Celebrating Disability Pride Month

Americans with Disabilities Act

Disability Pride Month is celebrated every July to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and challenges of the disability community. The observance commemorates the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act – the landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, and access to services. The ADA was signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. 

Disability Pride Month honors people’s uniqueness by increasing visibility and awareness of the positive pride people with disabilities feel. This celebration champions every type of disability. People with disabilities deserve to live full lives, just like everyone else – yet discrimination persists for the 1 in 4 U.S. adults living with a disability. 

Disability Pride Month helps encourage public conversations about all types of disabilities and their related challenges. We look forward to highlighting stories of some of our remarkable athletes on our website, and on social media.