OUR STORIES: 25 Stories of the ADA (#24)

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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 Shelley Castetter’s story.

I believe that the ADA has made an extremely positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities. I am often disappointed, however, that little has been expanded upon in the 25 years since its inception. As a DEC member, I have seen firsthand both the good and the bad of the ADA; it has helped me to become a much stronger advocate for the disabled. Despite the limitations of the ADA, it is a critical stepping stone in protecting the rights of the disabled.”