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Teach Disability History

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Platinum Payment

2019 #TeachDisabilityHistory Campaign

The Easterseals Youth Leadership Network decided to create a #TeachDisabilityHistory campaign focused on educating, inspiring, and empowering people with and without disabilities to build the most inclusive future. The ultimate goal of the campaign is to mandate disability education for Massachusetts public schools through the documentary "The Great Fight For Disability Rights.”

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Gold Payment

Get Involved!

  • Share why you think it is important to #TeachDisabilityHistory and tag us on social media! @eastersealsMA
  • Sign the curriculum petition
  • Watch the documentary

Silver Payment

2009 - The Beginning

A group of students with disabilities from Easterseals MA advocated for disability history to be recognized by local government resulting in General Laws. Section 15LLLLL-  "The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the month of October as Disability History Month to increase awareness and understanding of the contributions made by persons with disabilities. Appropriate state agencies and cities and towns and public schools, colleges and universities shall establish programs designed to educate and promote these objectives.

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Bronze Payment

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 30th Anniversary

July 26th, 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities. This important piece of legislation is a crucial piece of teaching disability history. The YLN plans to build momentum for a public celebration through the social media campaign.

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