ADA Live! Celebrate. Learn. Share. The ADA turns 30: The Future of Disability Rights with Lex Frieden

Event Date/Time: 

Friday, July 24th, 2020
1:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT


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ADA30 - Celebrate. Learn. Share. - the 30th ADA anniversary with the “chief architect” of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lex Frieden. Join in our celebration of the past, present and future of the disability rights movement with Lex Frieden and the host, Peter Blanck, J.D., PhD. University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. 

Mr. Frieden is a well-known disability rights activist and a leader in the independent living movement.  He is a professor of biomedical informatics and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He also directs the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, home of the Southwest ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network.  From 2002 until 2006, he served by appointment of President George W. Bush as Chairman of the National Council on Disability (NCD).

Don’t miss this chance to learn, connect and engage in #ADA30 for the 30th ADA anniversary, and share your #ThanksToTheADA.

In this episode of ADA Live!

*Available on Friday, July 24 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, Region 6 - Southwest ADA Center, ADA National Network


Business, Employer, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Media, Researcher, State/Local Affiliate


ADA Anniversary, Education, General ADA Information, Disability Awareness/Education, Non-Discrimination, Program Access


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