Episode 83: The ADA Then and Now: Celebrate ADA 30th Anniversary with the Honorable Tony Coelho
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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 Presidentâ€™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 nationâ€™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.
Donâ€™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.
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