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October is Disability History Month

Disability History Month

 

In honor of Disability History Month, join Shoreline Schools in recognizing and celebrating the contributions and history of people with disabilities!

Disability History Month is observed annually in October to raise awareness and understanding of disability rights history and celebrate the achievements of disabled people.

The Washington State Legislature established the observance as a civic holiday in 2008 to promote the appreciation and inclusion of people with disabilities.

To help commemorate Disability History Month and the vast contributions people with disabilities have made to our schools and communities, The Office of the Education Ombuds and Rooted in Rights recently created a video series featuring five students across the state. One of those featured is 2019 Shorewood High School graduate Kenassa Sarka. You can watch his video below.