Let’s come together to celebrate our history, the fight for equal rights, inclusion, representation and so much more. Judy Heumann is a true American hero, a visionary leader, and pioneering activist. Her memoir is a must-read, now more than ever. Enjoy this lively and incredibly timely discussion with Judy Heumann, Kristen Joiner, Ali Stroker, Emily Ladau, and Lauren “Lolo” Spencer.
We envision a world where every single one of us is 100% included and 100% empowered, an idea that the Americans with Disabilities Act embodies. There are many reasons to have disability pride but what exactly is it and how are people today expressing their empowerment?
Easterseals was a leading supporter of the Americans with Disabilities Act and actively lobbied in Washington D.C. to ensure its passage. Check out these posters from an Easterseals campaign from 1990, the year the ADA was signed into law.
Since the ADA has been in place for nearly 3 decades, it might be hard to imagine what it was like before the law was passed or grasp just how big of an impact it has on people's lives.