Katherine McDonald, Ph.D., was in a brainstorming session with other editors from the innovative journal Autism in Adulthood and jokingly says that “I made the mistake of having a good idea for a special issue.” The result: McDonald, a professor…
‘ADA LIVE!’ Focuses on Future of Disability Rights
Lex Frieden, “chief architect” of the Americans with Disabilities Act, is the next guest of the “ADA LIVE!” podcast, available Friday, July 24, at 1 p.m. ET at SoundCloud “ADA Live!” Frieden will engage in a discussion of the past, present and future of the disability rights movement with host Peter Blanck, University Professor and chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.
Frieden is a well-known disability rights activist and a leader in the independent living movement. He is a professor of biomedical informatics and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He also directs the Independent Living Research Utilization program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, home of the Southwest ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network.
From 2002-06, Frieden served by appointment of President George W. Bush as chairman of the National Council on Disability.
“ADA Live!” is a free online program of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. “ADA Live!” focuses on the rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).