OUR STORIES: 25 Stories of the ADA (#11)

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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 Marianna Rhodes’ story.

I want to be able to participate in mainstream activities, just like anyone else and because of the ADA, people with disabilities can do so much more. Things have gotten a lot easier for those of us with disabilities since the signing of the ADA.  We now have the same opportunities as everyone else. Thanks to the ADA, I was able to get a job, and my employer was able to spend the money on what they needed for me to be successful in my position. I was very happy.”