National Disability Institute celebrates 30 years of advocacy and inclusion

Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. Passed with bipartisan support, the ADA was the first set of comprehensive civil rights and protections for people with disabilities.

A note from Elizabeth Jennings, NDI Acting Executive Director

As we celebrate the passing of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, we commend the people with disabilities who led the cause and the many disability advocates who worked tirelessly and strategically for this victory. We also reflect on the vision not yet realized and the work still to be done. The ADA states: ‘the Nation’s proper goals regarding individuals with disabilities are to assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for such individuals.’ During this tumultuous time, let us hold to these goals. Let us come together as a community of people with disabilities and disability advocates with renewed energy to carry forward the ADA’s promise. We, at National Disability Institute, will continue our work to advance the employment and economic advancement of all people with disabilities. Join us.

For 15 years…

Essential Resources to Fulfill the Promise of the ADA

Throughout the month of July, NDI will share some of the top resources developed throughout our 15 years of work. These resources, which focus on the employment and economic inclusion of people with disabilities, are essential supports to fulfill the promise of the ADA. We encourage you to check back for new items and share this online resource guide with others.

Disability and Employment eLearning Modules
DEI Best Practices Highlights
DEI Seen & Heard Series
Road to Inclusive Career Pathways
Financial Resilience Center: Financial Health During COVID-19
The ABLE National Resource Center (ABLE NRC)
Assistive Technology Loan Program
Myths about Earning Income While on Social Security Disability Benefits
BLOG: What the Americans with Disabilities Act Means to Me — My Personal and Professional Perspective
The ADA: Paving the Way for Assistive Technology

Americans with Disabilities Act: Countdown to the 30th Anniversary

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