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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 32nd Anniversary of the ADA​ Celebration Materials

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

Session materials and webiner recordings will be posted with the corresponding topic. We are working to get the materials posted soon, we apologize for the delay.

​Meet the presenters/panelists​​​

​Session Topics by date

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

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

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

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


2021 ADA Celebration materials

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