Wed, 07/14/2021 5:30 p.m.
Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL) and several other disability service providers will host the annual Disability Pride Celebration, a week-long virtual series of activities on the 26th.
July 26, 1990 was the day on which the ADA of then President George Herbert Walker Bush came into force. Discrimination against people with disabilities became illegal.
Highlights of the week include: the history of the disability rights movement, contributions on disability rights today, content with a focus on youth with disabilities, and entertainment. The activities are presented on the Disability Pride Facebook page, www.facebook.com/disabilitypridewny, and on the WNYIL YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/user/WNYIL.
Event sponsors include: The Independent Consumer Advocate Network (ICAN), National Grid, Independent Health, and People Inc. Other community partners include the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities, Deaf Access Services, People Inc., the Cantalician Center for Learning, and WNY Adaptive Water Sports.
The Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Family of Agency offers an expanding range of services to help people with disabilities take control of their lives.