Disability Pride Parade and Celebration

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law and discrimination against people with disabilities became illegal. In 1980, The Western New York Independent Living Project, Inc. opened its doors at 3108 Main Street and began providing programs and services for all people with disabilities throughout all eight counties of WNY. With all the services provided throughout the years, we have reached a time to Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the ADA becoming a law!

Therefore, Western New York Independent Living, Inc. and many community organizations will be celebrating this important occasion on July 24, 2016 in Delaware Park. In recognition of this and to raise awareness, WNY Independent Living, Inc. as a family of agencies, along with many community partners including Sahlen’s, Erie County Office for the Disabled, AdaptiveWaterSports, and many more, will be hosting the celebration. During this celebration, we will be holding WNY Independent Living’s first Disability Pride Parade around the Ring Road in Delaware Park from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.

Admission is free and open to all persons with disabilities, and those without. WNY Independent Living, Inc. and our community partners will offer activities for all age types, along with free Sahlens hotdogs!

You are formally invited to participate in and/or attend the WNY Independent Living’s first Disability Pride Inaugural Parade and Celebration this year on July 24th 2016 from 9:00am-5:00pm!

If you are interested in taking part in this event, please fill out the attached parade application and return to Heather Mattiuzzo at 3108 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Heather at 716-836-0822 ext. 146, or email at hmattiuzzo@wnyil.org.

For more information please visit http://wnyil.org/disability-pride.html