The timeline in this post may be difficult for some to navigate so we are providing a text only version of this disability rights timeline that includes description of the graphics included herein.
This timeline is a work in progress. It shows a brief overview of the disability rights movement in America during the past 60-70 years. We would like your involvement in expanding it. If you think a crucial event is missing, write about that event in the comment section and we will review your contribution for possible inclusion in the timeline. Our goal is to develop material that can be used in school curricula for teaching disability awareness and history.
You can be a part of that! If one of your classes is studying disability history, challenge your fellow students to see how many events your class can add to the timeline. After adding a comment describing a historical event in the comment section below, send a separate email with your name and address to [email protected] and if your event is selected for inclusion in the timeline, we’ll send you a DisAbility Rights Galaxy magnet and bumper sticker. If one class (40 students or less) is successful in have 5 or more of its submissions selected for inclusion in the timeline, we’ll send the entire Galaxy magnets and bumper stickers. If you participating as a class in this activity, be sure to include that fact and your teacher’s name in the email described above to [email protected]