ADA 25th anniversary

#ADAToday Twitter Chat

Celebrate ADA 25

On July 23rd, join us on Twitter to discuss the progress that has been made and the work that has yet to be done since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990! Topics will include advocacy, disability rights, ADA impact and resources (options available to people with disabilities), and ways in which we can continue to work together to ensure better inclusion for all people.

Chat: ADA Today: Turning Reflection Into Action
Date: July 23rd, 2015
Time: 1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST (what time is this in your location?)
Hashtag: #ADAToday

How Can I Participate?

  1.  Follow @Easter_Seals on Twitter.
  2.  On July 23rd at 1 p.m. CST, search for the #ADAToday hashtag and click the "Live" tab to keep track of all tweets in the conversation.
  3.  Join in by adding the hashtag #ADAToday in your tweets.
  4.  Have fun!

We'll be joined by special guests, all of which have different perspectives and expertise on disability rights and the ADA.

Katy Beh Neas @NeasKaty
Former Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Easterseals

Prior to Easterseals, Neas was legislative staff to Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin of the Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy between 1987 and 1991, where she worked on all disability legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Her thoughts on ADA 25 >>>

judith heumann

Judith Heumann @IntDisability
Special Advisor for International Disability Rights for the U.S. Department of State

As Special Advisor, Heumann helps to strengthen strategies for a more inclusive world as a part of the Unites States foriegn policy. She is recognized as an international leader of disability rights issues, and has spent her life as an advocate and pioneer for people with disabilities. Learn more>>>

ben trockman

Ben Trockman @BTrockman
Disability Advocate and Motivational Speaker

The former 2012 National Ambassador for Easterseals, Ben Trockman is employed by Old National Bank headquartered in Evansville, IN. Upon taking his position as Outreach and Employment Specialist at ONB, he has been charged with the mission of increasing knowledge, inclusion and employment opportunities for people with disabilities at ONB and within the community. Ben is a passionate philanthropist, sports enthusiast and dedicated disability advocate. Learn More >>>

beth loy

Beth Loy @JANatJAN
Ph.D., Job Accommodation Network Principle Consultant

Dr. Loy is a Principal Consultant with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a free consulting service funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. In this capacity, she leads JAN's external evaluation process and internal continuous improvement process, providing leadership to JAN's teams of service delivery and information systems. Check out>>>

Learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary.

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