Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL), and several other disability service providers invite all of our friends to attend our annual Celebration of the Disabled Pride, a weeklong virtual series of activities from July 26th to 30th.
It celebrates the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. It was enacted by then President George Herbert Walker Bush and discrimination against people with disabilities became illegal.
The highlights of the week include: the history of the disability rights movement; Features on Disability Rights Today; Content with a focus on young people with disabilities; as well as entertainment during the week.
The activities are featured on the Disability Pride Facebook page and WNYIL’s YouTube page.
Event sponsors include: The Independent Consumer Advocate Network (ICAN), National Grid, Independent Health, and People Inc.
Other community partners helping with this week’s events 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 a growing range of services to help people with disabilities take control of their own lives.