The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) International Task Force released a report which compiles just a few examples of the severe treatment, abuse, and discrimination faced by individuals with disabilities in other countries, and argues that U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will enhance the ability of the U.S. to work to improve the lives of people with disabilities around the world. The report, Neglected and Abused Abroad: A Look at the Severe Mistreatment of Individuals with Disabilities Around the World and How the U.S. Can Help, is available on the CCD website.
A new Facebook page is available to provide accurate information and build support for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The page includes information about advocating ratification of the treaty as well as blog posts from Patricia Morrissey, former Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and a video from Secretary of State, John Kerry. It includes talking points in English and Spanish and short animated videos explaining the treaty and arguments for its ratification. The page is also a place to share stories, feedback from Senate contacts, talking points and other resources.