MIUSA Celebrates the "Magic" of the ADA

U.S. and Chinese men in wheelchairs shake hands with others watching.
U.S. and Chinese delegates of a MIUSA exchange program shake hands after an inclusive sports demonstration.
To spark change, one must first know what is possible. Join MIUSA in honoring the 25th anniversary of a landmark law whose impact can be felt globally.

Message from the CEO

Sometimes, it's really hard to imagine something or to dream something you've never experienced.

Over the course of MIUSA's 35 years of leading disability leadership international exchange programs, we have been able to share with over 2,300 leaders with and without disabilities from around the world how different life is for people with disabilities in America. They experience for themselves that:

Yes, people with disabilities should and can ride the public buses.

Yes, people with disabilities can and should be at high schools and universities.

Yes, people with disabilities can be employed, can be leaders, can participate in recreation and sports, can basically have the same rights as everybody else.

This is the magic of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - to let others experience what is possible. Often, these leaders then want to push for change in their own countries.

We at MIUSA are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with disability activists and their allies here in the United States and throughout the world. In doing so, we are honoring all those who are working each day to enhance the lives of people with disabilities so that we may have the same rights and opportunities as our non-disabled peers.

Happy anniversary to all!

Susan Sygall

CEO, Mobility International USA

Celebrate with MIUSA!

See a list of Washington, D.C.-area events where MIUSA will attend or present in July 2015.

View a video timeline highlighting MIUSA's collaboration with the U.S. Department of State.

Read an article by Secretary of State John Kerry recognizing MIUSA.

Play an NPR interview with Susan Sygall about the global impact of the ADA.

Donate to MIUSA so we can let the next generation of leaders experience what is possible.