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ADA 32 Years

Updated: Jul 31


Image of a metal arc with colors of red and blue lit on it. Buildings in the background, prairie grass and tress under the arc.
Arc of Dreams

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) completely changed how individuals with disabilities lived their lives and accessed all parts of society. It opened doors and paved the way for new and equal opportunities. The Arc of Dreams in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was lit red and blue in celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the #ADA and it was a stunning view! I found myself reflecting on all the incredible opportunities and honors I experienced this month during #DisabilityPrideMonth! Without the ADA I am not sure I would have been able to do all that I have done in my 37 years on Earth.


Participated in:

- Embe’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Panel

- National MPS Society’s "Our Voices" Podcast

- National Youth Leadership Panel

- The GAMUT Seal of Approval™ Release

- Spoke at One Rare's virtual conference

Honored with:

- Diversability's 3rd annual D-30 Disability Impact List

Image of a metal arc with colors of red and blue lit on it. Buildings in the background, prairie grass and tress under the arc.
Arc of Dreams

There has been a lot of progress through the years from when the ADA was signed into law, but there is still much more work that lies ahead of us. As a person with a disability/rare disease, I have had my struggles, but in true fashion, to me, I feel that there are more blessings and incredible experiences that have out weighted the struggles. I would not be who I am today or where I am in life if I didn’t have MPS VI.


Image of a metal arc with colors of red and blue lit on it. Buildings in the background, prairie grass and tress under the arc.
Arc of Dreams

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