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ADA Anniversary Celebrations Start!

July 25 2010 | by

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I’m in Washington this week as a delegate to the National Council on Disability’s National Summit on Disability Policy 2010. NCD and its delegates will join with group of federal partners, Congress, and disability community stakeholders to launch a national dialogue on disability policies and programs in the 21st century. This year’s theme is Living, Learning, and Earning, and Monday’s session will focus on technology, healthcare reform, emergency management and disability rights. Many of the participants will head over to the White House on Monday for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the South Lawn. The event, which starts at 5:30 p.m., will include remarks by President Obama and performances by by Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, Patti LaBelle and Marlee Matlin.

Also, on Monday check out the Today Show at 8:45 am ET; the always smiling Bonnie St. John will appear to discuss the results of a national survey on disabilities, which I wrote about last Friday for Healthday.com, Yahoo!, and USNews.com. She’ll appear with a representative from Think Beyond the Label, a campaign lead by Health Disability Advocates that works to encourage businesses to hire more people with disabilities. Check out the campaign here.

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