(Boston, MA) – The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most transformative laws in US history. Its mandate created access and opportunities for persons with disabilities. To commemorate the historic 25th anniversary of its signing, the ADA New England Center with cooperation of state, city and area organizations is proud to announce that the official “ADA 25 Boston” recognition will occur on Wednesday, July 22nd from 11am-3pm on the Boston Common. The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is proud to support this event and participate in the celebration.
This free family-friendly event is open to the public and will include dignitaries, celebrities, music, demonstrations, education booths, music, games and much more. The theme of the event will honor the tremendous achievements accomplished in the past 25 years to advance the quality of life for persons with disabilities, while also rallying the public to forge ahead and take on new challenges. The event will start with a festive march around Boston Common kicked off by City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
“Please join us in commemorating the landmark passage of the nation’s premier civil rights laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Much remains to be done to achieve full inclusion for all Americans with disabilities, but it is a different and better world today thanks to the first 25 years of the ADA. Meet many of the advocates who helped pass the ADA, as well as our young people advocating on behalf of the next 25 years of the ADA, “ said Oce Harrison, Director of the New England Americans with Disabilities Act Center in Boston The ADA 25 Boston committee is made up of a dozens of groups and organizations from business, government, community and non-profit sectors. They represent constituencies from the broad range of the disabilities spectrum including physical disabilities to mental health and cognitive. The committee’s goal is to ensure that all are welcome in this celebration. To learn more about activities, sponsorship opportunities and information visit www.ADA25Boston.org.