities bill of rights project, Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan, training resources, and culturally specific information. You can download beautifully designed posters with powerful messages: “I Just Want to be Treated with Respect” and “Abuse Stops with Us.”

The campaign was designed by, for, and with people with disabilities.

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