July is a month of celebration and reflection as we come together to honor Disability Pride Month. This celebration is a time to expand the visibility of the disability community, combat negative views, and acknowledge the community’s challenges. Disability Pride Month reminds us that just as all disabilities are not visible, neither is the essence of who we are as individuals. Diversity in our abilities extends beyond what we can see with our eyes and encompasses everything that makes us unique.
One of the fundamental aspects of Disability Pride Month is challenging the perception that people