The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted by a 13-6 margin to send the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to the Senate for a full vote.
President Obama delivered remarks and issued a proclamation in observance of the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Special Olympics athletes were all over Washington, DC today:
-Special Olympics DC athlete, Ricardo Thornton, attended an ADA round table hosted by Senator Harkin where he spoke about the challenges related to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicaid.
-Special Olympics Virginia athletes, David Egan and Ashley Counts, attended the celebration of the ADA Anniversary at the White House and advocated for people with intellectual disabilities in the question and answer session.