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The promise of 'community' for everyone

August 12, 2015 Missoulian Guest Column by Martin Blair

Marty Blair Guest Column“Are we there yet?” When it comes to employment and full inclusion of people with disabilities into our communities, the answer is, “probably not, but we are getting closer.”

In recent weeks, there has been a good bit of media coverage on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The ADA is the civil rights law for the nation’s nearly 60 million people with disabilities—including 200,000 Montanans with disabilities. The ADA guarantees equal access to public places, including schools, private businesses and government services, as well as employment protections for people with disabilities. In short, it promises that everyone, regardless of ability, is treated fairly."

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