Throughout the month of July, Johnson County will remember the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Johnson County incorporates diversity and inclusion into all aspects of serving the public. This month, we’ll highlight just a few of the services the county provides for people with disabilities.
The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush and prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities. It protects people from discrimination in employment, public entities and accommodations, telecommunications and from retaliation or coercion when evoking their rights under the act.
The best of the county’s work is embodied by Johnson County Developmental Supports, which is the largest provider in the county of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JCDS’s philosophy of “Employment First” means the employment specialists work to ensure the people they serve are treated fairly under the law and can access jobs that match their skills and interests.