The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), was signed into law 30 years ago today. I was there with my mom and daughter and several PCAs on the White House lawn for the signing by President George Bush.
Ten years later my mom spoke at the 10-year celebration, calling the ADA a Civil Rights Act. Two days later she died. Fifty-one years after becoming quadriplegic from Polio, 16 years after living on a ventilator, 4 years after her stroke, she died in her own bed in her sleep, just like she had wanted.
Much has been changed in the last 30 years, but so much more still needs to be done for people with a disability to have the same opportunities as someone without a disability. Let us not forget, anyone of us could be one car accident away from a brain injury or a wheelchair.
Count your blessings, embrace and treat ALL people with respect and dignity.
A+ Home Care provides Essential PCA and Homemaking Services throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. We are accepting applications or resumes for both full time and part time PCA positions. Please fax (952-854-4435), email your resume to email@example.com, or complete the Employment Inquiry form.
Following are the office closing dates for through December 2020:
Friday July 26, 2019 was the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It continues to be one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws that protects the rights of people with disabilities.
MN Governor Walz signed a proclamation stating, “Whereas: For 29 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has advanced the mission of breaking down both physical and social barriers that have historically excluded people with disabilities from full community
participation; and Whereas: As we celebrate the success of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we also use this as an occasion to recognize the societal barriers that still exist for many people with disabilities; and Whereas: Minnesotans must unite to fully realize the aspirations of the ADA and assure that our communities are physically and socially accessible to all; and Whereas: On the 29th anniversary of the ADA, as we celebrate the progress that has been made, we recognize that there is still work to do, and we reaffirm our commitment to accessibility, equality, and inclusion for all. “
Today is the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the first comprehensive law prohibiting discrimination based on a disability for the largest US minority. Leah Welch worked tirelessly to advance this civil rights movement. Leah, Donna and Deanna were present for the signing of this historic and landmark legislation, which has changed American society to be more accessible and inclusive. Twenty-five years later we are still working for the rights of our clients and all people with disabilities!
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, designed with a fresh new look and logo, user friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about us, our history, employment opportunities and our services. The new design allows you to quickly find information based on your own choice rather than sifting through everything to decide what is of interest to you.
We’d like to highlight a few of our sections:
Clients: Browse resource links (including DHS and PCA Training), download client forms (including time cards when you run out or Responsible Party Transfer forms), review the Payroll Calendar and submit an Address Change. Read More
We are initiating our Recognition of Excellence process to formally honor all employees (PCA’s, Homemakers, Qualified Professionals and Office Staff) that demonstrate outstanding performance in all areas of service.
We would also like to expand this recognition process to formally honor clients who positively impact their employees, including Qualified Professionals and Office Staff. Read More
“Leah was a truly special person. Her inspiring courage and powerful advocacy for people with disabilities leave a legacy of public service that will never be forgotten.” – Congressman Jim Ramstad
A+ Home Care will continue to keep Leah’s legacy alive by providing quality, compassionate Personal Care Assistant Services so that people with a disability will always have the freedom and integrity to choose where and how they live.