Today, The MENTOR Network and its partners celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law on July 26, 1990 to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. This historic act has helped to eliminate many of the barriers that prevent individuals from living independently in their communities, helping them to access services, participate in community life, and enjoy the same opportunities as those without disabilities.
“Since the signing of the ADA, much progress has been made to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities, regardless of the challenges they face. The MENTOR Network is proud to be a leader in making our communities more inclusive and accessible so that people of all abilities can reach their full potential,” said Bruce Nardella, President and CEO of The MENTOR Network.
Since its partner REM’s founding in the 1960s, The MENTOR Network has opened doors for individuals with a wide range of challenges through its community-based programs, including Host Homes, Group Homes and Day Programs. Whether an individual requires 24/7 support or is able to live more independently, our programs support each person we serve in developing the independence needed to live a life of promise and opportunity. Through our innovative programs and advocacy on behalf of those we serve, we seek to help ensure that everyone has the chance to live the rich, meaningful life of their own choosing.