July is Disability Pride Month, a time to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This important civil rights legislation was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and more. The ADA also guarantees people with disabilities the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Disability Pride Month is a necessary time to remember that every person has value and worth!
We celebrate Disability Pride Month because it reminds us of the progress we have made as a society in ensuring equality for all. It also challenges us to do better at including people with disabilities. Disability Pride is about valuing disability as a natural part of human diversity. It’s about celebrating the contributions and achievements of people with disabilities and working together to break down barriers that prevent them from full participation in society.
Disability Pride is an essential part of who we are. Disability Pride is about embracing our whole selves, including our disability. It is about celebrating the unique gifts we have to offer the world and championing the rights of people with disabilities. We all are responsible for creating a more inclusive society where everyone can thrive. When we celebrate disability pride, we are one step closer to making this vision a reality.
This month, let’s take the time to learn more about disability pride and how we can support people with disabilities in our communities. Let’s also remember that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We all have a role to play in creating a more inclusive society.
So please join us as we at One Change Group celebrate Disability Pride Month by committing to making our world more inclusive for everyone!
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