In July, MEAF celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Kevin Webb, Sr. Director, presented at the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Conference with former American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) summer interns on the importance of internship opportunities for future employment.
The history of the ADA and the independent living movement sparked changes worldwide, as demonstrated by a group of 60 youth with disabilities from Japan who attended the conference and spoke about inclusion efforts and disability rights efforts in Japan.
Tara Havlicek, Program Officer, also volunteered at the Smithsonian ADA Festival meeting youth from across the country committed to inclusion as the ADA continues to improve lives.
In this newsletter MEAF invites you to learn how national grantees along with Mitsubishi Electric employee volunteers are promoting inclusion in the U.S. from access to arts, sports to leadership, and ultimately independence and employment.
Disability Rights are Civil Rights...happy ADA!