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vii Contents Preface ix List of Acronyms xv Introduction 1 1. Childhood 30 2. Institutions, Part 1 48 3. Discrimination, Part 1 61 4. Institutions, Part 2 77 5. The University of Illinois 94 6. Discrimination, Part 2, and Early Advocacy 113 7. The Parents’ Movement 131 8. Activists and Organizers, Part 1 151 9. Institutions, Part 3 174 10. Activists and Organizers, Part 2 183 11. Independent Living 197 12. The Disability Press 227 13. The American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities 246 14. The HEW Demonstrations 261 15. Psychiatric Survivors 283 16. Working the System 303 17. Institutions, Part 4 312 18. Self-Advocates 324 19. DREDF and the 504 Trainings 339 20. Activists and Organizers, Part 3 355 21. ADAPT 376 22. Deaf President Now! 397 23. The Americans with Disabilities Act—“The Machinery of Change” 413 24. Drafting the Bill, Part 1 429 25. Insiders, Part 1 444 26. Drafting the Bill, Part 2 460 27. Lobbying and Gathering Support 470 28. Mobilizing the Community 481 29. Experts 489 30. Insiders, Part 2 503 31. Wheels of Justice and the Chapman Amendment 514 32. Lobbyists 527 33. Senators 535 34. Victory 542 35. Aftermath 548 Notes 557 Interview Sources 599 Index 603 Illustrations follow page 260 viii contents ...


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  • United States. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  • People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- United States -- History.
  • People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
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