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xv Acronyms ACB American Council of the Blind ACCD American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADAPT From 1983 to 1990 American Disabled for Accessible Public Transit; post-1990 American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today AFPH American Federation of the Physically Handicapped ARC See NARC CAPH California Association of the Physically Handicapped CCD Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities CIL Center for Independent Living, or alternately ILC, Independent Living Center CRRA Civil Rights Restoration Act DAV Disabled American Veterans DIA Disabled in Action DPN Deaf President Now DRC Disability Rights Center DREDF Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund EPVA Eastern Paralyzed Veterans of America HEW The federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now split into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services) IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, originally the Education for All Handicapped Children Act ILC Independent Living Center LPA Little People of America MPLF Mental Patients’ Liberation Front MPLP Mental Patients’ Liberation Project NAD National Association of the Deaf NARC Originally the National Association for Retarded Children, then the National Association for Retarded Citizens, then the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States (ARC), now simply “the Arc.” (The acronyms ARC and NARC are often used interchangeably.) NCD/NCH National Council on Disability, formerly the National Council on the Handicapped NCIL National Council on Independent Living (pronounced “nickel”) NFB National Federation of the Blind PARC Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children PDSP Physically Disabled Students’ Program (at the University of California, Berkeley) PVA Paralyzed Veterans of America SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance SSI Supplemental Security Income UCP United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. xvi acronyms What We Have Done - ...


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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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