OUR STORIES: 25 Stories of the ADA (#10)

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The month of July in 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  All of us at DEC have been affected by the ADA and we plan on spending the whole month to celebrate it, wrapping up on July 24th with our ADA Celebration Picnic.

In honor of the 25 years of the ADA, we’ll be posting Our Stories every day – telling the stories of how the ADA has affected people individually.  Today we share Nicole L.’s story.

I feel like the ADA provides an equal opportunity for people with disabilities. We all want to make a mark on the community, and people with disabilities should have that right — just like everyone else. All we want is the opportunity to succeed, and the ADA gives us that. I now have the confidence in knowing that it is my right to be treated as an equal. People with disabilities just want their voices heard. We still have work to do, but we are being heard and have more choices now. We have much more to fight for, but we are getting there through gaining knowledge under the ADA. Knowledge is power!”