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Friday, October 3, 2014

National bus tour celebrating ADA's legacy stops in Little Rock to highlight disability rights

Posted By on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

click to enlarge LEGACY BUS: Activists and local officials at the Capitol.
  • LEGACY BUS: Activists and local officials at the Capitol.
A bus making its way around the country to commemorate the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stopped in Little Rock this morning.

Justin Nickels, communication director at Disability Rights Arkansas, said the ADA Legacy Tour Bus decided to stop by the Capitol on its way from Memphis to Albuquerque in order to draw attention to the state legislature's recent delay of a reform that would clear 3,000 families with developmentally disabled children off a years-long waiting list for home and community-based services. That reform, the Community First Choice Option (CFCO), is the subject of this week's cover story in the Times.

Activists from the bus met with officials from the legislature, Gov. Mike Beebe's office and local disability advocacy groups on the steps of the Capitol.

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