ADA: Celebrating Independence 2021
Last Thursday, Equinox was proud to be a table sponsor for the 2021 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Celebrating Independence event with The Independence Center.
The online celebration of the ADA's 31st anniversary!.
Patricia Yeager, CEO of The Independence Center
She provides some history, the journey to where we are today, what still needs to be worked on, and how the Independence Center supports the community.
Amelia Dall, Archelologiest
She shares her experience of a great family support system and dives into her roots and journey to becoming an archeologist.
Jeremy Chatelain, Educator
He shares the event that created his disability and his shift from being born without a disability to experiencing life with a disability, reflecting on barriers, people's kindness, and technology advancements to help overcome those barriers.
Stephanie Symonette, Writer
She shares her diagnosis experience and all the experiences that come along with it. She describes the barriers and misunderstandings that she still experiences as a person with a non-visible disability and her strength in self-advocacy, and the support from the Independence Center center.
Watch the recorded event below. Learn more about the ADA through our 2020 post.