The month of July, 2015, marks an important milestone with the 25th Anniversary of the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act). On July 26, 1990, then U.S. President George H.W. Bush signed on the White House lawn and enacted the most comprehensive civil rights act for all people with disabilities, the ADA, with the clarion call, "Let the shameful walls of exclusion come tumbling down". Among many 25th Anniversary ADA events across the country, The Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) participated with a strong presence in the Boston ADA 25th Anniversary that took place on Boston Common on July 22, 2015. Hundreds of people in Eastern Massachusetts and beyond took part in this historic event to commemorate the advent of the ADA. NILP was very visible at this event and stood out wearing their bright blue NILP ADA 25th t-shirts. NILP participates at this event included many NILP staff members, Board members, and also student participates in NILP's Summer Youth Program. The Boston ADA 25th Anniversary included many events including a March around Boston Common in support of the ADA, a roster of great speakers, from legislators to poets, and lots of entertainment including great live music by disabled performers to a Kid Zone with many activities as it was truly a family friendly event that occurred on a day in Boston where the weather could not have been more beautiful on a bright and sunny summer day in Boston. NILP, as one of the many Sponsors of this great event also had a booth where we met a lot of wonderful people to talk about the services and programs that NILP offers for people with all disabilities who wish to live independently in the community in the 52 cities and towns that NILP serves in Northeast Massachusetts. With the ADA, we have come a long way in 25 years but we still have much more work to do. NILP looks to be an integral part of that process as an Independent Living Center (ILC) in the region that we serve. To commemorate the passage of the ADA 25 years ago, here is a quote from Justin Dart Jr., who was an American activist and advocate for people with disabilities and also helped with the passage of the ADA in 1990: "Most importantly, the ADA is a landmark commandment of fundamental human morality. It is the world's first declaration of equality for people with disabilities by any nation. It will proclaim to America and to the world that people with disabilities are fully human; that paternalistic, discriminatory, segragationist attitudes are no longer acceptable; and that henceforth people with disabilities must be accorded the same personal respect and the same social and economic opportunities as other people."