MEDIA ADVISORY July 24, 2020
CONTACT: JOANNE YEPSEN (518) 526-5272
DIANA PIKULSKI (802) 233-5377
WHAT: State and local leaders pledge support and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act which was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and kick off Croquet OFF the Green, a week-long activity, co-sponsored by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, to bring foot traffic to recently re-opened Saratoga retail shops and restaurants while raising awareness and funds for AIM Services. All activities are being conducted according to the NY-Forward recommendations.
Proclamations have been issued and received from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congressman Paul Tonko, NY State Assembly member Carrie Woerner, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors and Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly.
WHERE: The Garden Tent at the Adelphi Hotel, 365 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-678-6000
WHEN: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:30 am -12:30 pm.
WHO: June MacClelland Senior Director & Chief Compliance Officer AIM Services, Inc.
Office of Paul Tonko
United States Representative serving as the U.S. Representative from New York’s 20th congressional district.
Assembly member for the 113th District of the New York State Assembly.
Senate member for the 43rd Senate District
City of Saratoga Springs Supervisor
Mayor, Saratoga Springs, NY
Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominquez
Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
About AIM Services, Inc. One-third of all families in the United States are impacted by disability. Formed in 1979, AIM Services, Inc. is a 501c (3) non-profit organization providing residential and community-based services to people with physical and intellectual disabilities, including those with traumatic brain injuries and those who are looking for nursing home transition or diversion. Through community-based services, advocacy, and education, dedicated professionals focus on supporting people in achieving their personal goals, while promoting a sense of self-confidence and independence. AIM Services, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the “power of potential” in people of diverse abilities. Visit our website at www.AIMServicesinc.org.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. Throughout the year and on the ADA Anniversary, the ADA National Network recognizes this landmark event and the important work to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities.