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I can thrive in athletics through adaptive sports.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 15.  I can thrive in athletics through adaptive sports. With the ADA has come a greater acceptance for persons with disabilities and inclusion of them.  Adaptive sports allow kiddos like Richard to enjoy friendly competition, sun, and fun!  Richard needs his service dog Roper by… Read more »

I have fair access to employment.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 10. I have fair access to employment. The ADA was the first comprehensive law to ensure fair access to all employment and prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of a disability. Prior to the ADA many people with disabilities struggled to acquire positions, and if… Read more »

The world is more aware and prepared.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 9.  The world is more aware and prepared. The ADA has truly facilitated national discussion on a previously quiet topic.  The accommodations and protections haven’t just increased awareness; they have helped redefine how society views disabilities.  The World Health Organization defines disability as a contextual… Read more »

I live with less fear.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 8.  I live with less fear. This is Sophie and her service dog Tinkerbell. With Tink, Sophie is able to enjoy the world around her and Tink provides a lifeline against life threatening seizures.  Her alerts provide Sophie and her mom with a small sense… Read more »

The ADA protects my privacy.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 7.  The ADA protects my privacy. People who need the Americans with Disabilities Act to have fair and equal access to public accommodations could face a variety of medical conditions and diagnoses. The ADA protects them from having to share that information with anyone but… Read more »

My medical equipment goes everywhere.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 6.  My medical equipment goes everywhere. Griz might not look like what you expect, which is a good reminder that any dog, with the right temperament and task training can be a service dog – don’t judge a book (a service dog or their person)… Read more »