Celebrating the 28th Anniversary of the ADA!

Signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA ) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

In celebration of the 28th Anniversary of the ADA, BRiDGES held its annual ADA Breakfast at Casa Mia Manor House in Blauvelt on Thursday, July 26th .  Guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast as BRiDGES presented the following awards:

Senator Eugene Levy Memorial Independent Living Award: presented to TOUCH
Presented to an organization or individual whose efforts have made a significant contribution to the lives of people with disabilities

William H. Mullin Memorial Systems Change Advocate Award: presented to CDPAANYS
Presented to an organization or individual who has worked towards making significant changes in the lives of people with disabilities

Keith B. Hayes Memorial Spirit of Mentoring Award: presented to Victoria Iglesias
Presented to a person who exemplifies outstanding achievement through the mentoring of people with disabilities on their path to employment and independence

Will A. Morales Memorial Award: presented to Candida Lagrange
Presented to a person who is a role model in taking charge of their own services

The Spirit of Recovery Award: presented to Martine Arline
Presented to a person who exemplifies the success of people facing the challenges of recovery in life and work