In 1990, on the day that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin stated, "People should be judged on the basis of their abilities and not on the basis of their disabilities." Since that time there have been significant improvements in creating equal access and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. On July 22 in Boston, the ADA New England Center will be joined by numerous state, city, and area organizations to celebrate and recognize the 25th anniversary of this historic moment. The event is being held on the Boston Common from 11-3.
Berkshire Hills Music Academy (BHMA) is proud to be a community that emphasizes the strengths of individuals, using music as a catalyst to tap into all areas of skill development, ultimately supporting each person to maximize their independence. Our Troupe is a group of seasoned performers who work to raise disability awareness at schools, organizations, corporations, and other events near and far. Each member of BHMA's community has been profoundly impacted by the passage of the ADA, and the Troupe is honored to have been chosen to perform at this event.
This event is free and open to the public, and our Troupe is scheduled to be on stage in the early afternoon. For more information, please visit www.ADA25Boston.org . We would love for you to join us, either at the event or in simply congratulating our Troupe members on this significant accomplishment!