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The guest speakers of ADA Live!  share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.

Geoff Ames

Geoffrey Ames

Meeting the Challenge, Inc.

Advocate, Caregiver, and Mom

University of Cincinnati 

Visionworks, Inc.

Center for Public Representation

Disability Rights Section (DRS) of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice

Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

 Institute for Successful Longevity

U.S. Access Board

United Disabilities Services (UDS) Service Dogs Training Program

Senior Director of the Child & Adolescent Anxiety and Related Disorders Program

Community Enterprises

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

National Community Employment Programs Specialist

Institute for Successful Longevity

Project Director at Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship

American politician

founders of the non-profit  ‘Show Them How Smart You Are’

Professor of Gerontology at Weill Cornell Medicine

Executive Director, Great Plains ADA Center

Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network

Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Co-Chair of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Voting Rights Committee

Dunaway Consulting

Disability Consultant

Community Enterprises

ADA and HR Facilitator

Director of NIDILRR at Administration for Community Living

Director of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business portfolio at the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families

 Tennessee Disability Coalition

Senior Director of the Center for Benefits

Grad Student in the Higher EducationGrad Student in the Higher Education

University of Texas Health Science Center & Baylor College of Medicine

Curriculum and Learning Specialist, Trainer, and Navigator Team Leader; Parent to Parent of Georgia

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York

Disability Services Specialist, Vanderbilt University

 Director of Training, New England ADA Center

Senior Executive Search Consultant, Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

Ph.D., Co-Director, Think College Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Community

North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities

American politician, attorney and author and former United States Senator (1985 to 2015), Harkin Institute at Drake University

Principal Investigator, Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers at Human Development Institute – University of Kentucky

the University of Queensland

Disability Advocate

Partner, Brown Goldstein & Levy

Distance Learning Coordinator / Information Specialist, Southeast ADA Center

Weems Community Mental Health Center, Forest Institute of Professional Psychiatry

Jefferson County (Kentucky) Court Clerk and Chairwoman of the Louisville-Jefferson County Board of Elections

Professor of Human Resource Management at Warwick Business School

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Supervisory Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Louisville

Boley Centers Inc.

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology

Deputy Director of National Disability Institute

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Director of Advocacy, Shepherd Center and Chair, The ADA Legacy Project

University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Founder and Director of the SportsAbility Alliance

Disability/Advocate Specialist

Manager of the Breaking New Ground

 Taishoff Center on Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University

Ph.D. Associate Professor Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Disability Rights & Resources, AL

Director of Advocacy and Community Access ABLE South Carolina

poet and author of ‘Have Dog, Will Travel’ Professor in the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies at Syracuse University

Professor of Law and Joint Director of the University of Leeds Centre for Disability Studies,

Senior Attorney, Disability Law Colorado