We march for a great many things these days – for women, for science, for what’s important to us – but we don’t think of disability as something important, and that needs to change. Disability is the only minority group that anyone on Earth – from Donald Trump to a homeless veteran on the street – can become a part of at any time, and there is no way to prevent it.
According to the Institute on Disability, “If people with disabilities were a formally recognized minority group, at 19% of the population, they would be the largest minority group in the United States.”
“Congress acknowledged that society’s accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.”
– William J Brennan, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court