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Collinwood Assisted Living and ILS Bazaar

Collinwood Assisted Living

Nick, Audrey and Abby were ready to go!

This month Nick is thankful for many things in his life, his family, friends, and the opportunity to get back into in-person events!

Nick was lucky enough to have the opportunity to present Anyone Can Be a Hero at Collinwood Assisted Living last week. This presentation was Nick’s first in person event since 2019 and he was so happy to be able to get back in the swing of things!

Anyone Can Be a Hero focuses on finding your inner superpowers to become a superhero in your community.

After sharing his own story and experience being a hero, Nick enjoyed hearing the residents share stories of being heroes in their own lives.

Nick wants to thank Collinwood Assisted Living for having him, and helping him get back into doing in person events, and the residents for their questions and stories.

Nick and Audrey asking for questions from the residents

Immanuel Lutheran School Christmas Bazaar

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! Christmas is Nick’s favorite holiday, and he enjoys spending time with his family and getting them gifts every year.

What better place to find a perfect gift than the ILS Christmas Bazaar! This annual event showcases many different vendors with items like baked goods and crafts.

Nick making sure everything is in order

Nick was able to participate as a non-profit vendor, and he was happy to speak to attendees about Awesome in Action, offer his book for donations, hand out flyers and make some new friends!

Besides getting to tell people about his business and mission, Nick’s favorite part was getting his picture taken with Santa!

Ho ho ho!

Nick enjoyed doing some Christmas shopping, and really got in the holiday spirit!

Thank you ILS for the opportunity!

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