Folks gather at Copeland Park in La Crosse for Disability Pride Fest

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — There was a big turnout Saturday at Copeland Park for Disability Pride Fest.

The event hosted by Disability Action Network or DAN, commemorates the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990.

Attendees were given the opportunity to interact with therapy dogs and a therapy pig.

People also participated in events such as live music and organization booths.

DAN member Jeff Nylander stated these booths are an opportunity for representatives of organizations to develop relationships.

“A lot of these groups and organizations–they have common goals, they have common bonds and they probably service some of the same people in different ways and they’re all talking today and that’s the first time that’s ever really happened for our county,” said Nylander.

Disability Pride Fest kicks off the first day of DAN’s No Limits: Ability Awareness Week.

DAN hopes this week will create a more inclusive community, raise awareness and bring in even more advocates.

If you missed out on Saturday’s events, DAN will be hosting an additional event for families at Trane All Abilities Park Sunday.

To access resources for people with disabilities and become involved with DAN, visit the Disability Action Network Facebook page.

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