Disability Pride Month in July
S:US is observing Disability Pride Month with a reaffirmation of our long-held core belief in the essential dignity and value of each individual. As an organization advancing social justice, we act on this belief by treating the thousands of New Yorkers we serve every single day with compassion, care, and respect, as we partner with them to transform their lives.
Disability Pride Month is celebrated every July because July marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark legislation that broke down barriers to inclusion in society. But barriers still exist, which is why we need to honor every kind of disability, the people who identify with them, and the wide range of supports they need to thrive.
We proudly celebrate the diversity of the people that we support with disabilities – those with physical, intellectual/developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, and those with undiagnosed disabilities. We are dedicated to helping people lead their best lives by creating opportunities for meaningful relationships, full integration into the community, and personal growth.