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Disability Awareness

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Indiana Disability Awareness Month



Ivy Tech Resources: Recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Presented by the PTK Alpha Phi Pi of Kokomo



During this ADA30 celebration in 2020, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leaders discussed the the progress HHS has made as a department – and that America has made as a nation – in the years since the ADA established a clear expectation of accessibility and full participation. They also discussed the work that still remains to remove barriers to inclusion and equal access to all facets of American life.



Footage from the 1990 Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

Get educated!

Spread the word!

Be an advocate!

  • Commit to making your community accessible to people with different disabilities
  • Support artists with disabilities
  • Participate in protests and demonstrations on disability issues
  • Join and/or donate to disability organizations you like
  • Talk about disability issues with friends, family, classmates, and coworkers



61 million adults in the United States live with a disability


26% of adults have some type of disability


People living in the South are more likely to have a disability


2 in 5 adults 65 years and older have a disability


1 in 4 women have a disability


2 in 5 Non-Hispanic American Indians/Alaskan Natives have a disability