• President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Photo inscribed to Justin Dart, Jr., 1990.

    Image from the National Museum of American History

    (CC BY-SA 2.0; https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmuseumofamericanhistory/20825041956/

  • Did youknow?

    ALong with including the history of LGBTQ people, the FAIR Act states that teachers Must also include the history of people with disabilities in their instruction.

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    Webmaster - Michelle White - Site Last Updated on June 18, 2011

    As people with and without disabilities learn more about the
    history of disability, all Californians
    will have a closer connection to the
    disability community, which will ultimately
    contribute to a greater appreciation of diversity in our state; now, therefore,
    be it Resolved by the Assembly of the State of
    California, the Senate thereof concurring,
    That the Legislature declares the second
    week of October 2010, and annually
    thereafter,
    to be Disability History Week;
    and be it further Resolved, That the Legislature declares
    that the observance of an annual Disability
    History Week is timely and necessary, and
    encourages each school district, each
    community college district, each city
    and county, public and private institutions
    of higher education, state and local agencies,
    nonprofit and community-based organizations,
    and private businesses and corporations to
    observe Disability History Week by dedicating
    appropriate classroom instructional

    time or by coordinating all-inclusive
    activities to be conducted during that week
    to afford opportunities for
    students and the
    general public to learn more about

    the disability community and to celebrate
    and honor
    its role in contemporary
    American society;