OUR STORIES: 25 Stories of the ADA (#18)

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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 Shannon Orehek’s story.

Having a disability has made me more aware of the opportunities and advantages I have with the ADA. All individuals with disabilities are impacted by the ADA, as it helps us live in a way that gives us access to work and transportation like anyone else. The ADA impacts my life every day when I come to work at DEC, whether it be with me or with my Consumers.”