Copy
July 26, 2019
View this email in your browser
 
National Leaders in the Mental Health Aspects
of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Today is the anniversary of the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.
 
At CSS, we celebrate today as a landmark event and one that changed the landscape for people with disabilities. While many barriers have been broken down and access has improved, there is still work to do to move the mission of ADA forward. So we also celebrate our START network as we work together to make the intent of ADA a reality for people with IDD and co-occurring behavioral health needs. Below are a few useful resources to explore from the ADA National Network:

Thank you to all of our network partners.
Happy Friday,

The Center for START Services

 
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter
Website
Website
Email
Email
Copyright © 2019 Center for START Services, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire