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CBS Sunday Morning – “Crip Camp” and the disability rights movement – Disability Rights Montana

Crip Camp

The new Netflix documentary, “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution,” tells the story of teenagers with disabilities who attended an upstate New York summer camp in 1971 would go on to become powerful leaders in the disability rights movement.

 

Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Jim LeBrecht, who – 50 years after attending Camp Jened – collaborated with Emmy-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham on their acclaimed documentary, now shortlisted for an Academy Award. Braver also talks with activist Judy Heumann about how the Camp Jened experience inspired her in advocating for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

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Disability Rights Montana

Disability Rights Montana litigates on behalf of individuals with disabilities to insure their rights to employment, education, health care, transportation, housing, and other services. Besides litigation we also engage in a full range of other efforts to promote the rights of individuals with disabilities – such as, information and referral. training and technical assistance to service providers, state legislators and other policy makers, conducting self-advocacy training, and raising public awareness.

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