Minnesota’s annual celebration of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 26 at the Elmer L. Anderson Human Services Building, 540 Cedar St., St. Paul. All are invited to celebrate at this free, fun event, which marks the ADA’s 23rd anniversary.
ASL interpreters will be available in the fully accessible venue. Those needing accommodations should put in their requests as soon as possible. Enjoy light refreshments and storytelling by Amy Salloway, a Minneapolis actor, writer and storyteller. Salloway is a two-time grant winner through the VSA Minnesota Emerging Artist grant program.
Attendees will also want to hear informative presentations. Commissioner Kevin Lindsay of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights will present “Increasing hiring opportunities for people with disabilities.” Gregory Gray of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will discuss “What is happening in Minnesota regarding the Olmstead Act.” Jill Keen of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights will present an update on recent service animal legislation.
Many volunteers and groups make the ADA Celebration possible including Access Press; ADA Minnesota; Disability Viewpoints; Metropolitan Center for Independent Living; Minnesota DHS; Minnesota State Council on Disability; Minnesota State Services for the Blind; DHS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services; and VSA Minnesota.
For more information, or to request accommodations, contact Cindy Tarshish at 651-603-2015 or