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October is Disability History & Awareness Month

October is Disability History & Awareness Month
Posted on 10/06/2022
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Disability History and Awareness Month takes place in October. PASD aims to increase awareness, respect, and acceptance for people with disabilities and to bring a greater sense of pride to people with disabilities.

In 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Act was passed, ensuring that every child has the right to an education and all students are provided equal access to learning, regardless of disability. Before this act, many children were denied education and learning opportunities. In 1970, U.S. schools educated only one in five children with disabilities. Many states had laws excluding certain students, including children who were deaf, blind, emotionally disturbed, or had an intellectual disability. Since the passage of this act in 1975, significant progress has been made toward meeting goals for developing and implementing effective programs and services for early intervention, special education, and related services.

PASD believes all students have a right to meaningfully participate in the general education setting, both academically and socially, to the fullest extent possible.

Join us in learning more about becoming an ally for those with disabilities. To learn more, visit: https://accessibility.cornell.edu/diversity-includes-disability/be-an-ally/