Local nonprofit celebrates anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson Center for Independent Living held their annual ceremony to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ADA signing celebrationThe local nonprofit celebrated with a barbecue and gave out awards recognizing members of the community. The awards included business of the year, volunteer group of the year and volunteers of the year.

“People with disabilities sometimes need that help, and when Volunteers go out of their way to give their time, to give their money, to give their resources to help make that happen so that all of us can be at the table and be part of our community,” said Beth James, JCIL executive director.

The ADA was originally signed by President George H.W. Bush and protects persons with disabilities against discrimination.

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