ADA Live! The ADA Then and Now: Celebrate ADA 30th Anniversary with the Honorable Tony Coelho

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
1:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT


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ADA30 - Celebrate. Learn. Share.  The ground-breaking civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, turns thirty in 2020.  What better way to celebrate than a conversation with the chief sponsor of the ADA bill in the House of Representatives, the Honorable Tony Coelho.

Mr. Coelho is a lifelong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and as someone with a disability who has faced discrimination, Tony shares his unique perspective on how the ADA has made an impact in the lives of people with disabilities.  Mr. Coelho has had a distinguished career as a Congressman including serving as Chair of the President’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities from 1994 until 2001. He currently serves as Chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Eve Hill, one of the nation’s foremost disability rights attorneys will chat with Mr. Coelho about the passage of the ADA, how the ADA has transformed the lives of people with disabilities, and a look toward the future of disability rights.  

Don’t miss this episode to connect and engage in the #ADA30 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and share your #ThanksToTheADA.

In this episode of ADA Live!

*Available on Wednesday, July 1 at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time]

Share Your #ThanksToTheADA Moment

 In honor of the 30th ADA Anniversary, share a moment in your life when you were thankful for the ADA. On a social media platform of your choosing use #ThanksToTheADA to share what the ADA means to you. Have fun and be creative! Share any media of your choosing, (video, picture, written word, or other) and include #ThanksToTheADA. More: Ideas & Themes for #ThanksToTheADA

From the Sponsor: 

Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center, ADA National Network


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