Disability Pride

Celebration In Center City Marks 25th Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act

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Maureen Devaney, Co-Executive Director of Vision for Equality interviewed by Alexandria Hoff of CBS 3

A celebration was held in Center City Philadelphia Saturday afternoon to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The festivities kicked off at Dilworth Park with speakers and live performances by musicians with disabilities. From there, hundreds lined up for a parade down Market Street to the National Constitution Center where more speakers addressed the crowd of hundreds. CLICK HERE to read more.


 Maureen Devaney, Co-Executive Director of Vision for Equality interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquier

Colleen Devaney started kindergarten at the right time. Had she tried to enter the year before – 1975 – Colleen, who has autism and cannot speak, might well have been rejected. But the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act had just passed, guaranteeing services to children with disabilities.
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Disability Pride 2014

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, hundreds of people attended the Disability Pride  Philadelphia Event. It was truly a memorable day with lively musical and artistic  performances, notable speakers and of course, the March/Parade to the National Constitution Center.  This year’s event celebrated the launch of the Community Integration Act.

CLICK HERE to enjoy a picture slideshow of Disability Pride 2014