NEWS FROM DAC NW

July 26th was the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is a landmark civil rights law. It prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, education, housing, transportation and other public accommodations. It has improved the lives of millions of Americans since it was signed into law in 1990.

DAC NW supports the ADA’s goal to secure “equal opportunity” for people with disabilities by helping them advocate to live as independently as they want. 

This year DAC NW participated in an event in Sandpoint, Idaho. DogFest Walk N Roll was sponsored by Canine Companions for Independence and raised funds to be able to provide service dogs to people with disabilities. Each dog is raised to provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week assistance for over 40 commands to help children, adults and veterans open doors, pick up dropped items and much more.

The event was designed with fun in mind. Many vendor booths had different items and information themed around dogs and disabilities. Registrants received a swag bag filled with doggie goodies and you could go from booth to booth for faceprinting or to make your own dog treats. Games and contests like best dressed dog, musical chairs and doggie limbo gave a lot of hands on participation. 

DAC NW brought a wheelchair obstacle course which proved to be very difficult on the thick grass! They gave out t-shirts to those who could complete it. They also gave away popcorn and personal misters and accepted donations. A dog-gone good time was had by all!

 

 

 

 


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