Happy Anniversary to the Americans With Disabilities Act!

The Arc of Illinois joins our national sister organizations, The Arc of the United States, along with our member advocates and partners to celebrate and re-commit to the fulfillment of the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Illinois!

Twenty-nine years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed because of the determination and hard work of people like you. The ADA has helped transform our country: fighting discrimination, creating job opportunities, improving communications, making transportation more accessible, and changing the way the world is built to include people with disabilities.
We have come far in 29 years, but we still have far to go to achieve full participation and inclusion of people with disabilities.

There would not have been an ADA without the broad support of many people with disabilities, families, and allies telling their stories.

From Medicaid to Supplemental Security Income and more, Congress still needs to hear YOUR stories about the programs and services that support people with disabilities to live in the community.
Recently, The Arc of Massachusetts went to Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress; check out a video about their day below:

Help us celebrate the ADA’s birthday and push for the necessary continued advocacy by forwarding the video to your friends and colleagues!

Learn more about the ADA and what it does here.

A Yearlong Plan for Disability Inclusion
Indianapolis Recorder, 7.25.19
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law ensuring the equal rights of individuals with disabilities, celebrates its 29th anniversary this July 26. Focusing on the ADA is a great starting point for businesses who want to build more disability inclusion into their company culture. What better time to start than in the year leading up to the 30th anniversary of the ADA? There are simple steps you can take to make your workplace more inclusive of people with disabilities on a monthly basis