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What to know about Disability Pride Month

32 years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law and soon after, the first Disability Pride Day took place in Boston.

And while there's still work to do when it comes to equal rights, today we celebrate our disabilities.

Here are 5 facts about Disability Pride Month:

  1. Disability Pride Month is about listening to disabled people — what we think, what we need, and what rights we deserve.

  2. Disability Pride Month is July because the Americans with Disabilities Act became a law on July 26, 1990.

  3. The first Disability Pride Day took place in 1990 in Boston.

  4. Disability Pride has its own flag.

  5. Disability is most common among older adults, women and minorities.

Our diagnoses and experiences may differ, but our disabilities are part of what make us who we are.


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