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You are cordially invited to join us online for The Independence Center’s 2020 ADA Celebration. This year, we are commemorating the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a special virtual event. Speakers will reflect on life before and after the ADA, how it has impacted their lives, and discuss the challenges that remain.

Watch the ADA Celebration Video

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the 2020 virtual ADA Celebration when it originally aired, you can watch it now by clicking on the video below.


Emcee: Heather Skold
Anchor, KRDO

Patricia Yeager
CEO, The Independence Center

Accessibility: Judy Heumann
Renowned Disability Rights Advocate


Housing: Toby Gannett
CEO, Draper Commons

Employment: Andrew Winders
Supervisor, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Employment: Serina Gilbert
Regional Lead Counselor for Transitioning Youth, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation


Disability Awareness: Julie Reiskin
Executive Director, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

Service Animals: Paul O’Brien
Colorado Development Director, Canine Companions for Independence

Accessibility Progress in Colorado Springs: Mayor John Suthers


To download a PDF of the 2020 ADA celebration program, click on the image of the program.

2020 ADA Event Program


Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Program: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



To keep our community safe, we will be hosting our event online this year.


Questions about the event? Contact Gabe Taylor, Marketing and Event Coordinator at (719) 476-3160.


Thank You!

Many Thanks to the sponsors listed below who have already stepped forward this year with their support!



Promoting Sponsors

Rocky Mountain ADA Center




Rocky Mountain ADA Center


Rocky Mountain Health Care Services

Rocky Mountain Health Care Services


Sprint Relay Logo

Sprint Relay



Premier Sponsors

FirstBank Logo


Cascade Investment Group, Inc. Logo. Managing Wealth. Building Relationships.

Cascade Investment Group


Raymond James Logo



Raymond James and Associates



Colorado Community Health Alliance


Denver Management Advisors logo

Denver Management Advisors


Table Sponsors

CB Insurance, LLC

Matthews-Vu Medical Group

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Equinox HIT


Haynes Mechanical


Next Day Access

Become a Sponsor:

For more information about how you can be a sponsor at our 2019 event, email Bethany Monk, Development Manager at The Independence Center. Click below to download the Sponsorship levels and benefits information (PDF).

download sponsorship levels and benefits