Thanks to our ADA33 celebration partners!

Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT) would like to take the opportunity to thank all those LIFTT team members, consumers, and community partners who made the celebrations of the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act held at our offices in Billings and Glendive on July 26, such a success.

In just our second year of ADA celebrations since our pandemic hiatus, we are grateful for the increase in attendance and participation from not only officials and other disability organizations but members of the public and hope that we are well on our way to making July 26 and the celebration of the ADA and disability rights a permanent fixture of the summer calendar in our communities.

Among the individuals, businesses, and organizations we would like to give a shout-out for their involvement are: RiverStone Health, STEP Inc., the Billings Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Yellowstone County, Job Service Montana, Montana Vocational Rehabilitation & Blind Low Vision Services, The Montana Statewide Independent Living Council, the Healthy by Design Coalition, Billings TrailNet, Altana Federal Credit Union, Love Like Justice, 406 Wings, Crazy Asian’s Kitchen, The Montana Department of Justice, Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana Department of Labor & Industry, State Auditor Troy Downing, State Representative Mike Yakawich (HD-51), Billings Mayor Bill Cole, Billings City Councilmember Mike Boyett (Ward 5), Kaylyn Roberts with Sen Tester’s office, Tory Kolkhorst and Charlene Redding with Sen. Daines office, Emily Schneller with Congressman Rosendale’s office, KTVQ, KULR8, the Glendive Ranger-Review, and the Billings Gazette.

We hope that everyone who attended not only enjoyed the event but also came away with a sense of just how important the Americans with Disabilities Act has been and continues to be and just how much work remains to make our workplaces, communities, and society accessible for all.

About Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT): LIFTT is a Montana 501(c)3 corporation organized as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). With team members based in Billings and Glendive, LIFTT provides people with disabilities with programs and services that help empower them to break down the physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities throughout 18 counties in southeastern and south central Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit or download our mobile app on Apple or Google Play.

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