The 33rd Anniversary Celebration of The Americans with Disabilities Act took place in Albany on July 27th
Tibi Guzmán, Executive Director and CEO attended the historic celebration of the 33-year-old legislation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at The New York State Executive Mansion in Albany. It was an opportunity for many leaders and advocates to meet with Governor Kathy Hochul (shown above) and Chief Disability Officer Kimberly Hill to celebrate and share their commitment to ensure the rights of people with disabilities. Below are representatives from The Arc New York and chapter leadership.
For more than three decades, the ADA has been a driving force in moving America closer to the promise of equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for the 61 million individuals with disabilities in our country. Because of the ADA and its protections against discrimination in public accommodations, employment, transportation, and community living, millions of people with disabilities have grown up with the promise of the same rights and chances as their peers without disabilities — and our communities, our economy, and our country are all stronger as a result. Read how the Biden-Harris Administration are working to make it easier for people with disabilities to access public services online
At left, Kimberly Hill, Chief Disability Officer NYS takes a moment with Tibi Guzmán, Executive Director/CEO, The Arc Westchester.