Celebrating Disability Pride Month

June 26, 2023

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress on July 26, 1990.
The purpose of this act is to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities.
Nearly one in four adults in the United States are affected by a disability, which means
this act affects about 25% of the adult population.

What started as a day of celebration in July developed into a month dedicated to
celebrating and honoring people with disabilities. Although this celebration is not
officially recognized by the United States, Disability Pride Month has been celebrated
with parades throughout major cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles
since 2004.

Often, disabled people feel minimized or are hidden because of their disabilities. This
movement encourages people with disabilities to embrace their differences and reclaim
their visibility.

Disability Pride does not diminish any hardships experienced by a disabled person.
Instead, it is a reminder each person’s individuality is what allows them to make unique
contributions to society and enrich human diversity
Disability Pride Month is a time to uplift people with disabilities and amplify their voices.
This is how you can be a disability A.L.L.Y.