The Munroe-Meyer Institute supports several local, national and international awareness initiatives to promote acceptance and inclusion for all people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex health care needs.
We invite our MMI family and anyone with an interest to become involved in these important conversations.
Image description: white background, words in red and blue, text- ADA30 1990-2020, American with Disabilities Act, Celebrate the ADA! July 26, 2020; ADA30 logo credit: ADA National Network (adata.org)
This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA, signed into law on July 26, 1990.
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 in the U.S. to protect people living with a disability. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.
Munroe-Meyer Institute ADA advocacy
Melanie Davis, UCEDD Trainee at MMI, was recently featured in the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers 'DIRECTIONS' 2020.4. Read Life on wheels: Activism is not an easy road. This issue also includes ADA 30th anniversary commentary; Melanie shares her perspective.
Melanie is a strong advocate and we're thrilled to have her on board!
This is not an all-inclusive list of awareness initiatives. Follow us on social to stay current with our activities.