No Limits: Ability Awareness Week – Overcoming obastacles
LA CROSSE (WKBT) – On July 26, 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law. It’s considered a landmark civil rights regulation, protecting individuals with disabilities from discrimination and ensuring they have the same rights as everyone else.
La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat proclaimed July 20-26 as ‘No Limits Ability Awareness Week’ in the city, and the Disability Action Network (DAN) is hosting its second annual La Crosse area celebration for those with all abilities.
News 8 Now This Morning is highlighting some of the incredible individuals with disabilities in our community, and how they make our area a greater place to live.
July 20 – Adaptive bike for kids made possible by Western Wisconsin Wheels in 2017
July 21 – The local couple that inspired the Committee for Citizens with Disabilities’ in December, 2019.
July 22 – Coulee Region Frost provides people of all abilities the opportunity to compete in competitive sled hockey.
July 23 – Kickapoo senior fights rare medical condition to make basketball team.
July 24 – Tomah woman overcomes obstacles to graduate from Western Technical College Class of 2018
To get involved with the La Crosse Area All Abilities Week, head to the DAN Facebook page for activities and more information.