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History of the americans with disabilities act
Joey Lahman
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History of the americans with disabilities act

Abstract

For years, individuals with uncontrollable disabilities have been discriminated against in education, employment, and public services. I have gathered information pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act to better educate those with disabilities and employers alike. I have found that even with the Act in place the number of discriminatory complaints regarding disabled people continues to rise each year. I recommend that employers make a better, conscious effort to employ and accommodate those who are disabled.

Joey Lahman
MGMT 339 – Cross Cultural Management
Research Paper

History of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act was first introduced to Congress in 1988 and was officially signed into law at the White House, during a signing ceremony on July 26, 1990 (dredf.org). However, the need for the Americans with Disabilities Act began long before that in cities all over the country. When individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities began to fight for equality in their communities. The first step towards the Americans with Disabilities Act was the establishment of small groups that would advocate for the rights of the disabled and the Independent Living Movement, which “challenged the notion that people with disabilities needed to be institutionalized, and which fought for and provided services for people with disabilities to live in the community.” (dredf.org) The Americans with Disabilities Act owes its birthright to no one person. It was a collective effort of thousands who stood up and fought for the rights of their disabled children, friends, and loved ones.
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