Pushing Limits

Non-Violent Direct Action Protest and Disability

ADAPT Protesters. Photo courtesy of David Sachs / SEIU

ADAPT is a dynamic direct action group that blocks streets, sits in at the offices of D.C. politicos, and raises hell about the rights of disabled people. They bring hundreds of people with disabilities to their national actions.

We talk with ADAPT organizer Bruce Darling about how they do it and how you can work with disabled people for your protests too. Disabled people and the disability rights movement have been protesting for a long time. We bring you the that history.  Click here for a Timeline written by Mark Romoser.

Bruce Darling, ADAPT Organizer


Bruce Darling is co-founder of the Center for Disability Rights Inc. During his career, he has dealt with a variety of disability issues. He also is a community organizer with ADAPT, a national grassroots community of disability rights activists, and has written a number of public policy analyses on disability rights issues.

Hosts: Mark Romoser and Adrienne Lauby

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