All people with disabilities are entitled to human and civil rights. Given that all people with disabilities are complex human beings with varying attributes and living circumstances, and many experience multiple risk factors for human and civil rights violations, we emphasize that all are entitled to human and civil rights regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, linguistic, geographic, and spiritual diversity, economic status, severity of disability, intensity of needed supports, or other factors that expose them to increased risk of rights violations.
These rights include the rights to autonomy, dignity, family, justice, life, liberty, equality, self-determination, community participation, property, health, well-being, access to voting, and equality of opportunity and others recognized by law or international declarations, conventions, or standards. All people with disabilities have the right to the support they need to exercise and ensure their human and civil rights. Local, state, federal, and international governments must strongly enforce all human and civil rights. (Taken from the Position Statement of the Arc US)