The National Forum on Disability Issues- Sep. 28th, in Columbus, OH

The National Forum on Disability Issues is an historic nonpartisan event. The 2012 event builds on the success of the first ever forum organized by the disability community in 2008. The forum will focus on the disability positions of the 2012 Presidential candidates. Candidates for the U.S. Senate seat from Ohio will also be invited to participate. The candidates will be given the opportunity to provide their positions on a wide variety of disability issues directly to the disability community.

It will be the only national event to focus specifically on disability issues. Why should your political candidates attend?

There are 57 million people with disabilities in the United States, meaning that roughly 1 in 5 Americans have a disability (source: 2000 census).
CNN reports that Approximately 21 million American families include at least one member with a disability, and over 65 million Americans are caring for family members with disabilities.
According to the Disability Funders Network, between 1990 and 2000, the number of Americans with disabilities increased 25 percent, outpacing any other subgroup of the U.S. population.
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National Forum on
Disability Issues
FORUM

Registration to attend the National Forum on Disability Issues is now full. Please contact Sue Hetrick at shetrick@abilitycenter.org if you wish to be added to a waiting list.

If you registered before the 500 attendee limit, you will receive an email confirmation one week before the Forum. If you do not receive a confirmation email you will not be admitted to the Forum. We encourage you to register to view the live webcast on this webpage.

National Forum on
Disability Issues
WEBCAST

Webcast Registration
The National Forum on Disability Issues will be streamed “live” via the Internet. In many cities across the United States, organizations are planning webcast “viewing parties.”