Reflections on the ADA: Past, Present and Future

July 30, 2019 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT

29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
**Special Session in Celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act**
2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation impacted the lives of millions of people with disabilities in the United States through improved access to employment, government services and programs, and goods and services from businesses. This session will feature two unique perspectives on the evolution, current status, and future direction of the law. Disability rights attorney, John Wodatch, served 42 years in the Federal government, where he co-authored the ADA’s comprehensive disability rights regulations and created and led the Department of Justice's section in charge of enforcing the law. As the former director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Marian Vessels brings her professional experience educating governments, businesses and individuals on rights and responsibilities under the ADA. She also provides her personal perspective as an individual with a disability before and after the ADA’s passage. Join us for a lively discussion of the ADA’s history, enforcement and significance in our communities.

Picture of smiling Marian and John

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For this special ADA Anniversary session, Certificates of Participation will be offered for no charge.
Continuing Education Recognition Available:
Certificate of Participation
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