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PHOTO: Jeff Fox and over 100 other ADAPT activists are arrested in San Francisco protesting the rebuilding of America's largest Nursing Home.
Jeff Fox and over 100 other ADAPT activists are arrested in San Francisco protesting the rebuilding of America's largest Nursing Home.

For 20 years, ADAPT has been a leader in the fight for accessible public transportation, the redirection of public funds from nursing homes and institutions to community-based services, and for a national personal assistance policy based on functional need, not diagnosis. MiCASSA (Medicaid Community-based Attendant Services and Supports Act) is the anchor for that policy. 

ADAPT strategies include using civil disobedience as a tool to garner public attention and effect needed change in the laws, policies, and services affecting persons with disabilities. While members of ADAPT are willing to sit at the table to change policy, we are not afraid to go to jailóif thatís what it takes for change to occur. 

Direct Action works and is a necessary technique for making positive change for communities that are marginalized by discrimination and pity. Chaining ourselves to buses resulted in accessibility in city transportation. Due to ADAPTís earliest efforts, Denver had 100% accessible mass transit prior to the passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. The same is true in other cities where citizens used direct action to demand equality. 

LOGO: Universal access symbol breaking a chain overhead superimposed over photos of ADAPT members. TEXT: Free Our People! ADAPT! ADAPTís demonstrations, protests and marches have had a significant impact on the redistribution of Medicaid dollars in long-term care. Just 10 years ago, more than 80% of long-term care dollars went to nursing homes. Today itís less than 70%, which has resulted in great numbers of people with disabilities being freed from institutional settings. It is time to assure that ALL our brothers and sisters have that same opportunity for freedom. 

ADAPT wants MiCASSA passed in 2003!

 

 
The National ADAPT website | The ADAPT Action Report | MiCASSA Information
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