DIA-Logo-small-1After being left out initially, community integration, including a right to long term care services, was added to the platform of the Democrat National Convention on Friday, July 22,

ADAPT folks are thrilled and feel valued by the Democrats,” says National ADAPT organizer Bruce Darling. “We are hopeful this will open the door to more Democratic co-sponsors of the Disability Integration Act.”

ADAPT, a national grass roots activist group, has been championing for passing of the Disability Integration Act, which addresses the fundamental right of those who require long term care and services to live within their community instead of being forced into institutions and nursing homes. It was introduced into the Senate by Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Dec. 18, 2015 and into the House of Representatives by Republican Christopher Gibson (N.Y.) o