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25 Year Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act

imageCOLUMBIA, SC – July 26th, 2015 will highlight the 25 year anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into action by president George H. Bush.

To celebrate this 25th milestone, Protection and Advocacy, The University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Family Connection of South Carolina, Able SC, and SC Developmental Disabilities Council (SCDDC) will host a family friendly event at EdVenture on July 26th at 6PM.

The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.

We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in American history, and we want to take the opportunity to educate those with disabilities about their rights, as well as shine shed light on areas that need improvement. The event at EdVenture will not only be a fun experience, but we will showcase statewide resources that are available to individuals with disabilities.

Help us bring awareness of this celebration the American with Disabilities Act.

About the Collaboration

Protection and Advocacy, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Family Connection of South Carolina, Able SC, and SC Developmental Disabilities Council (SCDDC) decided that they wanted to do something monumental to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). They decided that what they could accomplish together, would be more meaningful and impactful that what they would accomplish by themselves.