Each July, the nation recognizes Disability Pride Month, an event that marks the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The first official celebration of Disability Pride Month didn’t take place until 2015 – the 25th anniversary of the ADA – but, by then, communities across the U.S. had been holding Disability Pride events for more than two decades.
Today, Special Olympics Florida, its athletes and its supporters use Disability Pride Month to point out something we have known since our founding: An intellectual disability doesn’t define someone any more than hair color, shoe size, or height. It’s just one part of what makes that person – and everyone – unique.
To read more about Disability Pride Month, check out this story from USA Today.