Embracing Faith Through Reflection: #ThankstotheADA

By Maria Bohan, Interim Communications Manager


This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Reflection.


Today, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, marks 32 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.


Since then, the landscape for Americans with disabilities has dramatically changed.


The Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, NY are committed to bringing hope and mercy to all in need, including individuals with disabilities. Today, we invite you to reflect on and consider sharing your #ThankstotheADA on social media.


The social media campaign #ThankstotheADA invites us to reflect on the ways that the ADA has improved our lives.


Even if you do not consider yourself disabled, it is likely that there will come a time in your life when you will be grateful for this groundbreaking law. For example, you may become temporarily disabled by a broken ankle. Thanks to ramps in public places mandated by the ADA, you will be able to access your supermarket, bank, library, and more while you are healing from your injury.


Keep reading for a few more examples of the small, large, and always impactful reasons why we should all say #ThankstotheADA.


  • #ThankstotheADA, a child with severe allergies could safely attend daycare.

  • #ThankstotheADA, a one-year-old could have a sign language interpreter present at her library’s virtual storytime.

  • #ThankstotheADA, a man could have his driver’s license test read to him, so his reading disability did not impact his ability to secure his license.

  • #ThankstotheADA, a wheelchair-using business owner was able to regain access to a ramp entrance to her business after it was blocked by construction work.

  • #ThankstotheADA, a young man with Down syndrome was able to attend his school prom with his aide.


You can learn more about the stories mentioned above here.