This week marks the 31st anniversary of a landmark piece of legislation that outlined the rights and protections for people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law on this day in 1990 and protects individuals with disabilities against discrimination in all areas of public life- including employment. There is so much within this act that we celebrate, even as we work hard every day to continue to fill the gaps in disability inclusion.
31 years later, only four out of ten working-age adults with disabilities are employed- Life’sWork of Western PA is committed to changing this statistic here in our community. We envision a community where every individual can equally participate in meaningful employment. We ask you to celebrate by exploring more of our website to learn about the impact our programs have made on the individuals with disabilities that we serve.