National Disability Leadership Alliance NDLA Letter to Vice President Biden

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In response to the gun violence in Connecticut, the White House has charged Vice President Biden with leading a commission to respond to this issue. The National Disability Leadership Alliance has written the Vice President to express our concern that the Commission’s recommendations not support the inaccurate idea that people who have psychiatric or neurological disabilities are prone to violence, because it is inaccurate, perpetuates the stigma associated with these disabilities, discourages people from seeking wanted services and potentially threatens the rights of people with disabilities. NDLA also urged the Vice President to assure that the rights of people with disabilities are respected and that policy makers directly include people with disabilities in these discussions.

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