Disability Pride Month and an Inseparable Pair
July 30, 2022
July is National Ice Cream Month. Signed into public law by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1984, with Presidential Proclamation 5219, what could be more delicious than 31 days of creamy delight!
The month of July also happens to be Disability Pride Month, during which we also observe two important days:
- Disability Awareness Day; and,
- The anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
For many, the picture of an individual with a “disability” may be that of an elderly individual in a wheelchair or using a walker. You may be surprised to learn that according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Disability is a global public health issue – it affects one in seven people worldwide. Everybody is likely to experience disability at some point in life. July 2022 eNews
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