Non-profit Disability Pride NYC worked with the Mayor's Office of People with Disabilities to hold the first annual Disability Pride Parade. The celebration coincided with the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disablities Act by President George H.W. Bush in on July 26, 1990.
“As we reflect on the transformative impact of the ADA, and President George H.W. Bush's leadership twenty five years ago, we express our gratitude to the broad coalition of advocates who provide opportunity and dignity for all individuals with disabilities, including many with autism,” said Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks. “We will continue to work every day with leaders across the country, and our partners in the disability community, to make sure that every person is empowered to reach his or her full potential.”
Watch the video above to experience the sights and sounds of the parade. Watch more Autism Speaks videos here.