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Every year in July, the disability community comes together to celebrate Disability Pride Month. This month-long observance is a time to honor the unique experiences, accomplishments, and contributions of people with disabilities. It is a powerful movement that aims to foster inclusivity, raise awareness, and promote societal acceptance. 

As allies of the disability community, we at Osterhout Berger Disability Law recognize the significance of Disability Pride Month and stand firmly to support disabled individuals. Disability Pride Month provides us with an opportunity to explore the importance of the occasion, explain why we are allies, provide ways to get involved, and encourage others to take action.

Understanding Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month, which originated from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) anniversary on July 26th, celebrates the diversity and achievements of people with disabilities. It is a time to recognize the resilience, strength, and talents of disabled individuals, challenging societal misconceptions and stereotypes. Disability Pride Month emphasizes that disability is not a deficit or a flaw but an integral part of human diversity.

Why We Stand as Allies

At Osterhout Berger Disability Law, we are committed to advocating for the rights of disabled individuals. As a law firm specializing in disability law, we understand the challenges and barriers faced by disabled individuals and see these challenges daily. 

We recognize that Disability Pride Month serves as a powerful platform to raise awareness, fight discrimination, and promote accessibility. Actively supporting and participating in Disability Pride Month showcases dedication to empowering the disability community and driving positive change.

How to Get Involved

You, too, can (and should) take this opportunity to get involved with Disability Pride Month. 

Educate Yourself: Take the time to learn about the experiences, histories, and achievements of disabled individuals. Read books, watch documentaries, and listen to podcasts highlighting disability rights and advocacy. The Jacksonville Public Library has curated a list of books for and by people with disabilities: https://jaxpubliclibrary.org/tags/disability-pride-month

Attend Events: Look for Disability Pride Month events in your community or online. These events include parades, panel discussions, art exhibitions, and workshops. Participating in these activities shows your support and helps foster a sense of belonging and community. The 1st Annual Disability Pride Pittsburgh celebration is coming July 23rd for those in the area. 

Support Disability Organizations: Many organizations work tirelessly to uplift the disability community. Consider donating your time, skills, or resources to local or national disability-focused nonprofits. You can volunteer, fundraise, or contribute to their advocacy efforts. If you’re near our office in San Marco, Florida, be sure to stop by the Bitty and Beau’s coffee shop across the square: https://www.bittyandbeauscoffee.com/location/jacksonville/.

Share Stories: Amplify the voices and stories of disabled individuals. Use social media platforms to highlight their achievements, challenges, and perspectives. Promote positive representation and challenge ableism whenever you encounter it.

Foster Accessibility: Advocate for accessibility in your community, workplace, and public spaces. Encourage inclusive practices such as providing reasonable accommodations, accessible infrastructure, and communication support for disabled individuals.

A Call to Action for Anyone with Disabilities:

Embrace Your Identity: Disability is an integral part of who you are and deserves recognition and celebration. Embrace your disability, be proud of your unique experiences, and share your story.

Advocate for Change: Use your voice to advocate for disability rights and inclusion. Speak up against ableism, promote accessibility, and demand equal opportunities for all disabled individuals.

Connect with the Community: Seek out support networks, both online and offline, that can provide understanding, guidance, and a sense of belonging. Engage with disabled individuals and organizations to learn from their experiences and collaborate on important issues.

Empower Others: As a proud member of the disability community, empower others by sharing your knowledge, offering support, and inspiring fellow disabled individuals to embrace their identities and rights.

Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the strength, resilience, and achievements of disabled individuals. It provides an opportunity to challenge societal norms, fight against discrimination, and promote a more inclusive society. At Osterhout Berger, we’re happy to celebrate with our friends and clients.