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Americans with Disabilities Act: Autism advocates celebrate 26 years

Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates 26th Anniversary
July 26, 2016

On July 26, 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed by President George H.W. Bush and has improved the lives of millions of Americans, including many with autism, by prohibiting discrimination in employment, education and other public accommodations. Autism Speaks advocates will march to honor the 26th anniversary of the ADA in Washington, DC on July 26 at 8pm in Lafayette Park near the White House.

Autism Speaks advocates will gather just before sunset illuminated in blue lights to “Light It Up Blue” as part the ongoing campaign to shine a bright light on the need to implement policies that improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism.