Category Archives: Awesome in Action

Update on Nick’s Second Book!

Nick posing with his illustrated self!

Nick recently met with Kaitlyn Birdsall-Thomas, the illustrator of his second book, Nick’s Eggsciting Adventure: An Awesome Story about Exploring in Action.

Nick was so excited to see the illustrations that Kaitlyn has been working on! The illustrations are incredible, and Nick really feels that his vision is being realized for his second book.

More than half of the illustrations for Nick’s Eggsciting Adventure are finished, or nearly finished, and this represents a big step for Nick and the Awesome in Action team. Nick’s second book has been a work in progress for 3 years and seeing the illustrations that have been completed really revitalized Nick and the team.

Nick, Kaitlyn, and Audrey hard at work!

The next step will be looking into publishing options and preparing the book for publication.

Nick and his team are hoping to publish the book in 2022.

Publication and printing costs can be expensive, so consider donating to Awesome in Action by clicking the PayPal link on the sidebar. Awesome in Action is a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible! Nick is planning on organizing a fundraiser in a few months to support the publication of his new book.

Nick has worked so hard to make this new book something special. Nick draws his ideas for his books from his childhood growing up in Africa. Nick’s Eggsciting Adventure is a fun filled story that continues Nick’s message that everyone can be a hero!

Look for more information soon here on Nick’s website and on social media.

We can’t wait to explore with you!

Checking out the digital versions of the illustrations!

31st Anniversary of the ADA

July 26th marks the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The 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. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.” (https://adata.org/learn-about-ada)

This important civil rights law ensures that all people with disabilities have the same opportunities and rights as everyone else.

Did you know that before the ADA, businesses could say that wheelchairs were a hazard and refuse them access?

Imagine someone like Nick not being able to go to a coffee shop because they were in a wheelchair! #ThanksToTheADA

Before the ADA businesses could legally pay someone with a disability less for the same work as someone without a disability.

Before the ADA it was difficult or impossible for people in wheelchairs to use public transportation.

Awesome in Action supports the ADA and celebrates the 31st anniversary by spreading awareness about this important law!

Without the ADA, Awesome in Action would not be possible!

To learn more about the ADA and what it means for people with disabilities check out https://adata.org/learn-about-ada

Has the ADA had an impact on your life? Share your story on social media and use the hashtags below to help celebrate the ADA!

#ThanksToTheADA #ADA31