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Meet Cortland County: Disabilities Act Celebrated

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If you think you’ve been discriminated against, help is out there, thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which celebrates its 26th anniversary this month, according to Fran Pizzola, founder and Community Education Coordinator of Access to Independence in Cortland.

“So if you are even perceived as having a disability, or you’re discriminated because of that perception, the law will protect you.”

If someone feels like they’ve been discriminated against?

“Start at your local independent living center or go to the Department of Justice online if you want to be totally anonymous, and the Human Rights Commission in New York,” said Pizzola. “Because it is scary!”

ATI will host a lunch discussion on Tuesday, July 19, focusing on hidden disabilities.

The following Tuesday, July 26, is the 26th Anniversary of the ADA, and ATI plans a midday celebration at its offices at 26 North Main Street in Cortland.

Fran Pizzola of Access to Independence is our guest Saturday morning at 9 on Meet Cortland County.

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