Thursday, July 29, 2010

20th Anniversary of ADA

I have not been very good about keeping this blog up to date. Has anyone noticed?

The biggest news story since I last posted is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Patricia Bauer at Disability News has a good summary of media coverage.

Read more on the anniversary:

Autism Speaks blog

President Obama's executive order on Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

ADA at 20: A Nation Transformed, in which Senator Tom Harkin refers to the ADA as the "Emancipation Proclamation for people with disabilities."

Proposed rule by Department of Justice to ensure web access to people with disabilities

More federal resources from

Are you encouraged or discouraged about where we are as a country when it comes to the rights of people with disabilities?

Department of Education Adds Two Special Ed Officials

Sue Swenson, former commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, has been appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and Melody Musgrove will be the Director of the Office of Special Education Programs. Read more from Education Week.

Disability Scoop

Special Ed News (Education Week)

Special Education Law