National Disability Independence Day

On July 26th we recognize National Disability Independence Day.In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed, which prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities as well as guaranteed access to education, transportation, and employment. 

It is important to recognize the people in our lives with visible and non-visible disabilities. We can do our part to offer support to those in our community. This could mean ensuring that your home and business can be accessed by those with different abilities.  Or planning events with friends that are welcoming to all levels of physical abilities.

Together we can take steps to break barriers and continue to create change for a more inclusive environment for all. 

Not only can we recognize people with disabilities, we can also embrace diversity in our society. 

For more resources, check out the links below. 

Celebrating “Inclusion Always, In All Ways” in July and Beyond

Disability Inclusion

Ideas for Celebrating the ADA

How to Talk to Kids About Disabilities