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Episode 83b: Celebrate. Learn. Share. The ADA turns 30. The Future of Disability Rights with Lex Frieden

Friday, July 24, 2020


Lex Frieden
Lex Frieden
University of Texas Health Science Center & Baylor College of Medicine
Peter Blanck
Peter Blanck
University Professor and Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University


What better way to celebrate the 30th ADA anniversary than with the “chief architect” of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lex Frieden.  Mr. Frieden is a well-known disability rights activist and a leader in the independent living movement.  He is a professor of biomedical informatics and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He also directs the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, home of the Southwest ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network.  From 2002 until 2006, he served by appointment of President George W. Bush as Chairman of the National Council on Disability (NCD).

Join in our celebration of the past, present and future of the disability rights movement with Lex Frieden and the host, Peter Blanck, J.D., PhD. University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.
Don’t miss this chance to learn, connect and share in #ADA30 for the 30th ADA anniversary, and share your #ThanksToTheADA

Share Your #ThanksToTheADA Moment

In honor of the 30th ADA Anniversary, share a moment in your life when you were thankful for the ADA. On a social media platform of your choosing use #ThanksToTheADA to share what the ADA means to you. Have fun and be creative! Share any media of your choosing, (video, picture, written word, or other) and include #ThanksToTheADA. More: Ideas & Themes for #ThanksToTheADA

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