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Episode 78: Living with a Disability: Four People Share their Stories

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Episode 78 Resources: Living with a Disability: Four People Share their Stories

Recording & Transcripts




Karen Hamilton, Community EnterprisesJonathan Ellis,  Lisa Byrd, Lorraine Woodward,  Jean Andersen


Twenty-six percent of the U.S. population live each day with a disability.  We believe that disability, and the differences people with disabilities bring to the fabric of our culture, should be celebrated and embraced.  People with disabilities have the same needs, desires, and talents as anyone and should have equal access to a full life.

In celebration of the 30th ADA anniversary, ADA Live! is featuring a monthly theme and for March, the theme is Disability Awareness. Explore and learn more with the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit at

On this episode of ADA Live!, Karen Hamilton with Community Enterprises in Archdale, North Carolina, speaks with a group of people about living life with Cerebral Palsy (CP), Intellectual/Development Disability (ID/DD), Muscular Dystrophy (MD), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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National ADA Center
The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the network consists of 10 Regional ADA Centers located throughout the United States and an ADA Knowledge Translation Center (ADAKTC).  Each Regional ADA Center focuses on its region’s unique needs. This regional focus is critical to ensuring that ADA National Network services meet the needs of a diversity of populations and stakeholders throughout the country.
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