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Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month! Officially recognized in 2004, Disability Pride Month started with a parade in Boston, MA, in 1990 to celebrate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities,...
Javon the Ice Cream Man of Supported Employment

Javon the Ice Cream Man of Supported Employment

Meet Javon at Leopold’s from Supported Employment October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the theme for 2021 is, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” The new theme reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities...
What Are Natural Supports and Why Are They So Important

What Are Natural Supports and Why Are They So Important

Natural Supports are good for everyone! Being a part of a community gives us a sense of belonging, which is so important to the human experience. It helps us to relate, grow, and feel like we are part of something greater than ourselves.  An integral part of community...