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Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific

March 17th 2020: Emergency Radio Show on COVIDs Impact on People with Disabilities!

Joyce welcomes Maria Town, the president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) to the show. Her guests will discuss the issues facing people with disabilities now amid the current outbreak of COVID-19 and will answer questions from callers. The AAPD promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities, while NCIL is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for p

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Maria Town

Ms. Town is currently the director of the City of Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, where she serves as the primary liaison between the more than half million people with disabilities in the greater Houston area, the Mayor, Houston City Council, and other key city, state, and national leaders. Ms. Town quickly became an expert on emergency response having begun the position shortly before Houston felt the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Prior to that, Ms. Town served as the Obama White House Senior Associate Director & Disability Community Liaison in the Office of Public Engagement. d honors during her career. Ms. Town began her professional disability rights career as a disa
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Kelly Buckland

Kelly Buckland is a person with a disability who has been actively involved in disability issues since 1979. Over the past two and a half decades, he has worked closely with the Idaho State Legislature on issues affecting people with disabilities, including passage of the Personal Assistance Services Act and the Fathers and Mothers Independently Living with their Youth (FAMILY) Child Custody Laws. Kelly has testified before Congress several times on issues such as universal health care, Fair Housing and appropriations for centers for independent living. He has been closely involved with the direct-service and systemic change aspects of the Independent Living movement. He has a long history o
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