RespectAbility

RespectAbility is an American nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to empowerment and self-advocacy for individuals with disabilities. Its official mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities. Started by one-time political consultant Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi and philanthropists Donn Weinberg (its founding chairperson, from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation) and Shelly Cohen in 2013. Its chairperson is Steve Bartlett, who was a principal coauthor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. RespectAbility is currently headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

The organization was recognized for its innovation by Slingshot.[1] It is also recognized by Guide Star at the Platinum level for its inclusion, transparency and excellence.[2]

In 2017, a flag was flown over the United States Capitol in honor of RespectAbility's work on behalf of Americans with disabilities.

On June 3, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly gave an Official Citation to RespectAbility for its dedication and commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Sulam presented RespectAbility with the Advocacy Leadership Award in June 2018.


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