July 26, 2014 — Today is an Independence Day celebration for more than 50 million American children and adults with disabilities. 24 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, eliminating discrimination in employment, transportation and public accommodations.
In addition to the very important “breaking down” of physical barriers such as curb cuts, ramped access to buildings, automatic opening doors and accessible public transportation, there is another legacy of the ADA. People with disabilities have equal rights and opportunities to pursue their dreams. Americans are increasingly looking beyond a disability – physical and cognitive – to see people like themselves, who each day seek the same opportunity for rewarding jobs and fulfilling lives.
Ability Connection has been providing services and support for children and adults with disabilities for over 61 years – GIVE NOW to help us continue our mission!
Dinner on the Diamond | Sandia 5K/10K
Dinner on the Diamond – Saturday, September 13th
- Live music
- Cocktail hour
- Sit down dinner
- VIP stadium tours
- Live and silent auctions
- Watch the Dodgers game from the field
For more information, visit WWW.DINNERONTHEDIAMOND.ORG.
Sandia 5K/10K – Saturday, September 20th
Runners will enjoy an exciting 5K/10K race on a paved course, starting and finishing at Eclipse Aerospace. The Start/Finish area offers a unique behind the scenes look at the Eclipse Aerospace hangers, ABQ Sunport and the Sandia Mountains. After the race, relax and enjoy views of aircraft landing with music and a refreshing beer garden! For more information, visit SANDIA SCOOT.