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""The Oregon Disabilities CommissionNorthwest ADA Center and Disability Rights Oregon will host a Lunch and Learn webinar series in July 2022 to recognize and celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  

​Meet the presenters/panelists​​​


​Session Topics by date

July 5: Intersections and Conflicts - The ADA and Impacts of COVID-19 Protocols


July 12: Caregiver Workforce Shortages - Consumers Scramble for In-Home Service


July 19: Dangerous Assumptions - Understanding Audism and Changing Perspectives About Communication 


July 26: Evolution of the ADA - Past, Present​ and Future​

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2021 ADA Celebration materials
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History of the ADA and Section 504

  • Speaker
    • Judy Heumann, disability rights activist and author


Behavioral Health​


  • Speakers 
    • Russell Lehmann, award-winning and internationally recognized motivational speaker, and poet;
    • Jim Davis, Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) chair as well as a psychologist, gerontologist, educator, and advocate ​​​


Intersectionality, Social Construction of Disabilities and​ Disability Justice

  • Speakers 
    • Erin Taylor of the OHSU Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 
    • Sabine Rear, the Oregon representative of the Northwest ADA Center who is also an artist, speaker and educator 
    • Missy Elliott, service equity manager for the Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Disabilities Services
    • Nicole Burdsall, of the Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Aging and People with Disabilities