SourceAmerica Celebrates 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Vienna, VA (July 24, 2014) – This Saturday marks the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This law, as supplemented by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, has opened many opportunities for people with disabilities "to go where everyone else has gone before."
"By removing barriers, the ADA paved the way for full participation in society for people with disabilities," said SourceAmerica President and CEO Bob Chamberlin. "Our challenge is to convert these opportunities to reality. Though there is much work yet to be done, I am proud that in the last year, SourceAmerica's network of nonprofit agencies helped convert over 130 thousand opportunities into real jobs for individuals with disabilities."
Established in 1974, SourceAmerica creates job opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce: people with significant disabilities. SourceAmerica is the vital link between the federal government and private sector organizations that procure the products and services provided by this exceptional workforce via a network of more than 1,000 community-based nonprofits. Headquartered in Vienna, VA, SourceAmerica provides its nonprofit agency network with business development, contract management, legislative and regulatory assistance, communications and public relations materials, information technology support, engineering and technical assistance, and extensive professional training needed for successful nonprofit management. SourceAmerica is an AbilityOne authorized enterprise.