Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Soon, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The hard work of advocates, legislators and other founding men and women who had a hand in this historical legislation will be recognized, in addition to the law itself. Their tireless efforts led to inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities after years of discrimination.
The impact of the ADA can be seen in the lives it has changed throughout the past 25 years. This landmark legislation helps protect the rights of people with disabilities in five key areas: employment, state and local government facilities and services, public accommodations, telecommunications and transportation. The ADA not only protects people with disabilities from discrimination, but also allows them to fully participate in the workforce and their communities.
“The ADA champions equality for all people, and most importantly promotes inclusion in community life. At Monarch, we are celebrating this historic legislation by tirelessly working to help those living with a disability take control of their lives and accomplish what is important to them through numerous vocational, residential and employment services,” said Jim Kelley, Monarch's chief operating officer.
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You can also learn more about The ADA and claiming disability from, Andy Imparato, the executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.