On July 26th, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that protects people with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability. We celebrate how far we’ve come while recognizing that there is work to be done.
ADA Events Around New England
Changing Reality of Disability in America 2020
Faneuil Hall, Boston on July 24th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This national project illuminates a compelling story about the experience of disability in America today to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the passage of the ADA on July 26th in 2020. A key focus of our research is to go beyond the data to tell stories of people who inform our understanding of what full participation requires today. This project is funded by Dr. Allan R. Meyers Memorial Project.
To learn more, click Changing Reality of Disability in America 2020.
ADA 30: A Call for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
July 22nd at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
To learn more, click A Call for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
13th Annual Ability Walk and Roll
Wallnut Hill Park in New Britain CT on July 22nd at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
To learn more, contact June O'Leary (860) 826-3368 or June.O'Leary@NewBritainCT.gov.
2020 Summer Concert Series
Mill Pond Park, Newington CT on July 23rd at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To learn more, contact Joseph Harvey (860) 665-8566 or JHarvey@NewingtonCT.gov.
Invitation to Submit Artwork to Celebrate the 30th Anniverary of the Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Artwork submission deadline June 30th
To learn more, click Invitation to Submit Artwork to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
For more information, contact the NH Governor's Commission https://www.nh.gov/disability/
For more information, contact the RI Governor's Commission http://www.gcd.ri.gov/
Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to these events. Be sure to check event pages to see if there are any updates.
ADA Anniversary Resources
ADA National Network
To help you celebrate the ADA, the ADA National Network has compiled a list of ADA events caround the nation and way for you to post your ADA celebration.
For events, click ADA Anniversary.
Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtags #ADA30 #ThanksToTheADA.
Check out our #ThanksToTheADA campaign
New England ADA Center example: Happy Father's Day #ThanksToTheADA