As a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we recognize observances and holidays that center the voices and experiences of historically excluded peoples in the United States. We aim to lift up the words of others who share our commitment to learning, and amplify voices from the disability community.
Learn about the history of Disability Pride Month:
Disability Pride Month marks the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. This timeline from the National Center for Learning Disabilities marks the key events that predate its passage and mark its evolution.
Recognize Disability Pride Month in Your School and Community:
Explore lesson plans about ability, history, equity, and inclusion from Disability Equality in Education, a “cross-disability organization led by disabled people who are experts in the fields of inclusive disability education and advocacy.”
Listen to the Voices of People With Disabilities:
Journalist Cathy Reay writes, “Even with the effort some of us put into telling the world about it, year on year Disability Pride Month tends to pass by largely unnoticed by those outside our community… But when the global disabled community is made up of more than one billion people, why wouldn’t people take it seriously? And why aren't more people talking about it?”
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