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Disability Matters

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific

July 21st 2009:Tony Coelho

Joyce welcomes Tony Coelho, newly elected board chairman of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the major sponsor of the ADA Amendments Act, signed by President Bush on September 25, 2008, and in effect as of January 1, 2009. Among topics discussed will be his work to pass this piece of legislation, the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on July 26, 1990, and his New York Law School Lecture Series.

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The Honorable Tony Coelho

The most significant piece of legislation The Honorable Tony Coelho sponsored was the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which he introduced in the House on May 9, 1989. “The Americans with Disabilities Act provides a clear, comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This mandate is urgently needed by our Nation’s 43 million disabled citizens,” he stressed. His passion for this legislation stemmed from his experiences as a person living with epilepsy and from witnessing discriminatory behavior toward others with the condition. “My epilepsy is what makes me tick,” he said. ADA passed the House in May 1990 and was
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