Janice Bartley featured by 4StateAs reported on 4state, the law in the United States still does not recognize people with disabilities as equals when it comes to marriage rights. People with disabilities can see a reduction or loss of Social Security benefits when they marry, which can trigger a loss of health insurance too.

AHRC New York City continues to listen to and learn from advocates such as Janice Bartley, who recently shared her thoughts on love, intimacy, and marriage equality for couples with developmental disabilities.

AHRC NYC shared Janice’s story as part of its work with Project SHINEthe Sexual Health Innovation Network for Equitable Education with Youth with Intellectual Disabilities.

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