The Charles County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities will host an information table on Monday, July 20 in the lobby of the Charles County Government building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in learning more about the commission are encouraged to visit the table.
The commission provides the Charles County Commissioners with advice, information, and assistance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to increase social acceptance and ensure full participation of individuals with disabilities in the many facets of county life.
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed 25 years ago on July 26, 1990. The ADA is the best-known civil rights legislation for those with disabilities, impacting an estimated 43 million individuals at the time of its passage. The ADA built on centuries of activism by those with disabilities, and centuries of public debates over rights, citizenship, and engagement in civic life.