July is Disability Pride Month
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed on July 26, 1990.
- The first Disability Pride Day was held in Boston in 1990.
- The first Disability Pride Parade was held in Chicago in 2004.
- New York City observed the first official Disability Pride Month in July 2015, the ADA’s twenty-fifth anniversary.
From The Arc website: "Disability is a part of the rich tapestry of human diversity, and something that nearly all of us will experience at some point in our lives. It’s also a significant identity that defines how we experience the world. Yet people with disabilities have been marginalized and misunderstood for generations. All disabilities and their intersecting identities should be acknowledged, valued, and respected, and one way to do that is during Disability Pride Month."
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