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The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27.

Disability Pride Month occurs worldwide, usually in July.

It originated in the United States to commemorate the passing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July 1990.

According the Pew Center for Research, 42.5 million Americans living with disabilities representing all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Disability Pride Month celebrates people with disabilities, their identities, their culture, and their contributions to society. It also seeks to change the way people think about and define disability, to end the stigma of disability, and to promote the belief that disability is a natural part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can celebrate and take pride, according to the Disability Pride Association. 

Learn More

Disability Pride Month and the Disability Rights Movement (PBS)

8 Facts About Americans with Disabilities (Pew Center for Research)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.gov)

 

Book Recommendations

For Kids

For Teens

For Adults

 

Events

Disability Pride Storytwalk
July 1-31
We are showcasing the book We Move Together by Anne Maguire and Kelly Fristch. Look for it on the grounds of the Park District of Forest Park throughout the month of July. Designed for kids of all ages and their families.

Diability Pride Month Art Showcase
Saturday, July 7-Saturday, July 13
We are teaming up with Project Onward to present art from artists with disabilities.

Steps with Improv Playhouse
Sunday, July 14 at 2 pm
An all inclusive dance party for an inclusive community is part improv, part party, and part dance party extravaganza! With each step, the crew discover there’s no success without teamwork and support. Designed for grades K-5.

 

 

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