The City of Jacksonville and the ILRC of Northeast Florida celebrated October 2018 as National Disability Awareness month with the 10th Annual Spirit of the ADA at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on October 28th. Each year the event commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that prohibits the discrimination of individuals with disabilities in all areas of life, including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the public. For information about this important legislation and why it is celebrated each year, visit What Does the Americans Act Really Mean (link leads to external site)

For more information about future events please 
contact:

Jimmy Smith
Program Coordinator
Disabled Services Division
Phone: (904)630-4940
TTY: (904) 630-4933 
Fax: (904) 630-3476

  Image of a volunteer's shirt titled "Spirit of the ADA"   Sean Pozin of the Mayor's Disability Council, Tyler Morris of the ILRC, former Chief of Disabled Services Jack Gillrup, two guests, and Beth Meyer, former Chief of Disabled Services kneeling for a photo.   A full house, participants enjoy lunch at the Spirit of the ADA.