At Evershine Care, Inc., we are committed to providing compassionate care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We firmly believe in upholding the dignity and respect of every person we serve. That’s why we are thrilled to see progress on a crucial issue plaguing our society for far too long: removing derogatory terms related to the intellectually disabled segment of our population from federal law.
A Bipartisan Effort for Change:
In April of this year, a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives introduced a bill to strike over two dozen instances of outdated and derogatory terminology from federal law. These terms have long outlived their intent and are offensive and perpetuate stereotypes and stigmas that hinder the progress and well-being of individuals with IDD.
Our Dedication to Advocacy:
At Evershine Care, our mission goes beyond providing care. We are advocates for change, champions of dignity, and voices for those who often go unheard. We firmly support the efforts of this bipartisan group and their commitment to removing these offensive terms from federal legislation. This is an essential step towards creating a more inclusive and accepting society for individuals with IDD.
Why It Matters:
Removing derogatory terms from federal law is not just about political correctness; it’s about recognizing every individual’s intrinsic value and worth. These outdated terms have perpetuated negative stereotypes and discrimination, making it more challenging for individuals with IDD to access the resources, support, and opportunities they deserve.
By advocating for the removal of these terms, we are sending a powerful message that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and fairness. We are also aligning with a growing movement seeking to create a more inclusive and compassionate society.
Our Continued Commitment:
As the compliance officer for Evershine Care, Inc., I want to assure our community that our dedication to advocating for the removal of derogatory terms and the overall well-being of the IDD population is unwavering. We will continue closely monitoring the bill’s progress and actively engage in advocacy efforts to support its passage.
We encourage everyone to join us in this vital cause. Together, we can ensure that the language used in our laws reflects the values of inclusivity, respect, and compassion. By removing these derogatory terms, we are taking a significant step towards a brighter, more inclusive future for all.
At Evershine Care, we stand firmly behind our mission to provide exceptional care and advocacy for individuals with IDD. The introduction of the bipartisan bill to remove outdated and derogatory terms from federal law is a beacon of hope for a more inclusive and accepting society. We are proud to be part of this movement and will continue to champion the rights and dignity of those we serve. Together, we can create a world where everyone is treated with the respect and compassion they deserve.
4844 Calle Bella Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88012
By appointment only