The first of several Disability Pride Parades started in Boston, Massachusetts in 1990. Parades have taken place in several major cities across the country, including an active slate in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Trenton, New Jersey, and New York City. Tom Harkin served as t he Grand Marshall for the first-ever parade in New York City. 2015 also marked the 25th Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law in 1990.
The following is a video of Tom Harkin speaking at the 2015 Disability Pride Parade in New York City.
Autism Speaks featured this video about the 2015 Disability Pride Parade in New York City.
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The photo of Tom Harkin used in this post is in the Public Domain.