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Earlier this year, five 7th grade students from Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas participated in the National History Day competition. For their project, the students chose to focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Their project - a website titled "The Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled" - placed first in their region, then went on to win second place at the national level. The following story was written by the five students: Khira Patel, Niti Malwade, Hamsini Nathan, Srija Reddy, and Devika Patel.

What are you doing to educate the next generation of disability advocates? How are you educating the public and raising awareness about disability history, contributions, and issues? How has the ADA made a difference in your life? We'd love to hear your story! Share it with us!