On Tuesday, July 13, the Coalition attended the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s 2010 Resource Fair. The Fair aimed to connect families and individuals with support services. Approximately twenty organizations/agencies from across the state attended, providing information on services such as Social Security, dentistry, Complete Streets, nutrition, and mental health, among others.
July 13 also marked the 20th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, which gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. The council held a panel discussion to discuss the Act and its impact.