The name of this blog is an acknowledgement of and salute to Justin Dart, Jr. A key architect of the Americans with Disabilities Act and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Justin Dart was a pioneer of the Disability Rights Movement. He voiced his message of personal empowerment, civil rights, full inclusion, and equality for people with disabilities across the United States and around the world. At the end of every speech, Dart would raise his fist and exclaim, “Colleagues, I love you . . . together we have overcome, together we shall overcome . . . Lead On!”
Justin Dart, Jr. (far right) witnessed the signing of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.