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November 29th 2016:The Honorable Tony Coelho Discusses Living with Epilepsy and the Need for Greater Awareness During National Epilepsy Month

Joyce welcomes The Honorable Tony Coelho, former California congressman and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He will discuss his personal journey with epilepsy and the importance of increasing understanding about epilepsy during National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

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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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