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ADA Anniversary Celebration

Annual ADA Anniversary Celebration set for July 26

Join us for our annual community-wide celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year marks the 29th anniversary of the ADA. We will hold a celebration on Friday, July 26 at our Kalamazoo office located at 517 E. Crosstown Parkway, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This free event includes lunch prepared on an outdoor grill by EMA Catering and ice cream from Treat Street. Lunch will start at 11:30 and the presentation and awards ceremony starts at noon.

NEW THIS YEAR: RSVP online using the button below or call Kristen at 269-345-1516 x119 to be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! (Must be present to win.)

The ADA anniversary celebration has become an annual tradition at Disability Network as we gather with our customers, community partners, neighbors and elected officials to celebrate the passage of this important civil rights legislation. The ADA protects people with disabilities from being discriminated against and provides for equal access to public spaces.

The signing of the ADA has had a powerful impact on people with disabilities and was an important victory in the Disability Rights Movement. “We are thrilled to host a community celebration of this monumental civil rights law. The ADA has revolutionized the way we think about creating communities. It opened unprecedented doors of opportunity, inclusion and access for everyone,” said Joel W. Cooper, our President and CEO.

Thank you to Kalamazoo Valley Community College for allowing us to use their parking lot just behind our building on Dutton Street for this event. Look for the ADA event parking signs. If you have questions, contact Kristen Potts at pottsk@dnswm.org or (269) 345-1516 x119. This event is free and open to the public.

RAMP-A-THON kicks off at our ADA celebration

RAMP-A-THON raises money to construct or purchase ramps for people with mobility disabilities in our service area. A ramp makes it possible to do something as basic as getting to the mailbox, as important as getting to doctor appointments, and as critical as being able to vacate in the event of an emergency. Ramps allow everyone equal opportunity to be a vibrant part of their community.

Make your RAMP-A-THON donation at our ADA Celebration on July 26 to receive a RAMP-A-THON water bottle!