The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30 this year! The ADA was signed in 1990 as a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities including employment, education, and transportation. The ADA guarantees equal opportunity in all public accommodations and local and state government services.
The nation has a long way to to ensure that equality is granted to all individuals, but we can all agree this is a great start. Happy 30th Birthday ADA. For more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act go to www.adata.org/learn-about-ada
Thanks to Leslie Leff, LICSW, child clinician at the Cutchins Northampton Center for Children and Families, Andy Castillo of the Gazette wrote a great article on FASD in MA. Check it out at www.gazettenet.com! Now YOU can reach out to your local newspaper, and Enid will help.
“I work with children, primarily, who have experienced trauma,” Leff explained. “Kids come in, and it’s not that they don’t have an attachment (disorder). It’s not that they don’t have trauma. It’s that they also have this.”