2nd Annual Disability History Week Celebration
The 2nd Annual Disability History Week celebration took place this weekend in Downey, CA. Students, YO! Members, community youth and allies from the Southern Region of California gathered at Southern California Rehabilitation Services to celebrate having reached their outreach goals for a second consecutive year. In 2009-2010, youth with disabilities across California campaigned to pass a statewide resolution to have Disability History Week declared in California. Through petitions, letter writing, visits with policy makers, and testimony at the state capitol and in local communities, YO! Disabled & Proud organizers were successful in passing ACR 162 (Beall). Disability History Week is the second week of October of every year, although you don’t need limit the teaching of Disability History to just that one week!