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Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act Anniversary Fund

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The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, signed into law on July 26, 1990, prohibits the discrimination of Americans with disabilities. The ADA ensures protections for people with disabilities, both physical and mental, in several spheres including employment, public transportation/public spaces, communications, and government-rendered services and programming, among others. The ADA's ultimate goal is to ensure that people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunities to participate in public life with necessary accommodations and without discrimination based on their disability. The following organizations are doing the critical work to ensure that the protections afforded by the ADA are upheld, and that those who have faced unlawful discrimination based on their disability have access to support and resources. Additionally, these organizations are advocating for additional protections for those with disabilities under the ADA as needed, increasing public visibility of those with disabilities, and promoting inclusive and accessible spaces. Your donation to this Fund, in honor of the ADA's signing anniversary, will help each of these organizations work towards their shared mission of creating equitable, accessible, and welcoming communities for all.

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The Arc of the US

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Disability Rights Education Defense Funds, Inc.

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to furthering the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. Founded in 1979, DREDF continues to be managed and directed by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Our work promotes the full integration of people with disabilities into the mainstream of society.

Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

The mission of The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies is equity for people with disabilities and people with access and functional needs throughout all planning, programs, services and procedures before, during and after disasters and emergencies.

Disability Rights Advocates

With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation. Its mission is to advance equal rights and opportunity for people with all types of disabilities nationwide. DRA identifies and dismantles barriers in partnership with a broad network of local and national client organizations, representing people with the full spectrum of disabilities, including mobility, sensory, cognitive, and psychiatric. DRA represents these organizations in complex, system-change class-action cases. DRA never charges its clients for representation. In the organization’s 25 year history, DRA has taken on hundreds of cases and won almost all—achieving dramatic improvements for people with disabilities.

Challenged Athletes, Inc.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation's (CAF) mission is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence, and enhances the quality of life.

Special Olympics, Inc.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

The American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 61 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.

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