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Disability Pride Month

Andrew Skinner July 13, 2021 News, Noteworthy, SCI

July is Disability Pride Month

Don’t know what that is? Keep reading to find out.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, a landmark law that prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities. In that same year, Boston held the first Disability Pride Day.

Although Disability Pride Day isn't nationally recognized, parades are held in a number of places nationwide, such as Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Antonio and more. In 2015, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared July Disability Pride Month in celebration of the ADA’s 25th anniversary.

The month is a chance to honor each person's uniqueness as "a natural and beautiful part of human diversity."

How to Celebrate!

Attend a Virtual Disability Pride Event!

Easterseals – July 26

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