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Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. Simi Linton's story forms the narrative backbone of the documentary. The film traces both her personal growth as a disabled woman, and the larger historically significant developments around her over the past 40 years. Simi serves as navigator and tour guide to a world largely unknown, generally isolated, and commonly dismissed.
National Disability Leadership Alliance
The National Disability Leadership Alliance is developing a Call to Action for Congress - a list of public policy recommendations to complete implementation of the ADA and address issues facing people with disabilities.
Portlight Strategies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1997 to facilitate a variety of projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work. Portlight's longest running disaster recovery effort followed the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in the shore communities of New Jersey and parts of New York City, and lasted for 18 months. During that time, we replaced lost durable medical equipment and ramping, and assisted residents in purchasing and installing accessibility equipment that was made necessary after their homes were elevated to meet federal flood insurance requirements. Through ongoing programs like our Getting It Right conferences, we are working to promote self-determination of needs and issues with respect to disaster preparedness and response. We foster community relationships with these agencies to promote inclusiveness in disaster preparedness and response plans and to demand provisions for transportation and shelter accessibility. Portlight is hosting a reception to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA July 30th in Arlington Virginia.
Roustabout Media
Roustabout Media has been producing advocacy videos for disability rights and service organizations - such as the Illinois State P&A and the nationally recognized CIL Access Living - since 2008. It is now collaborating with The ADA Legacy Project to produce a feature documentary on the disability rights group, ADAPT.