A group of youth and mentors from IEL's career-focused Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program for youth with disabilities stands on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

IEL Collecting Stories from ADA Generation

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the contribution and impact of the ADA Generation, IEL is collecting stories from youth and young adults with disabilities who came of age under the ADA and their allies. IEL is particularly interested in stories related to transition to adulthood, including secondary and postsecondary education; work skills, internships, and employment; and independent living.

IEL has a long history of supporting youth transitioning to adulthood. It is essential for youth with disabilities to understand disability history, culture, and public policy, as well as their rights and responsibilities. READ MORE…

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