Disability Pride Month is celebrated each July to commemorate the July 26, 1990, passage of Americans with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The goal of Disability Pride Month is to change how people think about disability, to end internalized shame among those with disabilities and to promote the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.
The first official Disability Pride Day was held in Boston in October 1990 to celebrate the ADA’s initial enactment.
Disability Pride Month was established in 2015 by former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in celebration of the ADA’s 25th anniversary.
Disability Pride Month celebrates individuals embracing their disabilities as important parts of who they are, rejecting shame and amplifying one another’s voices.
CSEA members across the state provide direct care services and support to New Yorkers with disabilities.
– Grace Cross