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October 1, 2015

Celebrate Disability Awareness Month in October!
Festivities celebrate ADA's 25th anniversary,
highlight the rights and accomplishments of people with disabilities

The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and community partners invite Houstonians to celebrate Disability Awareness Month in October commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The month-long celebration features a series of public events intended to raise awareness of the rights and accomplishments of people with disabilities. This year's theme is "My disability is one part of who I am."  The festivities also highlight the impact that the ADA has made on the lives of citizens with disabilities.

Most of the events are free while some require a nominal fee.  For calendar of events updates, call 832.394.0814 or visit

Disability Awareness Month 2015 - Calendar of Events
Oct. 3, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m
Houston VisionWalk
Location: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St.
*Free Event

Oct. 8, 7 p.m. to sunset
City Hall Illumination Ceremony
(Lighting of City Hall in lime green, Mental Health Awareness theme color)
Location: Houston City Hall reflecting pool area, 900 Smith St. @ Walker St.
*Free Event

Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m.
Positive Public Dialog Luncheon
Location: Ripley House, 4410 Navigation Blvd.
*Tickets:  $30

Oct. 10, 8 a.m. (prep 6:30 a.m.)
5K Walk & Mental Health Expo
Location: Stude Park, 1031 Stude St.
*Pre-Registration $25, On-Site $30

Oct. 10, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
BJ Endeavors Walk, Run & Roll
Location: Delmar-Dyer Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd.

Oct. 13, 5-7 p.m.
The Centers Job Fair
Location: United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr.
*Free Event

Oct. 15, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
"White Cane Safety Day" - March, Program & Resource Fair
Location: Houston City Hall reflecting pool area, 900 Smith @ Walker St.
*Free Event

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