GENESEO, N.Y., July 11, 2023 – July marks Disability Pride Month throughout the world and Livingston County is proud to recognize diversity and promote visibility of disabled persons by honoring their overall contributions to society.
First celebrated in 1990 to commemorate the passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability Pride Month is an opportunity to reflect on the many ways that those with disabilities have a significant role in shaping American society, culture, education and so much more.
It is estimated that roughly 15 percent of the global population has a disability with the largest and most diverse living in the United States where they account for nearly 25 percent of the nation’s population. Sometimes, persons with disabilities are wrongfully characterized as being helpless – a view that can damage confidence, lower self-esteem and create discrimination. Celebrations like Disability Pride Month showcase persons with disabilities in positive ways and look to correct stereotypes and misconceptions.
Learn more about Disabilities Pride Month and the impact of legislation by visiting the American with Disabilities’ website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.