General News

Baltimore Orioles and Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Celebrate ADA Anniversary

Check out the video from Thursday July 26, 2018 on the Baltimore Orioles’ Birdland Community Heroes page. The Orioles honored Marian Vessels, former Director of our Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, as part of their “Celebrate ADA Day” event. And check out the Celebrate ADA Day album on our Facebook page for more great pictures of this fantastic event!

DOJ: 28 Years of the ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice provided a few highlights of recent enforcement activities that advanced implementation of the ADA.

“As the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches, Pittsburgh’s city government is poised to make the city more disability-friendly”

This article reports on Pittsburgh’s efforts to improve access to city programs and facilities.

Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer's Disease

This information, available in both English and Spanish, may help caregivers plan meaningful and engaging activities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

“Why It’s Time to Launch the Disability Justice Initiative”

This opinion piece urges support for the Disability Justice Initiative being launched by the Center for American Progress (CAP), as well as other efforts to make sure people with disabilities are included in addressing the issues of our time.

“This woman is an exceptionally effective Capitol Hill lobbyist. She also has Down syndrome.”

This article highlights the blooming career of a woman who works as a lobbyist for the National Down Syndrome Society.

Using Social Media to Enhance Community Participation

This manual examines ways in which individuals with mental illnesses can use social media networks to enhance community participation. Social media features, functions, and risks are examined, as well as specific networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, MeetUp, and Yelp.