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Mon 21

Poetry Workshop

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 22

Social Security Orientation – Missoula

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue 22

Ravalli People First

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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ADA — A Little History

In 1986, the National Council on Disability issued a statement, “Toward Independence,” recommending that a law requiring equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities be enacted. The council drafted the first version of the ADA, which was introduced in 1988 during the 100th Congress. The Task Force on Rights and Empowerment of Americans with Disabilities, under the energetic chairmanship of Justin Dart, Jr., built support nationally, holding hearings in every state.

A second version of the act was introduced in May 1989, with further amendments passed by the Senate on September 7, 1989 and the House passed its version of the bill on May 22, 1990.

On the morning of July 26, 1990, on the south lawn of the White House, with 3,000 disability rights advocates, as well as members of Congress and the administration, looking on, President Bush signed the ADA into law.

By | 2010-04-07T12:45:11+00:00 April 7th, 2010|Americans with Disabilities Act, National|Comments Off on ADA — A Little History

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