WICKENBURG, Ariz., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Valerie DiSciascio has been a champion for civil rights for those with disabilities for years. As a member of the community and active in the schools, Valerie made sure that high school graduates in wheelchairs could "walk" with their class at graduation by creating a wheelchair-friendly path for the ceremony that is still in place today.
Valerie is passionate because she has a grandchild who faces discrimination daily for their disability. She also was the sole caregiver for her husband who suffered from a disability before he passed away.
Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities contacted Valerie about a noncompliance issue in her business parking lot. Valerie responded with a heartfelt email about her involvement with those with disabilities. She was unknowing of the violations and instantly began making improvements.
When AID.org found out about the situation, they sprang into action and within the week donated a work crew and materials to fix the major compliance issues.
Valerie was surprised to get their call. "I have had such a hard time since I have lost my husband, that finding a group that reached out and offered assistance took me by surprise. My parking lot looks so much better, but the best news is knowing I am once again opening my doors to those with disabilities."
AID.org Foundation spokesperson Levi Leyba says, "we don't reward noncompliance, this was a unique situation that involved a business person that is very closely involved with the disability community. We are advocates for those with disabilities and civil rights champions."
About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation
Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities and their Charitable Foundation (AID.org), formed January 2016, serve to advance equal rights and opportunity as well as remove barriers for people with disabilities of all types. By taking affirmative action towards commercial and business locations that are not ADA compliant they are quickly bringing about a wave of compliance. The AID Foundation is also a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs.
Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation
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