Monday, June 22, 2015

Last Chance to Register for “Community Living for All”

Last Chance to Register for “Community Living for All”
The registration deadline is today at noon. Find the updated program below and RSVP here.
Can’t make it in person? Follow #ADA25 on Twitter Monday for updates and highlights from the event!
Community Living for All: Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Monday, June 22, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET, Washington D.C.
Speakers include:
  • Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, Administration for Community Living
  • Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living
  • Jocelyn Samuels, Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
  • Judy Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State
  • Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice in Aging
Panel Discussion: Beyond Access – Creating Truly Inclusive Communities
The ADA literally opened doors for people with disabilities, and in the 25 years since, our country has become far more inclusive. But enabling full community participation and integration for all people requires deliberate planning and intentional decisions by both the community and people who need assistance to fully participate in them. Moderated by John Tschida, Director of ACL’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, this panel will talk about “livable communities,” universal design, and strategies for planning for and adapting to changing individual needs. The panel includes:
  • Diana Braun, Disability Advocate and Volunteer, Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, AARP
  • Tom Seekins, Director, University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities

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