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
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.
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.
Many Thanks to the sponsors listed below who have already stepped forward this year with their support!
Rocky Mountain ADA Center
Rocky Mountain Health Care Services
Cascade Investment Group
Raymond James and Associates
Colorado Community Health Alliance
Denver Management Advisors
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
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).