OUR STORIES: 25 Stories of the ADA (#8)

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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 our eighth story.

I appreciate that the ADA provides protections for people like myself, who cannot do things in a traditional manner but desire the same things out of life, like where and when to eat, live, and obtain an education. The ADA has enabled me to pursue my dreams of living in the neighborhood of my choosing, instead of where others think I should live. The ADA even gives me the opportunity to work in my community.”