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- DISABILITY AWARENESS Event 2018.   On Sauturday July 7, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., DCRC will be hosting the 2018 Disability Awareness Event at West End Performing Arts Center.   This year's event will focus more on Disability and the Arts than in year's past.   See News Release.

Disability Awareness Event 2018 Flyer

- National Disability Awareness Employment Month.     Inclusion, Innovation and Opportunity: Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month
By Philip Kahn-Pauli, RespectAbility Policy Director

RespectAbility, a nonprofit fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)). RespectAbility is marking this annual celebration focused on the incredible talents of the one-in-five Americans who have disabilities with solution center full of free resources, webinars and more.

As part of this, RespectAbility's #RespectTheAbility campaign, which began in 2014, highlights the benefits companies reap when they hire talented people with disabilities. Using the hashtag #RespectTheAbility, the campaign hopes to ultimately erase negative and untrue stigmas associated with hiring people with disabilities.    

- Celebrate ADA 28 - the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2018 - marks the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.

"Nearly 37 million people in our country have a disability and nearly 25% of today's 20 year olds will experience disability in their lifetime. Since 1991, the 10 regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network have provided free, confidential and accurate information, resources and training on the ADA to businesses, employers, state and local governments, people with disabilities and their families, advocates, and veterans across the United States," said Barry Whaley, Director of the Southeast ADA Center.

Through the outreach, training and technical assistance the ADA National Network has done to promote voluntary compliance with the ADA, people with disabilities have better access to businesses, buildings, employment, state and local government programs and services, and increasing opportunities for equal and full participation in civic and community life.

 - Join the Fulton County Board of Commissioners as it recognizes the 28th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Compliance (DCRC) and, the Commission on Disability Affairs (CODA) with a Proclamation identifying July 11, 2018, as Disability Awareness Day in Fulton County

- We're the Super Humans - Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer. Despite the fact that the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio has since passed, this is still a wonderful video clip on the abilities of all people, including those with disabilities. Goes to show you that nothing is impossible! 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Trailer