Celebrate ADA 25 STL on Saturday, October 3 in Forest Park

ADA 25 STL is the St. Louis celebration of the 25th anniversary of passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990. Organized by Starkloff Disability Institute, ADA 25 STL is presented by Centene Corporation and in partnership with the Missouri History Museum and St. Louis’ disability community.

The Americans With Disabilities Act ensures equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities and protects against discrimination. The disability community has made great strides due to this landmark legislation, especially in increased access to education, health care, transportation, and housing. Approximately 57.8 million Americans have a disability, including 5.5 million disabled American veterans.

The celebration will occur on October 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Forest Park featuring the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, the ADA Legacy Tour Freedom Bus, live music, food trucks, vendors, educational exhibits and more. See www.ada25stl.org  or call Lori Becker at (314) 588-7090.

The festival will include a celebration march in Forest Park at 11 a.m. The Honorable Tony Coehlo, former U.S. Representative and chief sponsor of the ADA in the U.S. House of Representatives, will discuss employment as the “Next Big Step” for the disability community.   Regional corporate sponsors will staff tables where job seekers can network and leave their resumes with employers seeking qualified candidates with disabilities.

See the website http://starkloff.org for more details.

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