25th Celebration of the ADA

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Throughout 2015, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) has been celebrating the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was signed into law 25 years ago on July 26, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. GCDD's Disability Day in March was themed “Fulfilling the Promise of the ADA” and commemorated this civil rights legislation for people with disabilities with speeches from Governor Nathan Deal and US Rep. John Lewis. GCDD Executive Director Eric E. Jacobson kicked off the event with a rousing speech highlighting the importance of how the ADA and the civil rights efforts of the 1960s were tied together.