American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
July 29, 2011

ADA Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), one of the most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation in the nation's history. President Obama marked the anniversary by issuing a Proclamation in which he states that, "since the passing of the ADA, persons with disabilities are leading fuller lives in neighborhoods that are more accessible and have greater access to new technologies. In our classrooms, young people with disabilities now enjoy the same educational opportunities as their peers and are gaining the tools necessary to reach their greatest potential."

For more information on the Proclamation, read the Presidential Proclamation or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at cclarke@asha.org or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.


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