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Disabilities Act Anniversary: Still a Long Way to Go

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of Congress passing the Americans with Disabilities Act. One local group says there have been major improvements in the disabled community over the past two decades, but there’s still a long way to go.

Cheri Stuzman, born with Cerebral Palsy, has been in a wheel chair her whole life. She joined a disabilities awareness group called “ADAPT” for support. From the time she was young she learned how to do basic things for herself, but says it can still be hard to this day.

“First challenge I face every day is getting out of bed and being able to get dressed, take things like showers and toiletry for granted,” Stuzman said.

In the 20 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, the group says things have come a long way, but not nearly far enough.

read more at Disabilities Act Anniversary: Still a Long Way to Go – 33 News – We Believe in This Valley.

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