On Friday, October 5, 2012, hundreds will gather for the 2012 NEW JERSEY DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE & CELEBRATION in downtown Trenton, New Jersey. The purpose of this parade is to bring people, organizations and businesses together to celebrate pride with the disability community and to promote the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity while generating national awareness for the disability community.
Last year was our first ever NJ DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE! Nearly 300 people attended and many others supported our efforts by volunteering, sponsoring or otherwise helping make the day a success.
The NJ DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE & CELEBRATION is organized and hosted by the Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) with the support of the statewide disability community. ACI is a 501(c)(3) community-based, grassroots organization that supports and promotes independent living for people with disabilities in Middlesex, Union and Somerset counties. Founded in 1986, ACI provides information and referral services and develops and implements educational programs and innovative activities that promote activism, peer support, health and wellness, employment and independent living skills for people with disabilities and their allies. Largely operated by individuals with disabilities in collaboration with members of the neighboring community, ACI provides these services at little to no cost to individuals with all types of disabilities.
Please visit www.njdisabilityprideparade.com for more details regarding this event. If you have any questions, please contact Carole Tonks at [masked] or [masked].