ADA Celebrates 34th Anniversary

APADid you know that, in the United States, July 26 is recognized annually as National Disability Independence Day. This day commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law in 1990.

This civil rights law criminalizes any kind of discrimination against individuals with disabilities and assures them full participation in the community, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. The focus areas of the Americans with Disability Act are public accommodation, employment, transportation, state, and local government services.
 
The City of Maryland Heights works to ensure that every program, service, benefit, activity, and facility operated or funded by the City of Maryland Heights is accessible to, and usable by, people with disabilities. The city strives to eliminate barriers that may prevent persons with disabilities from accessing or participating in city programs, services, activities, and facilities.

If you would like to learn more about the ADA, visit Great Plains ADA Center at www.gpadacenter.org.

For a database of crowd-sourced ways to promote inclusion, visit www.inclusionhub.com/DEI

An extensive list of community resources for those with disabilities can be found by visiting www.marylandheights.com/Resources. Need help or have questions? Contact Social Services Coordinator, Ericka Jones by email at ejones@marylandheights.com or by phone at (314) 738-2233.