It's official, the new amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act have passed the Congress and the President signed them into law yesterday.
Thursday, Andrew Imparato, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities, stated, "Today President Bush has followed in his father's footsteps and taken a stand for equal opportunity and full participation for all Americans. I deeply appreciate the bipartisan leadership in the Congress that brought us to this point, and I thank President Bush for his leadership in signing this critical civil rights law that will make a real difference in the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities and chronic health conditions."
You can read the entire AAPD Press Release by clicking here.
It has reversed four Supreme Court decisions which were slowly eroding the rights for people with disabilities which were granted in the original law from July 26, 1990. This is a huge step forward for people with disabilities. I applaud the Congress and the President for getting this significant piece of legislation passed.
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