Monthly Themes to Celebrate ADA

Throughout the year and on the ADA Anniversary - July 26, help shape a universal future and celebrate the progress made through implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in your workplaces, schools and communities - each month feature a theme for celebration. Also, checkout: Ideas for Celebrating the ADA and Share Your #ThanksToTheADA Moment!.

Month:  January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

January

Registration opens for National ADA Symposium

Transportation & Telecommunications Access

Ed Roberts Day - January 23

Honor and Celebrate Ed Roberts Day from the Southeast ADA Center
Ed Roberts was a pioneer in championing disability rights and enabling full participation in society for all persons with disabilities.
Share & Follow: #EdRobertsDay |  #ERDunity |  @EdRobertsCampus 
Learn more:  Ed Roberts Campus

Countdown to ADA Anniversary

February

Voting Access

BLOG: Voting Accessibility: Responsibilities and Rights

"Voting is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rights and responsibilities that any person has in our democracy. It is important to ensure people can vote for candidates and initiatives of their choice, so that their voices and interests are represented. The right to vote is something that many groups had to fight for and are still working to make sure those rights are ensured. This includes people with disabilities, who like other minority groups have been barred to vote or had restrictions or environmental barriers placed on them."

State & Local Government Access

March

Developmental Disabilities Awareness

BLOG: Celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

"Most Americans know someone with a disability, and so they may believe they know what “having a disability” means. They may have family members, friends or coworkers around them who have disabilities. Many people without disabilities may feel that they understand what living with a disability is like, that they have “disability awareness.” It is important to understand that my wants, needs, and personal experiences as a person with a disability are not the same as how my family and friends perceive my needs."

April

Healthcare Access & Inclusion

BLOG: My Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

"Because I live alone, I knew it would be difficult to stay in my home. I have been socially isolated before, but not by choice. There have been times when I had no assistance and I struggled to find ways to connect with others. Because of my apprehension, I decided staying with my parents, where at least I would not be alone and I would have some support, would be the best for me and make it easier to stay home."

May

Mental Health Awareness Month

Older Americans Month

Global Accessibility Awareness


June

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) - Anniversary

Source: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), U.S. Department of Education
Web: ed.gov

Post Tramautic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

Sources: National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Web: ptsd.va.gov

Good Access is Good Business

Source: ADA National Network 
Web: adata.org

Olmstead Decision - Anniversary

July

Celebrate ADA Anniversary

Explore & Learn the ADA

Sharing ADA Stories

August

Back to School Access

September

Emergency Preparedness and Management

October

Employment

November

Veterans

"Honor all who served - In times of war - In times of peace"

Publications & Fact Sheets

Social Media

December

Shaping a Universal Future

Sharing ADA Stories