Disability History and Inclusion Display

Will Harlan | August 19, 2021

Exhibit by the Brookline Commission on Disability

Brookline Village Library, First Floor: Foundation Case

On view through September 16, 2021

This display was put together by the Commission on Disability to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to showcase disability history and inclusion. The Brookline Commission on Disability’s mission is to “strive to enhance the quality of life for all persons with any form of disability.”

The bottom half of the display highlights information about the ADA, Service Animals, The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD), and Brookline’s Chapter of the Special Olympics, which is one of the largest and most active in Massachusetts. If you are interested in learning more about the Special Olympics or the Recreation Therapy Division at Brookline Recreation, please contact Micah Barshay, CTRS, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Brookline Recreation, at 617-879-4794 or mbarshay@brooklinema.gov.

The top part of the display features fiction and non-fiction media either written by people with disabilities or featuring people with disabilities. If you have questions about access and inclusion in Brookline, please visit the Brookline Commission on Disability’s webpage: https://brooklinema.gov/bcod. You can also contact the Town’s ADA Coordinator, Sarah E. Kaplan, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, at 617-730-2329 or skaplan@brooklinema.gov. Photo credit to Joyce Shan.