Ask someone who ADAPT is and odds are they won't know. This is really quite a shame. Because ADAPT is one of the strongest and most brave activist organizations that you will ever meet. ADAPT is a grassroots disability rights organization with chapters in 30 states. It uses nonviolent direct action in order to bring attention and awareness to the lack of civil rights the disability community has. In fact, they advocate for millions of people who could never begin to appreciate the personal, physical and financial sacrifices they make in public acts of civil disobedience, wherein many times they are fined, prosecuted and jailed.
Remember seeing all the news reports last summer of protests in Washington DC prior to the vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act? Many of those disabled men and women were members of ADAPT.