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 in supporting individuals with disabilities to become involved in these important conversations.
Americans with Disabilities Act
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.
ADA30 logo credit: ADA National Network (adata.org)
This is not an all-inclusive list of awareness initiatives. Follow us on social to stay current with our activities.