RCIL Celebrating the ADA
The Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) is celebrating the 23rd Anniversary of the signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) at several events and locations throughout the month of July.
When President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law –the world’s first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities– in front of 3,000 people on the White House lawn on July 26, 1990, the event represented an historical benchmark and a milestone in America’s commitment to full and equal opportunity for all of its citizens. The ADA reflects a recognition that the surest path to America’s continued vitality, strength and vibrancy is through the full realization of the contributions of all of its citizens.
The celebrations will coincide with monthly RCIL Friends group meetings and include free hot dogs and additional information about the ADA. “We hope to help bring awareness to the importance of the ADA and other legislation that places value on the lives and contributions of persons with disabilities.” said Adam Burnett, RCIL Director of Core Services. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
July 10th 1:00pm at High Rise Apartments in Fort Scott
July 12th 12:30pm at Park Place Apartments in Osage City.
July 23rd 1:00pm at Magic Circle Apartments in Eureka.
July 23rd 1:00pm at Townhouse Apartments in Iola.
July 24th 1:00pm at the RCIL office in El Dorado.
July 26th 1:00pm at the Senior Center in Paola.
July 29th 1:30pm at the Broadview Towers Apartments in Emporia.
About RCIL and Friends groups
RCIL’s mission statement: “RCIL is committed to working with individuals, families, and communities to promote independent living and individual choice to persons with disabilities.” RCIL provides the five core services of independent living (Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, Information & Referral, and De-Institutionalization) to 15 counties throughout Eastern Kansas. Friends group meetings are for individuals who have, or have experienced, a disability and are held monthly in El Dorado, Emporia, Eureka, Fort Scott, Iola, Osage City, and Paola. Friends group members share, advocate, and learn information on disability related topics. Please contact your local RCIL office for more information.