Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary Celebration

ADA-Logo The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

Throughout the year and on the Anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – July 26, people celebrate the progress made through implementation of the ADA in their workplaces, schools and communities. While much progress has been made, much remains to be done.

What does the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) mean to you?

We want to know! This month, as we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the ADA on July 25th, Disability Resources, along with CHD, will be asking staff, clients and others what the ADA has meant to them. Look for Nancy Bazanchuk, she’ll make a short video of you, or post to our Facebook page. In 1990 Sen. Tom Harkin, sponsor of the bill, famously signed some of his speech on the Senate floor so his brother, who is deaf, could understand. Ever since, people with disabilities have made strides in all areas of public life: employment, physical access, housing and communications among others. And that’s something to celebrate.
Join us on July 25th to celebrate this milestone at Dunn Pond State Park in Gardner, MA from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Can’t make it? There are a number of events celebrating this anniversary – click here to learn more!

Celebrate by supporting CHD’s Disability Resources program which provides people with disabilities social and sporting opportunities every day of the year.  Learn more about the program by clicking here.

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