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Access Rec is heading to the Reel Abilities Film Fest!

Please join us for a special networking opportunity for everyone in the Access Rec community! We’ll be attending the following showing at the Reel Abilities Boston film festival and hosting an informal meet and greet as part of the show. Continue the conversations you started at our April 5th Conference! Endless Abilities Wednesday, April 13th, […]

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Access Rec Spring Conference: Tuesday, April 5th

Join this growing community of practice for a day of networking, learning, and relationship building! Meet other professionals who understand the unique challenges and opportunities in providing recreation services for people with disabilities and participate in sessions that apply to the work you do! Tuesday, April 5th 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Grand View […]

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Access Rec Member Social: January Thaw

As the professionals who help other people play, it’s critical that we take time to renew ourselves, get new ideas, and connect with others! Join Access Recreation Boston for a members-only evening of professional development and recreating! Members’ families are welcome to join us for skating! Friday, January 29 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Free to […]

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MIAA launches initiative for adaptive athletes

Reposted from the Boston Globe: By Shira Springer Globe Staff  November 03, 2015 Attention high school students with disabilities: The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association wants you. The MIAA is launching an initiative aimed at increasing participation in adaptive sports in the current school year. Last week, an e-mail was sent to all MIAA principals and […]

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Join us at the ADA Celebration on the Boston Common next week!

ADA 25 Boston Celebration Set for July 22nd on Boston Common

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most transformative civil rights laws in US history. Its mandate created equal access and opportunities for persons with disabilities. To commemorate the historic 25th anniversary of its signing, the ADA New England Center with cooperation of state, city and area organizations is proud to announce that the official 25th Anniversary recognition will occur on Wednesday, July 22nd from 11am – 3pm on the Boston Common.

This free family-friendly event is open to the public and will include dignitaries, celebrities, music, demonstrations, education booths, music, games and more. The theme of the event honor’s the tremendous achievements accomplished in the past 25 years to advance equality of opportunity for persons with disabilities, while rallying the public to forge ahead and take on new challenges. The event will start with a festive march around Boston Common kicked off by City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

“Much remains to be done to achieve full inclusion for all Americans with disabilities, but it is a different and better world today thanks to the first 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Meet the pioneers of the ADA as well as young advocates on the Common.” – Oce Harrison, Director of the New England Americans with Disabilities Act Center in Boston

For more information on the event, visit ada25boston.org.

Information reposted from http://www.newenglandada.org/ada25boston/media.

 

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