Full Year 2015 - Disability

Leveling the Playing Field during National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Disability, Policy | October 28, 2015

By: Curtis Pride, Member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

October 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of National Disability Awareness Month, a time when we celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. In recognition of this month, I would like to take a moment to reflect on how a more inclusive society can improve the lives of all Americans—not only those with disability and their families.

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A Victory for Inclusion: The 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Disability, Legislation | July 24, 2015

By: Michelle Kwan, Member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

This July 26, individuals and organizations across the country will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Enacted in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability and promotes accessibility to jobs, schools, and public transportation that would have otherwise been restricted for persons with disability. Throughout the past two and a half decades, the ADA has ensured that individuals with physical and intellectual disability were not afforded the same rights and protections as those without.

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Commit to Inclusion at the White House Egg Roll

Disability, Let's Move!, Youth | April 13, 2015

By: Allison Hoit, Senior Information Specialist & Coordinator, Inclusive Fitness Coalition, National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability and The Horne Family/The Pittman Family

Last Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family hosted the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. More than 35,000 people gathered on the South Lawn to join in the largest annual public event held at the White House. Keeping with tradition, the event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt. In celebration of the fifth year anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s Egg Roll theme was “#GimmeFive”, challenging Americans across the country to #GimmeFive things they are doing to eat better, be more active, and lead a healthier life.

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