We’ve been doing a lot of work with Arc Chapters across the United States. The national organization as well as local chapters have great resources and information about Disability Pride Month. They have some terrific suggestions about ways to celebrate in July.
Here’s a little historical context about the roots of Disability Pride we found on The Valuable 500’s website.
“While disability pride and parades are a relatively new concept, the idea of Disability Pride is rooted in the same foundation as movements like LGBTQ+ and Black Pride. In 2013, Chicago’s Disability Pride Parade defined their mission in three ways: ‘To change the way people think about and define “disability,” to break down and end the internalised shame among people with Disabilities, and to promote the belief in society that Disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can take pride.’”
The Valuable 500 is a global business partnership of 500 companies working together to end disability exclusion.
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