[tabi] FW: Media Advisory-ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration Planned in Tallahassee

  • From: Stacia Woolverton <Stacia.Woolverton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "TABI (TABI@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)" <TABI@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:49:16 +0000



Stacia Woolverton
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From: Melanie Etters
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:46 AM
To: Melanie Etters
Subject: Media Advisory-ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration Planned in Tallahassee

For Immediate Release: Contact:
July 2, 2015
Melanie Mowry Etters

Communications Director


ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration Planned

TALLAHASSEE, FL—The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law
25 years ago this month, and the Tallahassee community will celebrate this
landmark legislation on July 24. The Agency for Persons with Disabilities
(APD), Ability 1st, Blind Services, City of Tallahassee, Vocational
Rehabilitation, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Family Network on
Disabilities, Able Trust, Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, and
many other stakeholders will host Florida’s celebration of the 25th anniversary
of the ADA.
State and community leaders will participate in a program from 10 to 11 a.m. in
Tallahassee City Commission Chambers, located at 300 South Adams Street. A
keynote speaker will be national disability advocate John Kemp, who had a role
in the creation of the ADA.
There will be several activities occurring in downtown Tallahassee throughout
the morning. Make plans to attend the 25th Anniversary of the ADA Celebration
on July 24 in Tallahassee.
Event Agenda

o 9-11 a.m. – Informational displays at City Hall, 2nd Floor

o 9 a.m. – Marchers gather at Adams Street and Park Avenue

o 9:30 a.m. – Celebrate Independence March down Adams Street to City Hall

o 9:45 a.m. – Cut Celebration Cake at City Hall, 2nd Floor

o 10 a.m. – ADA Celebration Program with John Kemp, state, and local

o 11 a.m. – Entertainment, activities, and lunch for marchers at Capitol
Sponsors of this event include Tallahassee Community College, Leon County, City
of Tallahassee, Publix, Awards4U, Outback Steakhouse, Florida State University,
StarMetro, Big Bend Transit, and many others.
Door prizes will be given out at the end of the program at City Hall, including
tickets to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where “Dolphin’s Tale” was filmed,
and passes to Tallahassee’s IMAX theater. Visit
apdcares.org/news/adaevents.htm<http://apdcares.org/news/adaevents.htm> for
more details.
APD supports people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work in
their communities. The agency annually serves more than 50,000 Floridians with
autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome,
and Prader-Willi syndrome. For more information about the Agency for Persons
with Disabilities, visit APDcares.org or call toll-free 1‑866‑APD‑CARES

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