Celebrating 25 years of the ADA
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Issue 17 | July 2015

Celebrating 25 Years of the
Americans with Disabilities Act

“Twenty-five years ago, on July 26, 1990, 2,000 people with disabilities gathered on the South Lawn of the White House for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signing ceremony. The jubilant crowd heard President George H. W. Bush proclaim the often quoted words, “I now lift my pen to sign this Americans with Disabilities Act and say:  Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”  
(Guest Blogger to, Marca Bristo, President and CEO, Access Living)

WJCS Programs...
support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout to reach their potential, enhance their strengths, and lives as independently as possible within supportive communities.  Services include residential and independent living programs, service coordination, therapeutic social skills, recreational and support groups and clinical services.

Americans with Disabilities Act
This landmark legislation  protects people with disabilities from discrimination and also provides protections to foster full participate of people with disabilities in the workforce and their communities. (
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For further information on WJCS services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, contact:

Mary Grace Giuliano, Assistant Execitive Director, Community Programs, at

Pat Grossman, Director, Outpatient Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, at

WJCS Westchester Jewish Community Services
845 North Broadway, White Plains, New York 10603

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