NDEAM: National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

NDEAM 2020 Official Poster

Since 1988, our nation celebrates Employment Awareness throughout the month of October. The goal of this celebration is to encourage an inclusive community inviting of all that is unique about each of its members. The particular talents and abilities of each community members creates a vibrant and successful workforce. This year the U.S. Department of…
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Honoring Direct Support Professionals for National DSP Week

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September 13th marks the beginning of the nationwide, week long, celebration of direct support professionals. Direct Support Professionals Week, or DSP Week, allows AIM Services and other organizations offering similar support, to focus on the significant contributions of this essential workforce. The annual observance could not be more deserving at a time where we are…
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ABA & ADA: A Timeline of Accessible Architecture & Facility Design

Handicap symbol with text elevator and arrow on brick building

In 1968, the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) was passed, paving the way for the subsequent passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. The Architectural Barriers Act required that facilities that are designed, constructed, altered, or leased with particular federal funding, be accessible to people with disabilities. The law even included non-governmental facilities…
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30th Anniversary of ADA: A Historical Review

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30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act A Historical Review On July 26, 1990, George H.W. Bush, while seated on the front lawn of the White House, signed into law the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law was called into action due to the complete absence of people with disabilities in the Civil…
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