2013 Disability Pride Parade
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12th Annual Disability Pride Parade
Theme: On the Road to Freedom

Parade Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

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A Quick and Easy way to Help the Parade

Go to www.GoodSearch.com and select Disability Pride Parade as the cause you're supporting. Then use GoodSearch instead of Google for your on-line searches. You'll earn a penny for the parade each time.

That may not sound like much, but it can easily add up to $15 or $20 over the course of a year.

You'll also have an opportunity to earn money for the parade through your on-line purchases and your dining experiences.

Welcome to the 2015 Annual Disability Pride Parade in Chicago!
Please read our Mission Statement

The Parade is done, Long Live the 2016 Disability Pride Parade! (to coin a phrase from history). It was a wonderful parade--with lots of marchers who made a lot of noise, geat entertainment AND the weather was beautiful as always at the parade. We are blessed in so many ways. Our parade marshal, Sen Harkin encouraged us all with his words and Momenta awed us while the Road to Freedom Bus inspired us to continue the necessary work to keep the freedom we have and help others to gain that freedom.


Thanks to Scott Nance and friend the bus was indeed at the parade. Many of us stopped to soak up the history and feel the pride of our accomplishments as a community.

Justin Dart Puppet Marched in Parade

This is an amazing, larger-than-life puppet of “The Father of the ADA.” A creation of the Matrix Theater in Detroit, people of all ages will enjoy seeing Justin and his cowboy hat out on the streets of Chicago, continuing to fight for disability rights.

2015 Parade Marshal: U.S. Senator Tom Harkin

This year, our Grand Marshal is U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, a great champion of the ADA and a tremendous champion of people with disabilities everywhere. Senator Harkin just retired from the U.S. Senate last year. He has many times given moving and personal testimony about his personal investment in disability rights as the brother of a Deaf man. Over the course of the last forty years, Senator Harkin has proven time and again that he is a singularly committed ally and friend to us all. We are so excited to have Senator Harkin with us this year

Thank you for your support!

Last Updated: 7/20/2015 | About Us   | Email to:askus@disabilityprideparade.org |The Disability Pride Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.  All donations are tax-deductible | ©2004-2015 The Disability Pride Association |  Chicago, IL |