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I am my own legal advocate.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 19.  I am my own legal advocate. When Congress prepared and finalized the ADA, they had no intent to diminish or invalidate any rights granted by other federal, state, or local laws and specifically wrote this into the regulation.  This means state laws can offer… Read more »

I can join my friends to PLAY!

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 18.  I can join my friends to PLAY! The ADA provides individuals with disabilities access to programming and removal of physical barriers to facilities.  This means all kiddos get to participate with their peers, both in integrated and specialized activities!  Aidan and Kelcy just look… Read more »

I live in a world that I can trust.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 17. I live in a world that I can trust. This is Anna and her service dog Cadi.  Cadi helped Anna in a lot of ways; with walking, with picking up dropped objects, and importantly with trusting the world around her.  When Anna was unsure… Read more »

Public transportation is accessible to me.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 16. Public transportation is accessible to me. The ADA requires that public transportation is accessible.  This includes wheelchair lifts on buses, elevators to subway station stops, and accessible seating within transportation sources.  Even school buses must be made accessible! This is Dani and her service… Read more »

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 »